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- at Selwyn St Andrew’s
Selwyn St Andrew's retirement village, owned by the Selwyn Foundation (a New Zealand charitable trust providing services to older people and their families), offers independent living by way of 51 delightful one, two and three bedroom villas and 11, one and two bedroom apartments situated in the heart of Cambridge.
English-style Cambridge is a highly desirable retirement area for people from throughout the Waikato, due to its relaxed lifestyle, lush beauty and wonderful shopping and cafés. Nestled adjacent to the centre of the town is Selwyn St Andrew's, the most centrally located retirement village in Cambridge.
The retirement village has generous grounds of around two hectares and is adjacent to the picturesque and historic St Andrew's Church. This wonderful location offers easy access by foot or vehicle to main street shopping, medical centres, banks, supermarkets, churches and community facilities.
TO CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE, YOU HAVE TO CARE ABOUT THEM
The Selwyn Way is our approach to the care and wellbeing of all who connect with The Selwyn Foundation. Whether you live at home in your community, or in one of our independent living or residential care facilities, or if you work for the Foundation, you will find the same consistent standard of care, underpinned by our Christian faith.
OCCUPATION RIGHT AGREEMENT
The ‘Agreement’ allows for the occupancy of a villa or apartment 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 Company Ltd).
Residents have the support of The Selwyn Foundation in terms of governance, management and administration.
Our Villas have one, two and three bedrooms each with a well appointed kitchen, dining and lounge area – and some with their own garages or carports. There are carport blocks available for some dwellings also.
They feature wheelchair accessible showers with non-slip floors and safety rails. All are equipped with security doors. There is security lighting throughout the Village.
THE MOXON CENTRE
The Moxon Centre is now open with community facilities available to all residents and includes 11 one, two and three bedroom independent living apartments situated on the top floor of the Moxon Centre. The Moxon Centre apartments are completely self-contained and most offer the following as standard:
• Drapes and sun filter curtains
• 100% wool carpet
• Electric glass hob
• Electric wall oven
• Range hood
• Single dishdrawer
• Laundry tub, washing machine and dryer
• Non-slip tiled deck/ balcony
• Pre-wired for UHF, SKY TV, phone and internet capability
• Heat pump with remote control
• Water purifier and waste disposal unit
• Non-slip tiled bathroom with frameless glass shower cubicle
• Heated towel rail
In addition, the following safety and security features will be in place:
• Security cameras
• Home & Away alarm systems
• Emergency call system
• Secure buildings with swipe card access only
• Secure undercover carpark (one park per apartment)
Selwyn St Andrew’s is responsible for exterior maintenance - i.e., painting, repairs to the roof and guttering, etc 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 choose to cultivate one.
A monthly service fee is levied on each dwelling to cover compliance costs, 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 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.
CONTACT 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 Office Staff at Selwyn St Andrew’s on (07) 827 6225.
Selwyn St Andrews provides the following on the ground floor of the Moxon Centre for the use of residents:
• residents' lounge, opening onto an external deck with planters and gardens
• multipurpose room for exercises, movies, performances and celebrations
• crafts/activities room
• café and dining (north facing with an outdoor dining area)
• medical centre (consulting room)
• shop (dairy/mini-mart)
• hair salon
• meeting room (includes audio visual equipment)
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
Residents have the opportunity to participate in nearby community activities. There is also a wide range of activities at Selwyn St Andrew’s, including . . .
- Indoor Bowling Group
- Craft Group
- Book Club
- Happy Hour
- Morning Tea
- Card Group
- Tai Chi
- Outings (suggestions always welcome)
- Film Afternoons
Issues are raised at our monthly residents meeting - to which the Police and NZ Fire Service come each year to up-date us.
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 charitable trust 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 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 charitable focus is three-pronged: to combat social isolation and loneliness,
increase social housing and offer hardship support. In all that we do, we do not lose
sight of the importance of Tikanga and our Christian faith.
Our activities are grouped in four key areas:.
Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.
Promoting the welfare of elders in general is an important aspect of the Foundation’s charitable Mission. We therefore distribute more than 30% of our annual operating surplus to charitable and not-for-profit groups working with or for the elderly at both community and national level. This is in addition to funding our community outreach Selwyn Centre programme, our subsidised rental accommodation and village medical centres.
Looking to the future, our charitable focus will be to deliver on our mission in combating
social isolation and loneliness, increase social housing and offer hardship support.
Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.
The Selwyn Foundation supports a wide range of gerontology research. In addition to assisting universities with studies that influence the wellbeing of elders, we also fund The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality and are the principal benefactor of The HOPE Foundation. By investing in quality learning and research opportunities, we aim to
enhance the wellbeing of our residents, and of New Zealand’s ageing population as a whole.
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.
Selwyn’s community outreach is most evident in the Selwyn Centres. With 39 venues provided in association with Anglican parishes and serving more than 800 people each week, the programme provides community drop-in centres that enable those who may be living alone and in need of companionship to remain active, healthy and independent in their own neighbourhoods.
Creating thriving communities to age well.
The Selwyn Foundation seeks to create positive environments that promote residents’ independence, eliminate loneliness and add variety to the daily experience. We aim to create open, engaging communities where people have purpose, enjoy choice, and an active lifestyle with family and friends. By developing contemporary new environments and modernised styles of care, we’ll take forward into the future the vision our founders began over sixty years ago.
The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.