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Te Ahurutanga – A new concept in supported living for kaumâtua
Te Ahurutanga is a modern, high-quality, purpose-designed whare offering accommodation for kaumâtua who are still able to care for themselves but wish to enjoy the companionship of other kaumâtua.
Modelled on the internationally-successful Abbeyfield network of homes for independent seniors, Te Ahurutanga has 11 spacious bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom and storage.
Shared living and recreational areas provide plenty of opportunity for kaumâtua to enjoy time together.
The atmosphere at Te Ahurutanga is homely. Kaumâtua care for their own bedrooms and bathrooms, or use their home-help entitlements to do this.
They are welcome to help with the flower and vegetable gardens and minor household chores.
A live-in housekeeper provides two cooked meals a day. Kaumâtua are free to prepare their own breakfasts and weekend meals from the whare’s well-stocked pantry.
A Registered Nurse from Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is available to provide free in-home health checks for residents; a social worker can arrange free transport to medical appointments.
Residents are able to join the TToH kaumâtua programme, which offers regular outings (including marae visits), events, fitness programmes and plenty of fun.
The Flaxmere branch of Age Concern is next-door to Te Ahurutanga, offering a varied programme five days a week.
Te Ahurutanga is sited on the edge of beautiful Flaxmere Park, which provides an ever-changing vista, walkways and a playground for mokopuna. The Flaxmere shopping centre, library and heated swim centre are just across the road.
The weekly residential charge for Te Ahurutanga includes food, power, and insurance for residents’ chattels. Unlike some other accommodation facilities, there are no add-ons such as bathroom fees or maintenance levies.
This is a high-value package, yet affordable for kaumâtua living solely on National Superannuation. Single residents qualify for the Living Alone rate of National Superannuation. Some kaumâtua may also qualify for accommodation and/or disability assistance.
For whânau, Te Ahurutanga offers peace of mind, knowing their kaumâtua are well cared for while maintaining their independence in a comfortable, secure and nurturing environment.
Te Ahurutanga is owned and administered by Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, an award-winning, kaupapa Mâori service provider based in Hastings. The whare is situated on the edge of beautiful Flaxmere Park - 40 Bristol Crescent, Flaxmere.
To speak to us about life at Te Ahurutanga:
P: 06 8715350
Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Heretaunga Park Community and Conference Centre, 821 Orchard Rd, Hastings 4156.