The Oaks Retirement Village
Our Village Living Offering
The Oaks is an attractive, friendly retirement community with magnificent gardens and a convenient location. The Oaks offers independent living in villas, and semi-independent living in studios and apartments.
Onsite there is a resthome and age-related hospital. We also offer residential care suites for residents who require resthome or hospital level care with a larger living space than a standard room.
Villa residents pay a weekly outgoing charge, which is fixed for their term in the unit. This fee includes garden and lawn care, rates, building insurance, repairs and maintenance.
Those living semi-independently in studios and apartments also pay the weekly outgoing charge, which is fixed for the term of their current license. On top of the weekly outgoing charge, they then choose either a housekeeping package or a nursing care package, depending on their needs. These two packages include things such as meals, weekly housekeeping, laundry service and access to the social programme. The nursing package also includes registered nurse supervision of medical care, medication administration, showering supervision and assistance with personal care.
Those living in care suites also purchase a License to Occupy. They do not pay a weekly outgoing charge. They receive either resthome or hospital level care, depending on their assessed needs. They may pay for their care privately or they may be subsidised. This depends on their financial situation.
The Oaks has a very comprehensive activities programme, including exercise classes, shopping trips, Church services, bowls, housie, happy hour, outings to places of interest, movies in the main lounge, visiting speakers and entertainers. There is something to suit everyone.
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.
Smoke alarms and emergency call buttons are in all units. The villas all have two bedrooms and the majority have internal access garages. They are insulated and double glazed with heat pumps. They also have full kitchens with ovens, hobs, range hood and dish drawers or dish washing machines.
The apartments, studios and care suites have kitchenettes, but do not have full kitchens as all meals are provided. They do have under bench fridge/freezers and microwave ovens. Some have flat screen wall-mounted TVs. All have access to an outside area.
There is a bus stop right outside the facility and electric gates for residents’ security. The main lounge in the facility is the hub for a number of activities. A magnificent oak tree in the grounds gives the facility its name. The gardens feature flower beds, manicured lawns and mature trees that are under the care of Head Gardener, Alan Rickerby and have won various awards, such as the 2015 and 2016 Christchurch Street and Garden Awards for the Non-Residential category. Garden seats are set throughout the complex and there are sheltered courtyards to sit in and enjoy the sun.
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Features and Services
Vans / minibus
Emergency call buttons
24/7 nurse onsite