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St Albans Retirement Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
41 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Christchurch 8014
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Symone Bruhns - 021 484 535
Arvida Group Limited
Clinical Manager
Penny Louisson
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St Albans' Retirement Village is a friendly inclusive village, located close to the central city. We have sunny, spacious, refurbished studios and apartments with indoor and outdoor living. Our lovely established manicured gardens and outdoor areas make for a peaceful and tranquil setting all round. We can provide independent living ,respite, rest home and hospital care, in a warm and friendly professional environment.The new cafe on site which is as well as open to the public, enjoyed by residents, family and friends. Monday to Friday 9:00-2.30 pm excluding public holidays.

Our serviced studios and apartments are designed so you can have tailored care to support your independence and freedom. The personalised care packages available, are from independence to rest home level care, allowing you to stay in your own apartment and studio as your needs change the care services can increase. We do offer continuum of care including hospital level care.

Our vision is to improve the lives and well being of our residents by the attitude of living well. We challenge ourselves to make our residents’ lives better with everything we do.

We have lovely apartments' and studios' available, now! Please call to view, call Symone phone 021 484 535.
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Symone Bruhns
Address 41 Caledonian Rd
City/Town Christchurch
Company St Albans Retirement Village
Phone (03) 366 1824
Fax (03) 353 9886
Mobile 021 484 535
Email View Email Address
Updated: 17 Jun 2019
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Jerry Ford
Company Covenant Trustees
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
City/Town Christchurch
Company Anthony Harper
Phone (03) 379 0920
Fax (03) 366 9277
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Studio Apartments (Residential Care Suites) (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$225000.00
High Price$245000.00
Tenure TermsLicence to occupy
Surrender DetailsPlease contact Sales Manager for information.
Service Charge DetailsWeekly service charge covers rates, insurance, power, exterior maintenance, gardening, main meal, weekly cleaning, entertainment, outings.
Nursing Care Details24 hour Rest Home care is available in your own Studio Apartment at an extra cost or you maybe entitled to a Residential Care Subsidy.
Serviced One & Two Bedroom Apartments (Residential Care Suites) (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$330000.00
High Price$445000.00
Tenure TermsLicence to occupy
Surrender DetailsPlease contact Sales Manager for information.
Service Charge DetailsWeekly service charge covers rates, insurance, power, exterior maintenance, gardening, main meal, weekly cleaning, entertainment, outings.
Nursing Care Details24 hour Rest Home care is available in your own apartment at an extra cost or you maybe entitled to a Residential Care Subsidy.
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Respite Care may be available if considering purchasing a Serviced Apartment under an Occupation Right Agreement.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser Sue is available every Thursday and Friday in our on site salon
Podiatrist Yes Charlotte our podiatrist provides a six weekly on site service
Physiotherapist Negotiable Our physiotherapy services are provided by On The Go Physio
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Various church services are available, with Anglican and Catholic clergy offering monthly on site services.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Wellness Co-ordinator provides a varied monthly programme of activities and outings, catering for the differing abilities of our hospital, rest home and village residents.
Meals - Available On-site Yes Our home style meals are cooked on site by experienced cooks.
Home Help - Available On-site Yes
Registered Nurse 260 Yes Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
Nursing Care Yes We have registered nurses on site 24 hours per day, seven days per week
Dietitian Yes Menus reviewed 6 monthly by Canterbury Dietitians
Speech Therapist Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Our Clinical Manager oversees the clinical care of our residents and is available five days per week.
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes A wide range of activities including outings, games, conversation, craft and music is provided by our Wellness Coordinator. Happy Hour, Housie and bowls are held weekly. A variety of outings and visiting entertainment are scheduled every month.
24 Hour Security Yes We have staff on site 24 hours per day
Emergency Call System Yes Our nurse call system is available in every room and monitored by care staff
Newsletter Yes A two monthly residents' newsletter is given to all residents and is emailed to friends and family
Pets In Residence Yes Pets may be able to reside with you in your new home, we do have a pet policy. Our village pets are cats called Sooty and Smokey Joe, budgies and gold fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We can consider individual requests. Please feel free to ask.
Outings Yes We offer regular outings to local malls, cafes, the countryside, events and places of interest.
Transport Available Yes Our 12 seater minibus is driven by dedicated village worker/volunteers.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Craft Room Yes Craft sessions are regularly scheduled in the downstairs lounge.
Library Yes We offer a monthly selection of books from the ChCh City Library's exchange programme. The nearest public library is in Peterborough St.
Chapel No Monthly church services are held in our lounge.
Lounges Yes We have three lounges as well as an airy atrium and a number of quiet seating areas
Gardens Yes Our award winning landscaped gardens offer lovely walks and quiet seats to sit and reflect.
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Special Features
Special Features
A smaller Arvida village, centrally located, providing quality health care in a relaxed environment.

View www.arvida.co.nz for comprehensive information and photos.
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Wellness Co-ordinator Lee, co-ordinates a varied monthly calendar of activities e.g. art & crafts, board games, Church service, cooking & baking, dancing, entertainment, exercises, flower arranging, games, gardening, happy hour, housie, theme events, piano, quizzes, reading, guest speakers, shopping, sing-a-longs, Sky TV, men's group. indoor games e.g. bowls & golf, jigsaw puzzles, library, movies, music, newspaper readings, outings e.g. lunches, afternoon teas, exhibitions, preschool, casino, & picnics.
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Burmese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Rumanian Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Public Transport   We have an excellent bus service not far from our front gate.
Shops   The local dairy is only 100m from our front gate. The Edgeware shops are 10 minutes walk or 2 minutes by bus.
Mall   Merivale Mall is close by and Northlands Mall is an easy bus ride
Parks   Abberley Park is a lovely boutique park close by. Hagley Park is only a 15 minute walk away.
Library   Our closest public library is in Peterborough St. We also run a monthly library exchange programme, offering a range of Christchurch City Library stock.
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes We are fully registered and belong to the Retirement Villages Association.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 9 June 2019
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 28 Mar 2019

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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