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4440 Morris St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

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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Keeping Our Community Healthy

Bear Canyon Estates operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19 and transparently shares the number of active resident cases, updated weekdays by 11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. Click here for more information on our prevention and response measures.

Schedule a Visit With Us

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.

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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 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.

Need Help Moving ?

Holiday offers a complete solution to help you with downsizing and
moving into our senior living community. Our partner, Moves for Seniors,
specializes in managing all your move-related details and can be your
one-stop resource for stress-free transitions.

Schedule a Visit or Ask a Question

Office Hours / Walk-ins / Appointments Monday-Sunday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm