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Holiday Drinks: a senior’s guide

As we finish another year ending with the holidays, community is as important as ever for seniors across New Mexico and our nation. Life is so much more enriched when we are surrounded by loved ones. Thanksgiving is a holiday when families come together and enjoy good food and drinks and laughter. If you live...

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Hobbies: for the cooler months

It’s the time of year here in Albuquerque when we feel like staying inside our cozy homes drinking hot cocoa under a warm blanket. Luckily, there are a myriad activities and even hobbies to keep you inspired and interested during this season. Is there a specific hobby you used to enjoy and wish you could...

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Staying Organized

Summer is over and fall has begun. Seniors in Albuquerque are fortunate to enjoy 4 distinct seasons. As you sip some hot tea and enjoy some green chile breakfast burritos while colorful balloons float overhead, you might be thinking about the year ahead. It’s time to pack up summer items and make sure those winter...

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New Mexico Chile Weeks

It’s that season. New Mexico is known for our famous Hatch chile peppers. Red, green or Christmas? And during this time of year, the smell of chile peppers roasting across town cannot be missed. It’s a tradition that everyone loves whether you grew up in Albuquerque or moved here for retirement. As we move into...

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A Bowl of Summer Fruit

There is nothing more summery than fresh fruit. Chilled melons, berries, citrus and of course apples for apple pie – life doesn’t get much better in these hot summer months. Healthcare providers and nutritionists often encourage their patients to eat a healthy amount of fruit each day. Ask your doctor or nutritionist how much fruit...

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Planning a Summertime Party

It’s summertime! Everyone has memories of get togethers with family or friends. A July 4 cookout. A picnic down by the river. Or a backyard BBQ. Splashing in the pool with friends on a hot summer day. The summer months just call for activity and fun with loved ones, especially in New Mexico where blue...

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A Visit to the Doctor

One more hour till the doctor’s appointment. Cynthia was excited this time. Maybe she’d find answers. Last time she saw her doctor, she wasn’t prepared. But this time, she got some tips from her best friend who had just retired from a nursing career. “Cyndi”, she said, “when you think of something you want to...

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Spring Fun: with your furry friend

Do you enjoy day outings? Or road trips to fun destinations? Many adult communities are pet friendly. Seniors often share their home with a beloved dog. And of course, it’s their best friend. Do you ever wish you could take your pet with you? It may be easier than it seems. Your dog likely provides...

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Spring: getting in shape for the summer

Spring has arrived. The warmer weather is so inviting and there is the promise of summer fun in the air. Spring brings life and energy. Many have the urge to start Spring cleaning projects. Or you may find yourself planning for a vacation to the beach this summer. It’s also the time of year to...

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Luxury Senior Apartments

Marlene Johnson was just approaching her 72nd birthday. The kids were grown and her husband of 40 years had passed away several years before. She still lived in the family home – a 5 bedroom house with a large yard in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At Christmastime, she told her family that she needed to downsize....

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