Village Guide was launched in early 2015 by Paula Bishop, an online marketing expert.
When Paula returned to New Zealand from Australia in 2014, she was struck by the lack of independent information available about retirement villages. She’s passionate about this topic as she understands how complicated the decision-making process can be, having had several close family members live in retirement villages and rest homes.
Paula quickly realised there was a need for an independent resource that could provide an overview of the options available and also some general information about retirement village living.
So, she created Village Guide, putting her online marketing skills and experience working with large-scale start-ups to use to fill this much-needed gap in the market.