Wendover Retirement & Care

Wendover is set in a quiet well established area of Papanui, bordering the lovely Erica Reserve and provides a warm and inclusive 43 bed 24 hr rest home and 11 tastefully designed serviced apartments for semi independent living.

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03 352 6089


Claire O'Connell

021 905 778

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33 Erica Street, Papanui,
Christchurch 8052

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Independent living and rest home level care

Our community is like one big family. Each individual resident is respected, looked after and helped to feel truly at home. The aroma of home-cooked meals and fresh baking every morning is enjoyed by everyone and our popular daily activities include social events, picnics and outings in the van, as well as trips to town for those who enjoy doing a little shopping. As an Arvida village, we take care to listen and help residents to continue to enjoy the things they love to do, and to lead us with their routine timetables.

Enjoy the Wendover difference

• Friendly and inclusive community with beautiful established grounds & courtyards in a central location with easy transport options
• Real friendships and personal attention, with a genuine focus on the wellbeing, happiness and holistic health of every resident
• Short term respite and day care is also available

Village Life

Life at Wendover 

We run a varied activities programme designed to suit the capabilities and interests of our residents. Participation is always voluntary, though we do encourage socialising, mental and physical stimulation and we nurture a general sense of vitality. Communication is encouraged and stimulated through outside activities, and helps to build confidence and independence. 

Our regular activities include crafts (painting, flower arranging, card making), musical entertainment, housie, large screen ‘old time’ movies, exercises, games & quizzes, newspaper readings, theme days, happy hour, trips (twice weekly), sightseeing and shopping. 

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Accommodation Options

Serviced Studios

The eleven studio units at Wendover provide semi independent living in a supported environment with care packages tailored to the resident’s individual needs.

Rest Home

Our rest home can cater for up to 43 residents. Each bedroom is tastefully furnished and residents are encouraged to bring to Wendover any items, including furniture and keepsakes to help make their rooms more personal to them.

Care Options

Care plan options for Serviced Apartments

Care packages are tailored to the resident’s individual needs. All meals are provided, laundry is taken care of and the units are cleaned. Residents enjoy the village life in a friendly and caring environment.

Care for our Rest Home residents

All residents are cared for by a team of compassionate staff, working alongside our registered nurses. To enhance the quality of life for each resident, care can be personalised and our registered nursing staff help develop the individual care plans.

The Arvida Way

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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

Wendover Retirement Village units are available under the "Occupation Right Agreement" (ORA). Wendover 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 on 03 352 6089

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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. The village fee is fixed for life. This will ensure that you are protected from any increases in operating costs.

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

On termination of your ORA, Wendover Retirement Village is responsible for the cost for refurbishment for “fair wear and tear”. Anything beyond “fair wear and tear” is at the cost of the resident.

3. What happens if my needs change?

You may remain in a serviced unit as long as you have been assessed by Older Persons Health as requiring Residential Care.

4. Can my friends and family visit me?

Your family and friends are welcome to visit whenever you wish them to.

Wendover Retirement & Care

03 352 6089

33 Erica Street, Papanui,
Christchurch 8052


Claire O'Connell

021 905 778

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