Lifestyle at Abbeyfield Auckland
The house is in a quiet neighbourhood and very close to public transport, shops, medical and community
all-inclusive weekly rent includes meals, power, heating, maintenance and staff
costs. There are no ‘extras’ and no in-going capital cost or bond.
It’s been described as flatting for seniors. With the
benefits of home cooked meals and the support of others enabling residents to use
their time and energies for things they would rather do.
Type of accommodation
We offer affordable, quality living for 12 older people who want to be as self-reliant as possible while enjoying the peace of mind of not worrying about maintaining their own home or feeling isolated.
Residents have the companionship and security of others, and our housekeeper provides varied and nutritious meals and helps look after the house.
We make no capital charge
Anyone over 65 years of age with modest assets
and able to look after their personal needs independently may be considered for
Even if a
person has limited assets, if the criteria for the single living alone pension
rate or Accommodation Allowance are met
they may also be considered.
If home help is
needed it may be available through the local District Health Board.
About this property
two storey house is very accessible and suitable for
wheelchair and walking frame users with lift access to the upper floor. It was specifically designed and built for us
and opened in 2006.
Each resident has their own studio room with full
ensuite bathroom for their exclusive use. Rooms are unfurnished, so residents
can bring their own furniture and items, making it their own home.
The 7 rooms on the ground floor have a small patio, and
the 4 rooms on the upper floor have views from their balconies over the
neighbourhood and towards Mt Albert.
share the dining and lounge areas and kitchen and laundry, and can be involved
with our gardens if they wish. There is also a shed for mobility scooters and limited
on-site car parking.
All rooms and communal areas have underfloor and other heating and the building
has modern fire safety and security systems throughout.
Abbeyfield house management
The house is managed by Abbeyfield Auckland Inc, a
registered NZ charity. Residents also participate in managing the house through
regular discussions and as members of the House Committee.
dedicated and experienced volunteers help us provide quality rental
accommodation at an affordable cost. We have also received significant support
from Auckland Council, Housing New Zealand, ASB Community Trust, Nolan
Charitable Trust, Western Springs Rotary, and many others including our
volunteers and past and present residents.
Further financial or other assistance to help us build on
what we have achieved is always very welcome. See our contact details below.
Contact Abbeyfield Auckland
We welcome your enquiry.
Applications: to find out more about living at the house or becoming a resident please contact our applications convenor: Deborah Duncan phone (09) 375 4395.
To contact the housekeeper or a resident phone (09) 846 5405
To contact us if you are interested in joining the Society as a volunteer, or wish to offer financial or other assistance please write to us:
Abbeyfield Auckland Incorporated, PO Box 113 224, Newmarket 1149
or contact our secretary Terry Foster.
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