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Welcome to Academy Village/Altura Life, a window into life in a community that seriously pursues an active senior lifestyle, lifelong learning, and aging in place. Life in the Academy Village is enhanced by access to many valuable amenities.

Intellectual Stimulation
• Twice weekly professional lectures on site—always with Q and A
• Guided field trips to artistic, cultural, scientific, or nature venues
• Close relationship with the University of Arizona, including research and programming exchange
• Access to the University of Arizona Library system on campus and online
• Onsite Village library
• Computer room with Internet access
• Wi-Fi in all common area buildings
• Access to onsite computer support

Cultural Enrichment
• Weekly live concerts
• Weekly recent-release movies
• Art gallery showings
• Classes in art, writing, and Spanish
• Poetry writing/discussion group
• Fiber arts interest group

Community Interaction
• Opportunities to exchange news about health, politics, wildlife, and more
• Weekly social hours
• Weekly newsletter and monthly newspaper
• Group outings to nearby restaurants
• Holiday potlucks
• Special-interest committees and groups on community activities, hiking trails, library, fabric art, meditation, book clubs, and others
And a new dog park

Physical Fitness
• Daily fitness, aerobics and yoga classes
• Onsite massage therapist
• Pilates studio
• Weights and exercise room with trainers available
• Tennis and pickle ball court
• Swimming pool and hot tub
• Hiking trails

Health & Wellness
• Weekly hours with a registered nurse
• Home health aide available
• Assisted living residences, the Academy Villas, on site
• Resident committee that advises on health and wellness issues

Environmental & Wildlife Concerns
• Solar power in more than 20% of homes
• Solar heated swimming pool
• Xeriscape landscaping
• Committee of residents on sustainability, environment and conservation
• Annual Sustainability Lecture Series
• Great views of the surrounding mountain ranges
• Small townhome groups and quad home clusters that maximize open space and encourage socialization

Charitable Responsibility
• Special partnerships and volunteering with the Vail School District
• Free public access to all onsite concert and lecture programs
• Wide range of resident involvement in local charities and non-profits
• Resident transportation committee that helps neighbors who need a ride to town
• Resident donor support for Village amenities

Civic Awareness
• Active discussion of local and national issues
• Biennial forums on ballot initiatives conducted by the League of Women Voters
• Onsite polling place for local, state and national elections
• Live candidate debates and Q&As for elections

Participatory Governance
• Lot owners’ election of HOA Board of Directors
• Resident committees to advise the Board on finance, maintenance, CC&R enforcement
• Mentors to acquaint new arrivals with Academy Village amenities
• Resident input on concert performers and lecturers

Envisioned Enhancements
• Café serving moderately priced lunches and suppers

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