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Our communities are designed to help you live your best life.

When you live within an Arvida community, you’re in control. Our support is shaped around how and when you like to do things.

It’s about creating a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good from the outside.

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A sense of community is at the heart of Arvida.

You’ll notice that we don’t refer to our properties as retirement villages. Instead we call them communities, because they’re designed to see further than the front gate and be part of New Zealand’s daily story. We want our residents to enjoy the rich tapestry of life, each in their own way.

Our newest communities include facilities that can be enjoyed by members of the public alongside our residents. We want our residents to stay actively engaged with the broader community, including children, young people and older locals who are living on their own.

Another innovative extension of our mission to transform the ageing experience within the broader community is the Arvida Good Friends, Living Well Centre. A safe and friendly community hub where older people can exercise, socialise, and enjoy a variety of events and activities. The centre features a specialised gym, swimming pool, and a vibrant café, creating an inclusive space for older individuals to nurture their wellbeing and engage in a fulfilling lifestyle.

35 communities across 12 regions nationwide

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Living in an Arvida community should be an experience that makes your life better.

As part of our commitment to helping you live a life with soul - and enjoying this time of your life with a sense of community, belonging and security – we are happy to make a number of commitments to help provide you with certainty over your decision to live with Arvida.

We promise clarity about fees, transfers, ORAs and all the other details related to your relationship with us.

We call this the Arvida Advantage.

Secure your home in an Arvida Living Well Community for as long as you choose, or until you need additional care and support, with your occupation right agreement (ORA).

We understand you want financial certainty. Our villa and apartment weekly fees are fixed for life, regardless of any changes to our operating costs. This means you’ll know what goes out weekly.

Anyone moving into an Arvida Living Well Community receives complimentary support from Senior Move Managers to make moving smooth and easy. Senior Move Managers will help you to pack, clean, move you to your new home, and unpack so you’re all settled in.*

*Some conditions apply

90-day ‘love it or your money back’

We are confident that you will be very happy with your new home. But if you do decide within 90 days of moving in that it’s simply not for you, then we will refund your money in full. We call this our 90-day-money-back guarantee.*

*Some conditions apply

If you’d ever like a change of scene, want to move closer to friends or family, or need a little extra assistance, you can transfer within, or to, any of our communities around the country. You’ll be given priority choice as an Arvida resident when an option comes available.

If you need to transfer from independent to assisted living due to a change in your personal needs, there will be no additional capital cost.

Should you choose to move to a higher value home within an Arvida community, you’ll need to pay the extra capital difference. There’s a one-off 1.5% admin fee to pay and then you’re away.

If you wish to transfer to a care suite, you can move with or without additional capital cost (depending on your choice of unit) and no administration fee is payable.

If you are assessed as needing care or need extra support at any point, you’ll have priority access over non-Arvida Residents to an available Arvida care centre - either in your current community, or at another Arvida community (subject to your specific care needs).

You contribute towards the ongoing maintenance and management of your home and the community through the Deferred Management Fee. The DMF also covers the refurbishment and sale of your home when you leave.

At Arvida, it’s capped at 30% of the entry payment for your home, and if you transfer to another home, we only ever charge the DMF on
the higher value home (excludes care suite transfers).

The weekly fee and the DMF stop as soon as you permanently move out of your home (known as vacant possession).

You or your family are paid in full as soon as your home is re-sold and settled.

Plus, with our repayment protection you will be paid interest after 6 months if your home hasn’t sold within this time.

The amount repaid to you or your family when your home is on-sold will not be affected by any potential decline in value.
Terms and conditions of the Arvida Advantage can be found in your occupation right agreement.

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