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Selwyn Village Caswell Rest Home
Rest Home Care
43 Target Street
Pt Chevalier
09 845 0731
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Lucia Zidich (Care Leader) - 09 845 0730
The Selwyn Foundation Group - (09) 846 0119
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Mary Witute - (09) 846 0119 extn 608
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Kerridge House, Selwyn Village.

- at Selwyn Village, with the Selwyn Foundation Group.

There are two Rest Homes at the Selwyn Village Retirement Complex at 43 Target Street, Point Chevalier, Auckland.

Kerridge House is a 61 bed rest home. Residents’ rooms have good views of the world outside. They feature double wardrobes, good heating - and bathrooms with heat lamps, showers, wash hand basins.

Caswell House is a 52-bed rest home. All rooms are single with their own adjoining toilet and handbasin. Caswell has a lovely outdoor courtyard in a picturesque garden setting with tables and chairs, which contributes to a resident’s sense of wellbeing.

We want all our residents to have an enjoyable time here. Our managers are happy to meet with you, and to talk over any concerns you may have.

You are welcome to hang pictures up on your walls and furnish the room yourself and you’re your own television set

A private telephone may be installed in your room at rental charge through Telecom, although a telephone is also available for you to use.
There is open visiting and your family and friends are always made very welcome.

Kerridge has two lounges and two activity lounges - and there are four pleasant ‘nooks’ with chairs overlooking enclosed gardens. There is a library and also a coffee-making area.

Caswell’s library has also an extra TV and video player available for residents’ personal use. We boast a lovely outdoor courtyard in a picturesque garden setting with tables and chairs. Numerous small lounges are located throughout Caswell House and there are two generous conservatories.

Our friendly receptionist is able to help you in many ways . . .
- Arrange for you to have your ordered newspaper delivered to your room.
- Make hair, podiatrist or physiotherapy appointments, arrange for a hearing check or your personal laundry requirements.
- Make dental or optician appointments outside the village at your request - and arrange your transport for these or for medical appointments beyond Selwyn Village.
- Organise any shopping requirements you may have from our Selwyn Village mini-market.
- 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.

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 - but please tell us in advance.

Our Chaplain is available to everyone. There is a weekly service and communion in the Caswell Library. At Kerridge, there is a weekly Catholic Mass, and an Anglican service - especially for those who cannot manage to make the trip to Sunday services at our on-site Chapel of Christ the King.

We offer a wide range of activities for your enjoyment, and to maintain mobility and develop skills.

There is access to recreation, leisure and exercise. This includes a weekly happy hour and such activities as news reading, crosswords, active chair games, bingo, inter–house quiz competitions, walks and wheelchair rides, a craft afternoon, outings and shopping trips.

A variety of entertainers visit frequently. Special events are organised by our staff to celebrate days and seasons such as St Patrick’s Day, Mothers Day, and Easter - times when an extra effort is made to have a truly festive occasion for everyone.

- Valuables: Although Selwyn cannot accept responsibility for valuables such as jewellery and money, nevertheless items may be formally handed in to the office for safekeeping.
- Fire: Kerridge and Caswell have smoke detectors and sprinklers. Should you hear an alarm, please stay where you are. 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.

Smokers are asked to use our Indoor/Outdoor smoking area, so as not to intrude on our other residents.

The Selwyn Foundation Group
PO Box 44-106, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1246. Telephone 09 846 0119. Fax 09 846 0700.
Email: mail@selwyncare.org.nz Website: www.selwyncare.org.nz

- an overview of this 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
Rental Cottages
Private Hospitals - 150 beds
A Specialised Dementia Unit
Rest Homes

Arts and Crafts Centre
Chapel, Church Services and Chaplaincy
Coffee Inn
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
Guest Cottages
Medical Centre
ASB Bank, Mini Market - Post Shop and Hairdressing Salon
Residents’ Carpentry Workshop
Selwyn Theatre for recreational and social activities

More facilities
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.

A branch of the Auckland Savings Bank is situated between the administration office and the Community Centre. It offers a full range of banking services.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 12.00 noon and 12.45 pm - 3.00 pm

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBUnknown
Updated: 15 Jan 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 50
Vacancy No
We run a waiting list, please contact Mary for more information on 09 846 0119 extn 608.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 21 May 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 24/7 Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Full time during week days
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational therapy is available as needed
Own Social Worker Negotiable Available as required
Activities Co-ordinator Yes As well as Selwyn Village's own full time activities coordinator, each Rest Home and Hospital have their own worker.
Hairdresser Yes The hair dresser 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.
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: 13 Jan 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Negotiable - if the need arises.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes May be accessed through the Auckland District Health Board.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychologist Yes Available as required
Psychiatrist Yes Available as required
Updated: 13 Jan 2014
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture 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
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes The Selwyn News is published weekly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is in designated areas.
Semi-Secure Yes Security guards patrol overnight.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 13 Jan 2014
Special Features
Special Features
The Residents' lounge and conservatory at Caswell House Rest Home open into a delightful sheltered out-door area.

At Selwyn Village, residents may telephone the Community Centre for free transport to take them to the Village's branch of the ASB bank, shops, cafe, medical centre - or to visit family of friends in one of our hospitals.

Rest Home lounges are the venue for all kinds of entertainment. This was 'Africa Day', put on by staff and their families who hailed originally from Southern Africa.
Updated: 13 Jan 2014
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: 13 Jan 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All dietary needs can be met - and this are choices within our menues. Residents may also buy an 'all day breakfast' or snacks served in the cafe. Or a special evening meal of their choice served there on Fridays.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include There are no weekly fees payable for fully subsidised residents. Otherwise private residents are charged $773.08 per week at Caswell House or $783.32 at Kerridge House - including ensuite facilities. Full details of any 'add on' arrangements are available on request.
Updated: 13 Jan 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island 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
Maori - 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: 13 Jan 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
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, are of other religions, or none. All are welcome.
Updated: 13 Jan 2014
Public Transport 0.00 km Stagecoach Buses have two stops within the grounds of Selwyn Village.
Shops 0.00 km ASB Bank, Mini-Market-cum-Post Shop, Craft Shop, Bric-a-Brac & Used Clothing Shop and Cafe within Selwyn Village. New Clothing is available for sale regularly. 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 The Auckland Library Bus visits Selwyn Village weekly. Point Chevalier's Public Library is 1 km distant.
Updated: 13 Jan 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 13 Jan 2014