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Ripponburn Home and Hospital

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Ripponburn Home and Hospital
Retirement Village
94 Kawarau Gorge Road
Cromwell 9384
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Donna Goddard - 027 216 1495
Sales Manager
Neil Bulling - 027 432 8978
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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.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Neil Bulling
Address 94 Kawarau Gorge Road RD 2
City/Town Cromwell 9984
Company Ripponburn Lifestyle Village Ltd
Phone (03) 445 0021
Fax (03) 445 0022
Mobile 027 432 8978

Updated: 22 Feb 2022

Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Raylene McMeekan
Address Ground Floor 329 Durham Street North
City/Town Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Company Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Phone (03) 966 5820
Email View Email Address

Updated: 22 Feb 2022

Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Unit (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$400,000
High Price$500,000
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.
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 $85 per week inclusive of GST as at 1 April 2020.

Additional Service Charges 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: 22 Feb 2022

Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes All of the Villas have a call-bell system installed in the master bedroom, bathroom and the lounge.
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Ripponburn currently has 1 cat 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.
Other details Yes All Units have smoke detectors installed.

Updated: 9 Aug 2022

Special Features
Special Features
The Ripponburn Lifestyle Village is privately owned and operated by Thyme Care Properties Limited.

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.

Various levels of supports services, including but not limited to: laundry, meals, domestic cleaning and personal care, and group activities are available.

Updated: 22 Feb 2022

Interests & Activities
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 outings. 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 excess to email, internet and the fax, picnic 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 a hot-rod 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)
Indoor games (bowls, volleyball, tenpin bowls, cards etc),
Arts and crafts
Cooking and baking
Newspaper reading
Birthday celebrations
Visiting Entertainers
Exercise group
Visits from the local Library
Watching movies
Visits from Religious groups
Visiting Canine friends
Flower arranging
Access to local Golf courses
Massage and pampering
Music groups
Visiting Pianist
RSA association
and much more!

Updated: 22 Feb 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes

Updated: 22 Feb 2022

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
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: 22 Feb 2022

Location Distance Details
Shops 1.25 Km Nichols Cafe and Garden Centre, Hunting and Fishing, Mitre 10, Fresh Choice, BP Service Station
Mall 1.50 Km The Cromwell Mall has a full range of shops including, New World, Cromwell Pharmacy, 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: 22 Feb 2022

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 22 Feb 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.


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