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Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village
Retirement Village
40 Fenton Crescent
St Clair
Dunedin 9012
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40 Fenton Crescent
Saint Clair
Dunedin 9012
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Ann McAteer - (03) 4550277
Ryman Healthcare Ltd - 03 366 4069
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Winner: 2022 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages

Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village is located in the Dunedin residential suburb of St Clair, with all-day sun and views over the harbour, city, Forbury Park and beachfront. We’re close to local amenities, such as shops, and the beautiful St Clair Golf Club, as well as being handy to Dunedin city.

Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village reflects the latest designs in retirement living. Our independent living apartments are ideal for those who wish to retain the privacy of their own home, but also want to be part of a vibrant community. Our serviced apartments also offer independence, but with added assistance where it is needed. Residents of these studio and one bedroom apartments can choose from a menu of services to suit their needs, such as housekeeping and meals. The village also contains a dedicated 51-bed rest home, with private ensuite rooms overlooking landscaped gardens and internal courtyards.

There’s no shortage of things to do at Frances Hodgkins. Our amenities include a library, bar and hair salon. We also run a full and varied activities schedule, with regular outings and entertainment. Relax with a book on our sunny terrace, or catch up with friends at happy hour – the choice is yours.

When Ryman Healthcare was founded over 35 years ago, our co-founder Kevin Hickman thought about what he’d want for his own mother. He set one simple standard for the care we provide: It’s got to be good enough for Mum.

Today, we not only uphold that same standard, we continue to raise the bar in retirement living and aged care.

We’ve won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award eight times. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal seven times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Ryman offer some of the most resident-friendly and transparent terms in Australasia, with agreements written in plain language so they are easy for everyone to understand.

Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your apartment, guaranteed.* And our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

Leading innovation is something that Ryman are becoming renowned for. Our seasonal Delicious menu is made fresh on site by in-house village chefs. If you ever feel like letting someone else doing the cooking, you can choose from two main courses, including a vegetarian option. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Just like our Delicious meals, our individually frozen meals are made fresh, using only natural ingredients. The ready-to-eat meals are very reasonably priced and are available to purchase from the village café or reception.

We’ve developed our own ACC accredited Triple A exercise programme. Catering for all ability levels, this free programme improves strength, balance and mobility. Our Engage activities programme provides events and activities for residents, such as the weekly Happy Hour, arts and crafts, and outings in the village van.

Having daily activities and events to look forward to, combined with a friendly village environment, is what life is all about. It’s those moments of shared joy and laughter. Because At Ryman villages, we create the kind of community that our residents grew up in – connected and caring.

We look forward to introducing you to our wonderful community.

*Some conditions apply
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
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Available Properties
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Bed 1 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Apartment

Winner: 2022 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages Home to a heart warming community of like-minded residents, Frances Hodgkins Village is pioneering a new way of living for a new retiremen...

Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Kate Morgan
Address 40 Fenton Crescent
City/Town Dunedin
Phone 455 0277
Fax 456 0562
Mobile 027 227 2433
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Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Anchorage Trustees Services Limited
Address Level 9, Clarendon Towers Cnr Worcester & Oxford
City/Town Christchurch
Phone 03 366 3713
Fax 03 379 2424
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Nick Letham
Address 245 Blenheim Road
City/Town Christchurch
Company Chapman Tripp
Phone 03 353 4130
Fax 03 365 4587
Email View Email Address
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Podiatrist Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Yes As and when required
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Meals - Available On-site Yes Home cooked meals including morning and afternoon tea.
Registered Nurse Yes
Nursing Care Yes
Dietitian Yes
Other Personnel Yes Beautician, Podiatrist
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes Seasonally in full colour.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Restaurant Yes
Fitness Complex Yes
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Other details Yes Activities Co-ordinator
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Our Village has sensational views over Dunedin.

At Frances Hodgkins we are also proud to run the Triple A activity programme - "Ageless, Active and Aware". The Ryman Healthcare Triple A Programme is a unique initiative extending our current Retirement Recreational and Social Activities programme with the addition of
• A free, regular, research-based exercise programme,
• A series of older person’s health promotion events focused on promoting:
• Active lifestyles
• Lifelong community participation
• Lifelong learning
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art Appreciation Group, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Communicare, Companion Club, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, , Entertainers, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golf, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Mah Jong, Minibus, Minigolf, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Petanque, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Pool table, Probus, Quizzes, Reading, Religious services, Roses, Rotary, Senior Citizens, Sing-a-longs, Shopping, Singing, Sky TV, , Swimming, Theatre, Travel, Videos, Views, Visitors, Concerts, Level Walking Areas, Outdoor Seating, Rose Garden, Shop Trolley, DVD's, In-House DVD/Video Channel, Walking Group, Tai Chi Group, Chess, Puzzles.
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Filipino Yes
Other Details Yes Indian
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes We respect all denominations
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km
Shops 0.30 Km
Mall 1.30 Km
Parks 0.50 Km
Library 0.30 Km Mobile Library Visits the Village on a weekly basis
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 Mar 2022

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.