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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 – AN OVERVIEW and OUR MISSION
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.