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Kerridge House, Selwyn Village.
REST HOME CARE
- at Selwyn Village, with the Selwyn Foundation Group.
There is one Rest Home at the Selwyn Village Retirement Complex at 43 Target Street, Point Chevalier, Auckland.
Kerridge House is a 60 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.
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.
MAKING YOU AT HOME
You are welcome to furnish the room in your own style and hang pictures on your walls. We do have television and telephones located in communal areas for your convenience, however you can install your own TV and a private telephone may be installed in your room through your preferred telecommunications provider.
Most importantly your family and friends are always 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.
HERE FOR YOU
Our friendly receptionist is able to help you in many ways. These include . . .
- 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 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.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
Our Activities Co-ordinator offers activities for your enjoyment and to encourage you to continue leading a full and active life through maintaining mobility and developing new skills.
There is access to recreation, exercise and leisure activities, including:
- Games and bingo
- Inter–house quiz competitions
- Craft afternoons
- News readings, story-telling, poetry and reminiscing.
- Arm-chair exercises
- Outings, bus tours and shopping trips
- Music and sing-a-long sessions.
- Special luncheons, and celebrating special occasions.
We also have a variety of entertainers who visit frequently.
- 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 has 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.
- Overnight: Our security system locks all external doors in the evening and unlocks them automatically in the morning. If residents return after doors are locked, please ring the bell outside the front door to gain entry.
BEING GOOD NEIGHBOURS
- Smokers are asked to use our Indoor/Outdoor smoking area, so as not to intrude on our other residents.
- We ask that you respect your neighbors by not having your TV or radio on too loudly.
The Selwyn Foundation Group
PO Box 44-106, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1246. Telephone 09 846 0119. Fax 09 846 0700.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.selwynfoundation.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
A Specialised Dementia Unit
Rest Home Care
- Arts and Crafts Centre
- Beauty Therapist
- Blokes Shed
- Chapel, Church Services and Chaplaincy
- Café on Lichfield
- Community Hub - Sky available
- Craft Shop
- Dementia Day Care
- Hairdressing Salon
- Medical Centre
- Mini Market
- Games Room
- Library and Computer Room
- Licensed Bars
- Spa and Swimming Pool
- Westpac Bank
Cross-town Metrolink Bus, with frequent services through the Village from the end of Point Chevalier Peninsular to Glen Innes, via St Luke’s Shopping Centre and the Greenlane Clinical Centre.
The Village Administration Block is located on the ground floor of Lichfield Towers. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00 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 2,000 books. Large print books which have been withdrawn from public libraries are given to the village and may be borrowed free of charge.
CHAPEL OF CHRIST THE KING
The chapel is the focal point of Selwyn Village. Regular services of worship are held in the chapel. Services of worship are also held in Kerridge House, Sarah Selwyn Hospital and Ivan Ward Centre. A brochure is available detailing the chaplaincy service in Selwyn Village. Information on Chapel Services is available in the fortnightly newsletter. Chaplains are available for pastoral and spiritual care.
CAFE ON LICHFIELD
The Café on Lichfield is located in Lichfield Towers with a wide variety of refreshments and food available. Friends and family are most welcome. The café is open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm daily.
The Community Centre is located beside the Mini-Market and is available to all village residents. It includes the Hub, games room and music room.
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.
The village hairdressing salon is located in the Community Centre. It is open Tuesday to Friday: please telephone or call in to make an appointment. In addition, hairdressers visit each rest home and the hospital at least once a week.
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.
All meals are prepared and cooked on site. A qualified dietician oversees the menu. The main mid-day meal is served in the cafe of Lichfield Towers.
The mid-day meal can be ordered by Independent Residents if they wish by contacting a member of the resident services team.
Medical Centre hours are Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.
This is located in the community area and sells a range of essential items for your convenience e.g. stamps and postage items.
The Selwyn News is the village newsletter, published fortnightly on Thursdays. 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 0800 100 888. Newspapers can be also purchased from Café on Lichfield.
INDEPENDENT RESIDENTS COMMITTEE
This has been formed by the residents' to liaise with the Selwyn Foundation administration. Each area of the village has a resident’s council representative.
Our security guard patrols the village all night from 6.00 pm until 6.00 am.
Shopping buses depart from outside Lichfield Towers every Thursday to St Lukes at 10.00 am, Pt Chevalier at 10.30am and New Lynn at 11.00 am. The transport cost is $5.00 per person.
A non smoking policy within our buildings applies to all residents, visitors and staff. 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.
Transport is provided within the village by a buggy service. The buggy operates from the community centre Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm. Saturday to Sunday 9.00am - 3.00pm on request.
We have a number of rooms throughout the village available to hire for private functions by village residents. The music room, the Hub, theatre and café extension can be booked for a small fee. We can also offer a catering service through our on-site kitchen at an additional cost.
THE SELWYN FOUNDATION – AN OVERVIEW and OUR MISSION
The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.
The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand charitable trust providing services to older people and their families. We have been leading the way in improving the quality of life of our elders for over sixty years. As pioneers of the retirement village model and of rest home care in this country, we are uniquely experienced in providing residential care, independent retirement living and community outreach services for older adults.
With the dramatic rise of New Zealand's ageing population, the work of The Selwyn Foundation is more important than ever. Building on our achievements to date — and in keeping with our original Mission to provide quality care for elders — we will continue to innovate, diversify and offer a continuum of flexible care options that meet the present and future needs of ageing people and their families.
In keeping with our mission:
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.
Our charitable focus is three-pronged: to combat social isolation and loneliness,
increase social housing and offer hardship support. In all that we do, we do not lose
sight of the importance of Tikanga and our Christian faith.
Our activities are grouped in four key areas:.
Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.
Promoting the welfare of elders in general is an important aspect of the Foundation’s charitable Mission. We therefore distribute more than 30% of our annual operating surplus to charitable and not-for-profit groups working with or for the elderly at both community and national level. This is in addition to funding our community outreach Selwyn Centre programme, our subsidised rental accommodation and village medical centres.
Looking to the future, our charitable focus will be to deliver on our mission in combating
social isolation and loneliness, increase social housing and offer hardship support.
Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.
The Selwyn Foundation supports a wide range of gerontology research. In addition to assisting universities with studies that influence the wellbeing of elders, we also fund The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality and are the principal benefactor of The HOPE Foundation. By investing in quality learning and research opportunities, we aim to
enhance the wellbeing of our residents, and of New Zealand’s ageing population as a whole.
The Selwyn Foundation is committed to opening up growth and skill opportunities that help our staff, their families and our residents.
Providing care and support to elders in their community.
Selwyn’s community outreach is most evident in the Selwyn Centres. With 39 venues provided in association with Anglican parishes and serving more than 800 people each week, the programme provides community drop-in centres that enable those who may be living alone and in need of companionship to remain active, healthy and independent in their own neighbourhoods.
Creating thriving communities to age well.
The Selwyn Foundation seeks to create positive environments that promote residents’ independence, eliminate loneliness and add variety to the daily experience. We aim to create open, engaging communities where people have purpose, enjoy choice, and an active lifestyle with family and friends. By developing contemporary new environments and modernised styles of care, we’ll take forward into the future the vision our founders began over sixty years ago.
The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.