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Clare House
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
51 Durham Street
Invercargill 9810
Southern (Southland)
(03) 215 6966
(03) 215 6162
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Janine Lovett - 03 2156966
The Greenvale Group Ltd
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Clare House Retirement Village has opened with the facilities which include a village lounge and dining area, a computer room/library, hairdressing salon, 18 new apartments and studios. The architecturally-designed courtyard gardens feature a pond, tables and chairs – a restful spot from which to enjoy the changing seasons. Moving into an established operation rather than a green fields development provides reassurance that Clare House will continue to provide the care and homely environment its reputation has been built on.
After being at Clare House for 6 months, I am so glad I came here. The staff are so helpful and cheerful, and very caring. We are well looked after. Clare House is a place where we can feel at home. thank you all for your kindness, understanding and friendship. John
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Apartment (Studio)Yes
Apartment (1 Bedroom)Yes
Apartment (2 Bedrooms)Yes
Apartments feature private courtyard gardens, generously-sized rooms with fibre internet connection. Neutral colours provide a relaxing and elegant backdrop for your paintings. Bring your favourite plants and shrubs.

Updated: 27 Apr 2017
Agent's Details
Name Janine Lovett
Address 51 Durham Street
City/Town Invercargill
Company Clare House Retirement Village
Phone 03 2156966
Fax 03 2156162
Mobile 0272824513
Email View Email Address
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Jerry Ford
Address PO Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone 09 302 0638
Fax 09 302 1037
Email View Email Address
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Solicitor's Details
Name Geoff Currie
Address Unit 8 27 Tyne Street PO Box 8498 Riccarton
City/Town Christchurch
Company Geoff Currie Lawyers
Phone 03 982 4103
Fax 03 982 4105
Email View Email Address
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Composition of Village
Type Details
Apartment (Studio Unit etc.)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Apartment (2 Bedrooms)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Experienced Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours a day
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities provided Mon-Fri
Other Personnel Yes Very experienced nursing staff who provide high quality care
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes All apartments are serviced weekly - bed linen changed weekly, daily towels and daily rubbish removal.
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Delicious home cooked meals provided - lunch and tea, with morning and afternoon tea included
Dietitian Yes Annual menu audit by a registered dietician
Podiatrist Yes On-site podiatrist
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser available currently two days a week
Nursing Care Yes All care staff are trained to achieve the National Certificate
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Library Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes Each apartment has their own garden, giving resident's the opportunity to do their own or have our gardener keep their gardens tidy
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Special Features
Clare House Retirement Village will comprises of 2 x 2 bedroom apartments, 12 x 1 bedroom apartments and 4 studios. Facilities include village lounge and dining room. Computer room/library and hairdresser.

Each generously sized apartment has its own private courtyard garden, fibre internet connection, independent climate control and wall mounted television.

Enjoy an independent life style in the knowledge that staff are available at all times.

Communal facilities offer you the chance to be with other residents should you wish. Join in with regular outings, have family and friends visit or spend time away knowing that your home will be well looked after in your absence.

We have eight apartments available for occupation.
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, BBQ, Art, Big print books, Bowls, Cards, Care and Craft, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Gas Fire, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pastoral care, Reading, Senior Citizens, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes All residents are given the choice to attend a weekly inter denominational service held in the rest home
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Public Transport 0.50 km Public bus service outside Clare House on Durham Street
Shops 0.50 km Countdown supermarket corner of North Road and Durham Streets
Mall 1.00 km Waikiwi shopping centre on North Road, post office, pharmacy and selected businesses
Parks 1.00 km Donovan park situated 1km away with duck ponds and walking track
Library 4.50 km We have a regular visiting library service and the bus that stops outside Clare House goes via the City Library.
Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Silver Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 13 Jul 2016

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.