Life with soul
We’re transforming the ageing experience, so that you can live your best life every step of the way.
If you want some help to choose the right place for yourself or someone you love, we’re here to help. Take the first step here.
Arvida has more than 30 communities providing long-term aged care around New Zealand.
Whether you are looking for urgent care or thinking about future needs, we will talk you through the options available in your preferred communities.
If you are unsure about the type of care you require or are yet to have a NASC assessment, it doesn’t matter. We understand the process and can help you through it.
How we can help
Every Arvida Living Well Community has an expert who can work with you to find the right type of personalised care for your needs, whether you need an immediate solution or looking for options that might be needed soon. Explore the communities below, then get in touch with them directly.
Communities that offer these services
I'm hardly what you'd call a radical...
“I’ve always made my own choices, had my own opinions and pursued my own passions. I think that’s what makes me me. I don’t see why my age should change that. I’m certainly not going to be pigeon-holed into somebody’s view of how I should live.”
What if moving into a 65+ community wasn’t like being put in a box where you’re told how to live? What if you could take everything you love about your life now and bring it with you? What if you could lose the tasks you don’t enjoy, like house cleaning and lawn mowing, and replace them with purposeful activities that keep you connected to the community? And what if you had a team of fans and friends cheering you on, helping you to stay unique and be the best version of yourself?
This is what Arvida calls ‘living a life with soul’. It’s about staying true to yourself and rejecting outdated expectations of how older people should behave. It’s also about providing multiple opportunities to grow who you are, because finally you have more time to be creative, learn new things, help out good causes and interact with other people.
Bill McDonald, CEO of Arvida, puts it like this: “It’s to do with being part of the broader community, having opportunities for meaningful contributions to other people’s lives and starting each day with a sense of purpose. I believe being connected is number one.”
Arvida has reinvented the wheel of retirement living with ground-breaking new communities that are designed to support a more fulfilling life. A great example is Park Lane Living Well Apartments in Christchurch, which demonstrates thinking that has turned the aged care sector on its head.
This community has several innovative features:
- an integrated connection with the neighbourhood through facilities, such as a wellness centre and cafe
- opportunities for residents to be involved with running the community
- spaces that can be used for resident-operated pursuits, such as exhibitions, markets, shops and clubs
- gardens and orchards that are tended by residents
Park Lane is an urban experience, with a daily communal breakfast buffet, free electric cars, solar power and eye-catching architecture. The wellness centre will incorporate a gym, heated pool, fitness classes and premises for health-related providers, such as physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists.
Because the wellness centre will be shared with the neighbourhood, friends and family can use them as well. Older people living independently nearby can also become members, opening the door for new friendships and improved social connection.
Living Well Apartments60 – 143sqm
Living Well apartments are a new Arvida concept for retirement living. Available with one, two or three bedrooms, they are designed to embrace sustainable thinking and social benefits of living in an integrated community.
Common areas include a café, bar, dining area, communal lounge, gas fire, creative room for crafts and an entertaining lounge and cinema. A library with computers and broadband is also available for everyone.
VillasTwo bedroom, two bathroom
Park Lane offers a small range of luxuriously-appointed villas, giving you the opportunity to enjoy an independent lifestyle with as much privacy and social involvement as you want.
Every spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa comes with a monitored emergency call system, offering the peace of mind that security, assistance and support is immediately available if required.
Serviced ApartmentsSingle bedroom and studio
Park Lane serviced apartments and studios are sunny, modern and warm. Perfect for singles or couples, they all have balconies or courtyards with wonderful views. You can tailor individual care packages, home cooked meals and housekeeping as required. You can also arrange to have full rest home level care in the future should you need it.
Care centre roomsLive within familiar households
Park Lane’s purpose built rest home and hospital provides 24-hour specialised care in spacious individual rooms, each with a private ensuite bathroom. The very best of care is provided by our caring and qualified nursing team. We also offer respite to residents requiring short term care.
Call us today on 0800 330 003Find out more about Park Lane