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Altura Living

Altura is a vibrant, 55+ retirement community ideal for adults who have no intention of retiring from life. Residents often gather at the Academy Village Campus to attend concerts, lectures and fitness classes. They also routinely enjoy nature walks with neighbors, friends and family throughout the miles of trails within the community and throughout the nearby Saguaro National Park East.

Limitless Opportunities for Growth

Residents at Altura have limitless opportunities for personal growth, education, fitness, entertainment and creativity through lectures, classes, concerts, cultural events, social gatherings, interest groups, and indoor and outdoor recreation.

Altura is home to the Academy Village Campus, a multi-building complex centrally located at the heart of the community, which encompasses the Community Center, the Academy Villas and the Arizona Senior Academy (ASA).

The Arizona Senior Academy and Lifelong Learning

The ASA, a non-profit, tax exempt organization, is Southern Arizona’s premier adult education program affiliated with the University of Arizona. The ASA hosts approximately 15 events per month, including weekly seminars and classes about a wide range of topics such as history, music, politics, medical innovations, astronomy and business. The ASA also hosts concerts ranging from jazz and classical to theatrical performances. For upcoming events, please visit our Events page. 

Upcoming Events

The Community Center

Altura’s Community Center is home to exciting activities and events hosted by the Academy Village HOA. Altura residents routinely gather here to learn, make friends, and improve their health and well-being.

The Community Center features:

  • An upgraded, state-of-the art gym featuring yoga, pilates, aerobics, Tai Chi, cardio, and circuit training
  • A community kitchen
  • An onsite massage therapist
  • A hair and nail salon
  • An arts and crafts room and art gallery
  • Event/meeting spaces
  • A business center with computers, high-speed internet and a computer help-desk
  • A library with access to the UA Library
  • A lighted tennis court
  • A heated pool and spa
  • A dog park

Health and Wellness

The Community Center also features a health and wellness center staffed by a registered nurse and certified nursing assistant to provide health education, screenings, wound care, interventions for disease prevention, referrals for local medical services, case management, and private duty home health services (fee based).

Assisted Living at the Academy Villas

The Academy Villas, located within the community of Altura, offers assisted living residences designed to provide the highest standard of around-the-clock care in a residential environment. At Academy Villas, spirit of place and community create unique opportunities for aging. It is a special environment where people discover integrated well-being through strong interpersonal connections, physical fitness, and life-long learning.

The Academy Villas offers assisted living to both residents and non-residents. For more information, contact Pat Strong, Director of the Academy Villas, at (520) 647-7500, or visit their website at


No matter what your interests, there is a plethora of engaging activities to choose from at Altura. As a resident, you can participate in any of the events offered, from fitness classes and informative lectures to world-class concerts. With so many choices, your biggest problem will be choosing which ones to miss!



At Altura, there’s always something happening for our culturally and intellectually engaged retirees. Whether it’s joining fellow residents at the Academy Village Campus for concerts, lectures, fitness classes, or enjoying the many unique events that Tucson offers year-round. You’ll never run out of activities that will capture your interest at Altura.

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