The Wood Retirement Village

The Wood Retirement Village in central Nelson provides a happy, friendly, safe, home-like environment with an emphasis on “positive aging”

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156 Milton Street,
Nelson 7010

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“A facility constantly striving for excellence and positive ageing” - The Wood Retirement Village is centrally located close to the Milton St shops, parks, gardens and just minutes from Nelson’s CBD.  The Wood offers luxury, security and care in a happy, home-like environment. Emphasis is on ‘excellence of care’ from a dedicated team of trained staff, and focus is on “positive aging” ensuring needs are met throughout the continuum of care. 

Independent living or Rest Home level care 

We have 5 Villas, 34 Serviced Studios and Apartments, a 34-bed Rest Home and a 47-bed Hospital wing. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with fountains, courtyards, petanque and barbeque areas, we have plenty of space to take a walk and enjoy the outdoors. The Wood has friendly community spaces where residents meet for companionship or just to enjoy a quiet read. We have a variety of outings in our Village Van which are always popular and we encourage community involvement with schools and other groups. 

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 The Wood 

The Wood is a wonderful village to live in for many reasons! We are equipped with multiple lounges, mini vans, library, theatre/recreation room and a hair & beauty salon. The village location ensures that residents maintain their independence, with Milton St shopping only 100 metres away with central shops and cafés of Nelson only minutes away. 

We also have plenty of activities to keep you active at The Wood Retirement Village. Why not start the day with an exercise class, and follow it up with a relaxing walk through one of the parks with loved ones or friends. The Wood Retirement Village has a warm and friendly atmosphere where friends and family are always welcome to visit and join in with our happy community. 

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Accommodation Options

Independent Villas

Each of our 5 villas is completely self-contained, with two bedrooms, a bathroom with access from the bedroom and hallway, a separate kitchen, laundry and an internally accessible garage complete with automatic door.

Serviced Apartments and Studios

We have 16 apartments which boast separate bedroom and living/dining area, kitchenette and ensuite. We also have 18 studio apartments with a combined bedroom and living area and access to separate lounge and dining facilities in the main complex.

Rest Home and continuing care facilities

There are 34 Rest Home rooms all with ensuites and a small selection of premium or larger rooms, and there is also a 47-bed Hospital wing. All residents are looked after by a dedicated charge nurse, registered nurse and two enrolled nurses and caregivers.

Care Options

Care plan options for Apartments and Studios

There are a range of care options available depending on your requirements please talk to our village manager about the support and care available in your apartment.

Care plan options for Rest Home and continuing care

The Rest Home and Hospital has a large dedicated trained team, with permanent Registered Nursing staff including a Clinical Co-ordinator, Charge Nurse, Enrolled Nurses and Caregivers. You are welcome to contact us to discuss your individual 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

The Wood Retirement Village units are available under the "Occupation Right Agreement" (ORA). The Wood 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 Nathan Davis on 021 038 9878

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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. Who pays for the refurbishment of the villa/apartment when I leave?

On termination of your ORA, The Wood is responsible for all refurbishment costs associated with your Villa, Studio or Apartment.

3. What happens if my needs change?

At The Wood we offer a full continuum of care so you can access additional care services while remaining in our village. We can assist with meals, laundry, cleaning, access to doctors and nurses and 24 hour emergency assistance and the ability to transfer within the village to get the support you need.

4. Can my friends and family stay with me?

In the Villas yes, as this is independent living. When you move into The Wood 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 and we welcome community involvement.

The Wood

03 545 6059

156 Milton Street,
Nelson 7010

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