- at Selwyn Oaks Village with The Selwyn Foundation.
Selwyn Oaks Retirement Village at 21 Youngs Road, Papakura, comprises a Rest Home and Hospital together with Villas for independent living - all set within beautifully landscaped grounds and mature trees
Our 34 bed Hospital has a fresh, inviting interior, contributing to a resident’s sense of well-being. Built all on one level with the adjoining Rest Home, there are several lounges and delightful interior courtyards. All rooms are single and each has its own adjoining toilet and hand basin.
Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly environment. Our staff are trained to meet the particular needs of those in their care. Although our doctor visits regularly, some residents may prefer to have their own GP call on them as required.
We want all our residents to have an enjoyable time. Our manager is happy to meet with you, and to respond to any questions or concerns you may have. It is appreciated if you take the time to make an appointment. Telephone: 09 296 3800.
MAKING YOU AT HOME
There is open visiting at the ‘Oaks’ and your family and friends are always made very welcome.
This is your home and you are free to come and go as you please. However we do ask that residents inform staff of your whereabouts when leaving the Village.
You are welcome to bring such personal things as some of your curtains, pictures, photographs, treasured mementos, your television set – and any special item of furniture which will fit into the limited space available. A private telephone may be installed in your room at a rental charge or through Telecom. A telephone is also available for you to use in our reception area. Our receptionist is happy to advise you.
A mini-market caters for your basic shopping needs - and as well as our own library, there are regular visits from the Papakura librarians.
Many activities for people of the local community happen in the ‘White House’ - as the homestead inside our front gate is known. Hospital residents are welcome.
HERE FOR YOU
Our friendly receptionist is able to help you in many ways, including . . .
- Arrange for you to have your ordered newspaper delivered to your room.
- If you wish, our receptionist will help to manage your money, through operating a personal petty cash account and paying any bills you may incur.
- Advise you as to which care staff member can arrange for hair, physiotherapy and podiatrist appointments; a hearing check, or your personal laundry requirements. And, at your request, arrange dental and optician appointments outside the village - and your transport for these or your medical appointments beyond Selwyn Oaks.
All diets and appetites are catered for - you may prefer a salad to hot vegetables for example. You are also welcome to have family or a guest for lunch at a small charge payable to reception.
Our Chaplain is available to everyone. We hold a Sunday service and communion in the main lounge.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
Our full-time Activities Coordinator runs a busy programme for residents. You are
invited to join in the recreation, exercise and leisure activities of your choice and as may be possible for you. These could include:.
- Games, indoor bowls, chair bowls and carpet bowls
- Music, sing-a-long sessions and exercises to music
- Newspaper-reading, story-telling, television and videos.
- Regular mini-bus trips and outings with family and friends.
- Arts and crafts
- Birthday and other Celebrations
- Frequent visits from community groups.
- Valuables: Although Selwyn Oaks does not accept responsibility for valuables such as jewellery and money, nevertheless items may be formally handed in to the office for safekeeping.
- Fire: Selwyn Oaks has smoke detectors and sprinklers. Should you hear an alarm, please stay where you are. Our staff have fire evacuation procedures in place and you can feel safe in their hands.
- Visitors Book: We have a visitor signing in/out book which is monitored. This helps to ensure the safety of all our people.
BEING GOOD NEIGHBOURS
Please do not smoke within our Rest Home & Hospital - we do have designated courtyard areas for smokers. We ask that you respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly.
THE SELWYN FOUNDATION GROUP – AN OVERVIEW and VISION STATEMENT
- The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.
Selwyn’s residents mirror New Zealand society as a whole, having people from all kinds of backgrounds, life experiences and interests. These days, people entering our retirement villages are older - now that people are living and remaining active for much longer.
Nevertheless, people residing in Rest Homes as well as those living independently, are encouraged to live as full a life as is humanly possible through maintaining existing links with community activities such as the RSA Club, local churches, Probus, U3A and sports clubs. Organised activities are on offer too – and managers are always interested in hearing of new ideas for activities, outings and social gatherings.
Today’s retirement villages are the culmination of over 50 years of progress. It was towards the late 1940s that the Anglican Church’s Auckland City Mission became very concerned about the plight of elderly people to cope in sometimes dilapidated houses, often too large for them once children had grown up and moved away.
The Mission had already done considerable work with older people by 1954 when the first 20 retired people became residents at Selwyn Village in Point Chevalier. This was the first rest home and retirement complex of its kind built in New Zealand. It still exists, although almost grown beyond recognition.
In 1967, the Mission arranged for the creation of The Selwyn Foundation as a separate charitable trust, specifically set up to look after this special concern for the needs of older people in our society.
Named after George Augustus Selwyn, first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand, the Foundation is an independent perpetual trust and not-for-profit organisation. Selwyn owns or manages retirement facilities in Northland, throughout greater Auckland and in the Waikato. It continues to grow and flourish - it is here to stay!
- Providing quality Christian care for the elderly.
The Selwyn Foundation Group invites you to take a closer look at our commitment to Christian values, quality care, accommodation and services, which continue to make us a leader in the provision of a wide range of accommodation and service options for the elderly in New Zealand.
It is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all residents through the ‘Selwyn Way’ wellness concept.
The Selwyn Foundation Group owns and manages a number of facilities throughout the North Island, and is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of aged care in New Zealand.
We place a high value on honesty and mutual respect. We strive to see our people fulfilled through the creation of work environments, where openness, communication, teamwork and safety are paramount. Our staff and volunteers share a specific interest in older adults, and undertake ongoing training in the particular needs of those in their care.
We strive to achieve excellence, continually seeking means for improvement and innovation in our care and services. Furthermore, we will, with integrity, adopt the highest standards of ethical behaviour in all our activities: care, legal, financial, environmental and all business practices.