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Live The Full Life ... In a world-class retirement community.

Our vibrant community offers a range of active senior living options and new opportunities for creative, educational and personal exploration.

Life at La Vida Llena

Discover our Amenities

Live a life of luxury during retirement. Our community is loaded with amenities just steps away from your new home. You’ll enjoy our indoor heated pools and hot tubs, community libraries, fitness centers and even beauty and barber shops!

Amenities & Services

Life at La Vida Llena

Enjoy living in a community of like minded seniors. With all of your needs taken care of, you’ll have more time to enjoy a meal at one of our restaurants with friends. Participate in community events and activities. Or take a class at one of our fitness centers designed especially for seniors!

Recreation at La Vida Llena

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Welcome to La Vida Llena. Welcome home.

Live the active life you want to live – today – with no worries tomorrow.  La Vida Llena means “The Full Life”. What separates La Vida Llena from other retirement communities or senior apartments is its commitment to senior residents’ health. We believe “The Full Life” should include longevity and well-being.

See a day in the life of a resident.

The bonds between friends can last a lifetime. Finding and spending time with new friends is the culture that has been cultivated by senior residents at La Vida Llena. Independent living in a vibrant adult community with assisted living nursing care when you need it.

Life at La Vida Llena

Always something to do.

What happens when the power is in the hands of the residents? A robust social calendar with entertainment, education and volunteer opportunities that you actually are interested in. La Vida Llena is proud to offer an ever-changing event schedule based on the requests and desires of the community.

Enjoy an active lifestyle with your new friends in the community doing the things you love. The full life retirement with peace of mind that you will be taken care of with aging in place and nursing home assisted living care, often without leaving your apartment.

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The Residents of La Vida Llena

At La Vida Llena, you’ll find a diverse and vibrant community of residents from all walks of life. Whether you’re a retiree looking for a welcoming and engaging environment, or someone seeking the support and care of assisted living, our community offers something for everyone. From artists to entrepreneurs, educators to adventurers, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with individuals who share your interests and passions. Meet some of our amazing residents and discover the rich tapestry of life at La Vida Llena.

Dalva’s Story


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Originally from Brazil, Dalva and her husband moved to La Vida Llena 5 years ago. Dalva is a retired trauma nurse who came to the United States at age 22 and later met her British husband, a chemical engineer who has a passion for music. Dalva and her husband fell in love with Albuquerque on...

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Gerhard and Evelyn’s Story


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Among the many hobby and interest groups at the La Vida Llena retirement community, you’ll find the Wood Shop. Gerhard, one of the leaders of the Wood Shop, says the Shop mainly exists to provide services for other residents in the community – it’s not just a hobby shop. From gluing chairs to repairing lamps,...

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Mike & Becky’s Story


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Mike and his wife Becky were touring the La Vida Llena (LVL) retirement community when the Train Room caught his eye.  A retired environmental engineer, Mike has had a special interest in model trains from the time he was a child.  He thought it would be fun and satisfying to get back into his hobby...

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Elaine’s Story


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Elaine and her husband moved to Albuquerque from Ohio to enjoy their retirement. Initially, they purchased a home in an upscale neighborhood. But aside from her daughter and grandson, Elaine says she had no connection to anyone in her new city. "I was very lonely. I like people and I like to be around people",...

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New: The Living Space Experience

Use this build-your-own-living-space tool to see the possibilities of independent living at La Vida Llena. Add and move around mock-ups of furniture to get a birds-eye view of your future living space.

Choices range from one-bedroom apartments to two-bedroom and two-bathroom with a spacious patio. Every apartment comes with the full benefits of the retirement community – from active, resident-driven events to assistance when you need it.

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From the Community Press

How to Choose an Independent Living Community

Making the move to independent living is a big decision. Independent living can help you enjoy each and every day in an environment tailored to meet your personal needs. But it’s important to remember that all communities are a little bit different, so you need to make sure you choose the right community. When researching…

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Benefits of Physical Therapy For Seniors

As we age, staying active and maintaining physical health becomes increasingly important. One effective way for seniors to stay active and healthy is through physical therapy.  Physical therapy can help address several issues that commonly affect older adults, including: Better posture  Improved mobility and flexibility Enhanced independence  Pain management  Enhanced balance and fall prevention Post-surgery…

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Top 10 Video Games for Seniors

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, and seniors, including those living in Life Plan communities like La Vida Llena, are embracing the digital world more and more. Video games, particularly those available on smartphones, offer a fantastic way for seniors to stay mentally active, socially connected, and entertained.  Here are ten…

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La Vida Llena fitness instructor Yvonne Herrera and a resident performing in the talent show! Thank you, Earl T. for the photo.

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My Mama used to be Activity Director and Calender I recognize i watched her every month create. It is good to have Activities for Seniors ❤️

Concert at La Vida Llena: Pianist Fred Sturm in action - note the tablet on the music stand; he told us after the concert how he downloads the music onto it and then he presses his left foot on a gizmo on the floor to turn the page (rapidly)  - oh this modern age! Thanks, Lanie D. for the photo!

Concert at La Vida Llena: "Pianist Fred Sturm in action - note the tablet on the music stand; he told us after the concert how he downloads the music onto it and then he presses his left foot on a gizmo on the floor to turn the page (rapidly) - oh this modern age!" Thanks, Lanie D. for the photo! ... See MoreSee Less

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