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Retirement Village
1 Horseshoe Lake Road
Christchurch 8061
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Dr Warren Smith - 027 411 8672
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Alison Fleming - 022 620 0838
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WINDSORCARE is an established NOT FOR PROFIT retirement village, providing accommodation and care for those aged 70+. We have 49 Independent Living cottages and a further 13 brand new architecturally designed townhouses and a further 8 under construction ready to move into in September 2023. These Townhouses are directly across the road from the Palms Shopping Centre in the suburb of Shirley, Christchurch.

WINDSORCARE provides care for life, meaning, should the need arise to move into rest home, hospital or dementia care, you have the peace of mind knowing that the very best level of care is provided by 24/7 nursing. We also have a dedicated nurse for the independent living cottages and townhouses.

WINDSORCARE has been caring for our community since 1959, we provide experience and expertise, the fact many of our staff have been with us for 30+ years is a real testament and compliment to our values and enduring quality.

At WINDSORCARE we strive to provide a safe and caring 'home' environment, which respects the uniqueness and fosters the potential of each individual resident.


* Not for profit, we offer a friendly, down to earth environment where your care and well being is our number 1 priority
* Caring for our community since 1959. Sustainable, Dependable, Prudence, Quality
* LOCATION: walk to the Palms Shopping Centre in Shirley. No waiting for buses, taxis or activity outings
* Fabulous large public library
* Higher than average staff to resident care
* Happy friendly staff and a happy home environment
* Connection. We recognise the importance of family/whanau/community and encourage their contribution to care
* Care for life = peace of mind
* No hidden costs! all maintenance is provided FREE of charge including changing your light bulbs.
* No chandeliers or indoor swimming pools to pay for, just good quality old fashioned fun and activities when you want them
* Close to Horseshoe Lake Recreation area and Shirley Golf Club

Conveniently close to everything you need, we are 10 minutes by car to the city center, 1 minute to the bus terminal at the mall to take you anywhere in Christchurch City and 8 minutes in the other direction to New Brighton Beach.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
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We currently have 6 townhouses left for sale and just a couple of older style established cottages to view with prices starting from $375,000 for the cottages and $549,000 for the new townhouses.
Windsorcare has enjoyed excellent reputation for the past 60 years, our boutique style village offers a friendly, homely approach to senior living.
We hope to see you at our open home on the 24th January or alternatively give us a call to make an appointment for a private viewing.
PH: 03 385 3179

Sunday, 24th January 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
Newcomers to WindsorCare

As the first to move into one of the new Townhouses on site, we have settled in very well.
Doing the “life laundry “of a 4 bedroom home to 2 bedrooms was a challenge but being able to rent an extra single garage on site was a huge bonus.
The Townhouses have been planned very well and of course its North facing aspect is amazing. The kitchen, dining and living is a comfortable space. The kitchen has great storage, fabulous back splash and quartz bench top. All appliances throughout are fantastic. The dishwasher is super quiet which is really appreciated in a smaller area.
All staff are very welcoming and approachable – you are quickly one of the Windsor Community finding your own level of involvement. As I am still working part time I look forward to a time when I can join in more with all the activities offered.
Judy and Mike. June 2021
Updated: 1 Feb 2023
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Dr Warren Smith, PhD
Address WINDSORCARE Village 1 Horseshoe Lake Road Shirley
City/Town Christchurch
Company Charitable Trust
Phone 03 3853179
Email View Email Address
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Limited
Company Covenant Trustee Services Limited
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Andrew Tait
Address P.O.Box 13444 Christchurch
City/Town Christchurch
Company Rhodes and Co
Phone 3650579
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Cottages & Townhouses (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$440,000
High Price$725,000
Tenure TermsOccupational Right Agreement
Surrender DetailsPayment within 6 months or earlier if sold.
No service fees on surrendering
Service Charge Details$120-$130 per week
Nursing Care DetailsDedicated nurse available
No extra charge
Updated: 15 Feb 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
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes By appointment at main facility
Podiatrist Yes By appointment at main facility
Diversional Therapist Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Meals - Available On-site Yes By arrangement at main facility
Meals - External Provider Yes
Home Help - Available On-site Yes By arrangement at main facility
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Registered Nurse Yes 10 hrs per week
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Not-for-Profit Charitable Trust.
Directly across from The Palms Mall.
Direct access to Community support (Doctors, Library, etc)
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, BBQ, Billiards, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls (Indoor), Bridge, Church, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Lectures, Library, Minibus, Movies, Outings, Park, Pool table, Reading, Rotary, RSA, Shopping, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes Regular church services
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km
Shops 0.50 Km
Mall 0.50 Km
Parks 0.10 Km
Library 0.50 Km
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
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 Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 26 Sep 2019

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