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Arvida Ilam
Retirement Village
28 Ilam Road
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
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Maria Dawson - (03) 341 1913
Arvida Group - 0800 278 432
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Kathie Gould - 021 392 446
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One of the first things visitors notice about Arvida’s Ilam Living Well Community in Christchurch is a feeling of calm and contentedness, it is often said we are a community with a heart. In this long-established haven, which is framed by beautiful gardens, residents are encouraged to be themselves, express their thoughts and make their own choices. It all contributes to a happy community where everyone has what they need to feel at home.

We offer assisted living in serviced apartments and studios as well as long-term rest home, hospital and dementia care.

We'd love to show you around Arvida Ilam, please give us a call.
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Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Kathie Gould
Address 28 Ilam Road, Upper Riccarton
City/Town Christchurch
Phone 03 348 5305
Mobile 021 392 446
Updated: 6 Jul 2021
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Units (Studio Unit etc.)
Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Updated: 6 Jul 2021
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Beautifully appointed salon
Podiatrist Yes As required
Diversional Therapist Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor No Weekly Interdenominational Church Services
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities Officer
Meals - Available On-site Yes
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Registered Nurse Yes
Dietitian Yes Menus are reviewed regularly
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 6 Jul 2021
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Outings Yes
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 6 Jul 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Here’s a quick summary of how you can live at Ilam:

Serviced apartment: With a separate bedroom, kitchenette and open plan living with a garden view, a serviced apartment at Ilam preserves your independence by providing tailored assistance. The weekly fee includes all electricity and heating, weekly housekeeping, fresh linen each week, morning and afternoon teas and a cooked meal daily. Other care packages and support services are available on request.

Serviced Studio: Generous sized room with small kitchenette and views onto lovely gardens. All with ensuites. The weekly fee includes all electricity and heating, weekly housekeeping, fresh linen weekly, morning and afternoon teas and a cooked meal daily. We have a variety of care packages which we can tailor to suit your specific needs and requirements.

Care room: Ilam has spacious care rooms for those needing rest home or hospital-level care. You’ll enjoy a sitting area with a garden view, an ensuite bathroom and a built-in wardrobe. Your room will be refreshed before you move in, so it will feel fresh and new. Furniture is supplied, so just bring your own art, photographs and ornaments.

Memory care rooms: Ilam has a lovely personalised care area for those residents who require the support and security required if they are living with dementia.
Updated: 6 Jul 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Interpreter Yes Interpreters engaged as required
Updated: 6 Jul 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We have weekly interdenominational church services
Updated: 6 Jul 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 6 Jul 2021

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.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.