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The Avenues - Metlifecare Retirement Village

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Name
The Avenues - Metlifecare Retirement Village
Category
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
Address
10 Tenth Avenue
Tauranga
DHB
Bay of Plenty
Phone
(07) 571 0400
Fax
(07) 5714889
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Lynn Moffat - 07 571 4880
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Description
The only centrally located lifestyle retirement village in the heart of Tauranga. Enjoy the relaxed, luxury city living.

Sometimes the small things in life can be the most important, like feeling safe in your home and knowing that your household maintenance is taken care of. In our supportive community environment at Metlifecare The Avenues, this is part of your everyday life.

This retirement lifestyle living gives you peace of mind with its suite of care packages that can be delivered into your home. Not only that there is Tauranga's downtown shopping, cafes, restaurants and services at your doorstep. With all that, a fantastic lifestyle becomes even easier.
Testimonials
Margaret has been a resident of The Avenues for 10 years and Dick, a former car sales businesses owner, moved in three and a half years ago.

They’re both enthusiastic about the village and its central location in Tenth Avenue.

For Margaret, the tough decision to leave her home and much-loved garden was made easier by the fact that her sister lived at The Avenues and she had visited regularly. “It has made life so much simpler not having to look after a big house and garden. It’s different to living in your own home, but I like it.”

Dick looked at various villages when he was living on his own. “This one was ideal for me. It’s so convenient, everything is within walking distance including a supermarket, cafes, post shop and even McDonalds,” he says with a grin.

Both say it’s still possible to enjoy plenty of privacy with the benefit of added security and peace of mind.

“Apartment living is perfect for people on their own - women in particular,” says Margaret. “And there’s a care person on duty 24/7.”

Able to choose from a multitude of village social and leisure amenities, they maintain active lives outside the village.

Dick is registrar of the Bay of Plenty JP Association and secretary of the Board of Trustees for the Baywide Community Law Service. He is also chairman of the The Avenues Residents’ Association.

Former residents’ committee member, Margaret is a life member of the Matua Garden Club and plays bowls at Greenwood Park Village in Welcome Bay.

“It’s great to be able to enjoy life free of the responsibility of maintaining a home,” says Dick. “And I’m busier now than I was before I retired.”
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Apartment - 1 Bedroom (1 Bedroom)Yes
Apartment - 2 Bedroom (2 Bedrooms)Yes
Apartment - 3 Bedroom (3 Bedrooms)Yes
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Updated: 25 May 2017
Agent's Details
Details
Name Jamie Sparrow
Address Metlifecare The Avenues 10 Tenth Avenue
City/Town Tauranga
Mobile 021 747 638 or 544 7711
Email View Email Address
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Penny Cooper
Address P O Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Company Limited
Phone 09 302 0638
Fax 09 302 1037
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Composition of Village
Type Details
Apartment - 1 Bedroom (1 Bedroom)
Total6
VacancyYes
Low Price$350000.00
High Price$400000.00
GarageYes
Tenure Terms0ccupation Right Agreement with 30% Membership Fee
Service Charge DetailsMonthly Village Fee
Nursing Care DetailsHome Care Services available. Includes personal care and housekeeping services.
Apartment - 2 Bedroom (2 Bedrooms)
Total65
VacancyYes
Low Price$400000.00
High Price$600000.00
GarageYes
Tenure Terms0ccupation Right Agreement with 30% Membership Fee
Service Charge DetailsMonthly Village Fee
Nursing Care DetailsHome Care Services available. Includes personal care and housekeeping services.
Apartment - 3 Bedroom (3 Bedrooms)
Total16
VacancyYes
Low Price$600000.00
High Price$800000.00
GarageYes
Tenure Terms0ccupation Right Agreement with 30% Membership Fee
Service Charge DetailsMonthly Village Fee
Nursing Care DetailsHome Care Services available. Includes personal care and housekeeping services.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse and Caregivers on site ACC registered
Other Personnel Yes
Home Help (External Provider) Yes There are a number of agencies contracted to our local DHB who provide services.
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes We offer full services to our residents which are tailor-made to meet their needs in providing a supportive independent environment.
Meals - External Provider Yes
Meals - Internal Provider Yes
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist visits the village.
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser visits the village.
Speech Therapist No Available through the Tauranga Public Hospital
Diversional Therapist No Available through the Tauranga Public Hospital
Occupational Therapist No Available through the Tauranga Public Hospital
Physiotherapist Yes A Physio visits the village twice weekly to provide Physiotherapy sessions in your own home. Also provides a weekly exercise class and is ACC registered.
Nursing Care Yes Provided by our very caring team of Home Care Workers.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Our Social Calendar is published monthly.
Community Complex Yes This area consists of a lovely lounge area with a beautiful gas fire, a library area, a newspaper reading zone, an inner open-air courtyard, a Theatrette and a dining room complete with Bar area. Craft room
Emergency Call System Yes All apartments have an integrated Care Call/Smoke Alarm system which is connected directly to our Pagers.
24 Hour Security Yes There is always personnel on site 24/7. Access all buildings is via Security Swipe Tags.
Newsletter Yes Every 2 months our newsletter is published.
Outings Yes Regular outings are arranged with residents to places of interest.
Transport Available Yes Village Van is available for a range of outings, shopping trips etc.
Fitness Complex Yes Our modern Gym is set up for a range of levels of activity. Equipment includes Rowing Machine, Elliptical Machine, Stationary Cycle and Treadmill.
Swimming Pool Yes This is heated to 30 degrees and is available to residents to use anytime.
Spa Pool Yes This is heated to 38 degrees and is available to residents to use anytime.
Library Yes Residents have access to the Library 24/7. The Tauranga Public Library Mobile bus service stops at our door fortnightly on a Friday afternoon.
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes Complete with sumptuous wine coloured leather lounge furniture and a beautiful gas fire.
Gardens Yes
Sprinklers Yes Throughout our whole complex, including all apartments.
Other details Yes An impressive building which stands out and is frequently mistaken for a five star hotel.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Interests & Activities
Our residents can enjoy a wide range of activities and pursue many interests at The Avenues. From Art Group, Art Gallery, Billiards, Bingo, Cards, Computer Group, Cooking Group, Craft room, Darts, Entertainers, Exercise Class, Grand Piano, Happy Hour, Herb Garden, Indoor Bowls, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Outings, Petanque, Pool, Shopping, Sky TV, Snooker, Spa, Table Tennis, Tai Chi, Trivia, DVD's, and lastly BBQ.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes English is a first language for the majority of our staff and residents.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Baptist Yes 5 minutes walk to our local church.
Methodist Yes 5 minutes walk to our local church
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Available almost at the door. Buses run every 30 minutes from Cameron Road or Devonport Road.
Shops   2 minutes walk to Pak'n'Save, Post Office, Westpac Bank, The Warehouse.
Parks   2 minutes walk to Memorial Park
Library   5 minutes by car to the Tauranga Public Library
Updated: 12 Apr 2017

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.

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