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Name
Merivale Retirement Village
Category
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
Address
60 Browns Rd
Merivale
North West
Christchurch 8014
Postal Address
60 Browns Road, Merivale
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 375 4117
Fax
(03) 355 2022
Mobile
021971482
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Facebook
Find us on Facebook
Personnel
Manager
Jenny Stokes - 03 375 4117
Owner
Jenny & Chris Stokes - 03 375 4117
Sales
Jenny Stokes - 021 993943
Development
Chris Stokes - 027 221 3205
Nurse Manager
Sarah Skinner - 03 375 4390
Other services
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Description
This is the retirement lifestyle most of us dream about. A wonderful life in a range of lifestyle options in a desirable location.

A luxurious and comfortable complex designed to provide residents with a secure and caring environment, set in prize winning gardens.

We offer lifestyle options that range from supporting your total independence through to 24 hour hospital care when required.

The village is located in one of Christchurch's most desirable localities that offers specialty shops and services. The area is well served by churches and parks, and is only a few minutes drive from the city centre.

VILLAS -
A superb lifestyle! The independence you've always enjoyed, with the added advantages of security, companionship and the knowledge that emergency care is immediately available if required.
What more could you ask for?

PALAZZO LUXURY SUITES -
For those who demand excellence, elegance and independence.
The perfect option when one partner requires care and the other wishes to maintain their independent lifestyle.

APARTMENTS/STUDIOS -
The option for residents who wish to have partial or full rest home care yet maintain a level of independence in the privacy of their own unit.
Each unit has individual access to the tranquil gardens via private balconies or patios.

THE GARDEN HOUSE & VILLAGE GREEN -
The focus of companionship, leisure and fun at the village is the garden house. Enjoyed by residents daily, it offers a delightful cafe where residents may entertain friends or just sit in the sun and enjoy a complementary cup of coffee or tea and light refreshments.

Next door to the cafe is the poolroom and library. Following through from the poolroom is our function room and movie room with a recessed screen (which is lowered at movie times). There is also a separate bar for functions, and the advantage of the added conservatory area where residents can enjoy the winter sun. This area has become a regular venue for the weekly games of bridge, mah jong, tai chi and indoor bowls enjoyed by our residents.

The beautiful landscaped grounds provide a restful and attractive environment in which to wander and enjoy.
You'll find companionship, fun and laughter.
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Serviced Studio Units (Studio)No
Apartments 1-Bedroom (up to Rest Home Level Care) (1 Bedroom)No
Palazzo Suites -1 Bedroom Serviced Apartments (1 Bedroom)Yes
Palazzo Suites - 2 Bedroom Serviced Apartments (2 Bedrooms)No
Independent Villas - 2 Bedroom (2 Bedrooms)No
Independent Villas - 3 Bedroom (3 Bedrooms)No
We currently have 2 x 1 bedroom Palazzo units avalible.
EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENT: Plans for ten luxury 2 & 3 bedroom villas to be built. Enquire now to view plans.
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Updated: 23 Mar 2017
Agent's Details
Details
Name Jenny Stokes(to purchase)
Address 60 Browns Road
City/Town Christchurch 8014
Company Merivale Retirement Village
Phone (03) 375 4390
Mobile 021 993 943
Email View Email Address
Updated: 3 Mar 2015
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Address Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Phone (09) 302 0638
Fax (09) 302 1037
Updated: 19 Sep 2012
Solicitor's Details
Details
Name Simon Marks
Address Level 9 HSBC Tower 62 Worcester Boulevard P O Box 2646
City/Town Christchurch 8140
Company Anthony Harper
Phone 03 379 0920
Fax 03 366 9277
Email View Email Address
Updated: 3 Mar 2015
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Studio Units (Studio Unit etc.)
Total13
VacancyNo
Low Price$255000.00
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the licence accrued over the first 3 years at 10% per annum
Service Charge DetailsVillage Fee of $152.25per week and Service Package fees to suit your needs.
Nursing Care DetailsA flexible service package to suit your needs
Apartments 1-Bedroom (up to Rest Home Level Care) (1 Bedroom)
Total6
VacancyNo
Low Price$420000.00
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the licence accrued over the first 3 years at 10% per annum
Service Charge DetailsVillage Fee $152.25 per week and Service Package fees to suit your needs
Nursing Care DetailsA flexible service package to suit your needs
Palazzo Suites -1 Bedroom Serviced Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Total4
VacancyYes
Low Price$455000.00
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the licence accrued over the first 3 years at 10% per annum
Service Charge Details$152.25 per week Village Fee plus Service Package fees to suit your needs
Nursing Care DetailsA flexible service package to suit your needs
Palazzo Suites - 2 Bedroom Serviced Apartments (2 Bedrooms)
Total9
VacancyNo
Low Price$550000.00
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the licence accrued over the first 3 years at 10% per annum
Service Charge Details$152.25 week Village Fee plus Service Package fees to suit your needs
Nursing Care DetailsA flexible service package to suit your needs
Independent Villas - 2 Bedroom (2 Bedrooms)
Total21
VacancyNo
Low Price$715000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the licence accrued over the first 3 years at 10% per annum
Service Charge Details$152.25 per week, per dwelling.
Nursing Care DetailsA variety of services are available
Independent Villas - 3 Bedroom (3 Bedrooms)
Total6
VacancyNo
Low Price$799000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the licence accrued over the first 3 years at 10% per annum
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee of $152.25 per week per dwelling
Nursing Care DetailsA variety of services are available
Updated: 3 Mar 2015
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 80 Yes In rest home. With 24hr R/N coverage in our Silverdale hospital which is also on site to provide our residents with a full continuum of care.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Kaye Ellison & Christine Mahon
Other Personnel 80 Yes Jenny Stokes, Managing Director. Jon Amesbury, Regional Manager. Sarah Skinner, Faciltiy Manager.
Home Help (External Provider) Yes Nurse Maude or other providers into independent villas, as preferred by residents and/or referred by their GP
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes We offer full services to our villa and apartment residents with tailormade flexible package options.
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Nick Flannigan - Food Services Manager
Dietitian Negotiable
Podiatrist Yes Visits our village every alternate Thursday
Hairdresser 16 Yes The salon is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays for hairdressing services. We also have a manicurist every alternate Wednesday.
Diversional Therapist Yes Kaye Ellison, our Social Co-ordinator is a qualified Diversional Therapist.
Occupational Therapist Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Filicia Clark
Nursing Care Yes Gladys Tino, Rest Home Charge Nurse Erica Walker, Hospital Charge Nurse
Chaplain Negotiable We offer monthly Anglican services and fortnightly Catholic prayer meetings.
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes A monthly activities calendar is distributed to all our residents post boxes.
Community Complex Yes The Garden House & Cafe are situated in the village gardens with indoor and outdoor seating areas including a gas barbeque area in the north facing courtyard.
Emergency Call System Yes All rooms and units have emergency call systems for nurse call, smoke and intruder alarms.
24 Hour Security Yes During the night the village is regularly monitored by First Security.
Pets In Residence Yes The village has one lovely tabby cat called Tiger Lilly, who is loved by the residents.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes One neutered, vaccinated cat already owned by the incoming resident may be permitted to reside in a new Resident’s Villa with the pre-settlement approval of the Village Manager. Cats and gold fish are the most common pets residing in the Village.
Outings Yes Residents enjoy regular van outings including a weekly mystery bus trip. Other times include lunch at a venue or an orgainised trip to a particular event.
Transport Available Yes Village Van
Restaurant No You may order extra meals from our kitchen, as required which are delivered to your villa and/or Palazzo apartment.
Craft Room Yes We have a small lounge area used for crafts.
Library Yes Our library is well stocked with a wide range of books for borrowing. Our social co-ordinator arranges monthly visits to the public library with weekly library book issues. We also offer a free of charge DVD library.
Games Room Yes Pool Table, indoor bowls, bridge and mah jong are regularly played with weekly tai chi classes.
Chapel No A monthly non-denominational Anglican service and fortnightly Catholic prayer meetings are held in our main building.
Lounges Yes There are a number of small lounges throughout the village.
Gardens Yes Prize winning gardens with regular awards from the Canterbury Horticultural Society and the Christchurch Beautifying Assn.
Sprinklers Yes All rooms and communal areas (not in villas).
Other details Yes Set in a tranquil peaceful environment
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Special Features
Our two bedroom luxury Palazzo Serviced Apartment Suites.

For those who demand excellence, elegance & independence. The perfect option when one partner requires care and the other wishes to maintain their independent lifestyle.

Our Garden House & Village Green are the focus of companionship, leisure and fun. Enjoyed by our village residents, it offers a delightful cafe where village residents may entertain friends or just sit in the sun and enjoy a complementary cup of coffee or tea with light refreshments.

Also included are a poolroom, library and function/movie room , which has becme a regular venue for weekly games of bridge. Outside the Garden House is the croquet green.
Updated: 26 Sep 2012
Interests & Activities
Activity programme
The village has a full and varied activities programme.
With the aim of encouraging fellowship, together with fun & laughter this makes Merivale a special place to be.

We encourage family participation by having various functions throughout the year.

We offer a range of activities to suit individual needs in a safe and caring environment. As well as in-house activities there are frequent planned outings and these are extremely popular providing much interest and appeal.


BBQ
We have a Garden House courtyard where social get togethers are held and many barbeque's are enjoyed by our residents.

Big print books -
These are available through our Activities department.

Pool room -
In the Garden House we have a slate pool table which is enjoyed by residents daily.

Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Craft, Board games, Casino, Church, Digital camera, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Garden, Gas Fire, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Mah Jong, Minibus, Music, Outings, Petanque, Pool table, Shopping, Sky TV
Updated: 26 Sep 2012
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Bengali Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes Hokkien
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Japanese Yes
Malay Yes
Mandarin Yes
Shona Yes Zimbabwe
Tamil Yes
Thai Yes
Updated: 21 Feb 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Non denominational Yes This monthly service meets in the downstairs lounge in the main building on the second Tuesday of every month. Everyone is welcome.
Roman Catholic Yes This group meets in the library, located beside reception each alternate Thursday at 10 :30am. Services are conducted by Sister Bertha from the St. Albans Catholic Church. Everyone is welcome.
Updated: 26 Sep 2012
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km Bus stop is at the back village entrance on Somme Street. There is also a bus stop in St Albans street with routes to the city centre, Papanui shopping centre and Riccarton.
Shops 0.50 km Merivale shopping centre is only one block away and within walking distance for those who like a stroll.
Mall 0.50 km Merivale Mall one block away. Papanui Mall is on a bus route from our Somme Street back entrance to the village.
Parks 0.50 km Abberley Park is within walking distance, or a short car ride. Rugby Park is one block from back entrance.
Library 1.00 km Papanui Library
Updated: 26 Sep 2012
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 26 Sep 2012

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.

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