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Ropata Lodge
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
57 Ropata Crescent
Lower hutt
Lower Hutt 5010
Postal Address
57 Ropata Crescent
Hutt Valley
(04) 920 0846
(04) 920 0847
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Angela Dodd - (04) 920 0846
Ropata Lodge Limited
Office Administrator
Wendy Henry - (04) 920 0846
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Vision Statement

"Supporting dignified independent living for the elderly"

Statement of Purpose

"To provide a high quality, diverse and non-institutional living environment a place where residents can enjoy the safety and security of medical, domestic and social support systems that are designed to uphold but not intrude upon their need and desire for independence.

To ensure that these facilities are available to residents with as wide a range of life experiences and income levels as possible."

Ropata Lodge offers a 'assisted living' experience within a centrally located apartment complex.

Independence is cherished and supported, with family and friends welcome at all hours. A 'rest-assured' feeling is made possible by the blend of home and 24 hour professional care

Availability Details
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Apartments (Studio)No
Currently apartments are only available for long or short term rental, they are not currently available for purchase.
Updated: 26 Apr 2018
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Angela Dodd, Manager
Address 57 Ropata Crescent
City/Town Lower Hutt
Company Ropata Lodge Ltd
Phone 04 920 0846
Fax 04 920 0847
Email View Email Address
Updated: 5 Dec 2014
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Address Street: Level 6, 191 Queen Street, Auckland 1010 Post: PO Box 4243, Shortland Street, Auckland
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone +64 09 302 0638
Fax +64 09 302 1037
Email View Email Address
Updated: 20 Apr 2017
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Apartments (Studio Unit etc.)
Tenure TermsRopata Lodge is a 'full service' apartment complex and all intending residents first meet with the Manager or nursing staff to ensure our care services fully meet their expectations and Ropata Lodge is an appropriate match for their needs.

Residents are responsible for the payment of their own electricity, telephone charges and personal effects insurance.
Service Charge DetailsRental Fee includes: care support and supervision; Call system; Provision of all meals; Morning and afternoon tea; Supply and cleaning of all linen; Weekly cleaning of apartment; Use of residents laundry; Heating of apartments and common areas; Lighting and electricity of common areas; Cleaning of common areas; Quarterly health checks and management of pharmacy dispensed medications.
Updated: 5 Dec 2014
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We welcome enquiries about respite and convalescent care at Ropata Lodge where you will be cared for by our experienced caregivers and registered nurses in the comfort of a self-contained apartment.
Carer Support Yes We welcome enquiries about respite and convalescent care at Ropata Lodge where you will be cared for by our experienced caregivers and registered nurse in the comfort of a self-contained apartment.
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 5 Dec 2014
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There are is an R/N who is onsite during the week and provide a 24 hour a day advice and guidance service.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our programme is designed to be fun and to cater for as many of our residents' individual tastes as possible. It incorporates social, mental and physical activities for all to enjoy.
Other Personnel Yes A fulltime manager runs the village on a day to day basis. Caregivers, kitchen staff, maintenance person, and volunteers complete the team of people supporting residents.
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes Included in the weekly service fee are the services of the laundry personnel who provide and clean fresh linen and do personal laundry. Our cleaner does a weekly clean of apartments.
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Included in service fee. The kitchen staff provide all meals and in-betweens, delivering meals to rooms when required.
Dietitian Yes Engaged on a consultancy basis from time to time.
Podiatrist Yes Private practitioner makes regular visits.
Hairdresser Yes Private practitioner visits regularly.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Private practitioner available next door at Ropata Medical Centre.
Nursing Care Yes Short term nursing care can generally be accommodated within the staffing and apartment structure of Ropata Lodge without a resident needing to move from their apartment.
Chaplain Yes Various Chaplains visit Ropata on a regular basis.
Updated: 5 Dec 2014
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Refer Interests and Activities below.
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Newsletter Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes Public bus service almost at door. Transport arranged as required for outings etc. Ropata Lodge van available.
Lounges Yes Relax in the main lounge in front of the gas fire. Piano available.
Gardens Yes A lovely internal courtyard with outdoor seating and gardens is situated off the main lounge.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 5 Dec 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Wholesome, nutritious meals and home baking are a feature at Ropata. Breakfast is served to individual apartments with lunch and tea served in the dining area. When necessary meals can be delivered to the residents apartment.
Updated: 31 May 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Ropata Lodge encourages residents to participate in activities of their choice. Our vision is for Ropata to be interacting with the community on many levels.

In-house programmes include: in-door bowls; bingo; quizzes; puzzles.

Groups of residents meet at their leisure for cards, scrabble, mah-jong, rummikub and other games.

A Happy Hour is held on a monthly basis.

Choirs and musical performers are invited to perform in the atrium on a regular basis.

A strong sense of belonging makes it easy for family members to organise additional activities such as video/DVD nights, craft workshops and outings.
Updated: 5 Dec 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 5 Jul 2007
Public Transport 0.01 km Almost at the door
Shops 0.06 km Pak'n'Save; Lower Hutt CBD is 1.5km;
Mall 1.50 km Westfield Queensgate
Parks 0.50 km Riverside walkway
Library 2.00 km Lower Hutt Public Library with Mobile Service also available.
Updated: 5 Dec 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 5 Dec 2014

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