Oakwoods Retirement Village

Oakwoods is all about you and the experience of living in a friendly community surrounded by lovely gardens in park-like grounds

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03 543 9700


Derryl Beck

027 553 4797

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357 Lower Queen Street, Richmond,
Nelson 7020

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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.

Village Life

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. 

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Accommodation Options

Independent 1,2 & 3 bedroom Villas & 1 bedroom apartments

With several different styles of villas and apartments available at Oakwoods you will love the ageless architectural design together with the amazing spaces created by high ceilings and sunlight filtering through the beautifully tiled bathrooms.

Serviced 1-bedroom Apartments and Studios

We offer a choice of serviced apartments and studios varying in size within our main complex allowing you to retain your independence and privacy, but having the security of assistance which is there when you need it.

Rest home and hospital

Our 18-bed rest home offers single private rooms that are light, airy and a majority have an ensuite. For those requiring full time attention our trained staff are always on hand to care for you or your loved ones with dignity and respect in our 30 bed hospital.

Care Options

Respite Care

In our respite room you will receive care from our Village Nurse and experienced Caregivers (24 hours a day if needed). This room has ranch sliders opening onto a private courtyard with its own garden overlooking a stunning field of wildflowers.

Full Care and Support

Oakwoods Retirement Village delivers peace of mind by providing you with the care and support you require. We offer a number of service packages, allowing you to choose the level of care and support that best suits your needs.

The Arvida Way

Watch our video: The Arvida Way - the attitude of living well.

Our vision is to improve the lives and wellbeing of our residents by transforming the ageing process.
Our commitment is to challenge ourselves to make our residents’ lives better with everything we do.
Our promise is to help you feel younger for longer and actively engaged in life.

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Joining Us

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.


03 543 9700

357 Lower Queen Street, Richmond,
Nelson 7020


Derryl Beck

027 553 4797

Email us now View Map

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