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Imagine life full of enchantment and enrichment—every day.
We invite you to visit our Rancho Palos Verdes campus and learn more about Creative Living and our renowned health and wellness services. As a Canterbury resident, you’ll also have the assurance of more than 30 years of award-winning experience, built on more than 90 years of service to seniors by Episcopal Communities & Services.
Where you live plays a big role in your health and happiness. Palos Verdes senior living doesn’t have to mean a nursing home in Los Angeles. Why not live in a life plan community where good people offer great service and everything you desire or need is just a short walk from your door?
Any way you decide to spend your day, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from through Creative Living, a philosophy that creates and drives the culture of our community for residents and staff. A proven whole-self approach to wellness, Creative Living encourages growth for mind, body and spirit.
We create exceptional communities and services for seniors.
Courage Embracing change, challenges and new ideas
Compassion Opening our hearts to others in the midst of their joy or pain
Integrity Doing the right thing with honesty and transparency
Respect Appreciating and honoring individuality
Generosity Infusing a spirit of gratitude and philanthropy
Spirituality Celebrating purpose, relationships and the sacred
Imagination Viewing the world with fresh eyes and embracing innovation
Diversity Welcoming everyone
Measuring success by how much we enrich lives.
As a nonprofit organization, The Canterbury is motivated by service to you, not profits for us. As you compare your options, be sure to find out if a community operates on a for-profit or nonprofit basis, because this distinction reveals a community’s ultimate priority.
As a resident, you benefit from our nonprofit status.
At The Canterbury, we continually reinvest back into the community, by improving services to residents and their families, hiring outstanding staff and developing new ways to fulfill our mission. We do not pay dividends to shareholders (because there aren’t any).
It’s part of our social accountability commitment, and it’s at the heart of everything we do. It’s the essence of our core values, and the foundation of the mission to which we devoted ourselves back in 1923.
Trust your investment in our Life Plan community.
The Canterbury was built upon the solid foundation of our sponsor, Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS).
ECS is among the top Life Plan/CCRC providers in America when ranked by financial strength. We have earned an A- rating from Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research. We are proud of this exceptionally high rating that few communities in the U.S. have achieved.