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SELWYN OAKS VILLAGE
Set in extensive grounds on a level site, with beautifully landscaped gardens and gracious mature trees, Selwyn Oaks is a lovely location for retirement and residential care.
The village offers independent living in 16 villas and innovative new village community services and residential care development.
The village is close to bus routes, motorways, shopping centres and supermarkets, and its leafy suburban outlook ensures a calm setting for retirement.
We enjoy excellent associations with the Papakura community and there are on-going relationships with schools and community groups which provide a wonderful and enriching connection for residents.
LIVE LIFE AT YOUR PACE
With many of your everyday tasks such as gardening and exterior maintenance taken care of, you’ll have time to indulge in an active, carefree lifestyle and to make the most of what life has to offer.
You may wish to join in the activities on site and play a full part in village life, socialising in a friendly community of like-minded people. Or you can relax and take things easy, living privately and independently in your own home – secure in the knowledge that everything’s available on your doorstep, as and when you require. Of course, your family and friends are always welcome to visit.
At Selwyn Oaks, you have the choice of an active lifestyle or a quiet life, companionship or privacy, with everything provided for you within a safe, secure and supportive environment – and always with the enduring Christian commitment of The Selwyn Foundation behind you.
Selwyn Oaks offers residents a range of first-class leisure facilities, including:
• residents’ lounge
• multi-purpose room for exercises, movies, hobbies,
• performances and celebrations
• crafts/activities room with its own kitchenette
• worship area/chapel
• café and bar
• outdoor BBQ area, with access from the café
• professional kitchen to support the café and dining areas
• wellness centre (consulting room)
• shop (dairy/mini-mart type)
• hair salon.
THE VILLAS AT SELWYN OAKS
Set in beautifully landscaped grounds, our 16 villas are of brick construction, have a warm appearance and are of generous proportions, each with its own garage, laundry and garden area.
Each villa has:
• one double and one large single bedroom
• open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area
• internal garage entry with laundry facilities
• front and back garden areas for personal use
• 24-hour emergency alarm system connected to the
• nurses’ station in the village rest home/hospital.
• In addition, the residents of our villas will soon have the wonderful
• facilities of the new Lees Centre at their disposal.
THE SELWYN FOUNDATION – AN OVERVIEW and OUR MISSION
The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.
The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand charitable trust providing services to older people and their families. We have been leading the way in improving the quality of life of our elders for over sixty years. As pioneers of the retirement village model and of rest home care in this country, we are uniquely experienced in providing residential care, independent retirement living and community outreach services for older adults.
With the dramatic rise of New Zealand's ageing population, the work of The Selwyn Foundation is more important than ever. Building on our achievements to date — and in keeping with our original Mission to provide quality care for elders — we will continue to innovate, diversify and offer a continuum of flexible care options that meet the present and future needs of ageing people and their families.
In keeping with our mission:
To deliver quality services that are responsive to the ageing person and their family, ensuring that our charitable outreach supports those who are vulnerable or in need.
Our activities are grouped in four key areas:
Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.
To support our mission we reappraised our definition of 'vulnerability' and developed new, practical ideas on how our charitable mission could affect the quality of life of older people. We identified three particular areas where our help can make a substantial difference to those in need:
• Social isolation/loneliness
• Affordable housing
• Hardship support
These priorities are funded through surpluses derived from the various Selwyn villages, community services and educational functions, and through fundraising, donations, bequests, and sponsorship initiatives and in the future surpluses from commercial partnerships. We have recently partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our social housing goals in addition to our 57 rentals.
Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.
The Selwyn Institute takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing of older people and helps inform our charitable and business functions through knowledge-sharing, research, trials, innovations, and technology development.
The Selwyn Foundation is committed to opening up growth and skill opportunities that help our staff, their families and our residents.
Providing care and support to elders in their community.
Recognising that village life is not for everyone, The Selwyn Foundation is expanding its care and services to those who choose to remain living in their communities. Helping older people to remain connected through our Selwyn Centres, providing cost effective transport, health and fitness programmes, and providing products and services that they both need and want. All of this delivered through The Selwyn Way – our approach to care.
Creating thriving communities to age well.
We continue to build thriving communities, mindful of the potential need for continuum of care. With the development of The Selwyn Way, our approach to care, so too we have developed purpose-built residential care housing that allows us to provide residents with a more homely environment where they can find meaning and self-fulfilment.
The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.