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Shadowed by the Sandia Mountains, Bear Canyon Estates retirement community offers a welcoming setting in vibrant Albuquerque, New Mexico. Wake up to watermelon-colored sunrises in a historic, high-desert city where the promise of each day is palpable. Our charming senior living community is thoughtfully landscaped and close to a large park with walking paths.
Nestled in the suburban Northeast Heights, our independent living community is near shopping at Coronado Center and Presbyterian Hospital. When you feel like venturing out for day trips or entertaining family and friends, there’s plenty of nearby attractions. Explore the plazas of Historic Old Town, watch polar bears at the Albuquerque Biological Park, or discover dinosaurs at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History -- all within a 20-minute drive.
Bear Canyon Estates is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2020 Great Place to Work certification, the 2019 Great Place to Work certification, and the 2018 SeniorAdvisor Best of Senior Living award.
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If you'd like to speak with us about joining our senior living community, please use this form. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will respond promptly. You can even schedule a personalized virtual tour. We're here 7 days a week and offer visits to suit your schedule.
In the neighborhood
Moving to a new home can be challenging, but you’ll find familiar comforts and discover new favorites at Bear Canyon Estates and in the surrounding Albuquerque area. With so many entertainment options and transportation services, residents at Bear Canyon Estates enjoy a lifestyle that’s anything but boring.
Floor Plans & Room Planner
Bear Canyon Estates features inviting floor plans designed to maximize resident access and everyday comfort in your new home. Use this convenient guide to choose from the many available room sizes and layouts, then use our room planning tool to help arrange the furniture in your new home.
Community Amenities and Services
- Activity Room
- Barber/Beauty Salon
- Billiard Lounge
- Community Fireplace
- Community Grounds
- Computer Room with Internet Access
- Covered Parking
- Fitness Equipment
- Game Room
- Large Screen TV Lounge
- Laundry Facilities
- Locked Mailboxes
- Lounge Area
- Pets Welcome
- Private Dining Room
- Resident Kitchen
- Safety Rails
- Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
- Walking Paths
- Washer and Dryer
- Guest Suite
- Renters Liability Insurance Program
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Basic Cable TV
- Carpet and Window Treatments
- Full Kitchen in Units
- Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
- Kitchenette in Units
- Patio or Balcony
- Telephone Hookups
- Washer and Dryer Hookups
- Walk-in Tub
- Wheelchair Accessible Units
Services Included with Monthly Rent
- Common Area WiFi
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Three Chef Prepared Meals Daily
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Light Linen Service
- Lively Mobile Plus Personal Emergency Response Device
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Exclusive Travel and Stay Program
- Most Utilities Included
Connection isn’t our goal. It’s our promise.
That’s why life at Holiday Retirement isn’t prescriptive, it’s personal. This is an era of opportunity to find passions that spark curiosity and people that inspire us to learn who one is. Life at Holiday Retirement isn’t about a building or amenities, it’s about the ways those simple pleasures and the people we share them with transform us every day. A meal becomes a memory. A trip to the store becomes an adventure. And a walk around the grounds becomes a tradition between friends. We are Holiday Retirement and we believe life is best lived among friends on your terms.
What are your interests?
Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site
The convenience of Bear Canyon Estate's on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.
Outside visitors even come for beauty appointments at Bear Canyon Estates to see our popular stylist on-site, Viola. Residents love her coloring and perm services as well as her men and women cuts and styles.
Fitness Right at Home
Bear Canyon Estates residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.
Catch up with neighbors while breaking a sweat in our walking club. Improve balance and strength in Chair Yoga and our Stretch and Balance class. Learn dances in Lets Get Fit, and perform them for other residents.
Let Us Serve You
Enjoy restaurant-style dining served by courteous staff. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Bear Canyon Estates' dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.
Bear Canyon Estates' award-winning chef J.P. loves to connect with residents and even incorporates some of their recipes into menus. Join his monthly roundtable to offer feedback on food and talk favorites. Residents love his monthly candlelight steak dinner with music.
Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community
There’s so much to explore in the Albuquerque area and Bear Canyon Estates makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.
Complimentary transportation provides you easy access to local activities, events, and attractions, including a monthly “Lunch Bunch” outing to resident-selected restaurants. Residents especially enjoy field trips to museums, casinos, Old Town State Fair, the botanic gardens, and aquarium.
Life is Never Boring
Bear Canyon Estates' comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.
Try your luck at poker or our weekly Jackpot Bingo –so popular even people from outside the community attend. Exercise your vocals in our sing-alongs. Listen to authors and speakers talk history, health, and books. Take art classes or a "Great Course" class in the history of European Art. There's always fun to be had.
Pets Make Life Better
Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Bear Canyon Estates. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.
Residents often take their pooches for playdates at the nearby park. Therapy dogs regularly visit the community, invoking many smiles and good feelings.
Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi
Peninsula is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout the building. You can use community desktop computers to stay up to date, or you can connect your personal devices to the WiFi.
Travel and Adventure is Always Available
The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.
Lend a Helping Hand
Many residents find a sense of fulfillment in donating their time and skills to a cause close to their hearts. Bear Canyon Estates residents come together to give back in a variety of ways. For instance, during the holidays, we make gifts for the kids at UNM Children's Hospital. Residents also support Toys for Tots and a children's rights law firm. On the flip side, outside volunteers come into our community from LDS Church to play bean bag baseball and high schoolers play weekly board games with residents.
Join us for a Complimentary Meal
At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.
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