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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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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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Ways to Help Seniors Socialize and Avoid Isolation

Socializing is a crucial part of life, and for seniors, it provides wonderful benefits ranging from promoting physical health to retaining cognitive function. But many seniors find themselves isolated or lonely. Fortunately, there are ways to socialize and avoid isolation that can help you meet new people and learn new things. Ways to help you…

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How to Keep Joints Healthy as You Age

Aging is a journey full of wisdom and new experiences. But it also brings with it certain physical challenges. As you age, maintaining joint health becomes increasingly important. But how can you keep your joints in good shape as you age?  Ways to help keep joints healthy as you age include: Regular exercise Maintaining a…

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What Exercises Should Seniors Avoid?

Seniors need exercise just as much as younger people, but their abilities may be limited or unique due to age and overall health and fitness. Some exercises and activities the seniors should avoid or take caution with include: High impact exercises and sudden movements Heavy weights Over-stretching Inappropriate breathing techniques Some assisted living communities make…

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Top Heart-Healthy Foods for Senior Adults

As we age, our bodies become more vulnerable to various illnesses, including heart disease and other cardiovascular problems. Fortunately, a healthy diet plays a crucial role in preventing and managing heart conditions, and it’s a significant part of living a full life in our golden years. To support a healthy heart for senior adults, try…

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How to Make Friends as a Senior Citizen

As we age, maintaining an active social life becomes increasingly important for overall well-being and happiness. Building and nurturing friendships doesn’t just bring joy and companionship—it can actually help boost cognitive function and help boost memories. However, it can seem challenging, especially when considering a transition to a senior living community. Senior citizens looking to…

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5 Benefits of Arts & Crafts for Seniors

When it comes to entertainment, there’s one option that’s always going to be popular: arts and crafts. This is an excellent way to spend time on an activity that requires next to no investment and can be done at any age, making it a great choice for seniors—especially those living in a senior living community….

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Get Ready for Summer!

Clear blue skies stretch above. Warm breezes dance across the scenic expanse of Albuquerque's desert panoramas. Embrace the refreshing allure of cool, beckoning pools in your retirement community. What could be more delightful than summertime? We hope you have been able to enjoy warm rays of sunshine while maintaining your active lifestyle this month. As...

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