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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

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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!

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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

How To Change Your Mindset About Aging

Aging is a natural part of being human, yet it’s often associated with a decline in physical and mental health. But what if your approach to aging could be more positive?  Practical strategies for changing your mindset about aging can include reflective practices, continuing education, physical activity, volunteering, and community support. Senior retirement communities offer…

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Pickleball For Seniors: Low Impact, High Fun

As we age, it becomes more and more important every year to stay physically active. It’s a great way to maintain muscle mass, preserve bone density, hone flexibility, and more. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways seniors can stay active while having fun—like pickleball! Pickleball is a low-impact activity that’s been creating quite a buzz…

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10 Hobbies for Seniors

Moving to senior living can be an excellent decision. It’s a way for older adults to enjoy living in a community tailored to meet their needs in an environment that truly feels like home. But with retirement comes a great deal of free time, and older adults in senior living have even more freedom to…

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Lani D. and her husband hosted an Open House at their new assisted living apartment. They invited friends from their previous neighborhood, church, ice dancing, and even their massage therapist, along with a new staff member from La Vida Llena. A friend from Illinois also joined. Guests brought name tags, homemade cookies, shrimp with cocktail sauce, and there were surprise gifts of wine, more cookies, flowers, and a box of candies. 
We did not run out of food! They enjoyed showing off their spacious apartment and balcony, and shared how assisted living makes daily life easier, allowing them to enjoy the many activities at La Vida Llena.Image attachmentImage attachment

Lani D. and her husband hosted an Open House at their new assisted living apartment. They invited friends from their previous neighborhood, church, ice dancing, and even their massage therapist, along with a new staff member from La Vida Llena. A friend from Illinois also joined. Guests brought name tags, homemade cookies, shrimp with cocktail sauce, and there were surprise gifts of wine, more cookies, flowers, and a box of candies.
"We did not run out of food!" They enjoyed showing off their spacious apartment and balcony, and shared how assisted living makes daily life easier, allowing them to enjoy the many activities at La Vida Llena.
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A butterfly has recently emerged in this display cage near the Assisted Living dining room, offering residents a beautiful and inspiring glimpse into natures symbol of growth, new beginnings and the potential for change. Thank you Lanie D. for photos!
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A butterfly has recently emerged in this display cage near the Assisted Living dining room, offering residents a beautiful and inspiring glimpse into nature's symbol of growth, new beginnings and the potential for change. Thank you Lanie D. for pho#butterfliesf#metamorphosish#assistedlivingiving ... See MoreSee Less

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The redbud trees and flower garden are blooming in the northwest corner of the Sculpture Garden at La Vida Llena, offering residents and visitors a peaceful space that fosters a connection with nature and enhances the gardens art-filled surroundings. (📸: Lanie D.)
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The redbud trees and flower garden are blooming in the northwest corner of the Sculpture Garden at La Vida Llena, offering residents and visitors a peaceful space that fosters a connection with nature and enhances the garden's art-filled surroundings. (📸: Lanie#art
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