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Summerset in the River City (Wanganui)

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Summerset in the River City (Wanganui)
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
40 Burton Avenue
Wanganui East
Wanganui 4500
Postal Address
40 Burton Avenue
Whanganui East
Whanganui 4500
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Shelley Walls - 06 343 3133
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0800 786 637
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Summerset in the River City is situated in a quiet spot and is an easy stroll away from the tranquil and historic Wanganui River.  The village's beautiful setting has been recognized by a civic garden award. The village has a vibrant community and offers easy access to central Wanganui with a bus-stop at the front gate.

The village centre is the heart of Summerset in the River City and is home to a range of wonderful facilities including the Divine Café, library, resident lounges, social spaces, and a hair salon.

One of the benefits of living in a Summerset village is knowing that should your needs change, a range of care options are available. Our modern care centre offers rest home and hospital-level care within the village.

Our village offers a range of homes to choose from so contact Sales Manager, Brent Davis, to find out what homes we currently have available or request a free information pack by clicking on the button at the top of the screen.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
"I find the Summerset Care apartment very comfortable. It is just like a home away from home. All your daily needs are there and you have security day and night. I find that a blessing. I enjoy the outings in the van. The trip to Cross Hills Rhododendron Gardens a little while ago was wonderful." Maria Limpus - Serviced Apartment resident.
Updated: 2 Feb 2018
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Public Trust
Address PO Box 5067
City/Town Wellington
Phone 0800 371 471
Updated: 26 Jan 2018
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Incoming residents use their own solicitors
Updated: 26 Jan 2018
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$197,500
High Price$197,500
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy for Rest home level care. Costs of care are dependent on assessment of asset level as per WINZ requirement. Details on application to the Village and Nurse Manager. Deferred Management Fee (recovered at end of tenure)10% of LTO cost on entry, 7.5% after 1 year then 7.5% at 2 years. Capped at 25%. Power included.
Surrender DetailsLetter of Termination is required and weekly fees will cease on vacant possession to Summerset.

Interest paid to outgoing resident/family on balance owing after 6 months if still unsold.

Certification approved to provide up to and including rest home level care in Care apartments.
Service Charge DetailsCopy of services and prices available on request.
Nursing Care DetailsCopy of services and prices available on request.
Village Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$217,500
High Price$222,500
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy. Weekly fee of $126 covers rates, building insurance, grounds, gardens, all maintenance, weekly rubbish and monthly recycling collections, emergency call system, 3 bus trips to town (2 for shopping, 1 medical appointments).
Deferred Management Fee (deducted at the end of occupation)based on original purchase price is 5% per annum for a maximum of 5 years - capped at 25%. Pay own power as per meter at village discounted rate and no line charges.
Surrender DetailsTermination letter required and weekly fees will cease on vacant possession to Summerset.
Service Charge DetailsCopy of services and prices available on request.
Nursing Care DetailsCopy of services and prices available on request.
Villa (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$297,500
High Price$360,000
Tenure TermsLicence to occupy.
3 Villa types:
1. Dbl bdrm and sgl bdrm 100m2
2. 2 Dbl bdrm 105m2
3. 2 Dbl bdrm plus study 117m2
All with internal access garage, which is included in m2. Same Weekly Fees, Deferred Management conditions and Power as for Village Apartments above. Over half our villas have conservatories in addition. Please check the price with Sales Manager for these villas as prices are subject to change.
Surrender DetailsLetter of termination required and weekly fees will cease on vacant possession to Summerset.
Service Charge DetailsServices & prices available on request.
Nursing Care DetailsServices & prices available on request.
Updated: 30 Nov 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 6 Jan 2014
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator 30 Yes
Meals - External Provider Yes For our Divine Café and in-house catering, Cater Plus offers contemporary food menus prepared on site with wholesome, seasonal, fresh, locally grown produce.
Home Help - Available On-site Yes
Home Help - External Provider Yes By assessment
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours, 7 days a week
Nursing Care Yes
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 9 Mar 2018
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Our Activities Co-ordinator has a great range of events, outings and activities on offer throughout the week.
Community Complex Yes Our Village Centre provides a range of social spaces for activities and events.
24 Hour Security Yes After hours gates, secure fencing and staff on site around the clock ensures our villages are secure at night.
Emergency Call System Yes All homes have call buttons throughout and are monitored 24/7.
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence No There is currently no Summerset village pet.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Pets are welcome but to make sure your pet will be comfortable in the village and the home is suitable, please check with the Village Manager.
Outings Yes Many and varied outings are available for all residents who want to take part.
Transport Available Yes Courtesy van for activities and outings.
Restaurant Yes We have the fabulous Divine Café which offers café food and beverages. Family and friends are welcome.
Fitness Complex Yes Small gym on site for residents should they choose to use this facility. Exercise classes are also held every Tuesday morning from 9.30am - 10.30am.
Craft Room Yes Residents' workshop
Library Yes The village has a large library with lots of contemporary reading material as well as the local newspaper. The library has computers with internet access, as well as a large selection of puzzles and games.
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes Within the Village Centre there are lots of areas for relaxing in, with family, friends, for happy hours and various meetings. The lounges are well appointed and very comfortable
Gardens Yes Many homes have a garden. You're welcome to look after it yourself or you can leave the gardening up to us. We also have a communal vegetable garden for our green-fingered residents.
Other details Yes All-weather bowling green, petanque piste, children's playground, pool table, residents' bar, barbeque facilities, hair salon, piano.
Updated: 26 Jan 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Summerset Village offers a great lifestyle, with villas and apartments situated in beautiful park-like surroundings.

Our care centre has received 4 year certification from the Ministry of Health to provide rest home and hospital level care.
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Lectures, Library, Minibus, Minigolf, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Park, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pianist, , Pool table, Probus, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Singing, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 6 Jan 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes Available on request
Updated: 11 Nov 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes Available in the community
Updated: 11 Nov 2010
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Bus stop right outside the main gate to take residents in to town when required.
Shops 0.50 Km Wanganui East shopping centre is within a 10 minute walk from the village.
Mall 3.00 Km A short car or bus ride will take you into town where you can visit the local shopping centre.
Parks 1.00 Km Kowhai park is a within walking distance of the village.
Library 0.00 Km Summerset Village has its own extensive library on site. A mobile library also stops at the main gate.
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Registered on 27th September 2007.
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 11 Nov 2010

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.