South Canterbury’s finest
Strathallan obtained its name from the original ship to bring immigrants to Timaru, full of hope and dreams of a new life. So it follows that we offer new hopes and dreams to those choosing to be part of our village and the unique opportunities it provides. We embrace the small things that living in a rural community provides, whether it’s a good conversation, the smell of fresh bread baking or noticing how the seasons slowly change.
We understand that life in small communities revolves around friends and relations, where everyone keeps an eye out for each other. Traditionally people make a point of knowing their neighbours well and supporting each other through thick and thin. This gives a strong sense of belonging. We see this as important at any age in life but particularly as we get older.
Strathallan has set a high standard in both the quality of its building and in the services and activities it offers. Set amongst beautiful gardens, Strathallan is community within a community – with residents enjoying the swimming pool and spa, barbeque, petanque and even getting their hands dirty in our extensive vegetable gardens.
Life at Strathallan
As an Arvida Village, we take care and time to listen, and we’ll help you continue to enjoy the things that you love to do. We’ll encourage participation and engagement in our community, and we’ll help you to remain active and happy.
We take pride in providing a fantastic Community Centre which can be enjoyed by every resident. It is is centrally located and offers a wide range of facilities including a café, cinema, library, gym, indoor sports and hair and beauty salon.
Our residents really are a friendly and social group. We all respect each other’s privacy, and we enjoy each others company at the many village events. There is always so much to do here. Whether it is reading a book in a quiet nook in the garden, playing petanque with friendly rivals, or catching up with a neighbour, the choice is yours!
Read more about our facilities, our management and care team and our social activities
Strathallan units are available under the “Occupation Right Agreement” (ORA). Strathallan 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 enquiries about our village please email us or phone 03 686 1996.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What if I want to go on holiday?
This is your home so you have the freedom to come and go as you please. We will maintain the grounds while you are away so you can relax and enjoy your holiday.
2. How does the fee structure work?
Naturally, there will be several considerations around cost. We aim to be transparent about all fees involved so please do not hesitate to discuss any queries you have with us.
3. Can my family and friends stay with me?
Yes. This is your home so you can have guests over to visit and stay with you.
4. Can I still apply for Government funded financial assistance?
Yes. If you are over 65 and your ‘support needs assistant’ confirms, you may be eligible for Government financial assistance. Talk with our village manager who will help you to find out about the benefits that you may be entitled to.