Independent Living
Live in a private, low-maintenance home within a retirement village. Retain your independence and gain community spirit, onsite facilities, support services, and more.
What are the benefits of living in a retirement village?
Retirement villages are purpose-built to make your life easier and more enjoyable so you can spend more time doing the things you love. From meals to housekeeping, healthcare to hobby groups, you can choose from a range of services at your discretion. Most of all, life in a retirement village offers peace of mind that companionship, security, and support is always on your doorstep.
Types of independent homes
Retirement villages are purpose-built to make your life easier and more enjoyable so you can spend more time doing the things you love. From meals to housekeeping, healthcare to hobby groups, you can choose from a range of services at your discretion. Most of all, life in a retirement village offers peace of mind that companionship, security, and support is always on your doorstep.
Villas
Standalone homes, often with a garage or carport and a private garden.
Townhouses
Terraced homes, often with a carport and a patio or small garden.
Apartments
Located within an apartment building, often with a balcony.
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Independent homes are designed to be as low maintenance as possible. Apart from changing the odd light bulb, there shouldn’t be much for you to do in or around your property. Please check with the village to see what maintenance is included in your weekly fees and what maintenance may incur additional charges.

Whether you need help with your laundry or would love meals delivered to your door, most villages offer a range of services to make life easier. You may also be able to access onsite healthcare services, such as physiotherapy or blood pressure checks, depending on the healthcare facilities at your village.

Most retirement villages have good onsite security, such as monitored security cameras or gated entrances. Knowing there is a system in place to keep both you and your home safe will bring you great peace of mind. The level of security differs from village to village, so please ask the sales manager for details.

Most villages include staple facilities such as a dining area and a communal lounge, while many offer much more, from indoor swimming pools to hair salons, bowling greens, communal gardens, and gyms. Onsite facilities are the perfect place to socialise with like-minded neighbours and participate in group activities.

Other types of living

Assisted Living

Get help with day-to-day tasks or medical conditions, but still retain the privacy and independence of living in your own home.

  • Serviced apartments
  • Serviced studios

Care Homes

Full-time residential care in a dedicated facility, provided by trained caregivers and registered nurses.

  • Standard rooms
  • Premium rooms
  • Care suites

A guide to retirement village living in New Zealand

Learn about retirement village fees, legal titles, property types, and more.

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