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Selwyn Village

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Selwyn Village
Respite / short term care
43 Target Street
Point Chevalier
Auckland 1022
Postal Address
PO Box 44106
Point Chevalier
Auckland 1246
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Lyn Wardlaw - (09) 845 0728
The Selwyn Foundation - (09) 845 0838
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Rachel Witbrock - 021 790 434
Senior Sales Consultant
David Kelsall - 021 223 6563
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Lyn Wardlaw - (09) 846 0119
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Selwyn Village offers short-term and respite care for people over the age of 65 at its Ivan Ward and Sarah Selwyn care homes. If you’re recovering from ill health, surgery, or when your principal family/whānau carer goes on holiday, you may wish to take a break at Selwyn Village to enable you to receive the required care. Short-term and respite care are subject to availability.

When you first arrive at one of our care homes, we’ll discuss with you the results of your surgery discharge plan, the most recent NASC (needs assessment service co-ordination) assessment or any other health and social services assessment you have had in the community. We’ll ask you further questions about your health, wellbeing, preferences and independence needs so together we can agree your care plan. We’ll regularly review your care plan with you. We call this a partnership model of care, meaning you and your family/whānau are encouraged to be actively involved in your care and wellbeing.

At our care homes, we aim to optimise your recovery after surgery or illness, your independence, your engagement in life and your wellbeing, so you are as well as possible when you return to your home in the community. Throughout your short-term stay you and your family and friends will have access to Selwyn Village's wide range of amenities. Your family/whānau will be most welcome to be involved and participate in all aspects of your life at Selwyn, with friends and loved ones able to visit at any time and on any day.


Opened in 2018, the purpose-built Ivan Ward Centre provides care for a total of 90 residents: age-related hospital- and rest home-level care, rest home-level dementia care, and short-term respite and interim care. The interior layout and accessibility features promote residents’ independence and encourage a sense of belonging, with six ‘households’ of twelve residents within the Centre’s larger care community (the dementia care household is slightly larger). Each household has been designed to feel like a home: residents have their own private room with ensuite and share a spacious lounge with open-plan dining and kitchen area leading to a large outdoor deck and seating. When residents’ whānau and friends come to visit, they’re also able to use the household kitchen and even stay overnight in the den/whānau room.


This modern purpose-built care home offers age-related hospital-level care and short-term respite and interim care for a total of 81 residents. Every resident has their own comfortable room, each with its own heating and the majority having an ensuite (various room types are available). With its large picture windows, Sarah Selwyn looks onto landscaped surroundings and has a number of cosy lounges and sheltered areas allowing residents and families to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Visiting family members and friends are welcome at any time and have access to tea- and coffee-making facilities in the ‘Quiet Room’ situated at the back of the communal dining room.


Our care homes are staffed with registered nurses 24/7, who are assisted by caregivers and other professional staff. All staff have ongoing training on health and safety issues and the particular needs of current residents. Doctors routinely visit and there’s 24/7 medical coverage. All meals are prepared and cooked on site, with a qualified dietitian overseeing the menu and catering for special diets.


Residents can participate in a wide range of activities specially tailored for older adults. Each care home has its own diversional therapy team who design and deliver a regular programme to optimise residents’ participation and enjoyment in meaningful and entertaining activities inclusive of themed events. Residents can enjoy minibus outings and there’s a ‘happy hour’ each week. The village chaplain visits regularly and is available for pastoral care and support; worship services are held weekly

For details of the amenities available at each care home, individual room types and other features, please visit our website: https://www.selwynfoundation.org.nz/selwyn-village/residential-care/living-options/


Selwyn Village is a 26-acre retirement jewel sitting on Auckland’s sparkling Waitematā Harbour. Located in Point Chevalier, the village provides rest home-level, age-related hospital-level and rest home-level dementia care across three care homes as well as a wide range of stylish independent retirement living options within an attractive and peaceful setting. A palm-lined avenue, park-like grounds and well-tended flowerbeds complement the garden environment, and coastal walks lead to a sheltered swimming beach. Selwyn Village is one of New Zealand’s first retirement villages and remains a popular choice for older people looking for quality environments within a supportive and caring community.


Selwyn Village is owned and managed by The Selwyn Foundation, an independent, faith-based New Zealand registered charity providing services to older people and their families. The Foundation has been leading the way in improving the quality of life of seniors since 1954. As pioneers of the retirement village model and of residential aged care in this country, we are uniquely experienced in providing care, independent retirement living and community outreach services for older adults.

Our Mission is: 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. As a result of the ageing of New Zealand's population and the growing numbers of seniors who are vulnerable or in need, our work is more important than ever. With our charitable Mission as our foremost strategic objective, the Foundation is focused on providing charitable support and outreach where there is hardship amongst seniors who live in the wider community – whether that be loneliness and social isolation, material/financial/emotional- or housing-related. For further information on our work and Mission, visit: www.selwynfoundation.org.nz

The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Newmarket, Auckland 1149.