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Observatory Village Care
Retirement Village
21 Stoke Street
Oamaru 9400
Postal Address
Same as above
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Jane Ralston - (03) 434 5450
Observatory Village Lifecare Ltd
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The mission of Observatory Village Lifecare is to provide an environment where residents can live well receive care and services that are appropriate to their needs; and feel part of a community
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
"Everything is very good. A beautiful facility".
"The village is well run and the residents are taken great care of. The staff are understanding and you are greeted with a smile".
"I am very happy - I love living here"
"I'm delighted with what we have".
"I'm very pleased I am here".
"A wonderful addition to the Oamaru community".
Updated: 23 Nov 2023
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Katrina Holywell
Company Observatory Village Lifecare
Phone 03 434 5450
Email View Email Address
Updated: 23 Nov 2023
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Raylene McMeekan
Address P O Box 4243, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140
Company Covenant Trustees Services Limited
Phone 03 323 5100
Email View Email Address
Updated: 23 Nov 2023
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Berry & Co
Address 20 Eden Street
City/Town Oamaru 9400
Company Berry & Co
Phone 03 433 0007
Updated: 23 Nov 2023
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Serviced Apartments (2 Bedrooms)
Villas (2 Bedrooms)
Villas (3 Bedrooms)
Updated: 23 Nov 2023
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes As bed availability in Care Home allows
Carer Support Yes As bed availability in Care Home allows
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 23 Nov 2023
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Pam Milmine runs our salon which is open Monday to Friday, appointments essential
Podiatrist Yes 2 Podiatrists visit every 6-8 weeks or earlier if there is a need. Appointment necessary.
Physiotherapist Yes Can be arranged
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Meals - Available On-site Yes
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Registered Nurse Yes
Nursing Care Yes
Updated: 23 Nov 2023
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Weekly programme delivered to all residents
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes Weekly shopping trip to local supermarket. Check weekly programme for planned outings and events.
Restaurant Yes Either book in for a meal in the dining room or have a takeaway meal. Weekly menu sent out to all Villas and Serviced Apartments
Fitness Complex Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Chapel Yes Whilst we are not affiliated to any one religion we do have services on a monthly basis. These are shared on a rotational basis among different churches in Oamaru.
Lounges Yes There is a large community centre lounge which overlooks a central courtyard. We also have a TV lounge as well as a number of small lounges throughout the main building.
Gardens Yes Residents have the choice to maintain the gardens around their villas. There are also a number of vegetable plots in the grounds for keen gardens to keep their green fingers happy.
Other details Yes Garden hobbies shed
Updated: 23 Nov 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Driving Miss Daisy or taxi's, no bus service in Oamaru
Shops 1.00 Km Oamaru Main Street has a wide variety of shops and services to suit everyone.
Mall No mall
Parks 1.00 Km Oamaru Public Gardens in Chelmer Street are close by, beautiful gardens are lovely to walk around
Library 1.00 Km Public library is located in the middle of the main shopping area
Updated: 23 Nov 2023
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: 23 Nov 2023

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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