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Name
Ripponburn
Category
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
Address
94 Kawarau Gorge Road
Central Otago
Cromwell 9384
DHB
Southern (Otago)
Phone
(03) 445 0021
Fax
(03) 445 0022
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Lois Kircher - 021 101 5936
Owner
Lois Kircher - 021 101 5936
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Ripponburn review

My Mum has been in Ripponburn's hospital wing for a year now and has settled in very well. It is more cosy than 5 star in terms of the building, space and furnishings but this is more than compensated for by the 5+ star staff. They are fantastic and I would encourage anyone considering living here to look below the surface when they are comparing it with other facilities.

Description
The aim of Ripponburn Lifestyle Village is to encourage Occupants to maintain their independence, with the up-to-date facilities and friendly, caring staff that combine to create a safe, community-like environment.
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Unit (2 Bedrooms)No
2 BedroomsNo
These units sit in park like surroundings with all day sun. Short walk to town centre.
Neutral decor so you can put your own stamp on these units. Gardens done but room for your own input if wished.
Facility Image
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Agent's Details
Details
Name Lois Kircher
Address 94 Kawarau Gorge Road RD 2
City/Town Cromwell 9191
Company Ripponburn Lifestyle Village Ltd
Phone (03) 445 0021
Fax (03) 445 0022
Mobile 021 101 5936
Email View Email Address
Updated: 21 Sep 2012
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Graham Miller
Address Level 34, Vero Centre 48 Shortland Street PO Box 4243
City/Town Auckland 1015
Company Covenant Trustee Company Limited
Phone (09) 302 0638
Updated: 31 Dec 2012
Solicitor's Details
Details
Name Mr Simon Marks
Address Anthony Harper Building Level 5, 47 Cathedral Square PO Box 2646
City/Town Christchurch 8015
Company Anthony Harper Lawyers
Phone (03) 379 0920
Fax (03) 366 9277
Email View Email Address
Updated: 21 Sep 2012
Composition of Village
Type Details
Unit (2 Bedrooms)
Total14
VacancyNo
Low Price$295000.00
High Price$300000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsThe Occupation Licence will grant you the right to exclusive occupation of the Unit for an indefinite period subject to your compliance with the terms of licence and while your health permits. The Licence will also grant you the right to receive certain services, and the shared right to use the communal facilities of the Village.
Surrender DetailsWhen you vacate your Unit, you will be charged a Village Contribution Fee of up to 23% of the Occupation Licence Payment amount. The Village Contribution Fee will accrue year by year at a rate of 5.75% per annum (or a proportionate amount for any part year) up to a maximum of 23% (ie four years). This Village Contribution Fee will be deducted from your Occupation Licence Payment before it is paid back to you, on the termination of your Licence.
Service Charge DetailsYou will be required to pay a weekly fee, made up firstly of a Village Outgoings Charge which is a contribution to the operating costs of the Village (including rates, insurance, maintenance of grounds, exterior maintenance of Units) and secondly a charge for the residential care services provided to you while in occupation of your Unit.

The indicative amount for the Village Outgoings Charge is $75 per week inclusive of GST, but this will be finalised prior to the time that you make an application, and is subject to change in the meantime.

The Service Charge will be negotiated with you, on the basis of the services requested by you, which may include meals, cleaning, laundry and personal assistance/care services.
Updated: 31 Dec 2012
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes All of the Units have a call-bell system installed in the master bedroom, bathroom and the lounge.
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Ripponburn currently has 2 cats, 1 dog, and various birds and gold fish
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Subject to Managers approval
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Spa Pool Yes
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes The Units have a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and open plan living with the lounge and dining room combined.
Gardens Yes The newly developed grounds have underground irrigation system installed. All of the grounds and gardens are maintained by Ripponburn personnel.
Sprinklers Yes
Other details Yes All Units have smoke detectors installed.
Updated: 21 Sep 2012
Special Features
The Ripponburn Lifestyle Village is privately owned and operated by Ripponburn Property Ltd, Director and Manger Lois Kircher, and her two brothers Ernest Adamson and Walter Adamson.

Ripponburn Lifestyle Village is set in the tranquil, rural setting on the grounds of Ripponburn Hospital and Home, which is on the outskirts of Cromwell in a garden like environment. The grounds have history dating back to 1875 when the first Hospital building was erected.

Available are two bedroom units with automatic garage doors, walk-through wardrobes, modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances, wet-floor bathrooms equipped with safety rails and call-bell systems, as either stand alone units or double units.

Further developments are still in progress for more units. These are available under licence-to-occupy arrangement.

Various levels of supports services, including but not limited to: laundry, meals, domestic cleaning and personal care, and group activities are available.
Updated: 21 Sep 2012
Interests & Activities
Occupants of Ripponburn Lifestyle Village are welcome to join in the activities offered at Ripponburn Hospital and Home.

Six days a week our activity staff are able to offer a varied and flexible activity and recreation programme. Taking direction from the requirements and requests of our residents we provide opportunities to do things in social groups; such as Housie and quizzes, or more personal focus groups such as painting. We also have the time to sit one to one and help with personal projects - like getting letters and cards out on time.

We ensure special occasions are celebrated; hosting festive dinners, celebrating sporting events and other recognised moments.

With daily Physiotherapy input and regular Occupational Therapy hours, our recreation programme aims to create attractive options for keeping active. Walking groups are encouraged, regular practices for upcoming sporting events (Masters games etc) are held, as are weekly exercise groups. Cromwell has had its swimming pool complex revamped, adding a therapeutic pool.

Our van allows us to take any of the residents (with an industrial wheelchair hoist) on regular outtings. Enjoying our location between Wanaka, Queenstown and Alexandra there is never a shortage of events, views or places to visit. Or simply a trip to the local shops may be on order.

In time for the weekend we also include a day of hairdressing and pampering, for the gentlemen as well as the ladies.

Residents are always invited, but never expected, to join our programme.

For those who prefer to spend time on their own projects we have access to email, internet and the fax, picinic facilities to share with visitors, separate lounges to sit quietly, Sky tv to watch and our beautiful grounds to walk in.

We have had Shrek the rouge ram visit, classic cars in the driveway, Santa in hotrod and a 1930's motorbike in our lounge.

Our aim is to keep the recreation and activity options as relevant and appealing to the residents as we can.

The following is a list of some of the activities and events that appear on the Ripponburn activity programme:
Joining community events (Fairs, Care and Friendship etc)
Housie
Indoor games (bowls, volleyball, tenpin bowls, cards etc),
Arts and crafts
BBQs
Cooking and baking
Newspaper reading
Birthday celebrations
Visiting Entertainers
Exercise group
Visits from the local Library
Shopping
Watching movies
Visits from Religious groups
Visiting Canine friends
Flower arranging
Gardening
Access to local Golf courses
Massage and pampering
Music groups
Outings
Visiting Pianist
Quizzes
RSA association
Sing-a-longs ..
and much more!
Updated: 21 Sep 2012
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 23 Jun 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 21 Sep 2012
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops 1.25 km BP Service Station, Caltex
Mall 1.50 km The Cromwell Mall has a full range of shops including, New World, Cromwell Pharmacy, furniture, Paper Plus, cafes, museum, clothing and other various retail shops.
Parks 1.50 km Across from the Mall there is a childrens playground, with a flying fox and see-saws etc.
Library 1.50 km The Cromwell Library provides a fortnightly service to deliver books to Ripponburn
Updated: 21 Sep 2012
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
CareerForce RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc))
Updated: 21 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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