Jump to Content

Selwyn Heights Retirement Village

Send me an
Information Pack
At a glance
Name
Selwyn Heights Retirement Village
Category
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
Address
42 Herd Road
Hillsborough
Auckland
DHB
Auckland
Phone
09 815 3992
Fax
09 624 2605
Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
09 815 3990
Owner
The Selwyn Foundation Group - 09 846 0119
Other services
Photos
Description
Selwyn Heights – To find out more or to arrange a viewing, call 0800 4 SELWYN (0800 473 599) www.selwyncare.org.nz

APARTMENTS and VILLAS
- Independent living at Selwyn Heights Village within The Selwyn Foundation Group.

Set in lovely gardens on a commanding site at 42 Herd Road, Hillsborough, Auckland, the Village is right next door to the Monte Cecilia Park and overlooks the Manukau Harbour. With easy access from the Southern Motorway, it is close to supermarkets and shopping at Royal Oak, Lynfield or the Onehunga Malls.

Selwyn Heights also has Rest Home and Hospital care. (The Selwyn Foundation is a perpetual trust.)

WE CARE
We want your stay with us to be a happy experience and we encourage you to talk to us about any concerns you might have. Our Manager is available to you or your family. It is a good idea to make an appointment if possible. Please telephone 09 8153990.

Our staff are trained to meet the particular needs of the people living here. We provide a comprehensive medical service through our two on-site medical officers. The hospital is staffed with registered nurses 24 hours each day.

THE OCCUPATION RIGHT AGREEMENT
The ‘Agreement’ allows for the occupancy of a villa for as long as it may be needed. However occupants do not purchase the land on which the dwelling stands. The ORAs are secured by a first charge encumbrance granted in favour of the statutory supervisor (Covenant Trustee Services Ltd).

Residents have the support of the Selwyn Foundation Group in terms of governance, management and administration.

The APARTMENTS and VILLAS - Wilson Apartments:Design features
There are 12 one-bedroom and 6 ‘studio’ serviced Apartments which have thoughtfully designed kitchen, dining and lounge areas - each being equipped with quality white ware, including washing machine and dryer. The Apartments are located in a modern, 3-storey building - and there is a car parking area.
Villas:
The 25 (2-bedroom) and 3 (1-bedroom) Villas are of warm brick or cedar cladding, with a generous dining and lounge area. They have a garage or carport respectively and each has security window stays and some have screens fitted to outside doors. There is street lighting throughout our village.
McElroy Apartments: 25 two bedroom apartments and a one bedroom.
Gilberd Apartments: 40 two bedroom apartments and 4 one bedroom.
KAY HAWK APARTMENTS: 18 two bedroom (4 with added study)and 6 one bedroom apartments.
GOWING APARTMENTS: 5 one bedroom apartments. 4 three bedroom apartments. 12 two bedroom apartments.
REEVES APARTMENTS: Currently under construction. 12 one bedroom apartments. 12 three bedroom apartments. 8 2 bedroom apartments (added study). 24 two bedroom apartments. Available for occupancy November 2014.

MAINTENANCE
Selwyn Heights Village is responsible for exterior maintenance - i.e. painting, repairs to the roof and guttering and is also to maintain the lawns, driveways, footpaths and common garden areas. Residents are responsible for internal maintenance, and for care of their own garden, should they cultivate one.

COSTS
A monthly service fee is levied on each dwelling to cover maintenance costs, insurance on dwellings, street lighting, rates and other related costs such as refuse removal. The service fee also includes a contribution to a sinking fund which is used to pay for long-term external maintenance of the dwellings and infrastructure.
The monthly fee is currently $600 and is fixed for life.

The entry price of the dwelling is determined by the Village. A percentage of this price is retained by the Village upon termination of the ‘Agreement’ and this varies according to the length of time the dwelling has been occupied.

CONTACTS for more information
Details of the above and other aspects are contained in our Disclosure Statement which can be obtained on request. Call in - or contact our Manager at Selwyn Heights Village on telephone 09 8153990 or the Sales Manager 09 8450791.

AMENITIES
A convenience store caters for basic needs - and extra items may be purchased on request. A library bus visits the village every fortnight. All general village amenities are there for your use.

ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
As well as maintaining their personal interests, residents are welcome to participate in our comprehensive activities programme just as they wish. A programme is given to everybody and displayed throughout the village - and an activity ‘hot-line’ is updated daily.

KEEPING SAFE
- Villas. Each has a battery powered smoke alarm. If an alarm is activated, please leave your villa immediately and inform your neighbours.
- Apartments. These have smoke detectors and a sprinkler system. If an alarm is activated, and it is safe to do so - please stay in your apartment until staff arrive.


The Selwyn Foundation Group
PO Box 8203, Symonds St, Auckland 1150.
Telephone 09 845 0838 Fax 09 845 0700
Email: mail@selwyncare.org.nz
Website: www.selwyncare.org.nz
_______________________________________________________________________________


THE SELWYN FOUNDATION GROUP – AN OVERVIEW and VISION STATEMENT
- The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.

Selwyn’s residents mirror New Zealand society as a whole, having people from all kinds of backgrounds, life experiences and interests. These days, people entering our retirement villages are older - now that people are living and remaining active for much longer.

Nevertheless, people residing in Rest Homes as well as those living independently, are encouraged to live as full a life as is humanly possible through maintaining existing links with community activities such as the RSA Club, local churches, Probus, U3A and sports clubs. Organised activities are on offer too – and managers are always interested in hearing of new ideas for activities, outings and social gatherings.

Today’s retirement villages are the culmination of over 50 years of progress. It was towards the late 1940s that the Anglican Church’s Auckland City Mission became very concerned about the plight of elderly people to cope in sometimes dilapidated houses, often too large for them once children had grown up and moved away.

The Mission had already done considerable work with older people by 1954 when the first 20 retired people became residents at Selwyn Village in Point Chevalier. This was the first rest home and retirement complex of its kind built in New Zealand. It still exists, although almost grown beyond recognition.

In 1967, the Mission arranged for the creation of The Selwyn Foundation as a separate charitable trust, specifically set up to look after this special concern for the needs of older people in our society.

Named after George Augustus Selwyn, first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand, the Foundation is an independent perpetual trust and not-for-profit organisation. Selwyn owns or manages retirement facilities in Northland, throughout greater Auckland and in the Waikato. It continues to grow and flourish - it is here to stay!


OUR VISION
- Providing quality Christian care for the elderly.

The Selwyn Foundation Group invites you to take a closer look at our commitment to Christian values, quality care, accommodation and services, which continue to make us a leader in the provision of a wide range of accommodation and service options for the elderly in New Zealand.

It is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all residents through the ‘Selwyn Way’ wellness concept.

The Selwyn Foundation Group owns and manages a number of facilities throughout the North Island, and is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of aged care in New Zealand.

PEOPLE
We place a high value on honesty and mutual respect. We strive to see our people fulfilled through the creation of work environments, where openness, communication, teamwork and safety are paramount. Our staff and volunteers share a specific interest in older adults, and undertake ongoing training in the particular needs of those in their care.

STEWARDSHIP
We strive to achieve excellence, continually seeking means for improvement and innovation in our care and services. Furthermore, we will, with integrity, adopt the highest standards of ethical behaviour in all our activities: care, legal, financial, environmental and all business practices.
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Details
Name Mark Trubuhovich (Sales Advisor)
Address Selwyn Heights Village, 42 Herd Road, Hillsborough 1042
City/Town Auckland
Company Selwyn Heights Retirement Village Ltd - a member of the Selwyn Foundation Group.
Phone 09 8450791
Fax 09 8460700
Mobile 021 863 359
Email View Email Address
Updated: 19 Jan 2012
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Peter Orpin Statutory Supervisor
Address Level 34, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street PO Box 4234, Auckland 1140
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Company Ltd.
Phone 09 302 0638
Fax 09 302 1037
Email View Email Address
Updated: 21 Apr 2008
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Details
Name Burke Melrose Lawyers
Address PO Box 5142,
City/Town Auckland 1141
Company Settlement Services Ltd
Phone 09 356 2620
Fax 09 356 2631
Updated: 10 Oct 2007
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Studio Apartments (Studio Unit etc.)
Total6
Low Price$250000.00
High Price$270000.00
Tenure TermsTenure is by way of an Occupation Right Agreement.
Surrender DetailsA percentage of the entry price is retained by the Village upon termination of the Occupation Right Agreement, and this may vary according to the length of time the dwelling is occupied. Facilities fee is normally not more than 28% of the original entry price. Please contact the manager for further details.
Service Charge DetailsThe monthly service fee covers mainly land rates, building insurance, external maintanence , TV aerial , rubbish disposal; lawns and landscaping; weekly shopping trip; access to village community facilities, activities co ordination; security; 24-hour call nursing support, Statutory Supervisor and the administration costs.

For further information please contact the manager.
Nursing Care DetailsNurse is on call 24 hours every day.
Nurse call emergency points are fitted in all apartments.
Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Total16
Low Price$290000.00
High Price$420000.00
Tenure TermsTenure is by way of an Occupation Right Agreement
Surrender DetailsA percentage of the entry price is retained by the Village upon termination of the Occupation Right Agreement, and this may vary according to the length of time the dwelling is occupied. Facilities fee is normally 5.5% per annum up to a maximum of 5 years = not more than 27.5% of the original entry price. Please contact our manager for further details.
Service Charge DetailsThe monthly service fee covers mainly land rates, building insurance, external maintanence , TV aerial , rubbish disposal; lawns and landscaping; weekly shopping trip; access to village community facilities, activities co ordination ; security; 24-hour call nursing support, Statutory Supervisor and the administration costs.

For further information please contact the manager.
Nursing Care DetailsNurse is on call 24 hours every day.
Nurse call emergency points are fitted in all apartments
Villas (1 Bedroom)
Total3
Low Price$300000.00
High Price$320000.00
GarageCarport
Tenure TermsTenure is by way of an Occupation Right Agreement.
Surrender DetailsA percentage of the entry price is retained by the Village upon termination of the Occupation Right Agreement, and this may vary according to the length of time the dwelling is occupied. Facilities fee is normally not more than 28% of the original entry price. Please contact our manager for further details.
Service Charge DetailsThe monthly service fee covers mainly land rates, building insurance, external maintainence , TV aerial for the dwelling; rubbish disposal; lawns and landscaping; weekly shopping trip; access to village community facilities, activities co ordination; security; 24-hour call nursing support, Statutory Supervisor and the administration costs.

For further information please contact the manager.
Nursing Care DetailsNurse call emergency points are fitted to villas .
A Nurse is on call 24 hours every day
Apartments (2 Bedrooms)
Total65
VacancyYes
Low Price$415000.00
High Price$515000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsTenure is by way of and Occupation Right Agreement.
Surrender DetailsA percentage of the entry price is retained by the Village upon termination of the Occupation Right Agreement, and this may vary according to the length of time the dwelling is occupied. Facilities fee is normally not more than 28% of the original entry price. Please contact our manager for further details.
Service Charge DetailsThe monthly service fee covers mainly land rates, building insurance, external maintainence , TV aerial for the dwelling; rubbish disposal; lawns and landscaping; weekly shopping trip; access to village community facilities, activities co ordination; security; 24-hour call nursing support, Statutory Supervisor and the administration costs.

For further information please contact the manager.
Nursing Care DetailsNurse is on call 24 hours every day.
Nurse call emergency points are fitted.
Villas (2 Bedrooms)
Total22
Low Price$450000.00
High Price$500000.00
Tenure TermsTenure is by way of an Occupation Right Agreement.
Surrender DetailsA percentage of the entry price is retained by the Village upon termination of the Occupation Right Agreement, and this may vary according to the length of time the dwelling is occupied. Facilities fee is normally not more than 28% of the original entry price. Please contact our manager for further details.
Service Charge DetailsThe monthly service fee covers mainly land rates, building insurance, external maintainence , TV aerial for the dwelling; rubbish disposal; lawns and landscaping; weekly shopping trip; access to village community facilities, activities co ordination; security; 24-hour call nursing support, Statutory Supervisor and the administration costs.

For further information please contact the manager.
Nursing Care DetailsNurse is on call 24 hours every day.
Nurse call emergency points are fitted to all villas.
Updated: 17 Dec 2012
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The Activities Coordinator is responsible for arranging a wide range of events and activities tailored to the needs of our residents. Independent living residents are welcome to join in those of the Village activites in which they have an interest.
Other Personnel Yes Sales Advisor Mr Mark Trubuhovich Phone 09 845 0791 021 863359
Home Help (External Provider) Yes
Meals - External Provider Yes
Dietitian Negotiable On request
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits regularly to meet with residents by appointment.
Hairdresser Yes Appointments with our hairdresser are arranged through our receptionist.
Occupational Therapist No On request
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist visits regularly and is available by appointment.
Nursing Care Yes This is provided if required in an acute situation through our 24 hours-a-day nurse call system.
Chaplain Yes Our on-site chaplain offers personal attention to residents' requests and well as conducting worship services open to people of all Christian denominations.
Updated: 19 Jan 2012
Facility Features
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes Indoor Bowling Green Snooker Table Library Craft Room DVD Library Table Tennis
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Dependent on unit purchased . Dogs are not allowed . New pets are not to be brought but if moving into a villa older cats are negotiable .
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes Transport for organised trips is provided
Craft Room Yes Craft sessions are held weekly
Library No A mobile library visits the site every 2 weeks Book library and Video/DVD library is located in Games room
Games Room Yes Indoor bowls is held every week Snooker table available for residents Table Tennis
Chapel Yes A chapel is on site and available to all residents . Mid week service and Sunday services are held. On site chaplain is available for pastoral needs .
Lounges Yes Main lounge is situated in the Games Room . Outdoor BBQ area
Gardens Yes Beautiful gardens surround the village .The village is bordered by the Monte Cecilia Park ,a gate gives access to residents
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers are fitted in all apartments
Other details Yes Cafe operates from 10am to 2pm in Independent Reception area.
Updated: 5 Apr 2009
Special Features
Special Features
Our Villas are mainly set in a 'scenic bowl' towards the southern end of the Village, with some of them and the Apartments adjacent to Monte Cecelia Park. The Village also features Rest Home and Hospital care.
Updated: 16 Oct 2007
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
As they wish, independent living residents are invited to join in the Village programme and activities which include: Art, Cards, Chapel, Concerts, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Minibus, Quizzes, Park, Pastoral care, Sing-a-longs, Videos, Views, Shopping, Birthday and other celebrations, Crosswords, Group Discussions.
Updated: 16 Oct 2007
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Cook Island Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Korean Yes
Niuean Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes With people from many countries being represented among staff members and residents - at any time we may be able to offer languages other than those listed. Should the services of an interpreter be required - please ask our manager.
Updated: 16 Oct 2007
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes People of many religious faiths and backgrounds are to be found among Selwyn Heights residents and staff members. All are welcome.
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Our Chaplaincy Service is available to everybody.
Updated: 16 Oct 2007
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Stagecoach buses stop nearby - outside the main gate.
Shops   Selwyn Heights has a 'convenience' shop on-site.
Mall 3.00 km The Royal Oak Mall and other shops are approximately 3 kilometres from Selwyn Heights.
Parks   Monte Cecelia Park is right alongside our Village.
Library   We have a book and video library on site - and the Auckland Mobile Library visits bi-weekly.
Updated: 8 Jul 2008
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Selwyn Heights Retirement Village currently hold a 3 year RVA certification
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 8 Jul 2008

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.

10558