The Oaks Care


Our Care Offering

Purpose designed and built around beautiful, extensive gardens, The Oaks is home to many residents who knew each other from the community before moving in. As a result the atmosphere is warm and friendly.


At the centre of the facility, you’ll find internal courtyards and an activity room – the places where residents come together to enjoy each other’s company and get involved in the many organised activities. Our two full time Activities Co-ordinators work hard to continually come up with new ideas for the varied activities programme.


Activities Programme

The Oaks offers a well balanced programme including daily exercise programme, van outings, crafts, movies, bowls, housie for all Resthome/ Hospital Residents. This gives all residents the opportunity to mix at all levels with other residents.


What’s Near By

The Oaks is situated close to a number of good shopping centres, including the Bush Inn Centre, Westfield Riccarton, Avonhead Shopping Centre and the Hornby Hub. Over the road from the facility there is a library and a café and we are within walking distance of churches and parks.


The Oaks also offers luxury Care Suites, with the options of either studio rooms or Suites with a separate living space. Some of these suites are suitable for a couple. Find out more about Care Suites.


To view available Care Suite listings for The Oaks click here



  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Care Suites

  • Respite

  • Retirement Village VIEW
  • When our Mums and Dads get to the age when they can no longer care for themselves it is never easy for the family to help them make the right decision. The Oaks has made that easy. It is wonderful seeing the excellent care Mum gets, I can also see that every one else is treated the same. We have had so many laughs and much of that is because of your wonderful, caring, patient, professional staff. - Barb, Daughter of a resident at The Oaks

  • "My move to The Oaks seemed scary as I thought it was "the end of life" village but it has been painless to move and also been the start of a new chapter in my life. Thank you to the friendly staff for offering me the security and meeting all the welcoming residents in the village." - Mrs Lesley Coupland

  • "It was the best move my husband and I made. I feel safe and secure." - Mrs Helen Davis- Goff

  • Having spent the last 8 days in and out of the Oaks visiting Mum I just want to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU. Whilst waiting for taxis in the evening I have read The Oaks vision/mission several times and can honestly say that this is a residential village that 'delivers'. - Daughter of a Resident at The Oaks

Staff Profile

  • Karen Blackburn

    Karen Blackburn

    Business and Care Manager

    021 278 0022

    Karen comes from a nursing background and has spent time as a Rural Nurse Specialist on the West Coast of the South Island and the Chatham Islands. Most recently she has managed Aged Care Facilities in Blenheim and Christchurch. She is passionate about a person-centered approach to care, and helping to make a difference both in the lives of residents, their families and friends. Outside of work Karen is kept busy on their lifestyle block looking after their sheep, goats, chickens, cats and dog.

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  • Kim Strangman

    Clinical Manager

    Kim trained as a registered nurse over 30 years ago and has, over recent years, specialised in  respiratory and cardiology nursing. She has a passion for quality of life especially for the  elderly and thoroughly enjoys her role as a leader and a teacher at The Oaks.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • En Suites

  • BBQ Area

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • GP/Nurse Practitioner Visits

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Chaplain

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Hot Drink Facilities for Families

  • I Love Music

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