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Set in a quiet street in Birkenhead with charming gardens and lovely neighbours, Selwyn House offers subsidised rental accommodation for people over 65. A community home with 11 independent living suites, Selwyn House is perfect for those on limited means who currently live alone, but would enjoy the company and security of living around others.
If this sounds like you, check out the full eligibility criteria on our website at selwynfoundation.org.nz or contact us on 09 846 0119 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to view our suites.
One of Auckland's most sought-after areas Selwyn House is located within Hansen Close, a small retirement village in Roseberry Avenue, Birkenhead, on Auckland's North Shore. The village is close to Birkenhead town centre and has easy access to all the town's amenities and shops, yet enjoys the tranquil surroundings of a mature residential environment.
THE SELWYN FOUNDATION – AN OVERVIEW and OUR MISSION
The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.
The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand registered charity providing services to older people and their families. We have been leading the way in improving the quality of life of our elders for over sixty five years. As pioneers of the retirement village model and of rest home care in this country, we are uniquely experienced in providing residential care, independent retirement living and community outreach services for older adults.
With the dramatic rise of New Zealand's ageing population, the work of The Selwyn Foundation is more important than ever. Building on our achievements to date — and in keeping with our original Mission to provide quality care for elders — we will continue to innovate, diversify and offer a continuum of flexible care options that meet the present and future needs of ageing people and their families.
In keeping with our mission:
To deliver quality services that are responsive to the ageing person and their family, ensuring that our charitable outreach supports those who are vulnerable or in need.
Our activities are grouped in four key areas:
Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.
To support our mission we reappraised our definition of 'vulnerability' and developed new, practical ideas on how our charitable mission could affect the quality of life of older people. We identified three particular areas where our help can make a substantial difference to those in need:
• Social isolation/loneliness
• Affordable housing
• Hardship support
These priorities are funded through surpluses derived from the various Selwyn villages, community services and educational functions, and through fundraising, donations, bequests, and sponsorship initiatives and in the future surpluses from commercial partnerships. We have partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our affordable housing goals in addition to our 81 rentals.
Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.
The Selwyn Institute takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing of older people and helps inform our charitable and business functions through knowledge-sharing, research, trials, innovations, and technology development.
The Selwyn Foundation is committed to opening up growth and skill opportunities that help our staff, their families and our residents.
Providing care and support to elders in their community.
Recognising that village life is not for everyone, The Selwyn Foundation is expanding its care and services to those who choose to remain living in their communities. Helping older people to remain connected through our Selwyn Centres, providing cost effective transport, health and fitness programmes, and providing products and services that they both need and want. All of this delivered through The Selwyn Way – our approach to care.
Creating thriving communities to age well.
We continue to build thriving communities, mindful of the potential need for continuum of care. With the development of The Selwyn Way, our approach to care, so too we have developed purpose-built residential care housing that allows us to provide residents with a more homely environment where they can find meaning and self-fulfilment.
The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.