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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.

  • Paint your masterpiece
  • Experience a new fitness class
  • Take in the Sandia Mountain views

All with the key of a Life Plan: guaranteed access to a full range of nursing home care, should you ever need it.

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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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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

Social Mindset: staying connected

It was a brisk October day when Sandy and her husband moved into their new senior living community. They were just beginning their retirement years but planning ahead was a huge motivation for selling their home and investing into their future. Even though they were still healthy and active, the couple wanted to make sure...

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Senior Resources for Independent Living

Retirement has finally arrived. Now is the time to live life to the fullest. But what resources are out there that can help you achieve all your dreams? If you need help navigating the Medicare system, snatching up great senior discounts or finding a vaccine, you may find inspiration here. Retirement comes with many benefits....

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Be Inspired: intergenerational activities

The grandchildren were coming over. The smell of cookies was already coming from the oven. Paints and other art supplies covered the kitchen table. It was watercolor day! Grandpa’s love of art was an inspiration to all. Even Grandma joined in. The door burst open and happy voices came floating in. Grandma grabbed her phone...

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New: MoneyGauge Financial Assessment

Choosing the senior apartments and adult community that fits your budget and lifestyle best can be challenging. Take this two-minute assessment to learn which of the La Vida Llena’s residential options and apartments may be the best financial fit for you.

Simply answer seven easy questions about your age, income, and assets. Your information is secure and will not be shared with any other third parties. This will help us recommend independent living options that fit your needs, while matching your retirement savings.

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From: Linda Givens, Executive Director

Date: October 8, 2021
To: Residents and employees
Re: Community Update

Mi Casa & Assisted Living Residents are back home!

I am so pleased to announce that all residents are once again under the La Vida Llena roof. The move for our Assisted Living residents went extremely well. A huge thank you to all our staff that helped pack up resident items, unpacking and setting up resident rooms and clearing out the BeeHive locations. This was a tremendous endeavor by all, and it is greatly appreciated. Let’s celebrate being one community again.

VISITING:
Mi Casa and Assisted Living are licensed areas, and we are under the guidance of DOH. Any resident/family wishing to visit a resident need to make an appointment and be escorted by staff. Please contact Assisted Living at 3573 or 3392 to make appointment.

COVID AWARNESS:
Please be aware, COVID is still prevalent in LVL, Albuquerque, and the world. I would ask that you use caution when traveling about and continue to wear your mask and wash your hands often. We are a vaccinated community, and it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure both you and your neighbors’ safety.

NIGHT NURSE:
With the move of Assisted Living back to LVL we now have a night nurse in our community to respond to emergency calls. Our current ISS staff will be responding to emergency calls and will have the nurse as a resource.

PHONES:
We have had our phone company on site this week working on your phone work orders. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process as we are addressing each work order. If you have put in a work order and we have not yet come to your apartment please do not put in another work order as it could slow the process. We will continue to address work orders until everyone has phone service. We appreciate your patience with our staff as this is new to them as well.

EMERGENICIES IN FITNESS AREA:
Buildings and Grounds have announced for months that we are working on upgrading our Code Alert system as part of the construction process. When the IL building is completed the system will be upgraded. In the meantime, Alexa devices (a voice controlled virtual assistant) have been installed in the fitness room and exercise room at Main. If there is an emergency, the fitness director or resident say, “Alexa call the hospitality desk”. When hospitality answers the phone let them know the area you are in and the nature of the emergency.

MORE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:
I want to thank everyone who chose to attend the International Balloon Fiesta. It was a beautiful morning and a great success as all balloons launched. What an incredible site!
This in an example of activities and events beginning to open and will allow us to bring the fulfilling, active lifestyle for the residents of our community.
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