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Seniors looking to retire to a warmer climate with a western flair should consider New Mexico independent living communities. An independent living community in New Mexico also offers seniors a rich cultural experience, as this state has the highest percentage of Hispanic Americans, and is only second to Alaska in its percentage of Native Americans. As well, one can visit the Rio Grande River here, which is the eighth longest river in America. Seniors residing in independent living facilities in New Mexico can also look forward to stunning sunrises and sunsets. Rustic hiking trails through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains provide great exercise opportunities, and rose-colored deserts take away one’s breath with their beauty.

Though typically thought of as a dry state ruled by deserts, New Mexico offers more geographic diversity than one might think.

Individuals considering senior independent living facilities here may be surprised to learn thick mountain forests occupy a sizable chunk of the northern part of the state. Mesas also make up a significant part of the landscape, and New Mexico independent living communities often provide walking trails for seniors to soak in the diverse beauty this state has to offer.

Many of these independent living communities offer a generous choice of recreational facilities including pubs, fitness centers, and craft centers. For outdoor recreation, seniors can enjoy bocce ball courts in some facilities, or a game of horseshoes. Fountains are often a decorative feature in many of these retirement communities, and homes purchased within these communities will frequently include patios that allow one to fully enjoy the stunning desert and mountainous landscape. Many of these independent living facilities are gated as well, ensuring full security, so those dwelling within can relax knowing their safety is paramount to the community.

For more intensive care needs, there are also New Mexico independent living communities that offer Alzheimer’s care, memory care, and assisted living. These facilities ensure that elders receive quality homemaking care, companion care, and compassion no matter when they need it. For more information on these independent living communities in New Mexico, please click below.