Erin Partridge Joins the Enso Village Team as Head of Inspirement

March 24, 2023

HEALDSBURG, CA—Enso Village, a Zen-inspired senior living community developed by The Kendal Corporation and San Francisco Zen Center, recently welcomed Erin Partridge as the community’s head of inspirement. This position will serve a critical role on the resident experience team, with accountability for whole-life engagement oversight. Partridge will focus on coordinating research programs and relationships with external educational and research institutions—including the internship and fellowship programs—in order to further develop resident programming.

“I am beyond excited to step forward as head of inspirement for Enso Village,” shared Partridge. “I am eager to support residents in this next chapter as they explore their intellectual, physical, creative, environmental and social well-being through lived experiences at Enso Village.”

Partridge is an artist as well as a board-certified registered art therapist who teaches and supervises research in several art therapy programs. Additionally, she is a forest therapy guide certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Her clinical experience includes work in community, pediatric, forensic and geriatric settings. She is published in art therapy, arts access, elder care, gender, research methods, professional development and technology. Her research interests incorporate lived experience and focus on participatory, ethnographic and art-based approaches.

“Erin’s role as head of inspirement will ensure focus on spiritual and physical well-being for the residents of Enso Village,” said Rosemary Jordan, CEO of Enso Village. “We are confident that Erin’s experience directly reflects her compatibility with our mission to provide an engaging community by following the teachings of wisdom and contemplative care.”

A seasoned professional with over 16 years spent working with individuals through art therapy, Partridge earned her master’s degree from New York University. She continued her education and graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a doctor of philosophy in art therapy.

Enso Village is presently under construction in Healdsburg, CA and will open to residents in the fall of 2023.

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