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Freeman Court
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387 Roche Street
Te awamutu
Te Awamutu 3800
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Tricia Ball - 07 871 5260
Habitat for Humanity Central Region - 07 849 0284
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Freeman Court is a not-for-profit independent living facility for older people in the heart of Te Awamutu, Waikato. It's not a rest home or retirement village, but a place that provides services to support independent living.

At Freeman Court, people live together in a warm, home-like environment. Residents share meals, socialise and retreat to their own spaces when they feel like it. They go out when they want to, knowing that everything at home is clean, secure and taken care of.

Up to 36 residents live at Freeman Court. The facility has a strong legacy of making sure independent living is affordable and a little easier for older people.

For more information on Freeman Court, please visit www.freemancourt.co.nz or give us a call on 07 871 5260.

Freeman Court is part of Habitat for Humanity Central Region - a Community Housing Provider and registered charity with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Helen, resident:
"On reaching the age of early 80’s and not having any immediate family living nearby, I gave a great deal of thought to moving from my own home to a retirement home. The move I made to Freeman Court was the correct choice in every way. We have a comfortable, relaxed environment with the company of other residents, helpful and friendly staff. Our meals are prepared by qualified and competent staff. The facilities are kept to a high standard of cleanliness. Freeman Court is an ideal residence for those who are looking for security and friendship with Te Awamutu Township being within easy walking distance."

Daughter of resident at Freeman Court:
"Freeman Court became Mum’s new “home” and she appreciated the care and help from all the staff and other residents. While there mum formed many new friendships and took part in some of the organised trips and activities.

After some health issues and discharge from hospital she came home to live at our place because I thought she would no longer be able to return to Freeman Court. It soon became apparent that we could not cope because of the lack of suitable facilities and manpower. The staff at Freeman Court insisted I bring her back to Freeman Court because that was her home and they had the facilities and staff that, with my help could care for her.

I cannot speak highly enough of the care and support my mum received from the entire staff and residents at Freeman Court [...]. I would whole heartedly recommend the caring, friendly, lovely environment at Freeman Court to anyone."
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Composition of Facility
Composition of Facility
Type Details
Boarding House
Weekly Rental From $465.00 to $573.00
Details Freeman Court residents each have their own comfortable single room. Lockable, warm and safe men’s and women’s bathrooms are available, and some rooms have their own private ensuite.
Everyone has access to communal areas, including lounges, courtyards and dining.

Your personal space includes:
A single room with your own key
A single bed (including linen, bedding, blankets and pillow)
Curtains and carpet
Opening windows
TV wall bracket provided.
Updated: 8 Mar 2024
Rental Details
Rental Details
Rental Details Details
What rental covers Board includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon tea, weekly room cleaning and linen changes and laundry.
Eligibility Criteria Must be able to maintain daily independence but would like to live somewhere safe and secure and enjoy the company of others.
Garden Maintenance We employ the services of a gardener to maintain our grounds and gardens, residents maintain smaller plots around the grounds such as the courtyard.
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser visits every fortnight and residents can book an appointment (user-pays basis).
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits regularly and residents can book an appointment (user-pays basis).
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly chaplain visits
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Freeman Court organises a range of activities for residents to participate in, such as craft sessions, outings, games, gardening, exercise sessions, and plenty more.
Meals - Available On-site Yes Freeman Court prides itself in excellent service delivery in all departments. The kitchen produces home cooked meals and baking not only for the residents, but also meal delivery for the local community.
Home Help - Available On-site Yes Our staff members are on site 24-hours and are committed to keeping the facility ship-shape, making life comfortable for our residents.
Home Help - External Provider Yes If a resident requires additional support with personal cares, such as showering or dressing, Freeman Court can refer to agencies for assistance.
Other Personnel Yes Residential Manager available Monday to Friday.
Updated: 8 Mar 2024
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Freeman Court organises a range of activities for residents to participate in, such as craft sessions, outings, games, gardening, exercise sessions, and plenty more.
Emergency Call System No Residents who are at increased risk for falls or sudden illness are encouraged to carry a personal medical alarm (pendant or wrist alarm) for extra assurance.
Pets In Residence Yes We appreciate the companionship that pets provide. Freeman Court has resident cats who live on site. However, as most of our spaces are shared, Freeman Court is not equipped to cater for personal pets.
Outings Yes Residents are invited to join in regular optional outings.
Transport Available Yes Van available for residents excursions. The Te Awamutu Community Health Transport Trust provides residents of Te Awamutu and the surrounding area with transport to and from medical appointments in Hamilton. Service operates: Monday to Friday
Craft Room Yes Freeman Court has a craft room with its own kitchen. There are also other resources available for a variety of hobbies and interests such as sewing, pickling, cooking.
Library Yes
Lounges Yes We have a large communal lounge, plus both wings of our home have their own smaller lounge areas with televisions.
Gardens Yes Our residents take pride in their own courtyard garden. During warmer months some of the residents can be found relaxing in the sunshine in their courtyard under the market umbrellas or tending their own garden plots.
Other details Yes Our dining room is open to families and friends of residents if you wish to call in and enjoy a meal with your loved one. Lunch is served at 12pm and consists of a cooked meal with desert. Charges apply.
Updated: 8 Mar 2024
Special Features
Special Features
Freeman Court provides supported living for 36 residents, who find security and peace of mind with the 24 hour a day staffing. Residents also enjoy the freedom from the stresses that come from owning and maintaining their own home. We promote and maintain our residents' well being for as long as possible within a safe, secure and caring environment.
Updated: 8 Mar 2024
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Freeman Court organises a range of activities for residents to participate in, such as craft sessions, outings, games, gardening, exercise sessions, and plenty more.

Within the complex we have several indoor and outdoor shared spaces for residents to enjoy. Books, games and puzzles are available at all times. Residents are also very welcome to help with gardening if they like.
Updated: 8 Mar 2024
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 5 Oct 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes Weekly chaplain visits
Updated: 8 Mar 2024
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.80 Km Te Awamutu has a daily bus service to Hamilton with a varied timetable. The bus depot is located at the Information Centre on Gorst Avenue. There is a local taxi service to assist you into town.
Shops 0.50 Km Te Awamutu has most shops and services in town. All these are within walking distance. The town centre is Alexandra Street.
Mall 0.50 Km
Parks 0.30 Km The closest park is opposite Freeman Court. Te Awamutu is the rose capital of New Zealand and this is evident in the towns rose garden that is located opposite the Information Centre on Gorst Avenue (800m).
Library 0.70 Km Just a short stroll down the road to the Te Awamutu Public Library
Updated: 16 Feb 2017