- Forest Lake Gardens is positioned in one of Hamilton’s most desired suburbs. The village borders Te Rapa racecourse and Minogue Park which gives it a spacious and rural feel while being only a five minute drive to the city centre. Residents have many local attractions at their fingertips, including great shopping, cinemas and a selection of cafes and restaurants. In addition the village has it’s own Raceview Café & Restaurant where friends and family are welcome and SuperGold card discounted lunches are available.
There are a range of accommodation options at Forest Lake Gardens, including two and three bedroom villas which are located along the peaceful village lanes as well as one, two and three bedroom modern apartments with views over the racecourse and Minogue Park. Both our villas and apartments come with the latest appliances and are linked to our 24-hour emergency support system so you can rest assured that help is only ever a button push away. If additional in-home support is required, such as cleaning, laundry, meals and personal care services, then the staff at Forest Lake Gardens can support you accessing these services.
Residents' of Forest Lake Gardens also enjoy the many facilities within the village grounds. These include a cinema lounge, full size bowling green, fitness equipment, a blokes’ shed, bar area, heated swimming pool, spa pool, hairdressing salon, pétanque terrain, snooker area and a library.
Forest Lake Gardens is part ofMetlifecare, one of the largest retirement village operators in New Zealand. All Metlifecare villages offer residents added assurances including fixed village fees, no hidden costs, no capital loss and continuum of care with priority access to any Metlifecare Care Facility. For more information on Forest Lake Gardens please make an enquiry.
Level of Care
- Independent Living
- Community Centre
- BBQ area
- Workshop / Mens Shed
- Hairdresser available for appointments
- Billiards / Pool Table
- Coffee Machine
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Spa Pool
- Table Tennis
- Bowling Green
- Restaurant / Cafe
Care offered by village
- Emergency call system in units
- Support in facilitating additional care services such as: community physiotherapists and occupational therapists - general practitioners and nurses and reputable personal care providers.
Services offered by village
- Lift access in all apartments
- Support in facilitating additional services such as: cleaning and laundry - household chores & meal services.
- Unit windows and doors lockable securely
- Staff on-site 24/hours
- Cards & board games
- Exercise classes
Attractions in the Area
- Scenic walks
- Bowling club
- Golf courses
- Local RSA
- Restaurants / cafes
Can residents make alterations to their property? ×Residents are welcome to redecorate their unit with discretion of the village manager. Any major alterations must be discussed and approved by the village manager.
What do resident fees cover? ×This is a consolidated fee that captures costs such as council rates, water rates, building insurance, the upkeep of community facilities, gardening services, salaries and wages of the staff and village operations.
How long is the cooling off period once the contract is signed? ×As per the Retirement Village 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? ×Units are advertised at market value. 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? ×Any family members or friends are able to stay for a combined total of 90 days per year. Longer stays require the agreement of 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. When the resident leaves the village they will receive the cost paid minus the deferred management fee and any other charges due.
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 Statements and the village is run in a financially responsible manner.
What happens if there is a delay in sale? ×Your village fee will cease as soon as Metlifecare is provided with vacant possession of your unit. If it takes longer than nine months to re-license, we will pay you interest on the outstanding capital. Plus you can apply for an early repayment of up to $20,000 of the capital sum when your unit is vacated.
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