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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:

cakes@neighborhoodriorancho.com

(505) 962-4121

Ext. 4121

(505) 238-2445 (Cell)

COVID-19 UPDATE:

100% of Health Care residents and Health Care staff were tested on June 29, 30 and July 1st. All cross-over staff were tested too.

We have about 70% of test results back which are negative; awaiting the results of the remainder and will keep everyone updated.

No residents or staff in all levels of care have exhibited symptoms.

All Staff and Supportive Care Residents continue to be monitored with temperature checks and the DOH mandated questions.

TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF NM: At the Governor’s Press conference on July 1st, anybody traveling to New Mexico from out-of-state, including New Mexicans, whether by car or air, you MUSTquarantine 14 days. Staff will have this requirement too.

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

IL HOUSECLEANING: Once all results negative for staff, IL housecleaning should resume July 6th.

JULY 4thHOLIDAY: Since the 4thof July falls on a Saturday, the holiday for employees is Friday, July 3rd. There will be essential staff available for your needs.

FIREWORKS: Around 9:10 p.m., look west and you should be able to see Rio Rancho fireworks show.

SANITIZER WARNING: NOTE: NIRR DOES NOT use the hand sanitizers identified below. This is information for residents in case you might have bought this brand:

FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. FDA has identified the following products manufactured by Eskbiochem:

All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)

Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)

Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)

The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)

Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

TRANSPORTATION: Life Enrichment is evaluating transportation for Independent Living residents to the grocery store, pharmacy and bank. We will keep you posted.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: Every Tuesday from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Powell room by Deb Meadows, C.N.A. for Life Enrichment.

COYOTES CO-EXISTING WITH NiRR: Since NiRR opened, we have had this continuous problem. It is always best to keep pets on a leash when walking them outside. Coyotes normally will not attack pets on a leash or humans.

· Sorry, still no visitors in all levels of care.

Information subject to change.
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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:

· The fourth batch of random Supportive Care Residents and Staff tested June 11th resulted in 30 of 30 testing negative. We tested another group of supportive Care Residents and staff today, June 18th. I will report results next week. NIRR continues to be COVID-19 free.

Sorry, still no visitors.

COVID-19 TESTING:

· If Independent Living residents want to get COVID-19 tested, here is information:

Presbyterian Healthcare Services - Balloon Fiesta Park

Drive Thru

Dates and Times

Sunday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Monday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Address: 4401 Alameda Boulevard N.E Balloon Park

Number for Presbyterian: 505-923-7747

WALKING OUTSIDE:

· If you are walking/exercising outside with your spouse or alone, you do not need to wear a mask.

· If you are walking with a friend, it is suggested you wear a mask and social distance.

HOUSEKEEPING:

· There is progress with apartments getting cleaned by housekeeping.

Please remember if you stay in your apartment while the housekeepers are cleaning, you MUST wear your mask and social distance. You are welcome to wait on the balcony or outside your apartment too.

If you do not comply with wearing a mask and stay in your apartment, the housekeepers will not clean your apartment.

PONDEROSA:

· If you wish meals delivered to your room, the Extn. Is: 4156

BISTRO:

· Bistro will re-open with limited indoor and outdoor seating on June 22nd.

OUTSIDE WEED CONTROL:

· Red Shovel will spray herbicide (Ranger Pro) on Friday, June 19th. It is the same one we have used previously and it is safe for humans and pets.

CELL PHONE RECEPTION:

· IF you are having cell-phone reception problems, try:

· Make sure your Wi-Fi calling is on.

Go to settings, select cellular, then scroll down and select Wi-Fi Calling and make sure it is on.

This should help with some of the problems we are having with service.

We are installing two boosters that were received from our cell phone carrier.

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

If you need a new mask, please contact the Hospitality Desk.

Information subject to change.
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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:

· The third batch of random Supportive Care Residents and Staff tested June 5th resulted in 35 of 35 testing negative. We tested another group of supportive Care Residents and staff today, June 11th. I will report results next week.

· NIRR continues to be COVID-19 free.

BISTRO UPDATE:

o Table service and pick-up for Independent Living residents will start on Monday, June 22nd. There will be a maximum of three tables with two chairs each inside and a maximum of three tables with two chairs each outside.

§ Bistro meals may still be delivered to your apartments.

o Sneeze guard protectors have been installed at the counter and sanitizer is available.

o No self-serve at this time (i.e., sodas, coffee, chips, etc.)

o The Bistro will be open seven days a week starting the week of June 22nd.

LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES:

· Health Services:

o The Assisted Living nurses are available now to give any needed injections for $15 each. Please contact Deb Meadows at Extn. 5054 to let her know your needs.

o If you need assistance with medication reminders, please contact Deb Meadows.

o Deb is currently doing INR’s for $15 each for several IL residents. If you need this service, please contact her.

o When Deb Meadows is on unscheduled or scheduled leave, staff from Assisted Living will be available to fill in for scheduled appointments or emergencies.

PLANT OPS UPDATES:

· Window cleaning, both inside and out, has been suspended until further notice.

BEAUTY SALON:

· I have seen several residents who were able to have Katherine from A+ Cuts do her magic.

· We have learned that Hilda will not be returning; please schedule all appointments through Katherine at 505-220-4884.

TRAVEL:

· If residents travel out of state, we ask that you get the COVID-19 testing and documentation of negative results before returning to NiRR.

o If needed, NiRR can provide a letter for the testing; please let Chrissy Akes know.

· If residents choose not to get tested and provide the negative result, we would kindly ask that you quarantine for a minimum of 14 days in your apartment. Meals will be delivered free of charge.

COMMUNICATION:

· I hope you have been enjoying the weekly communications. If there are certain items or questions you wish me to address to the group, please let me know.

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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