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|After 30 years living in and around Lower Hutt, Muriel Mulliner searched high and low for affordable retirement village living in her local area. What she found was that her best retirement option was 83 kilometres away in downtown Masterton.
“There were a couple of issues when I first started looking at the retirement villages near where I lived in Lower Hutt. First were the prices I’d have to pay. Second there were waiting lists which weren’t very convenient for me,” says Muriel.
After deciding to look further afield, Muriel discovered Wairarapa Village in the heart of downtown Masterton. Now four happy months after moving in, it would be fair to say that so far this warm and welcoming village has ticked all the boxes. Muriel chose one of the village’s serviced apartments to call home.
“My serviced apartment has plenty of room for the things I need and it’s very comfortable. I also have my meals taken care of which I like. Cooking meals for just myself had become somewhat of a chore, but now I get my breakfast delivered each morning and I go to the dining room for my lunch and dinner,” she says.
“The location of Wairarapa Village is very convenient to the town. Plus the village van does a shopping trip for residents every Monday and Thursday.”
Even though Muriel is happy in her new home in Masterton, she still catches up with her friends back in Lower Hutt. In fact, she regularly takes the train back down south and meets up for lunch and a good natter!
Putting the affordable price and great location aside, Muriel is very happy with the move she has made. “The atmosphere is friendly and the staff are all kind and helpful”. There are plenty of activities in which to participate and she enjoys the beautifully landscaped grounds.
“I’ve come into this serviced apartment and now I feel completely settled. It’s a great feeling.”
|Updated: 7 Jul 2014|
|Name||Stacey Priestley - Sales & Marketing Manager|
|Address||140 Chapel Street|
|Phone||06 370 6026|
|Fax||06 378 7838|
|Mobile||027 504 6325|
|Updated: 3 Aug 2016|
|Serviced Apartments (1 Bedroom)|
|Villas One-Bedroom (1 Bedroom)|
|Villas Two-Bedroom (2 Bedrooms)|
|Updated: 13 Sep 2017|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||A Care Facility is on site and provides both private and DHB funded respite care.|
|Carer Support||Yes||Carer Support respite is available.|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes||Bookings can be made by contacting the Care Facility Nurse Manager Lyn Olds.|
|Updated: 3 Nov 2015|
|Personnel / Service||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||On site 24/7|
|Activities Co-ordinator||Yes||Karen Mackay (Social Co-ordinator)|
|Other Personnel||Yes||Lyn Olds - Nurse Manager Care Facility, Stacey Priestley - Sales & Marketing Manager, Jackie Kelynack - Village Co-ordinator; Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurse, Caregivers, Gardeners, Maintenance, Administrator, Receptionist, Cleaners, Kitchen Staff.|
|Home Help (External Provider)||Yes||Available through FOCUS.|
|Home Help (Internal Provider)||Yes||Available on request.|
|Meals - Internal Provider||Yes||Kitchen can provide villa residents lunch, which is the main meal of the day and consists of two courses and/or a light evening meal seven days a week.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Available by appointment|
|Hairdresser||Yes||On site Wednesday & Thursday|
|Nursing Care||Yes||24 hours per day, seven days per week.|
|Chaplain||Yes||Services held three times per month in Care Facility Lounge|
|Updated: 13 Sep 2017|
|Social/Recreational Programme||Yes||Complimentary monthly dinners, van outings, morning teas, exercise classes, billiards, craft groups, movies, quiz, aqua classes and walking group. Activities are regularly reviewed and updated to keep what is on offer fresh.|
|Community Complex||Yes||Swimming pool, large common area, kitchen, spa, library and billiard room. Outdoor bowling green located adjacent to the Community Centre.|
|Emergency Call System||Yes||All villas, all serviced apartments and the community centre have emergency call systems answered by on-site staff members 24/7.|
|24 Hour Security||Yes||Private security company patrols village several times each night seven days a week, 365 days a year.|
|Newsletter||Yes||Monthly village magazine distributed to residents.|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||By permission of the manager.|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||All pets must be approved by the Manager.|
|Outings||Yes||Free full day van trip most months of the year and other offsite activities as arranged by our Social Co-ordinator.|
|Transport Available||Yes||Village van takes residents to town on Mondays and Thursdays. Taxi service easily accessible at all times.|
|Restaurant||Yes||Serviced Apartment residents enjoy their main meal (2 courses) at 12.15pm, smaller evening meal at 5pm. Meal delivery available to all villa residents.|
|Swimming Pool||Yes||Heated indoor pool.|
|Spa Pool||Yes||Indoor spa pool.|
|Library||Yes||Large and small print books available.|
|Games Room||Yes||Activites and games played in the common area of the Community Centre and the Cornwall Lounge.|
|Chapel||No||Regular services held in the Care Facility Lounge.|
|Lounges||Yes||Community Centre and Cornwall Lounge which is located near the serviced apartments.|
|Gardens||Yes||3 hectares of established, fully landscpaed gardens throughout village/care complex. Hundreds of varieties of roses on display.|
|Sprinklers||Yes||Serviced Apartments and Care Facility.|
|Other details||Yes||Registered Nurse on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.|
|Updated: 16 Jan 2015|
|Wairarapa Village is located 400 metres from the centre of the CBD. Walking distance to the park, local Restaurants, PaknSave, Countdown and the local Picture Theatre.
We are also only 2 kilometres from the near new Wairarapa hospital which has a 24hour Accident and Emergency Department.
We offer a safe and secure environment, as we are a gated community. There are also regular night time security patrols 365 days of the year.
Our grounds are parklike with a gentle stream running through the middle of the village.
Having a dedicated Social Co-ordinator means we can offer a dynamic social activities programme that features resident input and involvement. As well as our regular social programme special events such as Melbourne Cup day are also celebrated with planned, fun activities on offer.
|Updated: 4 Jul 2016|
|Maori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Updated: 20 Jan 2015|
|Public Transport||0.20 km||Local bus service runs from Masterton to Featherston and return, also to Palmerston North. Local trains to Wellington and return.|
|Shops||0.50 km||2 minute walk to The Warehouse and 10 minute walk to either Kuripuni Village or Town Centre.|
|Parks||1.50 km||Masterton has beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park with mini golf, and childrens adventure playground. Henley Lake is situated at the other end of Masterton and is worth a visit.|
|Library||1.20 km||Masterton Library is situated at the other end of the town centre and is around a 5 minute drive.|
|Updated: 16 Jan 2015|
|Credentials & Membership||Status||Details|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes|
|Registered Retirement Village?||Yes|
|Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)||Yes|
|Updated: 8 Dec 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.
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