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West Coast

The West Coast towns of Greymouth, Westport, Hokitika and Reefton offer many amenities especially to those who love the outdoors and the rugged beauty of the wild beaches, but sadly you will not be able to find a registered retirement village. In fact, from Karamea in the north, to the glacier settlements of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef retirement living options are limited.

This may change and development in the retirement village sector is always responding to demand. We will keep our ears to the ground and update this page to let you know if we hear of anything in the pipeline.

In the meantime, check out the villages in surrounding areas to see if they have something that suits you:

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What Retirement Villages have to offer

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A retirement village is a community specially built to cater for the needs and lifestyle of older people. Choosing to live in a retirement village can be a great option for those wanting to maintain their independence while living among a like-minded community of people.

Research shows most people enjoy a high level of satisfaction when living in a lifestyle or retirement village. For residents, the benefits can be numerous; these may include giving you peace of mind, new and varied activities and interests, new friendships, and time to be able to spend on the things you most enjoy.

Villages vary greatly – you’ll notice different-sized villages, from very few units to some with hundreds; different types of units within the same complex; newer villages and older villages. You will discover the community offering a wide range such as swimming pool, bowling green and café. Eligibility age differs across villages too – some villages may allow residents to enter at 55 while others commonly have an entry age between 65 and 75.

As well as providing a range of different accommodation options, many villages now offer alternatives, such as care apartments, which combine village offerings and residential care components. Make sure you visit a village more than once before you make a decision, and if possible visit more than one village to get a feel for how each has its own culture.

When you are ready to visit some retirement villages, our checklist may help you with your assessment

All about Retirement Villages

A retirement village is a community specially built to cater towards the needs and lifestyles of older people. Many retirement villages offer units, villas, apartments, or serviced apartments. This gives you the option to choose to live independently within the village environment or to get extra help with cleaning or meal delivery.

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News in the community

Want to read the latest news and events? See what's going on around NZ. This newsletter is created by contributions direct from the Eldernet community and is filled with good news and updates.

2 weeks ago - Auckland
Rawhiti Estate - Independent Living - Retirement Village

We are heading towards Christmas -Take a peek at the events organised for our residents. November Diwali Celebration- Thursday 23 rd November Drum Fit Class- Wednesday 29 th November 2023 Pet Therapy- Thursday 30 th November 2023 December Upcoming Events GBC Chorale- Sunday 03 rd December Young at Heart Concert-...

3 weeks ago - Rotorua
Lynmore Rise - Retirement Village

Explore the possibilities that could open up when you retire at Lynmore Rise Retirement Village in Rotorua. This is a place where tranquil living meets vibrant community spirit. Here you can enjoy the scenic views of Rotorua's natural beauty and embrace a lifestyle that mixes relaxation with lively activities. All...

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