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Sarah Selwyn at Selwyn Village is owned and managed by The Selwyn Foundation, an independent charitable trust with Christian values, providing residential care, independent retirement living and community services for older people.
Sarah Selwyn Hospital is a modern, purpose-built 81 bed hospital within Selwyn Village at 43 Target Street in Point Chevalier, Auckland. Sarah Selwyn has several cosy lounges which overlook the grounds of the Waitemata Harbour. All our rooms are single with ensuites which also include showers. Some larger rooms have additional features.
Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly environment within which full nursing care is provided. The hospitals are staffed with registered nurses 24 hours each day. They are assisted by caregivers and other professional staff as appropriate. All staff have on-going training as to the particular needs of those in their care, and on safety issues. Doctors routinely visit the hospital and there is medical coverage over 24 hours seven days a week.
We are happy to respond to all enquiries. Please contact us on the following numbers:
Sarah Selwyn: ph (09) 845 0736
MAKING YOU AT HOME
We welcome your visitors and encourage them to take you for regular outings. We can lend you a wheel chair if necessary.
At Sarah Selwyn Hospital, standardised furniture is provided to allow our staff the space to use essential equipment such as shower chairs or hoists, but residents are invited to bring their favourite pictures and ornaments to make their room more homely. Please ask us before bringing in any personal furniture items.
Sarah Selwyn Hospital has several sheltered areas where you may sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. There are tea- and coffee-making facilities available in several lounges around the hospital.
HERE FOR YOU
Our friendly receptionists are able to help you in many ways. These include . . .
- Ordering a newspaper for you and arranging for payment
- Making appointments with our visiting hairdresser and podiatrist
- If you wish, our receptionists will help to manage your money, through operating a personal petty cash account and paying any incidental bills you may incur.
- At Sarah Selwyn, a private telephone may be installed in your room at rental charge through Telecom, although a telephone is also available for you to use in the reception area.
- All laundry is done on the premises, but we ask that woollens and delicate items be taken home by family whenever possible. All items need to be named please.
- Your meals are prepared with input from a qualified dietician, and individual diets can be arranged for you as required.
- A village chaplain visits on a regular basis and is available for counselling and spiritual guidance; a service of worship is held in the hospitals regularly.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
Residents are offered a wide range of activities for their enjoyment, and to enable them to maintain mobility and develop skills. The ‘At home at Selwyn’ care model provides access to recreation, exercise and leisure activities, including . . .
- The services of a qualified physiotherapist
- Special activities - residents are able to take part in special theme events
- Music, sing-a-long sessions, entertainment and a weekly ‘happy-hour’
- An in-house Communion Service every week
- Crossword / word games/ bingo
- Indoor chair bowls / exercise
- News reading and book club
- Cooking Club / craft sessions
- 1 on 1 ‘pamper time’
- Mini-bus trips
- Animal therapy
- Birthday celebrations.
- Valuables: While we ask residents not to have valuables or money in their rooms, personal effects brought in need to be insured by the resident or their family.
- Fire: The hospitals have smoke detectors and sprinklers. Our fully trained staff have fire evacuation procedures in place - 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.
- a balanced community
Located at 43 Target Street, Pt Chevalier, Selwyn Village is set in 26 acres of park-like grounds on the water’s edge of the Pt Chevalier Peninsula. It is central to shopping malls, motorways, bus routes and only minutes from the City. We aim to promote a sense of community and companionship for residents and staff.
Villas and apartments
Private Hospitals - 150 beds
A Specialised Dementia Unit
Arts and Crafts Centre
Chapel, Church Services and Chaplaincy
Craft Shop, garden plants and seedlings and a pre-loved clothes shop
Cross-town Stagecoach Bus, with frequent services through the Village from the end of Point Chevalier Peninsular to St Heliers Bay, via St Luke’s Shopping Centre and the Greenlane Clinical Centre.
Dementia Day Care
Mini Market - Post Shop and Hairdressing Salon
Residents’ Carpentry Workshop
Selwyn Theatre for recreational and social activities
Games Room - Gymnasium - Library and Computer Room
Spa Pool and Swimming Pool
These facilities are situated on the ground floor of Lichfield Towers and are available for the sole use and enjoyment of residents from the entire village. There are coffee and tea making facilities in the TV room kitchen. If you wish to access these facilities before 8.00 am and after 5.00 pm you may obtain a key from Administration for a deposit of $35.00 which is refundable on return.
The village Administration Block is located opposite the Chapel. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm. Saturday & Sunday, 10.00 am - 3.30 pm.
BOOKS AND LIBRARY SERVICE
Each house has a library where residents may read or borrow books. Collectively, the libraries have a stock of over 2000 books. Large print books which have been withdrawn from public libraries are given to the village and may be borrowed free of charge.
An Auckland City Mobile Library Bus visits Selwyn Village every Thursday between 9.15 am and 10.30 am and stops outside the main doors of Kerridge. It will not visit on Public Holidays or between the Christmas and New Year period.
CHAPEL OF CHRIST THE KING
The chapel is the focal point of Selwyn Village. Regular services of worship are held in the chapel and broadcast into the rest homes. Services of worship are also held in Brian Wells Lodge and Christ’s Hospital. A brochure is available detailing the chaplaincy service in Selwyn Village. Information on Chapel Services is available in the weekly newsletter.
Situated in the Community Centre, the Coffee Inn is open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily.
The Community Centre is located beside the ASB Bank and the Mini-Market and is available to all village residents who may wish to utilize it.
The Craft Centre is located in the Community Centre and is a place where you can continue with your creative and artistic pursuits.
Registered medical practitioners are on duty or on call at all times.
Guest accommodation for family and friends is available for rent. Please enquire about prices and make reservations through the receptionist at Administration.
The village hairdressing salon is located in the Community Centre. It is open Monday to Saturday: please telephone or call in to make an appointment. In addition, hairdressers visit each rest home and the hospital at least once a week.
HEARING AND HEARING AIDS
A volunteer provides a highly efficient service for anyone who has a hearing aid and who needs supplies such as batteries. A Hearing Association member visits the village. Appointments may be made through the Medical Centre.
For rest home residents mail is normally delivered to each ‘house’ by 11.00 am Monday to Friday.
Your address for mail is: Mr / Mrs / Miss, Number / House, Selwyn Village, 43 Target Street,
Point Chevalier, AUCKLAND 1022.
Each ‘house’ has a box for outgoing mail which is cleared at 1.00 pm on weekdays and 4.30 pm on Saturdays. Mail to all independent living areas will be delivered by NZ Post directly to their own mail box. Please ensure your Selwyn Village address is given to NZ Post. If you are unsure of what your address is please check at administration first.
MAINTENANCE - (All Property Related Matters / Appliance Faults)
Independent residents please note that in order to provide an effective and efficient service the Village has preferred contractors that are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week. These contractors are familiar with the site, the overall infrastructure of the Village and our Health and Safety procedures etc. The procedure to access one of the above services is as follows:
Monday to Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm contact Administration (ph 846 0119)
After Hours phone 845 0734.
All meals are prepared and cooked on site. A qualified dietician oversees the menu. The main mid-day meal is served in the dining room of Lichfield Towers. There are two sittings:
11.30 am Cottage Residents 12.00 noon Villa and Apartment Residents
The mid-day meal can be ordered by Independent Residents if they wish and/or for guests by signing the reservation book in the dining room by 3.00 pm the day before. You must then purchase a meal ticket from reception in the Administration Office. Meal tickets will be collected by a staff member attending to your table.
Medical Centre hours are Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.
MINI MARKET - POST SHOP
This is located in the Administration Block and sells a range of essential items for your convenience.
The Selwyn News is the village newsletter, published weekly on Wednesdays. It gives village news and information about activities, entertainment, church service times and other events. It is distributed throughout the village free of charge.
Please arrange your own ‘Herald’ delivery by phoning the Circulation Department on ph 373 6000.
Our physiotherapists provide a service to all residents in care.
RESIDENTS COMMITTEES and the INDEPENDENT RESIDENTS COUNCIL
These have been formed by the residents to liaise with the Selwyn Foundation administration. Each house or area of the village has a resident’s committee, with meetings open to all residents of the area concerned.
Our security guard patrols the village all night from 6.00 pm until 6.00 am.
On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month: This leaves for Lynmall from outside Lichfield Towers at 11.45 am and leaves Lynmall at 2.00 pm. The transport cost is $3.00 per person.
On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month there is a trip to Pt Chevalier shops. The Bus leaves outside Lichfield at 10.30 am, returning at 11.30 am. The Transport cost is $1.00 per person. This service is for Independent Residents only and reservations are made through the receptionist in Administration.
A no-smoking policy within our buildings applies to all residents, visitors and staff. Those who smoke need to go outside to one of the properly designated smoking areas, all of which are located more than 2 metres away from any window or door opening. Residents of rental and ‘Occupation Right Agreement’ areas are permitted to smoke within their own private living accommodation but not in any area of communal activity.
These are available at a reduced cost for attending Hospital Appointments only. Please see the receptionist at Administration.
Within the village, transport is provided by buggies driven by our volunteers. They operate from the Community Centre 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm each week day. To request a buggy please phone 846 0119 ext 756. On weekends, please phone 846 0119 ext 819.
VILLAGE FACILITIES - available for hire by our residents
The Community Centre, Theatre and ground floor Lichfield Towers (either the Lounge or TV Room) are available for private functions and bookings should be made through the Activities Co-ordinator.
We charge a $30.00 deposit plus $3.00 per person to hire each area and these charges help to defray the costs in maintaining the standard of these facilities. Hireage includes use of the kitchen facilities, crockery and cutlery. If staff are required to clean up, serve or be in attendance, such costs will be additional. Please consult with the Independent Services Manager for details.
These are people who give their time and support to the life of the village. Most volunteers come from the community, others are themselves village residents.
THE SELWYN FOUNDATION GROUP
- 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.