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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

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

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

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

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

Becoming a Mentor: A Path to Enrichment and Health in Your Senior Years

Retirement and the senior years bring a wealth of opportunities to engage in meaningful activities that enrich both the individual’s life and the community. One such opportunity is becoming a mentor. This role not only allows seasoned individuals to share their knowledge and experiences but also significantly benefits their health and well-being. In vibrant communities…

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Exercise: Your Superpower to Keeping Your Brain Active

As we age, the desire to maintain cognitive sharpness becomes increasingly paramount. The prospect of maintaining memory, learning capabilities, and overall brain health is a common concern among seniors. Fortunately, a powerful ally exists in the pursuit of cognitive vitality: exercise.  The Cognitive Decline Conundrum Cognitive decline is a natural part of the aging process,…

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Can Someone Under 55 Live in a Senior Community?

In our journey through life, few things are as important as community. Senior communities typically cater to the 55+ age group, known for their organized activities that bring joy and a setting for a serene life. But what if you’re not quite in the ‘senior’ bracket yet? You could still be a part of this…

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Spring at the casitas Taken by La Vida Llena residents Meg and Jane!
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"Spring at the casitas" Taken by La Vida Llena residents Meg and Jane!
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Great gerdening, Meg and Jane!

Beautiful!

Beautiful pansies are my favorite

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Happy Easter!

Easter is all about new beginnings. And we’re happy to celebrate those beginnings with all our residents.

How is your family celebrating the day? Easter egg hunts? Baskets of chocolate? Tell us in the comments!

Happy Easter!

Easter is all about new beginnings. And we’re happy to celebrate those beginnings with all our residents.

How is your family celebrating the day? Easter egg hunts? Baskets of chocolate? Tell us in the comments!
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On Wellderly Day, were celebrating the health and vitality of our amazing residents.

Treat your body well with healthy dining and staying active. Not to mention, boost your mental and physical well-being at the same time with our enriching activities and events.

Check out our events calendar to learn how we’re supporting a healthier, fuller life!

https://www.lavidallena.com

On Wellderly Day, we're celebrating the health and vitality of our amazing residents.

Treat your body well with healthy dining and staying active. Not to mention, boost your mental and physical well-being at the same time with our enriching activities and events.

Check out our events calendar to learn how we’re supporting a healthier, fuller life!

www.lavidallena.com
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Top o’ the morning to ye! St. Patricks Day is here and its time to celebrate! 

Show us your greenest gear and lets make it a day full of joy, laughter, and good company.

Top o’ the morning to ye! St. Patrick's Day is here and it's time to celebrate!

Show us your greenest gear and let's make it a day full of joy, laughter, and good company.
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Thank you, Erika J for the Great sunset picture from your La Vida Llena balcony!
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