Globally, demand for aged care and retirement accommodation is sky-rocketing. Our own District Council’s demographic statistics say there will be a 52 percent growth in over-65s living in the Far North in the next 10 years, with a quadrupling of those over 85 in the next 20 years.Read more
On the 11th of August we launched our electric vehicle car-pooling initiative for residents. The $134,500 scheme is believed to be the first of its type for the New Zealand aged care sector and has been jointlyfunded by the Village and a grant from the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).Read more
Back in January we unveiled plans to create Kerikeri’s first fleet of electric vehicles (EVs). Now, in what we believe is a first for the aged care sector in New Zealand, these plans have come to fruition. I’m delighted to let you know that KEVNS, or the Kerikeri Electric Vehicle Network for Seniors, is a happening thing.Read more
We are always keen to encourage community involvement in life at Kerikeri Retirement Village and one of the ways we do this is to make some of our facilities available to the communit, such as our Chapel, Social Centre and Meeting RoomsRead more
We knew it was good; we just weren’t prepared for the degree of merriment and mirth caused by our video about a sneaky cake-napper stealing food from our kitchen at Kerikeri Retirement Village.Read more
I lost my father recently and it brought home to me the vital importance of putting arrangements in place that will ease the bereavement process for friends and loved ones. My father hadn’t, and it made his final days and his eventual passing so much tougher than it should have been.
After surviving a stroke last year, Bev Douglas was told that she would never walk again. But after a little TLC in our hospital wing, some personal physiotherapy, unstinting encouragement from husband Bob and sheer determination on her own part, Bev is now mobile again.Read more
Ever wondered who owns Kerikeri Retirement Village, how it’s run and how decisions are made? Many people aren’t aware of the close ties that have existed for decades between the Village and the Kerikeri community.Read more