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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

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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10 Fun Outdoor Activities for Seniors

Getting outside and experiencing the great outdoors isn’t just for the young. Seniors can also enjoy participating in outdoor activities. Plus, these adventures are a great way to stay physically fit, mentally healthy, and socially stimulated! No matter what you enjoy, there are options for everyone. 10 fun outdoor activities for seniors include: Walking &…

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The Idea for Burning Hombre De Lagrima

Written by resident Shirley Brainard After reading an article about Santa Fe’s annual ritual of burning their effigy of Zozobra, I had an idea. Maybe we, at La Vida Llena, could have an effigy to burn. I spoke with Penny Chavez, our Life Enrichment Director, & told her my idea, but that we couldn’t proceed...

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Welcome to a place where senior living is turned up a notch. Enjoy nutritious meals with pals, experience fun entertainment, and engage in lively conversation.

Join our vibrant community, and lets make every day exciting! Were here to lend a hand when you need one. That’s what a higher standard is all about.

So, why wait? Book a tour and join the fun!

https://www.lavidallena.com

Welcome to a place where senior living is turned up a notch. Enjoy nutritious meals with pals, experience fun entertainment, and engage in lively conversation.

Join our vibrant community, and let's make every day exciting! We're here to lend a hand when you need one. That’s what a higher standard is all about.

So, why wait? Book a tour and join the fun!

www.lavidallena.com
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Why dine alone when you can enjoy a meal with friends? Our dining rooms buzzing with chatter and fun, and our weekly menu is packed with fresh, nutritious options prepared how you like them.

If you’ve got dietary needs, weve got you covered. So, come on down, lets make mealtime more social and enjoyable. See you at the table!

https://www.lavidallena.com

Why dine alone when you can enjoy a meal with friends? Our dining room's buzzing with chatter and fun, and our weekly menu is packed with fresh, nutritious options prepared how you like them.

If you’ve got dietary needs, we've got you covered. So, come on down, let's make mealtime more social and enjoyable. See you at the table!

www.lavidallena.com
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Today, were celebrating National Caregivers Day. Lets show our appreciation for the amazing folks who make our community so special.

Theyre the heart of what we do, always giving their all and ready to jump in when needed. So heres a big THANK YOU to all caregivers!

Today, we're celebrating National Caregivers Day. Let's show our appreciation for the amazing folks who make our community so special.

They're the heart of what we do, always giving their all and ready to jump in when needed. So here's a big THANK YOU to all caregivers!
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Valentines Day is just around the corner, and we’re fostering love and companionship in our community!

What better way to celebrate than to enjoy a delightful meal together? So, lets savor the good times and share the love this Valentines Day.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and we’re fostering love and companionship in our community!

What better way to celebrate than to enjoy a delightful meal together? So, let's savor the good times and share the love this Valentine's Day.
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Tomorrow, we kick off #AlzheimersDementiaCareEducationWeek!

Lets take a moment to appreciate our Certified Dementia Practitioners who guide our residents through brain-stimulating activities, social interactions, and therapies, all in a safe environment.

From memory games to gardening, theyre committed to making life joyful and fulfilling for your loved ones with dementia. Remember, fun activities can help everyone enrich their lives! Visit our website to learn more.

https://www.lavidallena.com

Tomorrow, we kick off #AlzheimersDementiaCareEducationWeek!

Let's take a moment to appreciate our Certified Dementia Practitioners who guide our residents through brain-stimulating activities, social interactions, and therapies, all in a safe environment.

From memory games to gardening, they're committed to making life joyful and fulfilling for your loved ones with dementia. Remember, fun activities can help everyone enrich their lives! Visit our website to learn more.

www.lavidallena.com
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I’m Looking forward to tomorrow’s lecture here at LVL regarding sleep apnea and dementia connections. Should be very good. 

Puppy Love at La Vida Llena! We made little puppy faces out of flowers for Valentines Day! ♥️🥰🏵🌹
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Puppy Love at La Vida Llena! We made little puppy faces out of flowers for Valentine's Day! ♥️🥰🏵🌹
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So cute! ♥️

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