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Resthaven Retirement Village
Retirement Village
208 Main Street
Gore 9710
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Juliana Baxter - 03 211 8258
Presbyterian Support Southland - 03 211 8200
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Jan Shaw - 03 208 9440
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Choice, independence and social connections are important during your retirement. At Resthaven Village we understand how important this time of your life is and we’re here to help you make the most of it.

Resthaven is a comprehensive retirement village providing a full range of care levels. Nestled on a large site and within easy walking distance to the main shopping centre in Gore, Resthaven looks out to beautiful views of the surrounding Eastern Southland hills.

The village comprises of 21 units sold under an occupation right agreement. These units are self-contained with support available from the rest home / hospital if needed. One of the many benefits of Resthaven is that if care needs do change, dependent on availability, residents are able to remain close to friends and within familiar settings.

Residents are encouraged to keep active, try new hobbies and continue to enjoy the ones they love. There are many activities and outings available to residents; bowls, chapel, concerts, cooking, exercises, flower arranging, housie and the list goes on. When looking around the grounds and inside Resthaven, there are many quirky and unique crafts that have been made with the activities team and residents themselves. There is also a library which caters for both large and small printing books, which is connected to the local library to maintain a wide supply of books. Resthaven has a van which is available to take residents out shopping and exploring.

The village offers a welcoming and homely lifestyle, with a team of dedicated staff to make living there a real pleasure.

We have 21 units, set up in a well maintained large area with lovely gardens and lawn. There are currently units for sale. Please contact our Village Manager Juliana Baxter on 03 211 8258.

Van outings
Pastoral visitor
Access to activities in care home
Tunnel house/raised garden beds
Cultural advisor (Pou TohuTohu Ahurea Maori)
Church services
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
"Resthaven Village is a very special village where the support you receive is greatly appreciated by most residents. Van for grocery shopping is greatly appreciated by those with no car, outings are also great where we get together and enjoy everyone's company and we are able to join the rest home residents in the home for entertainment" - Resthaven Village Resident

"We are very lucky to have a caring and supportive cottage coordinator" - Resthaven Village Resident
Updated: 18 Jan 2019
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Juliana Baxter
Address Resthaven Village, 208 Main Street
City/Town Gore, Southland
Company Presbyterian Support Retirement Villages Ltd
Phone 03 211 8258
Email View Email Address
Updated: 29 Aug 2023
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Raylene McMeekan Client Relationship Manager
Address Level 6 191 Queen Street Auckland 1140 PO Box 4243, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140
Company Covenant Trustees Services Ltd
Phone Ph: 03 966 5820
Email View Email Address
Updated: 17 Sep 2019
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Unit (1 Bedroom)
Unit (2 Bedrooms)
Updated: 18 Jan 2019
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
Carer Support Yes
Updated: 20 May 2016
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Meals - Available On-site Negotiable
Home Help - Available On-site Negotiable
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Updated: 20 May 2016
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Transport Available Yes Weekly shopping
Gardens Yes
Updated: 20 May 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Our independent living units are in a spacious setting close to the Resthome. Jan (our Village Co-Ordinator) visits regularly and also arranges outings for the Residents. Residents can eat over at the Resthome if they desire for a small cost.
Updated: 18 Jan 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Jan arranges outings and also the independent living residents are invited to many of the Resthome Activities. Residents are able to do as much or as little as they personally wish.
Updated: 18 Jan 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Other Details Yes Interpreter available if required
Updated: 20 May 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Our services are available regardless of race, beliefs or background.
Updated: 28 Jun 2017
Location Distance Details
Shops 1.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km
Library 1.00 Km
Updated: 20 May 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village?
Updated: 27 Nov 2017

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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