Oakwoods is a village within a village ... we are different from the rest. We offer you wide open spaces between our villas, we have been here for 25 years, we are not too small, but not too large either. We offer location and independence. Oakwoods Village offers a vibrant community atmosphere, quality services, plus a huge range of social activities and community facilities for residents to enjoy at their leisure.
Check out our large community centre with its gorgeous lounge and TV areas, our café, library, wellness clinic, fitness centre plus fabulous indoor heated swimming pool with super-sized spa.
Oakwoods Village is within walking distance of the Richmond Shopping Centre and Richmond Mall. A new medical centre is right next door with every facility that you would require. Alongside us we have Waimea Club with RSA including Bowling Club, Probus Richmond, A & P Showground’s/Racecourse Croquet Club and Bridge Club.
As an Arvida village, we take care to listen and help residents to continue to enjoy the things they love to do. We also offer a one-on-one personal coaching programme that actively empowers residents to take charge of their own health and wellbeing.
Life at Oakwoods
A new lifestyle awaits you at Oakwoods Retirement Village in Richmond with sunfilled days and clear balmy nights, allowing plenty of time to spend with your friends and family.
In winter Oakwoods provides plenty of activities to keep you warm and entertained in our busy community centre and cozy library. Join in our happy hour on a Friday night for fish’n’chips with a game of housie to follow.
What’s on weekly…
A weekly program for all residents includes day trips out, plus bowls, snooker, tai chi and aqua aerobics to name just a few, but if you choose to just put your feet up, well that’s ok too.
Read more about our care
Oakwoods Retirement Village units are available under the "Occupation Right Agreement" (ORA). Oakwoods is a registered retirement village and is a full member of both the Retirement Villages Association (RVA) and the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA). If you are 65 or over and you need further care, a Government allowance may be available to assist with fees in your Serviced Apartment. Work and Income New Zealand will explain the assistance available and eligibility criteria.
For all enquires on our available units and costings please contact Derryl Beck on 03 543 9746
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does the Village Fee work?
The village fee is a set monthly fee that covers all the outgoings, including council and water rates, building insurance and external maintenance, upkeep of community facilities, staff costs, gardening and management of the village.
As we want to provide certainty for all customers, we’ve adopted a ‘fixed for life’ weekly village fee (for independent Villas and Apartments). This base weekly fee will never change from the day you join us, so you know exactly what your outgoings will be each week.
2. Is there help and security on hand?
We know that one of the main reasons our residents choose our retirement village is because of the enhanced security. In addition to our 24 hour emergency call system, Oakwoods Retirement Village has regular security patrols. We employ our own security guards who patrol the village on a regular basis.
3. Who pays for the refurbishment of the villa/apartment when I leave?
On termination of your ORA, Oakwoods is responsible for all refurbishment costs associated with your villa or apartment.
4. What happens if my needs change?
At Oakwoods we offer a full continuum of care so you can access additional care services while remaining in your own home. We can assist with meals, laundry, cleaning, access to doctors and nurses and 24 hour emergency assistance and the ability to transfer to an apartment or resthome.
5. Can my friends and family stay with me?
Yes, of course. When you move into Oakwoods we want you to maintain your family and social ties, and even expand them! This is your home, so you can have guests over to visit or stay whenever you like. It’s up to you.
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