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Gardening Together with Other Residents
Residents on Grass with their Dogs
Residents Playing Chess on Patio
The Pool
Couple on Patio Enjoying Wine
Residents Enjoying a Meal
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Re-energize your life!

Many of us have fond memories of growing up in a neighborhood where everyone knew each other, watched out for each other, felt comfortable and safe. This is why we have included “NEIGHBORHOOD” in our name. Recapture this wonderful part of your past.

At The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, you will make new friends in your new neighborhood. The community will become your neighborhood – with dining, entertainment, fitness programs and social interaction. Including a long-term care plan.

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

The Neighborhood is a Life Plan Community designed to offer more than one level of care on a single campus. Active, independent living for those who want a sense of community and connection with neighbors in a maintenance-free lifestyle, and Supportive Care – for those who need assistance with activities of daily living.

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Explore A Day In The Life

There are two Art Gallery’s at The Neighborhood.  They proudly feature the artwork created by Neighborhood residents on a regular basis.  A reception with refreshments is held to open each new exhibit and to introduce featured artists.

Several residents have four legged family members and The Neighborhood made sure to include a Dog Park when it was built.  There’s plenty of sunny New Mexico days for canine frolicking at the dog park.

Each October, one of New Mexico’s most popular events takes to the skies – Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta. The parent company of The Neighborhood, Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group, is a proud sponsor and residents enjoy breakfast and balloons at their own corporate tent, located right next to the field.

Holidays are also shared with new friends at The Neighborhood, making new memories and – at times – new holiday traditions. In a community where new friendships are made everyday, sharing different holiday occasions together means so much to many of The Neighborhood’s residents.

A Day In The Life

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Quality care and peace of mind.

Supportive Care is available should a resident ever require a higher level of care. Spacious, private studio apartments, delicious meals, meaningful activities, and supportive, professional care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All levels of care are provided – Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Care, Rehabilitation and Skilled Care.

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A message from Chrissy Akes, Executive Director, to NIRR Independent Living:
cakes@neighborhoodriorancho.com
(505) 962-4121
Ext. 4121
(505) 238-2445 (Cell)

COVID-19 UPDATE:
• NIRR continues to test 25% of Health Care residents and 20% of Health Care staff on a weekly basis.
• NIRR continues to do random testing of Assisted Living and Memory Care residents and staff too.
• NIRR remains COVID-19 free.

LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES:
• New Bus: Keep on the look-out for information about “Throwing a Cruise” in the new 22-passenger bus in the near future. Mark Campiglia has a CDL and is ready to roll. We are working on a short, day trip within New Mexico using social distancing in the bus while wearing your mask. Depending on interest, we may have to schedule several options. Destination suggestions are welcome!!
• IL Flu Shots: Deb Meadows, Certified Nursing Assistant, with Life Enrichment Health Services, is working with Wal-Mart Pharmacy to come to NIRR Haverland Hall to give flu shots to IL residents utilizing social distancing and mask wearing. We anticipate a date in September during the week.
o A sign-up sheet is posted at the Hospitality Desk if would like to be on the list. You may visit the desk or call Extn. 0 with your name, apartment number and extension.
o At this juncture, we are only garnering interest for the flu shot to make sure there are enough interested residents. Pre-registration with the pharmacy will be required at a later date and you would need your ID and health insurance card. We will keep you updated as logistics unfold.

HEALTH CARE UPDATE:
• Licensure Change: Memory Care Power of Attorneys for Residents received notice that the area has been relicensed by the NM Department of Health at the request of NIRR as Health Care first floor which still houses Memory Care residents.
o The next step is working with the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid for dual certification. Benefits include: secured Memory Care Unit with skilled capability, 24/7 nurse; all Certified Nursing Assistants and ability for residents to utilize Medicaid benefits when necessary. NIRR is waiting dual certification approval from CMS which could take a few months.
• Hospice Choice: Del Corazon Hospice is a Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group sister organization based out of Santa Fe. If your loved one needs hospice, please call Tina Marie Gonzales, Clinical Director/Nurse Practitioner for Advance Hospice and Palliative Care at 505-501-4408. Available at the location of your choice.

DINING UPDATES:
• Dining Comment cards were distributed to all apartments. Extra comment cards are available at the Hospitality Desk. We want to hear from you; good and bad. Please deposit your comment cards in the box outside of the Ponderosa Dining Room or return with your tickets.

UPCOMING EVENT – August 12th 2 – 4 p.m.:
• Pop Pops Italian Ice will be at the NIRR front entrance outside in their truck for employees to receive a treat.
• Independent Living residents may join in the fun to cool off too. A large Italian Ice is $4.00 cash.

REMINDERS:
• MASKS: Mandatory when in public in New Mexico except eating or drinking.
• TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF NM: Anybody traveling to New Mexico from out-of-state, including New Mexicans, whether by car or air, you MUST quarantine 14 days. Staff will have this requirement too.
• Hospital, ER, Doctor Appointments: You DO NOT need to quarantine 14 days upon your return; it is merely a suggestion.

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Congratulations Mark Goodman! Thank you for embodying the spirit of Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group!We are pleased to announce that Mark Goodman is the new chair of the Advisory Board for the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter!

Mark is the Corporate Director of Community Development for Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group in Albuquerque, NM. By vocation, Mark is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church, and prior to his joining Haverland Carter was Dean of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Albuquerque, where he served for ten years.

“Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to see first-hand what the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias can be, from a pastoral perspective and with family members, including my mother, says Mark. “I am honored to be asked to serve as the Board Chair for the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated staff and Board members of our Chapter.”

Please join us in congratulating him! #ENDALZ
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Congratulations Mark Goodman! Thank you for embodying the spirit of Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group!

A message from Chrissy Akes, Executive Director, to NIRR Independent Living:
cakes@neighborhoodriorancho.com
(505) 962-4121
Ext. 4121
(505) 238-2445 (Cell)

COVID-19 UPDATE:
• NIRR is testing 25% of Health Care residents and 20% of Health Care staff on a weekly basis.
• NIRR continues to do random testing of Assisted Living and Memory Care residents and staff too.
• NIRR remains COVID-19 free.

SWIMMING POOL/HOT TUB:
• We contacted the acting pool manager for the Rio Rancho office of the NM Environment Department to see if we could convert our Class C pool to a therapy pool. He said that a therapy pool needs to be built and piped to a specific design. A remodel of a pool to convert to a therapy pool runs about $30,000. It also requires a therapist at all times performing therapy to patients. It requires a special, secondary filtration system, and all the piping needs to be sized to meet the flow of the water.
• Since NIRR pool is classified as a Class C pool, we are sorry that we are still not allowed to open it or the hot-tub for your enjoyment.
• Residents are welcome to call the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center located at 745 Loma Colorado at 505-891-5230. It is open for lap swimming or walking pool only Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed from 11:30 am. to 1:30 p.m. Open Saturday from 1200 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays.

EMPLOYEES:
• Update on promotion of Susan Fullinwider: Instead of relocating to the position of Unit Assistant for Assisted Living, she has been promoted to Executive Assistant reporting to me. Susan will be the supervisor of the receptionists; she replaces Norma Borba. Susan will be training our new receptionists (Ariel and Dionne) at the Hospitality Desk next week.

• Effective immediately, all employees in all departments now have the option of choosing whatever hair color they wish and it does not have to be covered unless it is required as part of their department uniform.

GROUNDS:
• Red Shovel, groundskeeper, is replacing, adding and repositioning sprinkler heads on the courtyard grass area and soon we should see improvement in the grass.
• Plant Ops along with some members of the Building and Grounds Committee will be working on replacement of dead plants with colorful plants and bushes.
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BUS:
• July 30th was an exciting day with the arrival of NIRR’s new 22-passenger bus. Life Enrichment will be discussing how to use the new bus for outings while still keeping everyone safe.

QUIET HOURS:
• Suggested from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily.

UPCOMING EVENT – August 12th 2 – 3 p.m.:
• Pop Pops Italian Ice will be at the NIRR front entrance outside in their truck for employees to receive a treat.
• Independent Living residents may join in the fun to cool off too. A large Italian Ice is $4.00 cash.

REMINDERS:
• MASKS: Mandatory when in public in New Mexico except eating or drinking.

• TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF NM: Anybody traveling to New Mexico from out-of-state, including New Mexicans, whether by car or air, you MUST quarantine 14 days. Staff will have this requirement too.

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A message from Chrissy Akes, Executive Director, to NIRR Independent Living: 
cakes@neighborhoodriorancho.com  
(505) 962-4121 
Ext.  4121 
(505) 238-2445 (Cell)

COVID-19 UPDATE:  
• NIRR is testing 25% of Health Care residents and 20% of Health Care staff on a weekly basis.
• NIRR continues to do random testing of Assisted Living and Memory Care residents and staff too.
• NIRR remains COVID-19 free.

SWIMMING POOL/HOT TUB:
• We contacted the acting pool manager for the Rio Rancho office of the NM Environment Department to see if we could convert our Class C pool to a therapy pool. He said that a therapy pool needs to be built and piped to a specific design.  A remodel of a pool to convert to a therapy pool runs about $30,000. It also requires a therapist at all times performing therapy to patients. It requires a special, secondary filtration system, and all the piping needs to be sized to meet the flow of the water.
•       Since NIRR pool is classified as a Class C pool, we are sorry that we are still not allowed to open it or the hot-tub for your enjoyment.
• Residents are welcome to call the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center located at 745 Loma Colorado at 505-891-5230.  It is open for lap swimming or walking pool only Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed from 11:30 am. to 1:30 p.m.  Open Saturday from 1200 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays.

EMPLOYEES:
• Update on promotion of Susan Fullinwider:  Instead of relocating to the position of Unit Assistant for Assisted Living, she has been promoted to Executive Assistant reporting to me.  Susan will be the supervisor of the receptionists; she replaces Norma Borba.  Susan will be training our new receptionists (Ariel and Dionne) at the Hospitality Desk next week.  

• Effective immediately, all employees in all departments now have the option of choosing whatever hair color they wish and it does not have to be covered unless it is required as part of their department uniform.

GROUNDS:
• Red Shovel, groundskeeper, is replacing, adding and repositioning sprinkler heads on the courtyard grass area and soon we should see improvement in the grass.
• Plant Ops along with some members of the Building and Grounds Committee will be working on replacement of dead plants with colorful plants and bushes.
over

BUS:
• July 30th was an exciting day with the arrival of NIRR’s new 22-passenger bus.  Life Enrichment will be discussing how to use the new bus for outings while still keeping everyone safe.

QUIET HOURS:
• Suggested from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily.

UPCOMING EVENT – August 12th 2 – 3 p.m.:
• Pop Pops Italian Ice will be at the NIRR front entrance outside in their truck for employees to receive a treat.
• Independent Living residents may join in the fun to cool off too.  A large Italian Ice is $4.00 cash.

REMINDERS:
• MASKS:  Mandatory when in public in New Mexico except eating or drinking.

• TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF NM:  Anybody traveling to New Mexico from out-of-state, including New Mexicans, whether by car or air, you MUST quarantine 14 days. Staff will have this requirement too. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

· Since NiRR HealthCare has tested one hundred percent negative for three weeks in a row, we now only need to test 25% of Health Care residents and 20% of Health Care staff weekly going forward.

· NiRR Health Care was surveyed by the NM Department of Long-Term Aging for Infection Control Practices and Processes. We passed with flying colors.

o An earlier Infection Control survey by the NM Department of Health on June 20th was deficiency free also.

PONDEROSA: DINING ROOM EXTENSION TO CALL: 4156

· No changes after Governor Press conference of 7-23-20.

· Tickets delivered day prior and delivery or pick-up is available.

BISTRO: BISTRO EXTENSION TO CALL: 4224

· Beginning Sunday, July 26th, full menu will be available.

· No delivery for the Bistro orders; pick-up only.

ADMINISTRATION NEWS:

· Hospitality Desk:

o Susan has been promoted to Unit Assistant for Assisted Living. She will be training new receptionists before she transitions. Congratulations!!!

o In my next communication, I will introduce the new faces at the desk of NiRR.

MARKETING NEWS:

· You might have noticed on the third-floor social area there is an addition of the NiRR model. Many of you may have seen this model at the off-site marketing office while NiRR was being built. Phase II could be a different configuration when the appropriate time comes. This Phase II is only a rendering and there are no plans at the present time to begin construction. La Vida Llena is still in the midst of construction for their private Health Care rooms.

LIFE ENRICHMENT NEWS: Hawaiian Day on July 30th

· Wear your Island attire

· Snack cart will come to your apartment between 2 – 4 p.m.

· Hawaiian Face Mask Competition; be creative!

REMINDERS:

· MASKS: Mandatory when in public in New Mexico except eating or drinking.

· TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF NM: Anybody traveling to New Mexico from out-of-state, including New Mexicans, whether by car or air, you MUST quarantine 14 days. Staff will have this requirement too.

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