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~Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group Adds Hospice Care to Services~

Albuquerque, NM - April 1, 2019 - Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group has completed the acquisition of Del Corazon Hospice located in Santa Fe, NM. Del Corazon has been operating successfully in northern New Mexico for over eight years, providing services to the needs of patients and their families in rural areas. The purchase strengthens the wide range of services Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group already affords to seniors, and is a positive step in the continued growth of the organization as it seeks to further its mission of serving more seniors.

Established in Santa Fe, and continuously directed by Executive Director, David Rodriguez, he utilized his years of health care experience to found and operate a hospice program on behalf of a group of investors based in Texas. Rodriguez will remain the Executive Director, along with his experienced staff.

Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group (HCLG), a New Mexico not-for-profit 501(c)(3) based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, completed the acquisition of Del Corazon Hospice as of April 1, 2019. HCLG will be able, in the foreseeable future, to extend hospice care to residents of the organization's Life Plan communities at both their Albuquerque and Rio Rancho locations, and the local community. HCLG's philosophy of care aligns with Del Corazon Hospice - to provide the compassionate end of life care that is the hallmark of hospice. Life Plan communities are designed to offer more than one level of care on a single campus, ranging from seniors who are looking for an active lifestyle while providing a plan for long-term care.

HCLG is the faith-based parent company of La Vida Llena Life Plan Community in Northeast Albuquerque, The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Life Plan Community, Ralston Creek Neighborhood Assisted Living and Memory Care in Arvada, Colorado, and Sommerset Neighborhood Assisted Living and Memory Care in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

For more information about the Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group, the parent company of our flagship community La Vida Llena, Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, Sommerset Neighborhood and Ralston Creek Neighborhood retirement communities, contact: Dave Walbright, Director of Marketing, at dwalbright@haverlandcarter.com, or Erika M. Sedillo, Communications Coordinator, at esedillo@haverlandcarter.com.

~Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group Acquires Colorado Senior Living Community~

Albuquerque, NM - May 17, 2017 - Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group, a mission driven, faith-based New Mexico not-for-profit 501(c)(3) has purchased Ralston Creek Senior Living located in Arvada, CO. Formerly a for-profit community, the name will be changed to Ralston Creek Neighborhood and will become a not-for-profit assisted living and memory care affiliate of Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group.

"This acquisition is in perfect alignment with Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group's not-for-profit mission of offering senior housing and health care options," stated E. DeAnn Eaton, the Chief Executive Officer of Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group (HCLG). "The experienced leadership of HCLG will benefit the residents and employees of Ralston Creek Neighborhood. Our focus, as we evaluate opportunities presented to us, is to protect our assets while we grow business," Eaton added.

HCLG is also the parent company of another assisted living and memory care community, Sommerset Neighborhood, located in Oklahoma City, OK. Ralston Creek Neighborhood is the fourth affiliate of Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group. "This project met our goals as it offers no construction risks, excellent design and an ideal location in an expanding market. Certainly going into Colorado has us expanding our geographic presence, but also has us diversifying by adding another freestanding assisted living community to our existing Life Plan Communities, "Eaton said. "Our strategic plan is to seek new opportunities to provide care and services beyond our existing boundaries."

Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group is an integrated retirement lifestyle provider currently operating two Life Plan Communities, La Vida Llena in Albuquerque's northeast heights and the Neighborhood in Rio Rancho in Rio Rancho, NM. Life Plan communities are designed to offer more than one level of care on a single campus, ranging from seniors who are looking for an active lifestyle while providing a plan for long term care.

For more information about Ralson Creek Neighborhood, contact: Dave Walbright, Director of Marketing, at dwalbright@haverlandcarter.com, or Erika M. Sedillo, Communications Coordinator, at esedillo@haverlandcarter.com.

~The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Life Plan Community Opens~

Rio Rancho, NM - April 18, 2016 - Planning for building The Neighborhood began in mid 2012, and is now Rio Rancho's only Life Plan Community. La Vida Llena was the first, and only such community in the area until The Neighborhood opened to its first residents in April of 2016.

The Neighborhood is 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. Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group (HCLG) is proud to bring the active lifestyle and quality care a Life Plan community provides to the city of Rio Rancho. HCLG, the company has maintained the ideals of the mission of La Vida Llena's founders by expanding beyond existing boundaries and preserving assets with the opening of The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, the newest affiliate of HCLG.

~An Award Winning Community~ Since opening, The Neighborhood has won two awards. First, the annual NAIOP New Mexico Awards of Excellence recognized the community with the Eagle Award in the multifamily category. More than 60 projects were entered into the competition in 2016. The award was given based on a design that equalized The Neighborhood as a project with functional and aesthetic goals, while also meeting financial requirements.

Second, Albuquerque Business First acknowledged the community at the "Deals of the Year" awards in the construction category. The weekly publication's news staff spent months reducing the list to 52 winners based on the size of the deal and the potential benefits to New Mexico. Winners were also judged on if they were significant business news stories from August 2015 to August 2016. The main determining factors for each deal considered was size of the deal and its potential benefits to New Mexico.

For more information or to schedule a free tour - call (505) 994-2296.

Sommerset Neighborhood

~Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group Expands its Mission to Oklahoma~

Albuquerque, NM - August 13, 2015 - Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group (HCLG), a mission driven, faith-based New Mexico not-for-profit 501(c)(3) has purchased Sommerset Assisted Living and Memory Care Center located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Formerly a family owned, for-profit community, the name will be changed to Sommerset Neighborhood and become a not-for-profit affiliate of Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group. An integrated retirement lifestyle provider, HCLG currently operates one Life Plan Community, La Vida Llena in Albuquerque and has another under construction, The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Its new acquisition, Sommerset Neighborhood, was built in three phases between 1998 and 2005 with a total of 124 studio and one bedroom apartments providing Assisted Living, Memory Care and Progressive Care. HCLG will bring its 30+ years experience operating La Vida Llena, Albuquerque's only Life Plan Community, and has a history of excellent care in its nursing home, assisted living and memory care. La Vida Llena consistently holds a five star rating, the highest rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program.

"This acquisition is in perfect alignment with Haverland Carter's not-for-profit mission of offering senior housing and health care options. The experienced leadership of HCLG will benefit the residents and employees of Sommerset," stated E. DeAnn Eaton, Cheif Executive Officer of HCLG.

"There will be no dramatic first day changes in employment or provision of services to the residents," stated Ms. Eaton. "Our plan is to gradually adapt Sommerset to the HCLG branding best recognized as being named One of the Top 10 Best Places to Work Large Employers in New Mexico in 2014 by Albuquerque Business First, and as Albuquerque's Best Senior Living Community in 2015 in a survey of readers of The Albuquerque Journal. It is within our strategic plan to grow business either by building new or through acquisition. Our strategic plan, is to seek new opportunities to provide care and services beyond our existing boundaries," Ms. Eaton continued. "Certainly going into Oklahoma has us expanding our geographic presence, but also has us diversifying by adding a freestanding Assisted Living community to our Life Plan Communities."

"HCLG's current affiliates, La Vida Llena and The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, will not be affected by this acquisition," Eaton said.

Connie Bailey, JD and Ida Dunn, the previous owners, were dedicated to the residents and the staff of Sommerset and wanted the best possible outcome as they decided to retire from being the owner/operators of Sommerset. "We were impressed with HCLG as a mission driven, not-for-profit organization and felt they would assure the best care for the residents and preserve continued employment for the staff," Bailey said. "We are leaving Sommerset in good hands."

Haverland Carter is committed to excellence in retirement community management. It is our mission to enhance the well-being and quality of life for older persons with competency, compassion and ethical behavior.

If you would like more information, please contact David Walbright at DWalbright@HaverlandCarter.com.

The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho E. DeAnn Eaton

~Ribbon Cutting Opens Information Center~

Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group Chief Executive Officer E. DeAnn Eaton presided over the Ribbon Cutting during the opening of The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Information Center.

Unique retirement community coming to Rio Rancho begins to accept reservations for future occupancy! The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, a new continuing care retirement community being developed, took a giant step closer to reality with the opening of its Information Center.

Now, people interested in this exciting new community can see detailed renderings, floor plans, and - most exciting of all - a scale model of the building detailing its architecural design. Also depicted are views from the apartments; sweeping views of the Four Hills, city lights, Sandia Peak, all the way to Santa Fe. The areas famous sunsets will be enjoyed from our views to the west.

The Neighborhood is unique as it will be Rio Rancho's only continuing care community offering Life Plan. Life Plan promotes active, independent residential living - offering everthing you would expect in the finest retirement lifestyle while also providing for potential future health care needs - all included in the one-time entrance fee. It is not just a great place to live - but gives you the peace of mind of having a plan in place for potential future health care needs.

Refurbished Pool

~La Vida Llena Renovation Completed!~

Updated and refurbished swimming pool - new locker/shower rooms also added!

Residents and employees of La Vida Llena Retirement Community are enjoying "The Full Life" more now than ever before during its 30 plus year existence. A major renovation of the entrance area of La Vida Llena was completed well ahead of schedule. The remodel was originally scheduled for completion within 15 months. Construction began the first week of February of 2013 and was completed in January of 2014. The nearly $7 million remodel to several areas of the central part of campus expanded and upgraded several key areas; the largest dining room and a separate Corner Cafe which now has a new small dining area of its own, a relocated new chapel and marketplace, upgrades to the front entrance, lobby, hospitality center, a library, indoor pool, several administrative offices and a new marketing conference center. Carter Hall, our main community room that hosts entertainment and presentations, now boasts state of the art audio-visual equipment along with a full-scale stage setup with a stunning stage lighting system; surround-sound and movie-sized projector, large retracting screen and multiple wired and wireless microphones. Unlike other retirement facilities that only provide housing, residents at La Vida Llena have always enjoyed an active retirement lifestyle with the peace of mind knowing they will be well cared for the rest of their lives. This renovation places La Vida Llena as exceeding other senior-living facilities throughout central New Mexico. Several in-house celebrations will commemorate the dust and dirt residents and employees lived and worked around for almost a year. For more information or a free tour - call (505) 293-4001.

Entrance to Main Community

See La Vida Llena for yourself!

The world is constantly changing - and there are changes where old can be new again. Following its 30th Anniversary, La Vida Llena assessed its amenities and services - met with residents - and set out a plan to make the community areas not only new again, but improve their usefulness. If you haven't seen La Vida Llena lately - then you haven't seen everything it has to offer.

The community auditorium was expanded and now has a state of the art sound system, sound stage with lighting, and additional seating. The Sandia Dining Room, Community Chapel, and Hospitality Center area were also remodeled. The Corner Cafe has been expanded to include a breakfast and lunch menu and both indoor and patio seating, and also includes a Marketplace. The community now has 2 swimming pools, 2 fitness centers and 2 locker rooms - providing opportunities for residents to get in their routine workout. La Vida Llena is Albuquerque's only Life Plan Retirement Community. This completed renovation project serves to enhance the lifestyle of its many residents. If you want to see the New La Vida Llena and discover the value of Life Plan - please make an appointment to come in. Call 505-293-4001.