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George Manning Lifecare & Village
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1 Hennessy Place
Christchurch 8024
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Make your home at George Manning Lifecare & Village

When it comes to everyday life, George Manning makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, day, respite and palliative care. The well-appointed rest home and hospital rooms all look out onto sheltered courtyards or landscaped gardens, and come complete with ensuites, a call bell system and WiFi.

Part of the community since 1972, George Manning Lifecare is set amongst sunny rose gardens just a hop, skip and jump from Barrington Mall, where you’ll find all the essentials including a pharmacy, supermarket and cafes.

We offer everything from physiotherapy to podiatry, a scooter bay, SKY TV, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range of recreational
activities including indoor bowls, exercise classes, quizzes, and social gatherings. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.

But don't just take our word for it, see what our resident Roy has to say...

Born in Southampton, Roy’s first trip to sea was in 1956 as a deck boy on the Queen Mary. He came to New Zealand in 1970 and went fishing for 46 years – all over the world. After succumbing to health problems and finding himself in need of care, he chose George Manning because of its proximity to the sea.

“I picked this room, it’s in a good spot with a garden view and all the rooms have bathrooms – it’s even got a door if I want to escape. Not that I’m going anywhere, it’s great here.”

In fact, he couldn’t think of a more ideal place to be. “I drive my chair up to Barrington Mall to the shops, and my partner lives nearby. She takes me home to lunch every Sunday and pops in a few times a week.”

Roy delivers the crosswords every morning and one of his favourite delivery stops is to Rima. “She’s 101 this year, she does all the activities including bowls. She puts her longevity down to mixing with young people – I’m pretty sure she’s talking about me.” Roy says he has a bit of a reputation for being cheeky but that’s okay because ‘the staff here love me.’

And that feeling is mutual. “They’re amazing, they’d do anything for you and it’s always with a smile.” He’s quick to include the chef in his high praise. “The other day we had apple and blueberry pie so I went to the chef and told her it was the best pudding I’d ever had, and our whole table agreed on that.”
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Paulger Courts Village - Unit 24


Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Unit

Located on private village grounds, has a friendly community, and peace of mind maintenance service. Garage on availability. An extra fee applies. The Unit has a full kitchen, combined bathroom, laund...

Paulger Courts Village - Villa 10


Bed 2 Bath 1

Property Type: Villa

Villa 10 is located on private village grounds, has a friendly community, and peace of mind maintenance service. The Villa has a combined bathroom, laundry and heatpump for winter comfort. The 2-bedro...

Paulger Courts Village - Villa 11


Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Villa

LOCATION OVERVIEW When it comes to everyday life, George Manning makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, day, respite, and palliative care. The well-appointed rest home and hospital rooms al...

Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Sharryn Pidgeon ( Village Sales Coordinator)
Address 1 Hennessy Pl
City/Town Christchurch
Company George Manning Lifecare, associated with Paulger Courts Retirement Village
Phone (03) 338 9164
Fax (03) 338 7028
Mobile 027 208 5515
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Updated: 29 Mar 2019
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Mr Jerry Ford
Address Covenant Trustee Company Ltd 48 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Company Ltd
Phone 09-302-0638
Fax 09-302-1037
Updated: 22 Jun 2015
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Heritage Lifecare
Address P O Box 13223, Johnsonville
City/Town Wellington 6440
Phone (04) 901 - 2310
Email View Email Address
Updated: 20 Sep 2018
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Hair Salon at George Manning House open 3 days per week. We have an excellent hairdresser and her charges are very reasonable.
Podiatrist Negotiable Podiatrist visits Paulger Courts as required.
Physiotherapist No Residents can seek advice from the Physiotherapist at George Manning House or access available through Princess Margaret Hospital.
Occupational Therapist No Access available through Princess Margaret Hospital.
Diversional Therapist No Residents can enjoy activites organised by their own Residents' Committee, and/or join in with the entertainment, etc., offered at George Manning House.
Motivational Therapist No Access available through Princess Margaret Hospital.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor No Residents welcome to attend the weekly Church Service held in the Community Centre.
Activities Co-ordinator No Access to the Community Centre. Residents have a committee which organises many activities and functions, and there is also an association with the Activities Coordinator at George Manning House for special activities and functions.
Meals - Available On-site Yes Midday meal Monday to Friday on a user pays basis, $11.00 per meal. Meal comprises of water/juice, main course, dessert, tea/coffee in the Community Centre. Our cooks provide tasty, nutritious, well-balanced meals that are a pleasure to partake!
Meals - External Provider Yes Meals on Wheels, etc, accessed through Princess Margaret Hospital, as for external providers.
Home Help - Available On-site No Although we don't provide home help on a permanent basis we will help in the short-term until a more permanent solution is organised. See above for external providers.
Home Help - External Provider Yes Various providers accessed through Princess Margaret Hospital. Community assistance available as per personal assessment by Social Workers. The Facility Manager will assist with accessing these services.
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse available from George Manning House for emergency response. On-going treatment on a negotiated basis.
Nursing Care Negotiable Short-term, emergency and minor assistance available through George Manning House. On-going access available through either George Manning House or District Nursing.
Dietitian Negotiable George Manning House has access to a dietician and cottage residents can be referred through, if indicated, and on a user-pays basis.
Speech Therapist Negotiable George Manning House has access to speech therapists and cottage residents can be referred through, if indicated, and on a user-pays basis.
Social Worker - On-site No The Facility Manager and staff at George Manning House work with residents and their families to ensure good outcomes for our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Two full-time gardeners to either assist you with your garden, or to do all the work so you can just enjoy the view! Maintenance Manager at GMH available for minor repairs and assistance. Receptionist located at GMH for enquiries and assistance.
Updated: 19 Sep 2013
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Weekly and monthly social activities organised by the Paulger Courts Residents' Committee. Many residents participate in weekly entertainment, bowls and special events at George Manning House.
Community Complex Yes Community Centre - includes TV, DVD, full kitchen facilities, etc.
24 Hour Security Yes A security guard does visit the facility each night.
Emergency Call System Yes St John's Medical Alarm (emergency assistance also available from the staff at George Manning House)
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Pets In Residence Yes Several of our residents have a cat or a bird, however residents are not permitted to have a dog. Dogs are welcome to visit at any time.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Must be by agreement with Management.
Outings Yes Weekly shopping bus to Barrington Mall. Other trips organised by the Residents' Committee.
Transport Available Yes On Bus Route
Restaurant Yes Midday meals available 7 days a week in the Community Centre.
Fitness Complex No Exercises held in the Community Centre three days per week. Pioneer Stadium is one block down Lyttelton Street and has full fitness facilities.
Swimming Pool No Pioneer Stadium is one block down Lyttelton St and has full fitness facilities and a swimming pool.
Craft Room No Residents use the Community Centre at George Manning House for craft activities.
Library Yes Small library
Games Room Yes Games facilities available in Community Centre.
Chapel No Church services held weekly in Community Centre.
Lounges Yes Community Centre with kitchen facilities. Residents also use the various lounges at George Manning House for visiting and social events.
Gardens Yes Each unit has their own courtyard, lawn and garden. Each resident can participate in the maintenance of their garden as much or as little as they are able to.
Other details Yes Separate Garages are Available. Paulger Courts is a small friendly village, and we have an active and open Paulger Courts / George Manning House community.
Updated: 27 Jul 2012
Special Features
Special Features
Small, friendly community of 34 Units. All units sunny, north facing. Adjacent George Manning House provides staffing for the village as well as ongoing support if it is required.

We are currently undertaking a comprehensive programme to upgrade the village. Extensive remodelling of the grounds is nearly completed, and the cottages available now have been rebuilt to include new kitchens and bathrooms, heatpumps, carpets and drapes. All work is completed to a very high standard.

We welcome visitors and would love to have the opportunity to show you and your family what we have to offer.
Updated: 9 Jul 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Paulger Courts residents have a comprehensive social programme run by their Residents' Committee and residents participate in the activity programme and entertainment organised by George Manning House.

Our van takes residents on a weekly shopping trip to Barrington Mall.

Board games, exercises, DVD or video shows, entertainment, crafts, Happy Hours, outings, group travel, etc.
Updated: 27 Jul 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Updated: 20 Sep 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Residents are welcomed to the weekly Church Services held in the Community Centre. Services are run on an inter-denominational rotational basis.
Updated: 22 Jun 2015
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Bus shelter at the gate.
Shops 0.00 Km Dairy and fish and chip shop directly across the road. George Manning House has a small shop and a hairdressing salon in the foyer.
Mall 0.50 Km Barrington Mall is just down the road. Our van takes residents on a weekly shopping trip to the Mall. Riccarton Mall is also very close, and a Supervalue is only .5km down Lyttelton Street.
Parks 0.50 Km We have two large parks under a kilometre away - Barrington Park and the park and grounds surrounding Pioneer Stadium. Other nearby parks, reserves and walkways include Halswell Quarry and the Heathcote riverbank.
Library 0.00 Km Small library at George Manning House which is also supplied with books on a rotational basis by the Public Library. Public library at Barrington Mall.
Updated: 15 Oct 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes We are an accredited member of the RVA, and were succesfully audited against their Code of Practice in December 2012.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 4 Jul 2012

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