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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 09 845 0728.
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.
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 Village support person 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 70 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.
KEEPING SAFE AND BEING GOOD NEIGHBOURS
Smoke detectors and sprinklers are installed. Dwellings are equipped with security stays on the windows.
We ask that you respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly.
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.
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!
- Providing quality Christian care for the elderly.
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.
It is 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.
The Selwyn Foundation Group
PO Box 44-106, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1246.
Telephone 09 846 0119
Fax 09 846 0700.