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About & History

Who is La Vida Llena?

La Vida Llena has long been recognized as one of the leading progressive senior living alternatives within New Mexico.

History Timeline

In 1979, four churches recognized the need for a retirement community that offered an active, secure and independent lifestyle.

Our Vision

Our vision: Living the Full Life. A residential living community where you can live the full life while planning for the future.


Helpful, friendly and dependable staff. Learn who manages the not-for-profit La Vida Llena.

The Full Life Foundation

The heart of the community’s spirit is the Full Life Foundation, founded by the Very Reverend John Haverland (1922-2006).

The New Expansion

In 2019, the community began its largest remodel to date based on resident feedback. Follow along on the construction!


Community Map

Just a walk to the corner café, general store, bank, welcoming dining room, hair salon, fitness center, wellness clinic.

Photo Gallery

Life at La Vida Llena in pictures, from world class swimming to our many dining options, we have something for everyone.


From cozy, single-person apartment homes to large couple-sized suites, there are inviting living options to suit your style.

Living Space Experience

Customize your apartment and living space to see the possibilities of living at La Vida Llena with our interactive tool!


Come meet with friends over a meal. La Vida Llena offers three dining rooms and two additional restaurants. We offer menu service as well as buffet style dining for your convenience.

Lifestyle Amenities

Lifestyle Amenities, Full service at your fingertips. Easy access to a wide variety of activities, services and choices.


Life at La Vida Llena

See what lifestyle at La Vida Llena looks like: flexibility and maintenance-free living so you can live your retirement dream.

Our TV Channel 77

The community-driven Channel 77 gives you easy access to community news, interviews, discussion and more!

Event Calendar

We work together, play together, laugh together, and really live. Whatever your interests, there’s sure to be something for you.

Recreation & Education

See how residents keep busy living the full life, and learn about the amazing educational opportunities and activities both on campus and off.

Resident Excursions

Numerous day trips and excursions include museums, the annual International Balloon Fiesta, concerts, and other performances.

Life Plan

What is a Life Plan?

The assurance of a comprehensive range of onsite, Long-Term Care services which are included in your monthly fee.

Who is Eligible?

As a resident of La Vida Llena, take advantage of guaranteed lifetime access to enhanced living and personal service.

Health & Wellness

From fitness to skilled nursing, we believe life enrichment and wellness support is the first defense against health issues.

Assisted Living Services

We aim to empower residents who need additional help with Albuquerque’s most holistic assisted living experience.

Health Care

The full spectrum of continuing care retirement community (CCRC) services is within easy walking distance.

Mi Casa

A caring and familiar environment for residents with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other memory support needs.

Life in Albuquerque

The Albuquerque Life

Discover Albuquerque, hidden gem of the Southwest with a rich cultural heritage that dates back to the Spanish colonies.

Fun & Leisure

Albuquerque is a great place for year-round excursions with friends or family. This is the retirement living of dreams.

Arts & Culture

At La Vida Llena, you’ll live where fine art meets folk art, where history meets the future and where you’ll meet new friends.

Explore New Mexico

Discover a land of contrasts. Water and desert, mountains and plains, white sands and red lava make up the magic of New Mexico.

Get Started

Join us!

We have exciting upcoming events to give you a chance to come and see the dynamic retirement experience first-hand.

Schedule a Tour

You’ve got to experience the community to know that it’s right for you. Meet residents and discover La Vida Llena for yourself.

Pricing & Value

Take a minute to see how a Life Plan community compares to traditional retirement, and all the additional benefits included!


We’re here to answer your questions – everything from entrance fees to requirements so you can see if it’s right for you.

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Are you someone who can provide compassionate and attentive service to residents at La Vida Llena? Apply today!


Get in touch with us today! Call (505) 293-4001 to schedule your personal appointment or fill out the online form.

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