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Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village
Care Apartments
40 Fenton Crescent
St Clair
Dunedin 9012
Postal Address
40 Fenton Crescent
Saint Clair
Dunedin 9012
Southern (Otago)
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Kyrene O'Donnell - (03) 4550277
Ryman Healthcare - (03) 3664069
Clinical Manager
Trudy Stark
Sales Advisor
Kate Morgan - 0272272433
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Winner: 2021 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages

At Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future. One in five Ryman Healthcare residents lives in a serviced apartment – and it’s easy to see why. You have the independence of living in your own home with help as you need it.

As well as independent living and assisted living in serviced apartments, Frances Hodgkins also provides resthome care.

When Ryman Healthcare was founded over 35 years ago, our co-founder Kevin Hickman thought about what he’d want for his own mother. He set one simple standard for the care we provide: It’s got to be good enough for Mum.

Today, we not only uphold that same standard, we continue to raise the bar in retirement living and aged care.

Serviced apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything Frances Hodgkins has to offer.

Leading innovation is something that Ryman villages are becoming renowned for. Our seasonal Delicious menu is made fresh on site by in-house chefs. As a serviced apartment resident, you will enjoy a home-cooked main meal every day. You can choose from three main courses, including a vegetarian option. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Ryman offer some of the most resident-friendly and transparent terms in Australasia, with agreements written in plain language so they are easy for everyone to understand.

Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your serviced apartment, guaranteed.* And our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

We’ve developed our own ACC accredited Triple A exercise programme. Catering for all ability levels, this free programme improves strength, balance and mobility. Our Engage activities programme provides events and activities for residents, such as the weekly Happy Hour, arts and crafts, and outings in the village van.

Having daily activities and events to look forward to, combined with a friendly village environment, is what life is all about. It’s those moments of shared joy and laughter. Because at Ryman villages, we create the kind of community that our residents grew up in – connected and caring.

The village is situated in Fenton Crescent, St Clair, receiving sun all day and magnificent views over the city, the Harbour, Forbury Park and down to the beach at St Clair.

Serviced apartments have a kitchenette with a fridge-freezer and microwave, and a private ensuite. The call bells mean help is always there, as they are monitored 24 hours a day by on-site staff.

We’ve won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award seven times. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal six times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers (with 15 villages or more) in New Zealand, Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health. Frances Hodgkins is one such village that has achieved this ‘gold standard’ in care.

The Lifestyle at Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village has so many wonderful aspects. We appreciate that everyone has different needs and expectations, so we encourage you to come and visit.

Compare Ryman terms with other retirement village providers, find out what care options they provide for the future, and join in with the activities or events on offer. That way, you’ll obtain a real appreciation of village lifestyle, and whether you can see yourself living there.

We look forward to introducing you to our wonderful community.

*Some conditions apply
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 32
Vacancy Soon
All enquiry warmly welcomed.Information package available on request
Impending vacancy Yes - Enquire now for an update
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 21 Jan 2022
'the company and the staff are marvellous,there is always something to do'
I no longer need to rely on my family and friends'
'knowing that care is available if required is a load off my mind'
I feel so safe.I have slept better here than I have done in years'
'my health isnt quite so good now.Living in a Serviced Apartment I know extra care is always close at hand''I feel so safe and secure'
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Unit etc.
Serviced Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsPlease contact us for further details 03 4550277
Surrender DetailsFull information available on request
Service Charge DetailsPlease contact us for details of our fixed price weekly fees
Nursing Care DetailsService packages available from assisted living right through to full resthome care in your very own apartment
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Kate Morgan -Sales Advisor
Address 40 Fenton Crescent St Clair
City/Town Dunedin
Company Ryman Healthcare
Phone 03 4557936 or 4550277
Mobile 027 2272433
Email View Email Address
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Anchorage Trustees Services Ltd
Address 1 Sir William Pickering Drive Burnside
City/Town Christchurch.8140
Phone 03 3666713
Fax 03 3797097
Email View Email Address
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Warwick Deuchrass
Address Cnr Princes St and Moray Place Private Bag 1959
City/Town Dunedin
Company Anderson Lloyd Lawyers
Phone 03 4773973
Fax 03 4773184
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Feature Status Details
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes numerous activites and outings
Newsletter Yes
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes scheduled transport outings
Transport Available Yes
Restaurant Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes lovely manicured gardens and lawn with ample outdoor seating
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Comprehensive activities programme with opportunites for residents to join with activites on site such as indoor bowls,Triple A excercise class newspaper reading,musical entertainment,guest speaker events and big screen movies or get out and about in one of our Village minivans
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Details of fixed price weekly fees avaiable on request
Staffing qualifications and details Staff aged care eduction programme in place
Details about meals All food prepared on site in our very own kitchen
Associated Complexes Yvette Williams Retirement Village
Updated: 15 Sep 2021

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.

In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.