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Wairarapa Masonic Village

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Name
Wairarapa Masonic Village
Category
Retirement Villages (Rental)
Address
35 Edith Street
West
Masterton 5810
Postal Address
same as above
DHB
Wairarapa
Phone
(06) 378 7391
Fax
(06) 378 9597
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Irene Bull - 06 378 7391
Owner
The Masonic Villages Trust - 04 569 8512
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Description
This village is a unique place to come to live. It was set up by a group of Masons to offer accommadation and services for the older person. The village has continued to develop offering a retirement lifestyle complex for anyone over 55. The village is situation in park-like grounds on the west side of Masterton with affordable priced Villas and one apartments (83 units) plus 20 Rental Flats.
Composition of Facility
Composition of Facility
Type Details
One Bedroom Units
Total16
VacancyNo
Weekly Rental $130.00
GarageCarport
DetailsWe operate a waiting list. Residents within a rental unit have the use of the facilities within the Village same as all residents.
The rental amount quoted is the minimun as it depends on the condition of the Flat (if it has been recently redecorated or not) and if a single person or a couple.
A potential resident may only rent if they are not in a financial position to buy within the village and feel they would enjoy living in the village community environment.Carports may also be rented at an extra cost of $5.40pw.
Updated: 7 Oct 2013
Rental Details
Rental Details
Rental DetailsDetails
What rental covers to occupy one of our flats. Resident is responsible for payment of own power , telephone & contents Insurance. Able to use any of the facilities within the village
Eligibility Criteria We recommend 55yrs and over. It is means tested. You can only rent if you are financially not able to purchase an Occupational Rights Agreement unit within our village.
Garden Maintenance We attend the communial gardens and you are responsible for the garden area adjacent to your flat.We collect all garden rubbish daily.
Updated: 7 Jan 2013
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes on site for basic cares & advice
Activities Co-ordinator No Village Residents Committee oversee the daily activites and events that occur within the Recreational Centre.
Other Personnel 40 Yes Groundsmen will known to residents who work around their homes
Home Help (External Provider) Yes your choice of provider
Meals - External Provider Yes The Salvation Army provide meals on wheels Monday - Friday
Meals - Internal Provider Yes We provide the delivery of meals to your home everyday of the week as you require them. $10 for a two course meal.Once a month meal in our Recreational hall. Cost $10 for 2 courses.
Dietitian No access to DHB dietitian
Podiatrist Yes on-site every two months at village clinic or home visits if necessary
Hairdresser Yes can be arranged. These are home visits. You may attend the Hairdressing salon at the care facilities which is a short walking distance within the Village.
Speech Therapist No DHB
Motivational Therapist No DHB
Diversional Therapist No There is a Therapist over in our 24hr Care Facilty.
Own Social Worker No DHB
Occupational Therapist No we have a close relationship with the local hospital
Physiotherapist No work with the DHB physios
Nursing Care No residents need to be able to manage at night themselves in their own units.
Chaplain Negotiable we have a close association with the various denominations. We hold a monthly service onsite with representatives from each of the local churches taking their turn.
Updated: 7 Jan 2013
Facility Features
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes daily activities within the communial hall, monthly morning tea, special events such as Melbourne Cup Day. Bus trips, Village Christmas party/dinner x 2 year, meals served in the hall x2 month at weekends, early Alzheimers group daycare held in the hall.
Community Complex Yes Recreational hall, that contains an extensive library (including large print books), full size snooker table, pool table, table tennis table, raised bowling mat, There is also a full size two rink artificial bowling green located outside close to the rec
Emergency Call System Yes 24 hr pendant are recommended especially for residents who are a high fall risk. There is an emergency phone line.
24 Hour Security Yes there is someone in contact with the village 24 hrs 7 days per week. There is a security camera on site.
Newsletter Yes There is a monthly newsletter put out by management with input from residents. It is information, educational and fun based.
Pets In Residence Yes There are several cats & caged birds in residence. Small non barking dogs are allowed in specified Villas that have an enclosed back yard.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes small elderly pets are allowed. We suggest residents do not replace their pets for young active ones.
Outings Yes the residents community organises bus trips to surrounding venues. The Nurse Manager also arranges trip via an accessible vehicle to allow residents who can not get on an ordinary bus the chance of outings. Any resident may join in with these.
Transport Available Yes Local town bus drives through the village stopping at 2 bus shelters on tuesdays & Fridays (4x on this days). There is also accessible vans available on request.
Restaurant No We do serve meals in our recreational hall at mid day once per month. A Restuarant is in the planning.
Fitness Complex No But there is an exercycle in the games/library room
Craft Room No But......There is a Mens Shed within the township set up with an extensive workshop. Here one may work on a community project or a personal project or just drop in for the companionship.
Library Yes an extensive range of both large & ordinary print books. There is a town library as well and they do organise delivery of books if required.
Games Room Yes Yes, full size snooker table, pool table, table tennis table, raised bowling mat,
Chapel No we do hold a undenomational church service in our Rec. Centre (have a lectern and organ) once a month.
Lounges Yes there are some lounge chairs in the library area. There are large comfortable good height chairs available for any activity or event that is occuring in the hall. We are planning a purpose built lounge area in the recreational hall in the near future.
Gardens Yes Every resident has the opportunity to have their own garden which they need to attend to themselves or pay for gardening services. There are numerous communial gardens that are attended to by the village groundsmen.
Other details No we believe this village is a unique place to live for anyone over the age of 55
Updated: 7 Oct 2013
Special Features
Special Features
The friendly community atmosphere this village has traditionally has been noted with.

The spacious area surrounding each villa giving a park like country environment.

Residents input and involvement regarding the organising with their activities and events.
Updated: 14 Jun 2007
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme - daily. eg. housie, mahjong, cards ( 500 & whist), happy hour,

Age Concern - locally known as WOOP's (Wairarapa Organisation for Older persons). They run an extensive activity programme and offer educational services.

Alzheimer's Society - an active group. They use our hall for some of their events. We also run an early Alzheimer's daycare group once a week (plans to increase to twice a week in the new year) at our village for both residents & outside people

Arthritis Society - again an very proactive local group.

Big print books - extensive supply in our village library

Full size billards table in our recreational hall

Blind foundation hold a monthly coffee morning, providing transport as required. Arrange taliking books and any other suitable personalised services.

Board games - every Saturday is games afternoon.

Bowls - indoor raised mat and a 2 rink artifical green outdoors close to the recreational hall. Plenty of bowls to borrow.

Canine friends -small elderly (non barking) dogs considered.

Cards - 500 & whist are played once a week in our recreational hall

Visiting Children most welcome but must be supervisied by an adult when using village facilities.

Classical music - visiting groups welcome to the village. Many CD/videos & tapes are available for loan

All villa, apartments & rental flats have cooking facilities.

Exercises - 3 sessions per week. Two twice a week in a morning slot and one during an afternoon run by a trained physiotheraptist.
Fax maching in the village office that can be used for residents
Updated: 14 Jun 2007
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes
German Yes
Updated: 14 Jun 2007
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Non denominational Yes
Updated: 14 Jun 2007
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km bus comes into the village
Shops 0.30 km local diary, hairdresser, fish & chip shop
Mall 3.00 km
Parks 3.00 km
Library 0.10 km onsite plus public library in town
Updated: 14 Jun 2007
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 14 Jun 2007

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