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Name
The Poynton - Metlifecare Retirement Village
Category
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
Address
142 Shakespeare Road
Takapuna
North
North Shore
DHB
Waitemata
Phone
09 488 5700
Fax
09 488 5701
Email
View Email Address
Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Craig Peploe - 09 488 5703
Owner
Metlifecare The Poynton Limited
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Description
The Poynton is situated in the exclusive coastal communities of Takapuna and Milford on Auckland's North Shore.

Offering outstanding facilities, our exquisite, apartments provide unrivalled comfort, security and peace of mind so you can truly enjoy life.

With access to fine dining, extensive leisure activities and a great social atmosphere, you can enjoy the freedom and independence to do whatever you choose.

If you or your loved ones are starting to struggle with life at home our serviced apartments provides the perfect balance between support and care.

"When Mum was still at home we'd have to spend time doing the vacuuming, the laundry and things like that. Now we come in, enjoy each other's company and make the most of every moment we have together," says daughter of a Serviced Apartment resident.

Our warm and friendly staff are available 24/7 to ensure you receive the very best care and your individual needs are fully catered for.

This is retirement living at its best! Come in and see for yourself.
Testimonials
Hi I'm Alan.

On the 18th June 2009 Angela and I changed our lifestyle and took up residence at "The Poynton". We were the first to arrive, and may I hasten to add this step was taken with some slight apprehension. This is indeed a huge step to take in life and does take courage.

You may ask, why would we do this? Well for many reasons.
Both my parents continued their life at home in the suburbs, just waiting to see what happened. Each of them believing they were fiercely independent. Then as they both slowly declined in their ability to look after themselves the situation developed where by brother and I (family) had to put them into a Rest Home which they absolutely hated. We then sold their home and took over all their responsibilities. Do you call that being independent?
Further reasons for our change of lifestyle include:-

No more maintenance on the property, no more council rates, no more water charges, no more building insurance, no more concern over security (we have 24 hour coverage including a security man onsite all night.)

One of the most frequently questions I am asked is "why at your age (70) when you are so fit and healthy, would you choose to live at "The Poynton"? My reply to this is simple. This is a lifestyle village, I am fiercely independent, I am taking responsibility for myself in my latter years and I am choosing where I want to be, not my children choosing for me. I want to be able to take advantage of the many wonderful facilities available here, what with the heated swimming pool, spa pool, indoor bowls, table tennis, gymnasium, darts, bingo, petanque, restaurant, bar (happy hour), village free bus, annual free health check, 24hr medical aid at the touch of a button. On site hairdresser, tai chi, computer group, art group, singing group, undercover secure car park, not to mention the new friends and circle of support I am building up and enjoying. These are just a few of the privileges should we choose to experience, living at "The Poynton".

Should I choose privacy that is no problem, should I feel like company then I go to the communal lounge and share a free coffee or cup of tea and a chat with like minded residents. I also have much more time to pursue outside interests e.g. Bowling Club etc.

Our Manager Craig Peploe and his staff are all so dedicated, kind, caring, helpful and make sure any concerns we have are dealt with.

I now have the enjoyment of safety, security and peace of mind. I wouldn't change this for anything. Living at "The Poynton" is the nearest thing you can get to stress free living. Come on take the plunge, focus on the positives and enjoy living in 5 star accommodation. Remember, I live in a "Lifestyle Village" not an institution. Ask anybody who lives here, they all say "I wish I had done this years ago". We would love to talk to you.

Alan Nicholson
Updated: 18 Sep 2015
Agent's Details
Details
Name Jan Fisher
Address The Poynton 142 Shakespeare Road
City/Town Takapuna 0622
Company Metlifecare
Phone 09 488 5711
Mobile 021 599 550
Email View Email Address
Updated: 18 Sep 2015
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Mike Hablous
Address PO Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Phone 09 302 0638
Fax 09 302 1037
Email View Email Address
Updated: 18 Sep 2015
Solicitor's Details
Details
Name Barbara Guy
Address PO Box 37463 Parnell
City/Town Auckland 1151
Company Metlifecare Ltd
Phone (09) 539 8007
Fax (09) 539 8003
Email View Email Address
Updated: 18 Sep 2015
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Apartments (1 Bedroom)
VacancyYes
Low Price$395000.00
High Price$395000.00
Tenure TermsLicense to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the license accrued over the first 3 years - capped at 30%
Service Charge DetailsOutgoing serviced apartment and village fee includes but not limited to: weekly cleaning, laundry, midday and evening meal, emergency call system, external maintenance, social programme, rates, house insurance, transport to shops.
Nursing Care DetailsA flexible service package tailored to suit your needs. We will talk you through what is right for you now and in the future.
Apartments (1 Bedroom)
VacancyYes
Low Price$59500.00
High Price$650000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicense to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the license accrued over the first 3 years - capped at 30%
Service Charge DetailsOutgoings fee covers: maintenance, gardening, rates, building insurance, community facilities, emergency callouts, security patrols.
Apartments (2 Bedrooms)
VacancyYes
Low Price$760000.00
High Price$840000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicense to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the license accrued over the first 3 years - capped at 30%
Service Charge DetailsOutgoings fee covers: maintenance, gardening, rates, building insurance, community facilities, emergency callouts, security patrols.
Apartments (3 Bedrooms)
VacancyYes
Low Price$950000.00
High Price$1080000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicense to Occupy
Surrender DetailsTotal 30% deduction of the license accrued over the first 3 years - capped at 30%
Service Charge DetailsOutgoings fee covers: maintenance, gardening, rates, building insurance, community facilities, emergency callouts, security patrols.
Updated: 14 Dec 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes The Poynton offers these services to existing residents who live at the village
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Updated: 18 Sep 2015
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Care Services Manager (RN) is available on site to assist and support with health related needs and queries.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Currently activities are arranged by the Village in consultation with the residents. Activities in the Serviced Apartment area are integrated into the Village activities and offering small group activities.
Other Personnel Yes The Poynton residents can access support and therapy by appointment with qualified Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Podiatrist. The Poynton also has a care team who support residents with activities of daily living.
Home Help (External Provider) Yes Independent Living Residents may use any community provider they choose.
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes The Poynton offers a housekeeping service on request.
Meals - External Provider No All meals are cooked in house by our chef.
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Meals are available by request for independent residents. Meals are incorporated into the serviced apartment package.
Dietitian Yes Menu plans are overseen by a dietitian. Individual requirements are catered for inhouse.
Podiatrist Yes Once a week, onsite in The Wellness Clinic.
Hairdresser Yes Calm Salon provides Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy with Glenda.
Occupational Therapist Yes Occupational Therapist available on site as requested - we can faciliate referral
Physiotherapist Yes Physiotherapist available onsite as requested - we can faciliate referral.
Nursing Care Yes 24 hour care available if required
Chaplain No Metlifecare The Poynton prides itself in being able to provide support to all belief systems
Updated: 6 Apr 2016
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Social and recreational program are determined and actioned by residents requests.
Community Complex Yes There is a wide range of facilities and amentites for all residents. The nature of these reflects the lifestyle of The North Shore.
Emergency Call System Yes 24 hour call system available in all apartments and common areas.
24 Hour Security Yes The Poynton has onsite security 24/7
Newsletter Yes The Poynton has a bi monthly newsletter with village updates and items of interest.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes If you have a pet suited to apartment living we are keen to discuss.
Outings Yes Regular outings are organised by residents and village management team.
Transport Available Yes Village Van. The Poynton is ideally situated across the road from the Smales Farm Transport Hub
Restaurant Yes Zest Restaurant and Cafe, open 7 days a week.
Fitness Complex Yes Gym and Activity Room.
Swimming Pool Yes Large indoor complex looking over croquet green
Spa Pool Yes Large indoor area with good seating easy access.
Craft Room Yes For artist and all kinds of crafts, good storage areas.
Library Yes One on the ground floor and one on level one of the main building
Games Room Yes With table tennis, darts, table soccer, indoor bowls, dance floor and much more
Lounges Yes Large lounge in main community area, smaller lounges throughout the Village. Sunny intimate lounge on level 1.
Gardens Yes Alottments for vegetable planting available for residents at no charge.
Sprinklers Yes
Other details Yes There are many activities and facilites at The Poynton not mentioned here - please feel free to come and visit.
Updated: 18 Sep 2015
Special Features
The Poynton has been designed and developed with the North Shore lifestyle in mind.
It is located close to transport hubs, shopping complexes, all medical servcies, sports, recreation, lifestyle living in the middle of Takapuna and Milford.
Updated: 2 Dec 2014
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Holidays, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Lectures, Library, Log fire, Mah Jong, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Open fire, Outings, Parties, Petanque, Pianist, Pool, Pool table, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Spa, Swimming, Theatre, Videos
Updated: 28 May 2014
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Other Information Yes The Poynton welcomes and is able to accommodate any ethnic or language group
Updated: 6 Dec 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes The Poynton welcomes and supports all religious denominations
Updated: 31 Dec 2013
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   A few minutes walk across a controlled crossing to the Smales Farm Transport Hub that will take you anywhere in Auckland with your SuperGold card free of charge.
Shops   Smales Farm shopping complex directly opposite The Poynton. Cafes, restaurant and bar, takeaways, dairy, Italian, pizza, Chinese, fish and chips....all within easy walking.
Mall   Milford and Takapuna Mall a short distance from the The Poynton on level flat ground. New World, Pak'nSave, Foodtown, Countdown, Woolworths are all within 5 minutes drive.
Parks   A number of parks within easy flat walking distance. Beautiful beaches close by. Easy relaxing walk to Lake Pupuke.
Library   Two libraries onsite. Mobile Library visits fortnightly. Takapuna library within 5 minute drive.
Updated: 18 Sep 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc))
Updated: 18 Sep 2015

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. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.

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