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Selwyn Village - Ivan Ward Centre and Sarah Selwyn Care Home

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Selwyn Village
Rest Home
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
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David Kelsall - 021 223 6563
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Lyn Wardlaw - (09) 846 0119
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Selwyn Village offers rest home-level care at its Ivan Ward care centre and Sarah Selwyn care home.

When you first arrive, we’ll discuss with you the results of the most recent NASC (needs assessment service co-ordination) 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 wellbeing by providing opportunities to engage in what is important to you and so you feel part of a supportive, caring community. Throughout your residency, you, your family/whānau and friends will have access to Selwyn Village's wide range of amenities. Your family/whānau are encouraged 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.


The Ivan Ward Centre is 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. If guests visit for lunch or dinner, they can often be catered for.


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 further details of the amenities available, 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.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 49
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $25.00/day up to $70.00/day as at 31 May 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 24/7 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Full time during week days
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational therapy is available as needed
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available as required
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes The hairdresser is available in each Rest Home and Hospital from Monday to Friday.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls once a week.
Dietitian Negotiable The dietician is available on request.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have two full-time chaplains on site.
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers assist with many activities in our Village.

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes May be accessed through the Auckland District Health Board.
Wound Care Yes Negotiable - if the need arises.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes The Selwyn News is published weekly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is in designated areas.
Semi-Secure Yes Security guards patrol overnight.

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Special Features
Special Features
At Selwyn Village, residents may telephone the Community Centre for free transport to take them to the Village's branch of the Westpac bank, shops, cafe or to visit family or friends in one of our care homes.

Our care home lounges are the venue for a wide range of engagement in life activities and entertainment.

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pool, Picnic facilities, Pool, Pool table, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Spa, Swimming, Theatre, Videos, Views

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not There are no weekly fees payable for fully subsidised residents. Please contact our Admissions Coordinator for details of fees paid currently by non-subsidised residents. Full details of any 'add on' arrangements are available on request.
Details about meals All dietary needs can be catered for.

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Flemish Yes
Greek Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes The services of an interpreter are able to be arranged.
Japanese Yes
Mandarin Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Russian Yes
Samoan Yes
Thai Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes These are some languages spoken by staff and/or residents as at this date. But in such a large community, people of languages and cultures change often. Please enquire should another language be helpful.

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Two Anglican chaplains conduct Worship open to all - and are available to all residents.
Christian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Regular Catholic Masses are celebrated at Selwyn Village.
(Other comments) Yes Staff and residents are of many Christian denominations or other religions - or none. All are welcome.

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Stagecoach Buses have two stops within the grounds of Selwyn Village.
Shops 0.00 Km Mini-Market, Craft Shop, Treasure Chest opportunity shop and Cafe within Selwyn Village. Pt Chevalier Shopping Centre is 1 km along a flat road.
Mall 4.00 Km St Luke's Shopping Mall - on the route of 007 buses passing through the Village.
Parks 0.00 Km The nearest park is right outside the front entrance.
Library 1.00 Km Point Chevalier's Public Library is 1 km distant.

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Police checked Yes
New Zealand Dental Association Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 28 Nov 2022

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