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Elmswood Retirement Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
131 Wairakei Road
Christchurch 8053
(03) 351 0974 (Donna ext 716)
(03) 351 0976
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Letitia Welsford - 351-0974
Elmswood Court Lifecare Ltd - 03 351 0974
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Whether it’s new and shiny or just fits like a glove, home should be a place where people care about you and bring love, joy and laughter into your life.

Choosing the way you want to live.

At Elmswood Village, we provide a genuine home for people, whether they are living independently in one of our villas, receiving services in our apartments/studios, or being cared for in our rest home or well designed hospital.

Individuals and couples happily live here – making new friends, enjoying the company of staff and joining in village life. Fish and chip nights when the All Blacks are playing; outings; regular celebrations; and going for drives together all help to make people feel at home in their own community.

At the heart of our unique culture is our very warm and friendly owner/manager who is personally committed to a modern, high quality environment and keeping up with the latest advancements in aged care. She says, “It is an enormous privilege to provide care, security and a good lifestyle for people as they age.” The rest of the Elmswood team pride themselves on their teamwork and the way they care for each other, the residents, and residents’ families. “It’s all part of being in the Elmswood family. And when people come to Elmswood, they and their family become part of us too.”
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
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Two Bedroom villa

Look out for the signs at 95 Wairakei Road

Wednesday, 9th September 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Available Properties
Available Properties
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Elmswood Two bedroom villas

From $435,000

Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 1

Property Type: Villa

Two bedrooms These villas are positioned for the sun, very private outlook onto our garden boundary. Plenty of personal privacy. Impressive designer kitchen Open plan living, dining Private...

One Bedroom Serviced Apartment

From $285,000

Bed 1 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Apartment

This serviced apartment is now available for viewing private patio facing out on to gardens separate bedroom with double wardrobe open plan living and kitchenette with fridge and microwave space...

One Bedroom Villa


Bed 1 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Villa

This super sunny one bedroom villa is currently being refurbished and available to view now. This villa ticks all the boxes with North facing Open plan living with dining area Neutral tones...

Serviced studio available now


Bed 1 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Studio

> Open plan living area > Each studio has patio area out to the gardens > Private telephone, TV, & sky connection > Kitchenette with a fridge and space for a microwave > Full ensuite bathroo...

Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Letitia Welsford
Address 131 Wairakei Rd Bryndwr / Fendalton
City/Town Christchurch 8053
Company Elmswood Retirement Village
Phone (03)351 0974
Fax 351-0977
Email View Email Address
Updated: 4 Feb 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
City/Town Christchurch
Company Covenant Trustees Co Ltd
Phone 09 302 0638
Updated: 6 Aug 2019
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Address PO Box 2646
City/Town Christchurch
Company Anthony Harper Lawyers
Phone 379 0920
Fax (03) 366 9277
Mobile Web site www.ah.co.nz
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Unit (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$190000.00
High Price$0.00
Tenure TermsLicence to occupy with a Registered Prospectus
Surrender Details30% over Two years
Service Charge DetailsStudio costs range from $499- $899 per week depending on the level of care required.
All meals are provided along with unit cleaning and all laundry requirements
Nursing Care DetailsNursing Care available according to care level.
A studio is a bed sitting room with kitchenette and large ensuite.
1 Bedroom Luxury Apartment available now (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$280000.00
High Price$285000.00
Tenure TermsLicence to occupy with a Registered Prospectus
Surrender Details30% of the refundable amount.
Service Charge DetailsCare Levels from $490 to $870 depending on the care required.
All meals provided, cleaning and laundry.
Nursing Care DetailsStaff are available over 24hrs. Nursing care available according to care need level.
An apartment has one bedroom, large ensuite, lounge, kitchenette.
Luxury 1 bedroom villa (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$410000.00
High Price$0.00
Tenure TermsLicence to occupy with a Registered Prospectus
Surrender Details30% of the refundable amount for a term up to a maximum 4 years from the date of commencement.
Service Charge DetailsService charges of $508.39 per month covers; Rates, Insurance, Window cleaning, Security, Maintenance,gardening,
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care can be available through Elmswood Rest Home. Please contact the Nurse Manager for further information on this.
Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$280000.00
High Price$285000.00
Surrender Details30%
Service Charge DetailsCare Levels from $490 to $870 depending on the care required.
All meals provided, cleaning and laundry.
Nursing Care DetailsStaff are available over 24hrs. Nursing care available according to care need level.
An apartment has one bedroom, large ensuite, lounge, kitchenette.
Updated: 6 Jan 2020
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Hairdresser Yes Appointments available through reception or directly to the hairdresser.
Podiatrist Yes Available and appointments to be made through Reception
Occupational Therapist Yes Accessable through outside agencies.
Diversional Therapist Yes Detailed programmes throughout the Complex aiming for a Village atmosphere.
Motivational Therapist Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor No Church service available weekly
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Village co-ordinator to organise social outings
Meals - Available On-site Yes Requests can be made through Rest Home
Meals - External Provider Yes We can assist with you obtaining these.
Home Help - Available On-site Negotiable
Registered Nurse Yes On request, charged out. Available for studios and apartments as part of service
Nursing Care Yes Available as requested. Available for studios and apartments as part of service
Dietitian Yes Available as requested
Other Personnel Yes Maintence person available.
Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Monthly planner put out.
Community Complex Yes Featuring entertainment area, kitchen facilities,heated swimming pool and spa,theatre room, gym. Resident's run this complex
24 Hour Security Yes Armourgard do rounds in the evenings and monitor security
Emergency Call System Yes Call bell system attached through the Rest Home.
Newsletter Yes Approximately 4 monthly
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Discussion can be held prior to admission
Outings Yes Diversional have a monthly planner and outing at least once a week.
Transport Available Yes Available on request
Fitness Complex Yes Gym available to use at your discretion
Swimming Pool Yes
Spa Pool Yes Available at all times.
Craft Room No Workshop contained with community centre.
Library Yes Books available at specific times and Library books obtained through Fendalton Library and at the community centre.
Games Room Yes Interdenominational Church services are held weekly
Lounges Yes Several lounges around the complex for your convience
Gardens Yes Multi award winning gardens
Other details Yes Any specific needs required can be requested through the Nurse Manager
Updated: 16 Oct 2015
Special Features
Special Features
Award winning gardens. Bus stop at gate, close to shopping malls.
JAN/FEB 2015 our new large luxury 2 bedroom villas were completed.

Our community centre including an indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, theatrette,library, kitchen/bar area is open for all our residents to enjoy many social activities.
Updated: 23 Jun 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A full activity programme has been set up to incorporate both Village and Rest Home.
These activities include bowls, card, pool table, craft, concerts, entertainers, exercises, happy hour, shopping, housie, newspaper reading and many outings in the mini bus.
Updated: 4 Jul 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 4 Jul 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes The religious beliefs of each resident are respected
Updated: 4 Jul 2012
Public Transport 0.02 km
Shops 0.40 km Strowan / Elmswood
Mall 1.00 km Fendalton / Merivale / Riccarton/Northlands
Parks 1.00 km
Library 0.50 km
Updated: 27 May 2007
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Accredited members
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 25 Sep 2007

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.


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