- Mary Shapley Retirement Village is located in the picturesque Whakatane township in the eastern Bay of Plenty region well-known for its generous sunshine hours. The village is set in a tranquil rural surrounding nestled among award-winning gardens and within easy reach to the Whakatane town centre with supermarkets, parks, a library and a variety of cafes and restaurants.
The boutique-styled retirement village has 29 villas and 22 apartments. All homes come with a well-designed modern kitchen, open-plan lounge and dining area, ensuite bathroom, modern appliances, heat pump/air conditioning unit and are connected to our 24-hour emergency call system. Mary Shapley lets residents lead an independent lifestyle alongside the company of others with reasuurance that should needs change over time you will receive priority access to Mary Shapley Rest Home and Hospital which is located next door.
Residents at the village enjoy our community centre with comfortable seating and large flat screen TV as well as a well-stocked library, communal kitchen and wellness clinic. We also have a village van which is used for weekly excursions and supermarket shopping trips. In addition, for those that are interested there is a busy social calendar run by the village ensuring there is never a dull moment.
Mary Shapley Retirement is operated by Bupa, a trusted name in healthcare. For more information on Mary Shapley Retirement please make an enquiry.
Level of Care
- Independent Living
- Resthome care
- Hospital care
- Respite care
- Community Centre
- BBQ area
- Hairdresser available for appointments
- Dining Room
Care offered by village
- Health clinic
- Doctor available for appointments
- Physio available for appointments
- Emergency call system in units
- In home personal assistance e.g. showering / grooming
- Wellness clinic
Services offered by village
- Village van
- Meal deliveries
- House keeping
- Personal laundry service
- Linen change
- Provision on meals
- Unit windows and doors lockable securely
- Security patrols
- Arts & crafts
- Cards & board games
- Exercise classes
- Social outings
- Resident dinners
- Bar happy hours
- Organised entertainment
- Visiting entertainers
Attractions in the Area
- Scenic walks
- Bowling club
- Golf courses
- Local RSA
- Restaurants / cafes
- Whakatane golf course (7km)
- Award winning gardens
Can residents make alterations to their property? ×Alterations for reason such as a disability may be arranged with managements approval. The resident will be required to cover all costs associated with the alteration. When the resident leaves the village, they may be required to revert the unit to its original state (at the resident’s cost).
What do resident fees cover? ×Residents pay a village weekly fee, monthly in advance, which is calculated as a proportion of the cost of the village outgoings. This fee includes costs such as rates, insurance, rubbish collection, security patrols, lawn & garden maintenance etc.
How long is the cooling off period once the contract is signed? ×As per the Retirement Villages Act, the cooling off period after an Occupation Right Agreement has been signed is 15 working days.
When leaving the village, what is the process for units being sold? ×Bupa will market your apartment or villa and on resale refund the money you paid minus the Amenities Fee, and any other monies owing. Residents are welcome to introduce a prospective resident as long as they meet the normal entry criteria of the village.
Can residents have friends & family to stay? ×Yes, you are welcome to have visitors to stay for up to three weeks at a time. If your guests intend on staying longer, you will be required to get consent from the village manager.
What does the entry fee cover? ×The entry cost gives the resident the right to live in the unit for their lifetime or as long as they choose as well as use the services and communal areas in the village.
What are the residents rights if the village got into financial difficulty? ×Residents are protected through a first ranking mortgage with the Village's Statutory Supervisor. They hold first ranking mortgage over the village land in order to ensure priority and security for the rights of all residents. The statutory supervisor also ensures the operator of the village acts in accordance with the Disclosure Statement and the village is run in a financially responsible manner.
What happens if there is a delay in sale? ×If your unit has not been sold within six months of your licence termination, Bupa will pay what you are owed. If it sells sooner, Bupa will repay you upon settlement.
Contact Bupa Mary Shapley Retirement Village
Village SummaryRetirement Village Association (RVA) Accredited VillageLegal Titles of Units: Licence to occupyStatutory Supervisor: Corporate Trust Limited trading as Foundation Corporate TrustPet Policy: Most small pets are welcome, but approval is required from the village manager before you move in.Insurance Policy: Full comprehensive insurance on the communal village buildings as well as residential properties and infrastructure.On-Site Manager: Yes
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