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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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How Much Physical Activity Do Older Adults Need?

Growing older doesn’t mean that one cannot engage in physical activity. On the contrary, the older we get, the more important it is to stay active for your overall health and well-being. To stay healthy, older adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity…

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Right-Sizing Your Life: Downsizing for Seniors

Spring had arrived in New Mexico. As the fragrant high desert air breezed through the trees, Margie took a walk through her large yard and realized that maintaining it all by herself was becoming a challenge as she entered her retirement years. On her 70th birthday, she and her sons had discussed the situation and...

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Sweets and Treats at La Vida Llena

Rebecca Mallory, our talented pastry chef, joined the team at La Vida Llena in November of 2022. With an unwavering passion for baking, Rebecca expertly crafts a variety of mouthwatering treats daily including bread, cupcakes, cookies, and an array of delectable desserts. Not only is Rebecca celebrated for her exceptional baking abilities, but she is...

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Wine at La Vida Llena

Shelly LeBlanc is our in-house licensed wine expert at La Vida Llena. Whenever we host special events in New Mexico, Ms. LeBlanc takes care of all of our wine needs. She trained at Le Cordon Bleu and Scottsdale, Arizona, and has taken sommelier classes as well. At our 40th Anniversary, she served both Josh and...

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Advantages of Memory Care

Can a program like Memory Care benefit you or your family? Life Plan communities like La Vida Llena offer many different supportive care options that can really make a difference for seniors in various stages of their life. Besides offering additional help such as assisted living or nursing support, Memory Care is designed to offer...

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