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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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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: (505) 962-4121 Ext. 4121 (505) 238-2445 (Cell)

COVID-19 Update:

· The second batch of random Supportive Care Residents and Staff were tested May 28-29. We are waiting on results. NIRR continues to be COVID-19 free.


o The Fitness Center will open Monday, June 1st – capacity is limited to FIVE; sign posted.

o Please contact Jona at Extn. 4145 who can answer your questions.


o The pool permit expired the end of April and State inspections were halted during the pandemic. NIRR is waiting for the pool and hot-tub to be inspected by the NM Environment Department (NMED) and permitted. Jose has contacted the NMED and is waiting on a response. More information will be coming soon.


· Katherine Gallegos of A+ Cuts, contracted with NIRR since 2016, has been COVID-19 tested this week and we are waiting on the result. Once negative result is received, Katherine will give haircuts to ONLY Supportive Care (Health Care, Assisted Living, Memory Care) residents the week of June 1 - 5.

· Appointments for IL Residents will be available beginning the week of June 8th.

· Only haircuts at this time:

o Prices including tax: Ladies cut: $26.92 Men’s cut: $19.38

o Cash, check or credit card.

· Please contact Katherine directly at 505-220-4884 to schedule an appointment.

· Katherine and all residents are required to wear masks. Sanitization will be done between each resident.

· Massage will not resume until a later date.



· The Governor has lifted restrictions relating to indoor dine-in at 50%. NIRR is purposely lagging behind the rest of the greater Rio Rancho community to ensure safety of everyone.

o NIRR will open the Ponderosa Dining Room on Monday, June 8th, beginning with breakfast.

o No more than two residents per table allowed.

o Tables will be spaced six feet apart.

o All staff will wear masks and gloves.

o Regular competency trainings performed by staff (hand washing, personal protective equipment) and validated by supervisor for infection control.

o Plexi-glass dividers for tables are being crafted by Maintenance staff.

o Disposable menus will be used.


· Staff will be replacing batteries for apartment smoke alarms and air filters while the housekeeping crew is cleaning your apartments beginning June 1st.


· Hand sanitizer has alcohol in it and alcohol evaporates in this hot weather. Remember to not leave it in your car. If you do leave it in your car, a suggestion is to put it in a thermos.


· Chapel starts back up Sunday, May 31st at 10 a.m. Sign-up sheet at hospitality desk.


· No visitors in all levels of care.

· All deliveries to the Loading Dock for sanitization and then delivered.

· Working with United Postal Mail Carrier to resume IL mail service to mailboxes.

o Until further notice, will continue to hand-deliver internal mailbox items.

· Grocery shopping by Life Enrichment staff will continue until further notice.

Remember to ALWAYS wear your mask when outside of your apartment.

If you need a new mask, please contact the Hospitality Desk.
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Awesome! Thank you for the updates Chrissy Akes

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Congratulations class of 2020!!! So proud of Neighborhood for doing this. Wish I had been there to see it all

Congratulations to you all what an honor



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Residents of The Neighborhood supported our wonderful employees who are also graduating seniors today. They drove around the community in a celebratory parade. Congratulations Class of 2020! "Oh, the places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss ... See MoreSee Less

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