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Archer Thorrington Village
Retirement Village
51 Birdwood Avenue
Christchurch 8023
Postal Address
Same as above
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Philip Hanson - 0212286764
Archer Trust - (03) 943 6006
Villa Sales
Elliott Duston - 021 172 2754
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Are you looking to retire and stay in Beckenham or close to the Cashmere Hill?

Welcome to Thorrington Village and Archer! Set in the Beckenham loop and so close to shops, cafes and entertainment.

Thank you for considering our Archer family, and one of our lifestyle villages and care homes, as a place you may like to come and make your home. We want residents to come to Archer and ‘live and love life’ - Engage, enjoy and be enriched from living in the village & care homes.

We offer three sites that between them encompass, independent-living lifestyle villages, assisted-living serviced studios, day-support programmes, rest home level nursing support, and memory support care (dementia).

Our events calendar gives you an opportunity to be involved in visits and activities outside the village and meet others from the Archer group while enjoying the sights and sounds of Akaroa, or perhaps a tour of wineries in Waipara or any of the other trips we have planned.

Please come and join us - you're more than welcome.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
"My experience of moving into Thorrington Retirement Village has been very positive.

The staff and residents were all very welcoming. I feel part of a vibrant community.

Thorrington is in a very picturesque part of Christchurch with great views of the hills. Walks around the river are within easy reach.

The grounds here are a picture and our hidden gem is the woodland area at the rear of the property - wonderfully therapeutic for a morning stroll to hear the birdsong or to enjoy sitting under the superb trees with a wine on a warm summer evening.

I feel liberated and happy ready to enjoy Archers Living Life Loving Life".
Updated: 8 Jan 2024
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Elliott Duston Sales Manager
Address 51 Birdwood Avenue Beckenham
City/Town Christchurch
Company Archer Thorrington Village
Phone 03 943 6006
Mobile 0211722754
Email View Email Address
Updated: 8 Feb 2024
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Richard McLouglin
Address 148 Victoria Street PO Box 5
City/Town Christchurch 8140
Company Anchorage Trustees
Phone 03 366 6713
Fax 03 379 2424
Email View Email Address
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Geoff Currie
Address PO Box 21095
City/Town Christchurch 8143
Company Geoff Currie Lawyers
Phone 03 365 8355
Email View Email Address
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio rooms (Studio Unit etc.)
Nursing Care DetailsFull Rest Home Care provided. Details available from main office.
Single bedroom villa (1 Bedroom)
Two bedroom Villa (2 Bedrooms)
Two bedroom villa with garage (2 Bedrooms)
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdresser on site Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Podiatrist Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Negotiable
Motivational Therapist Negotiable A Motivational Therapist can be arranged as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a Chaplain on staff
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Various activities are announced and display on a monthly basis.
Meals - Available On-site Yes We can supply meals for a small daily charge.
Meals - External Provider Yes
Home Help - Available On-site Negotiable
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Registered Nurse Yes Senior Nurses / Site Manager available during office hours and on call via the central office.
Nursing Care Negotiable Nursing care can be arranged as required.
Dietitian Negotiable A Dietitian can be arranged as required.
Speech Therapist Negotiable A Speech Therapist can be arranged as required.
Social Worker - On-site Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes We have a villa liason officer who co-ordinates activities and events for the Villas.
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes We provide an extensive social programme.
Community Complex Yes Community Centre is open for residents use daily.
24 Hour Security Yes Our main gates are locked each evening.
Emergency Call System Yes Call system transfers through to our 24/7 Home.
Newsletter Yes Archer has a seasonal newsletter available to all residents and families.
Pets In Residence Yes We love pets and the number of pets vary we have on our site.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes YES. We love pets. All pets are considered on a case-by-case basis and once approved come on a good behaviour bond!
Outings Yes Regular voluntary outings around the local community are hosted by staff. We also have our popular Archer Tours day and overnight trips available as well.
Fitness Complex Yes All residents have access to our new multi-purpose Archer Leisure Centre.
Swimming Pool Yes All residents have access to our new multi-purpose Archer Leisure Centre. It includes an indoor heated pool and spa.
Spa Pool Yes All residents have access to our new multi-purpose Archer Leisure Centre. It includes an indoor heated pool and spa.
Craft Room Yes Both at our Community Centre and at the Archer Leisure Centre.
Library Yes Both at our Community Centre and at the Archer Leisure Centre.
Games Room Yes Both at our Community Centre and at the Archer Leisure Centre.
Chapel Yes Both at our Community Centre and at the Archer Leisure Centre we use for Chapel purposes.
Lounges Yes Both at our Community Centre and at the Archer Leisure Centre.
Gardens Yes Come and enjoy the peace of the roses.
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Special Features
Special Features
One of our "Special Features" - the use of Archer's Leisure Centre with its indoor heated pool and spa.
Archer tours with their day trips are always popular.
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have an activities / Villa liaison person who co-ordinates the monthly activites programme in consultation with the residents. Activities include visits to Libaries, Malls, Theatre and special interest groups.
There are weekly visits to Supermarkets in our van and every week we visit different cafes and restaurants venturing as far as Amberley or Akaroa.
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Lutherism Yes
Methodist Yes
Orthodox Christian Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) Yes Thorrington Village is part of the Archer Group that began through the Baptist Churches. It welcomes people from wherever they are on the faith spectrum, respecting your rights to believe whatever is important to you. Our Chaplains are available too.
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.60 Km Easy 8 minute walk to the Orbiter route which can take you to Eastgate, The Palms or around the city.
Shops 2.00 Km St Martins New World
Mall 3.00 Km Barrington Mall
Parks 0.50 Km Beckenham Park
Library 1.50 Km Christchurch South Library is nearby on Colombo Street
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Archer has a staff member who oversees all our Social Team Coordinators
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
The Eden Alternative No Archer supports the resident-centred model of personalising care for residents. To create a homely feel as much as possible.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 7 Jul 2022

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


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