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INDEPENDENT LIVING at BIRKENHEAD
- with the Selwyn Foundation Group
Hansen Close is about five minutes by car from central Birkenhead and there is a good bus / shuttle service available to take you to the shopping centre and library. There are several beaches and beautiful bush walks close by - and the Auckland CBD is only about a fifteen minute drive away.
A delightful enclave of Villas designed especially for independent living is to be found at Hansen Close, 25 Roseberry Ave, Birkenhead, Auckland. This ‘boutique’ village is a member of The Selwyn Foundation Group, which is a perpetual trust.
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 for Hansen Close is situated at Selwyn Village at Point Chevalier, and is available to you or your family. It is a good idea to make an appointment if possible. Please telephone 09 8460119.
Residents can expect access to one of our Rest Homes or Hospitals, should they ever require such a facility.
OCCUPATION RIGHT AGREEMENT FOR VILLAS
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
There are a variety of villas that are spacious without being too large for the needs of a retired person or couple. They each have two bedrooms and a generous, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area - decorated to a high standard with excellent fittings. There is internal access to the garage, and every dwelling has its own garden.
MAINTENANCE FOR VILLAS
The Selwyn Foundation 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.
COSTS FOR VILLAS
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 entry price of the dwelling is determined by the Foundation. A percentage of this price is retained by the Foundation 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. Please contact the Sales Advisor at Selwyn Foundation on telephone 09 845 0725.
ACTIVITIES FOR VILLA RESIDENTS
As well as maintaining their personal interests, residents are welcome to participate in the comprehensive activities programme at Selwyn Village, Point Chevalier just as they wish. A programme is available for everybody and distributed throughout the Village.
SELWYN HOUSE AT HANSEN CLOSE
Selwyn House offers subsidised rental accommodation in the form of eleven independent living suites in a newly completed community home - please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure.
SELWYN HOUSE OFFERS
- a single ensuite bedroom wired for telephone, internet and digital TV and including a sink and a fridge.
- a cooked meal provided daily, and ingredients made available for a continental breakfast and light lunch, as well as tea, coffee and fresh fruit throughout the day.
- modern shared facilities compromising kitchen, laundry, dining room, lounge and garden area.
- the services of a House Supervisor five hours a day (from 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm, seven days a week) who will prepare a hot daily meal, undertake cleaning of the communal areas, and will be responsible for the general day-to-day operation of the House.
- onsite parking and a mobility scooter store with charging facilities and luggage box room.
- maintenance and infrastructure services provided by the Village Manager at Selwyn Village.
Prospective residents of Selwyn House should meet certain criteria and will:
- be aged 65 or above and single
- be currently living alone and seeking companionship
- be able to cope independently within a community living environment
- have limited savings and/or independent income
- be predominantly reliant upon National Superannuation, the Living Alone allowance and the Accomodation Supplement
- be of good character and have excellent references
- be a New Zealand resident.
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 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 recently partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our social housing goals in addition to our 57 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.