INDEPENDENT LIVING VILLAS
- at Selwyn Park Village, Whangarei.
Selwyn Park Village, a member of the Selwyn Foundation Group, offers 14 independent living Villas situated at Sutton Close, and three rental apartments off 15 Puriri Park Road, Maunu, Whangarei. (The Selwyn Foundation is a perpetual trust).
Selwyn Park also has a Rest Home,a well designed Hospital and Dementia Care accommodation. The Village is well named, being set within beautiful, park like grounds with attractive gardens and an extensive open space fringed with mature trees.
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 09 438 1099.
Residents are welcome to use the general facilities of the Village, and can expect access to our Rest Home should they ever require such a facility.
The homestead lounge is available to you as a social centre with the indoor bowls area adjoining the lounge.
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 VILLAS - Design features
The Villas are of brick cladding, having a warm and welcoming appearance. Each has two bedrooms and generous kitchen, dining and lounge areas. They have separate laundries, a carport, storage areas and their own garden for personal use. Each has security window stays and screens fitted to outside doors. There is street and security lighting throughout our village.
A 24-hour emergency alarm system connects to the nurses station in our adjacent Rest Home.
Selwyn Park 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.
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 rubbish 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 entry price of the dwelling is determined by the Village based on current market valuation. 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 Park Village on telephone 09 438 1099.
Our shop caters for your basic shopping needs. There are restful gardens, our own library and regular visits from the Whangarei mobile library.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
As well as maintaining personal interests, residents are welcome to participate in our activities programme as they wish. A programme is given to everybody and displayed throughout the village.
Every friday the Village van provides transport to local supermarkets and stop for tea and coffee on the return trip.
Each Villa has a battery powered smoke alarm. If an alarm is activated, please leave your villa immediately and inform your neighbours.
We ask that you respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly. Our public rooms are no-smoking spaces for everybody.
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. Services are delivered in a way that enhances the wellness of each person.
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!
- To be an outstanding provider of quality aged care.
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.
We are 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.
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.
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.