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Our longevity—and our commitment to yours.

Exceptional senior living backed by generations of expertise.

The Canterbury, in Rancho Palos Verdes, opened its doors in 1983. Known for a strong commitment to arts programming and cultural events, our senior living community embodies a dynamic philosophy we call Creative Living.

The Canterbury is one of three not-for-profit Life Plan senior living communities developed expressly by our not-for-profit owner/operator, Episcopal Communities & Services, Inc. (ECS). In support of their public service mission, ECS has been a premier provider of quality care for seniors for nearly 100 years.

It all began with a determined deaconess and her dime collection.

Deaconess Sophie Miller helped establish the first Episcopal Home in Alhambra, CA, in 1923, for the purpose of caring for widows of Episcopal priests. She did it literally by gathering donations, one dime at a time.

We invite you to learn more about our evolution into the innovative and diverse Episcopal Communities & Services of today, and the many ways we serve and enrich the lives of seniors of all faiths, ages and economic backgrounds on our campuses.

Discover more about the legacy of Sophie Miller—as well as the charitable foundation that lives on in her honor.

  • Our Mission

    We create exceptional communities and services for seniors. 

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  • Our Core Values

    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

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