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Retirement Villages

Eldernet has New Zealand's largest selection of retirement villages to explore. NZ has 470 retirement villages nationwide, offering a wide range of services, use our tools to help you navigate your choices. Eldernet currently has 532 properties listed.

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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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How do I choose the right village for me?

More than 45,000 people live in retirement villages throughout New Zealand and research suggest that most people enjoy a high level of satisfaction living in a village. Of course, it all comes down to choosing a village that is right for you. Make sure you visit a village more than...

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What is the best village to choose?

With more than 400 Retirement Villages in New Zealand, there is plenty of choice when it comes to where to live. Villages vary greatly – in size, location, on-site offerings, ownership, philosophy and of course price – so it comes down to choosing the village that best suits your needs....

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1 day ago - One Tree Point, Whangarei
Anchorage Lifestyle Village - Retirement Village

Beer, Bubbles & Bites at the Waterfront Residences How spoilt were we, a perfect day by the Waterways for the residents of The Anchorage Village, Marsden Cove. We welcomed everyone in with bubbles, beer and bites, to view the stunning waterfront residences. A new unique, contemporary design by Hopper Living...

1 month ago - Ashburton
Coldstream Lifecare & Village - Retirement Village

COLDSTREAM RETIREMENT VILLAGE, ASHBURTON Are you looking to maintain your independence yet have the security and peace of mind of living in a retirement village setting. Living at Coldstream Village you are only minutes from the centre of Ashburton. You can walk everywhere including the library, supermarket, banks and Churches....

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