Often called the “City of Vision,” Rio Rancho provides a thoroughly modern infrastructure surrounded by the wide scenic vistas of the Southwest. The city is just a short drive from historic sites as old as New Mexico itself. Today, Rio Rancho is poised for the future as the fastest growing, safest city in New Mexico.
Assisted living in Rio Rancho offers a warm and pleasant climate, a bustling economy and a senior-friendly environment. With a culturally diverse population of 75,000, the city boasts a variety of theaters, restaurants, a host of shopping venues and more.
Rio Rancho Attractions
Residents of assisted living in Rio Rancho enjoy many attractions suited to senior living including scenic parks, trails and spectator sports. The New Mexico Mustangs of the North American Hockey League play at the Santa Ana Star Center, a 7,000-seat, multi-purpose arena set on 160 acres in downtown Rio Rancho.
The city’s convenient location less than 20 miles from downtown Albuquerque affords Rio Rancho seniors easy access to many exciting attractions including Old Route 66, the J&R Vintage Automobile Museum and a number of Indian casinos.
Rio Rancho Senior Activities
The Meadowlark Senior Center is the community hub for elderly residents. Seniors enjoying assisted living in Rio Rancho can take advantage of Meadowlark’s health and wellness programs, social activities and day trip opportunities.
The city promotes “positive aging” with volunteer activities, educational classes and special events coordinated through the Division of Senior Services. The Senior Services Advisory Board assists in implementing new and fresh ideas and spearheads fundraising initiatives to benefit seniors in the area.
Rio Rancho Medical Facilities
Rio Rancho is firmly committed to supplying state-of the-art medical care for its growing population. The Presbyterian Medical Center, scheduled for completion in 2011, will provide residents of assisted living in Rio Rancho with a full-service, technologically advanced hospital.
Presbyterian will offer a flexible and friendly, patient-centered attitude to suit patients’ needs for today and well into the future. Until completion, residents can use the affiliated Presbyterian Hospital in nearby Albuquerque.
Rio Rancho Transit
Public transit in Rio Rancho is especially well-suited for the elderly. Rio Transit is a door-to-door shuttle service designed for seniors including those enjoying assisted living in Rio Rancho. All Rio Transit buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and are exclusively geared for the disabled and those 55 and older.
For trips outside the city, ABQ RIDE provides bus service to and from neighboring Albuquerque and connects riders with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express commuter train service. The Rail Runner will take passengers as far south as Belen and as far north as Santa Fe.
Find Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
For seniors looking to spend their golden years in Southwestern style, Rio Rancho offers a temperate climate, advanced hospital facilities and scenic parks. View a list of local senior housing on our Rio Rancho Assisted Living page.