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Things to think about when considering a retirement village

Villages are increasingly popular options for those looking for ‘age friendly homes and lifestyles”. There are a number of things you should consider when deciding to move into a retirement village. Your initial investigations should include checking if the village is registered (you can check this on www.retirementvillages.govt.nz)? Does it …

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What you should look out for in a Retirement Village contract

Research shows that most people enjoy a high level of satisfaction when living in a Retirement Village. Villages vary greatly – you’ll notice different sized villages; from very few units to some with hundreds; possibly different types of units within the same complex; newer villages and older villages. You will …

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Auckland retirement village first to roll out game-changing new tech

Press Release A new tablet to benefit the elderly is due to roll out across a retirement village in Remuera, Auckland, but it’s not the kind you swallow. Rawhiti Estate is the first retirement village in the world to combine tablet-based technology and employee communication tools that help take the …

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Auckland set to get “visionary” hub for New Zealand artworks

Press Release New commissioned artworks by sculptor Paul Dibble and renowned painter Karl Maughan will soon find a home in a location with a difference in a project described as “visionary”. Rawhiti Estate, a new BeGroup retirement village in Remuera, will feature the commissioned works alongside an additional 60 prints …

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VILLAGE LIVING VERSES SOCIAL ISOLATION – IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE A TOUGH CHOICE

A recent article in The Press highlighted the issue of “social isolation” in the elderly in Christchurch. The article estimated that at least 7000 elderly people in Christchurch are living in chronically lonely conditions where they sometimes don’t see people for days. This issue is not isolated to Christchurch. Depression …

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