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Selwyn Oaks Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
21 Youngs Road
Papakura 2110
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21 Youngs Road
Papakura 2110
South Auckland
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Niccy Brougham - (09) 297 2079
The Selwyn Foundation Group - 09) 845 0838
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Set in extensive grounds on a level site, with beautifully landscaped gardens and gracious mature trees, Selwyn Oaks is a lovely location for retirement and residential care. The village offers independent living in 16 villas along with a new residential care facility, The Lees Centre, which offers resident’s an extensive range of first-class leisure facilities located on the ground floor.

Live life at your pace
With many of your everyday tasks such as gardening and exterior maintenance taken care of, you’ll have time to indulge in an active, carefree lifestyle and to make the most of what life has to offer.

You may wish to join in the activities on site and play a full part in village life, socialising in a friendly community of like-minded people. Or you can relax and take things easy, living privately and independently in your own home – secure in the knowledge that everything’s available on your doorstep, as and when you require. Of course, your family and friends are always welcome to visit.

At Selwyn Oaks, you have the choice of an active lifestyle or a quiet life, companionship or privacy, with everything provided for you within a safe, secure and supportive environment – and always with the enduring commitment of The Selwyn Foundation behind you.

We enjoy excellent associations with the Papakura community and there are on-going relationships with schools and community groups which provide a wonderful and enriching connection for residents.

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds, our 16 villas are of brick construction, have a warm appearance and are of generous proportions, each with its own garage, laundry and garden area.

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds, our 16 villas are of brick construction, have a warm appearance and are of generous proportions, each with its own garage, laundry and garden area.
Each villa has:
• one double and one large single bedroom
• open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area
• internal garage entry with laundry facilities
• front and back garden areas for personal use
• 24-hour emergency alarm system connected to the nurses’ station in the Lee's centre
• In addition, the residents of our villas have the wonderful facilities of the new Lees Centre at their disposal.

Selwyn Oak's offer resident's an extensive range of first-class leisure facilities located on the ground floor of The Lees Centre, including;
• a resident's lounge next to chapel
• multipurpose room for exercises, movies, hobby, performances and celebrations
• crafts/activities room with its own kitchenette
• cafe and bar
• outdoor BBQ area, with access from the cafe
• professional kitchen to support the cafe and dining areas
• consulting room
• shop (dairy/mini-mart)
• hair salon

The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.

The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand registered charity providing services to older people and their families. We have been leading the way in improving the quality of life of our elders for over sixty five years. As pioneers of the retirement village model and of rest home care in this country, we are uniquely experienced in providing residential care, independent retirement living and community outreach services for older adults.

With the dramatic rise of New Zealand's ageing population, the work of The Selwyn Foundation is more important than ever. Building on our achievements to date — and in keeping with our original Mission to provide quality care for elders — we will continue to innovate, diversify and offer a continuum of flexible care options that meet the present and future needs of ageing people and their families.

In keeping with our mission:
To deliver quality services that are responsive to the ageing person and their family, ensuring that our charitable outreach supports those who are vulnerable or in need.

Our activities are grouped in four key areas:

Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.

To support our mission we reappraised our definition of 'vulnerability' and developed new, practical ideas on how our charitable mission could affect the quality of life of older people. We identified three particular areas where our help can make a substantial difference to those in need:

• Social isolation/loneliness
• Affordable housing
• Hardship support

These priorities are funded through surpluses derived from the various Selwyn villages, community services and educational functions, and through fundraising, donations, bequests, and sponsorship initiatives and in the future surpluses from commercial partnerships. We have partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our affordable housing goals in addition to our 81 rentals.

Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.

The Selwyn Institute takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing of older people and helps inform our charitable and business functions through knowledge-sharing, research, trials, innovations, and technology development.

The Selwyn Foundation is committed to opening up growth and skill opportunities that help our staff, their families and our residents.

Providing care and support to elders in their community.

Recognising that village life is not for everyone, The Selwyn Foundation is expanding its care and services to those who choose to remain living in their communities. Helping older people to remain connected through our Selwyn Centres, providing cost effective transport, health and fitness programmes, and providing products and services that they both need and want. All of this delivered through The Selwyn Way – our approach to care.

Creating thriving communities to age well.

We continue to build thriving communities, mindful of the potential need for continuum of care. With the development of The Selwyn Way, our approach to care, so too we have developed purpose-built residential care housing that allows us to provide residents with a more homely environment where they can find meaning and self-fulfilment.

The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.
Email: mail@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Website: www.selwynfoundation.org.nz
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Diana Okeme (Independent Services)
Address Selwyn Oaks Retirement Village 21 Youngs Road, Papakura 2110
City/Town Papakura
Company Selwyn Oaks village is a member of the Selwyn Foundation Group.
Phone 09 297 2079
Fax 09 297 2238
Email View Email Address
Updated: 22 Nov 2018
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Graham Miller
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: 3 Dec 2012
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's 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: 14 Nov 2012
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Carer Support Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Private Paying Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Booking can be made in advance Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Updated: 22 Nov 2018
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser is availabe for appointmetns on Wednesday and Friday
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits every 6 weeks - bookings essential
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A chaplain is available for all pastoral needs. On site Tuesdays and Fridays and for Sunday church service
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have an Assistant Diversional Therapist who coordinates life enrichment programs
Meals - Available On-site Yes The cafe is open during the day. You may come down to the Lees Centre for a meal (advance booking required and user pays)
Registered Nurse Yes Available and charged at hourly rate as requested
Nursing Care Yes Available and charged at hourly rate as requested
Dietitian No On request
Updated: 3 Dec 2018
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Regular entertainment is held in the main lounge
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes We have a monthly outing
Restaurant Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Chapel Yes A chaplain is avaiable on site Tuesday and Friday for pastoral care. Sunday services are held in the dedicated chapel.
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Other details Yes A mini shop operates from Reception Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Updated: 22 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Selwyn Oaks is located in Youngs Road .This 16 unit retirement village has adjacent hospital care servcies .
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Bingo, Concerts, Happy Hour, Library, Knitting Circle, Big print books, Board games, Church, Entertainers, Jigsaw
Updated: 3 Dec 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Interpreter Yes Either through a staff member or the local DHB Interpreter Service.
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Other Information Yes With staff members and residents from many different countries, we are often able to meet residents' needs - please ask our manager for help.
Updated: 3 Dec 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) No We have a Chaplain on site Tuesday and Friday and there is a church service held on Sunday mornings
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 1.00 Km Public Bus service
Shops 1.50 Km Pak 'n Save
Mall 2.00 Km Takanini
Library 3.00 Km Papakura Public Library
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Holds 3 year RVA certification
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 3 Dec 2018

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.