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Abingdon Retirement Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
22 Oakland Avenue
St Johns Hill
Whanganui 4500
06 3491494
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Des McGrath - 06 345 0447
Presbyterian Support Central - 04 439 4900
Sales agent
John Bell - 06 349 1494
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Abingdon boutique villas has been a popular retirement place for older people in Wanganui for more than 25 years. This peaceful home is set in park-like surroundings on St John's Hill, with 14 one-bedroom self-contained villas.

Abingdon suits people who want to retain an independent lifestyle with the comfort of knowing support is nearby if they need it.

We encourage family and friends to visit residents at Abingdon as often as they can.

Abingdon offers residents wonderful companionship and top quality facilities, without the hassle of having to look after their own home and garden.
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Villa (1 Bedroom)Yes
We have two villas available. Call the village sales agent John on 06 349 1494 to register your interest or to find out more.
Updated: 30 Mar 2017
Agent's Details
Name John Bell
Company Presbyterian Support Central
Phone (06) 3491494
Email View Email Address
Updated: 28 Mar 2013
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Address PO Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland 1140
Phone 09 3020638
Fax 09 3021037
Updated: 28 Mar 2013
Composition of Village
Type Details
Villa (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$160000.00
High Price$170000.00
Service Charge DetailsOutgoings charge is $129.94 per week.
Updated: 26 Apr 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 28 Mar 2013
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurses available for a fee. Fees are set annualy - please contact the manager for up to date fees.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Home Help (External Provider) Negotiable
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes Enliven Community Support can provide home help services both privately and subsidised.
Meals - External Provider Negotiable
Meals - Internal Provider Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Nursing Care Negotiable
Chaplain Yes All villa residents are welcome to attend religious services at Kowhainui Home.
Updated: 28 Mar 2013
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes Community facilities are available at Kowhainui Home.
24 Hour Security Yes
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes Transport is available for a fee through arrangement with Kowhainui Home.
Gardens Yes
Updated: 28 Mar 2013
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Mah Jong, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Vegetarian, Videos, Views
Updated: 28 Mar 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Abingdon Villas welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship.
Updated: 28 Mar 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Health Assocation Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Registration number of village - 2029382
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Publicly available on the internet.
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes
CareerForce Home and Community Health Assocation New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 5 Jun 2014

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.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.