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Highlands Village - Metlifecare Retirement Village

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Name
Highlands Village - Metlifecare Retirement Village
Category
Retirement Village
Address
49 Aberfeldy Avenue
Highland Park
Auckland 2010
Postal Address
Same as above
Region
South and East Auckland
Phone
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Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Garry Lucas - 09 533 0600
Owner
Metlifecare Limited - 0800 909 303
Sales Executive
Sarah Horsfall - 09 533 0610
Other services
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Welcome home to your garden oasis!

Set across 12 acres Highlands offers a peaceful quaint community nestled among established trees, flourishing roses and beautifully manicured gardens.

The village enjoys a very special place in the local community with its 30+ year old history and its ideal convenience being just minutes away from shops, golf club, cafes and more.
With a range of village facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, spa pool, hairdressing salon, library, communal dining room and lounges, craft and hobby rooms, there is something for everyone at Highlands.

The tight-knit community is made up of busy, active residents making the most of their homey surrounds and their friendly neighbours. A lively social programme keeps everyone on the go and includes exercise classes, aquarobics and regular trips outside the village. Receive priority into our onsite care home (subject to availability).

So why not come and enjoy a lifestyle in a caring Kiwi atmosphere – you’ll wish you’d done it years ago!
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Available Properties
Available Properties
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Serviced Apartment - Assisted Living

From $320,000

Bed 1 Bath 1

Property Type: Serviced Apartment

Studio serviced apartment from $320,000. Our Serviced Apartments offer you the support you need so that you can continue to enjoy the freedom of independent living. For those who value their indep...

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Soak up the sun in a North facing Two Bedroom unit!

From $765,000

Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Unit

Elevate your lifestyle with this sun-soaked, north-facing two-bedroom unit, all on one level for your convenience. Meticulously refurbished, it shines with a touch of contemporary elegance. This unit...

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One Bedroom unit with lovely garden outlook

From $715,000

Bed 1 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Unit

Discover the essence of tranquil living in this fully refurbished, ground-floor one-bedroom unit, thoughtfully designed to embrace both nature and modern comfort. Step into the inviting conservatory o...

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Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Details
Name Sarah Horsfall - Sales Executive
Company Metlifecare Limited
Phone (09) 533 0610
Fax (09) 533 0722
Mobile (027) 548 7139
Email View Email Address
Updated: 2 Mar 2021
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Mike Hablous
Address Po Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland 1140
Company Covenant Trustee Company
Phone 09-302-0638
Email View Email Address
Updated: 28 Nov 2012
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Apartments (Studio Unit etc.)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for the first 3 years, maximum of 30%
Service Charge DetailsTailored Packages available
Meals, Laundy, Cleaning, Power included.
Personal cares
Village fee
Nursing Care DetailsVillage RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
24 hour emergency alarm response
1 Bedroom Serviced Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years, maximum of 30%
Service Charge DetailsTailored Packages available
Meals, Laundy, Cleaning, Power included.
Personal cares
Village fee
Nursing Care DetailsVillage RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
24 hour emergency alarm response
1 bedroom Unit (1 Bedroom)
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years. 30% maximum
Service Charge Details Village fee
Nursing Care Details24 hour response to emergency call by trained staff
2 bedroom Unit - Single Level (2 Bedrooms)
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years, Maximum of 30%
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee
Nursing Care Details24 hour emergency call response by trained staff
Village RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
2 Storey - 2 bedroom + study (2 Bedrooms)
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years, 30% Maximum
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee
Nursing Care DetailsVillage RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
24 hour emergency alarm response by trained staff
Updated: 21 Nov 2012
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Bookings can be made through reception or set up a regular appointment with our hairdresser.
Podiatrist Yes Appointments can be made with visiting Podiatrist every 2nd Thursday
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Gerald Sizoo - Chaplain for over 14 years at Highlands
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities Co-Ordinator on site during the week and shared with all the residents.
Meals - Available On-site Yes Kitchen Manager and staff produce really satisfying meals. Residents can book for lunch or dinner in the dining room, or feel free to walk in and take a seat.
Home Help - Available On-site Yes All cares delivered to your home
Home Help - External Provider Yes Available through your Doctor.
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Village Nurse on duty Mon - Fri, 8.30 - 5.00
Nursing Care Yes Rest Home and Hospital level care available dependant on vacancies.
Dietitian Negotiable
Speech Therapist Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Kitchen Staff, Maintenance Staff, Grounds Staff, Office Staff, Care Staff
Updated: 11 Sep 2023
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Weekly activities are booked in for residents, with always something happening at the village.
Community Complex Yes Decor a lovely modern and comfortable area.
24 Hour Security Yes Metlifecare Security Staff on site from 9.30pm until 6.30am. Several patrols of village each night.
Emergency Call System Yes All units, serviced apartments and communal areas have an emergency call alarm service in place.
Newsletter Yes The Highland Lark is published monthly by residents, contains information, village updates, interesting articles, jokes and much more. Management supplies a monthly newsletter with Staff and Resident news as well as information and reminders
Pets In Residence Yes Highlands has a number of Dogs, Cats, Birds and Fish, all very well behaved of course.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Incoming residents with pets must have prior approval of Village Manager.
Outings Yes Monday to Friday there are daily shopping trips to local shopping centres. Regular mystery trips for Serviced Apartment Residents and planned special outings each month.
Transport Available Yes Village Van is available for planned shopping trips and outings for resident groups.
Restaurant Yes Nutritious and varied meals provided for lunch and dinner. Dine in, takeaway and frozen meals available. Delivery service also available.
Fitness Complex Yes Highland Park includes a gymnasium with a range of equipment. Outside, there is also a bowling green, petanque terrain and recreation room.
Swimming Pool Yes Indoor heated salt water swimming pool, perfect for those cold winter days/nights.
Spa Pool Yes In swimming pool.
Craft Room Yes Painting, quilting, knitting, card making, art groups available.
Library Yes Library is in a quiet area in the main building and has an excellent selection of books for residents to access. Our dedicated resident Librarian does a wonderful job of organising our well stocked Library.
Games Room Yes The recreation room is used for Tai-Chi, Housie, Poetry reading, Bolivia, 500, Quiz afternoon and also contains a pool table.
Chapel No Monthly service available.
Lounges Yes One large lounge available, which has many seating areas. There are many areas around the building allowing for seating both indoor and outdoor.
Gardens Yes Spacious grounds with feature gardens, including a rose garden by the main building.
Other details Yes There is a dedicated resident's computer area with 3 computers attached to the internet. There is also a workshop for any keen wood workers!
Updated: 11 Sep 2023
Special Features
Special Features
Highlands is a Village with a charm that makes you feel comfortable and at home. The grounds give you the sense of space and privacy and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
Updated: 6 Sep 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Highlands has a range of activities which are advertised monthly. Most of the onsite activities are free of charge and have a great attendance rate.

As there are many preferences, there are many choices. Many activities have regular groups and times and new members are always welcome.

There are movies to be watched, pool/snooker to be played, books to be read, walks to be taken, aqua aerobics to splash along with, housie to be won, pictures to be painted, songs to be sung, bowls or petanque to be played, speakers to be listened to, tea and coffee to be enjoyed and friends to catch up with.

There is something for everyone and no pressure to join, if you would rather potter in your garden or read the paper in your deck chair that is up to you.
Updated: 6 Sep 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Japanese Yes
Portugesse Yes
Samoan Yes
Thai Yes
Tongan Yes
Zulu Yes
Updated: 2 Mar 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Non denominational Yes Gerald, our Chaplian, is happy to talk to anyone from any denomination and will provide whatever care and support he can. He holds regular non denominational services.
Roman Catholic Yes Holy communion is held regularly in the activities room by the Catholic Lay Minister
Updated: 26 Apr 2010
Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Bus stop at Aviemore Drive entrance
Shops Highland Park Shopping Centre within walking distance, which includes: Countdown, Foodtown, Paper Plus, Jewellers, Chemist, Clothing and gift shops. Also Cafes and Restaurants.
Mall 5.00 Km Pakuranga Plaza a 15 minute drive. Botany Town centre is a 15 minute drive away.
Parks Lloyd Elsmore Park opposite Village on Aviemore Drive.
Library Mobile Library Bus stops in the village every Monday at 11am. Highland Park Library within walking distance
Updated: 26 Apr 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 2 Mar 2010

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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