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Vista Grande Active Adult Community

A Place In The Sun... For You!

Vista Grande is an active adult community built by The Foundation of IAAP as housing for retired administrative professionals. Living at Vista Grande is determined by application from people who are 55 and up and priority is given in this order:

  • IAAP members
  • Former IAAP members
  • General Public

When your application is received, you are placed on a waiting list for occupancy on your desired move-in date or as soon as possible thereafter. A financial statement is required for occupancy and financial need is a consideration for acceptance.

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For additional information or a residency application, contact Vista Grande:

Manager, Vista Grande Active Adult Community
4101 Meadowlark Lane SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

The History of Vista Grande

Vista Grande is The Foundation of IAAP's most longstanding project. Our "place in the sun" was envisioned in 1947 by Della Herring, who contributed the first dollar to a new retirement fund. In December 1970, groundbreaking ceremonies were held on what would become Vista Grande. Vista Grande now consists of a total of 168 units and continues to improve.

Amenities at Vista Grande

Vista Grande has all the features you would expect from a premier retirement community. The 168-unit community is continually improving for residents. Listed below are some of the amenities residents will receive:


  • 24-hour call system
  • Spacious floor plans
  • Color-coordinated draperies and carpeting
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Kitchenette with electric range, refrigerator, waste disposal and cabinets
  • Private bathroom with tub/shower
  • Storage facilities
  • Partial utilities paid

Community Features:

  • 24-hour office area with copier and paper shredder
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Coin-operated laundry center
  • The Mildred Barr Library with hundreds of books and videos
  • The Lillian C. Martino Arts and Crafts Room
  • Community activities including bingo, card games, cookouts, community projects and parties
  • Organized craft activity sessions
  • Exercise room
  • Picturesque outdoor setting with gazebo

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The Foundation News

2015-2016 Board of Directors

The Foundation is excited to welcome the incoming board members, who will begin their service on October 1.

IAAP Chapter Donations

The Foundation would like to thank all of the IAAP chapters that have made donations upon their dissolution.

Amazing Ride

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Amazing Ride and helping us raise more $25,000 to support administrative professionals!

Silent Auction

We are pleased to announce that $10,000 was raised during this year's Silent Auction!

The Foundation Celebration

Thanks for celebrating with us! Be on the lookout for photos from the event. Learn more.

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