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Creative Living Academy

Discover The Art of Creative Living.

Only available at The Canterbury.

At The Canterbury, we invite you to explore Creative Living, a unique way of life that offers unmatched educational, cultural and social opportunities for learning and growing.

Creative Living is a philosophy that creates and drives the culture of our community for residents and staff. Through Creative Living you’ll experience a unique way of life that offers educational, cultural and social opportunities.

Explore unique opportunities for creative and intellectual stimulation, healthy living and self-expression. Or, simply relax and stroll along a coastal trail, take in a round of golf at a magnificent course overlooking the Pacific or sip cocktails while enjoying ocean breezes.

You’ll have peace of mind experiencing these pleasures, knowing you’ve planned well and have all the health and wellness services you may need for your future, right here on The Canterbury campus.

Learning never stops at the Creative Living Academy.

Our Creative Living Academy is a plan for lifelong learning, driven by residents, supported by staff and enhanced by partnerships with a growing list of other leading not-for-profit community organizations.

At The Canterbury, get inspired by lively opportunities for socializing, exercising and learning. Our campus is filled with active residents who engage in self-directed and self-paced programs of learning. Residents can request a special event or share their talents by teaching a class that draws on their passions and potential.

When you become part of The Canterbury community of vibrant neighbors and new friends, we won’t plan your calendar for you. Instead, we’ll ask you “What do you want to do?” And if your idea has never been done before, we’re ready to help you make it happen!

You simply won’t find a lifelong learning program this expansive anywhere in the area!

 

Attend. Teach. Lead. Advise. Explore. STRETCH

Studies show that self-determination improves wellness and does immeasurable good for the mind, body and spirit. When you become part of The Canterbury community of vibrant neighbors and new friends, we won’t plan your calendar for you. Instead, we’ll ask you “What do you want to do?” And if your idea has never been done before, we’re ready to help you make it happen!

 

What is The Creative Living Academy?

A lifelong learning model driven by residents, supported by staff, and enhanced by partnerships with a growing list of other leading nonprofit community organizations.

  • A volunteer group of resident Advisors who assist the development and oversight of the Academy.
  • Diverse catalog of trimester offerings:
    • An ever-changing variety of lectures, classes, workshops, trips, tours, interest discussion groups, and other special events
  • Capitalizes on the “extensive human capital” of talents and life experiences of the residents who live in our community

Residents of The Canterbury are encouraged to be our teachers and facilitators.

 

The Creative Living Academy Vision

The Canterbury Creative Living Academy will deliver diverse and stimulating opportunities for lifelong learning, growth, and fulfillment in an accessible atmosphere that is welcoming, inclusive, and respectful to all. To provide educational, cultural, and recreational offerings, we will harness the wealth of knowledge, talent, and experience of our residents, and collaborate with our partners and resources in the greater community.

 

The Creative Living Academy History

Inspired at a national conference in 2014, Episcopal Communities & Services returned with a new vision to further enrich the Creative Living lifestyle for ECS Communities. The intent was to launch a lifelong learning model driven by residents, supported by staff, and enhanced by the greater community. In early 2015, the Creative Living Academy was named, and a volunteer group of advisors was formed to advise on the development and oversight of the Creative Living Academy’s learning model.

 

In order to better determine the level of interest in participation and subject matter, future residents were surveyed in areas of interest including arts and culture, health and wellness, history, current events, science, and other creative pursuits. During the summer of 2015, the advisors used this information to help coordinate an academy catalog filled with lectures, classes, presentations, workshops, trips, tours, interest discussion groups, wellness offerings, and other special events. Speakers, presenters, and instructors were identified and scheduled and the first Creative Living Academy catalog was published for the fall of 2015.

On behalf of the Creative Living Academy Advisors, we thank you for your support and guidance in creating this new and inspired educational model for our community.

 

Our Partners

Working together to make life better. At the Canterbury, our philosophy of creative living has always involved a team approach. We have established important relationships with community organizations and the benefits are mutual! Our local non-profit partners help us to continue learning and serving. We are grateful.

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