- McKenzie Lifestyle Village is nestled in the South Canterbury town of Geraldine. The little town with a big heart is home to three art galleries, a theatre and plenty of great places to eat and shop. Residents enjoy being part of a vibrant community that regularly hosts visiting musicians and festivals, and has an abundance of beauty spots for walking, biking and exploring. Only 1.5 hrs from Christchurch and a stones throw from the McKenzie Country ( Tekapo/Twizel ).
Housing at McKenzie Lifestyle Village consists of modern, energy efficient villas. Our two and three bedroom units feature internal garaging, professional landscaping, heat pumps and quality kitchen appliances. All our houses are connected to a 24-hour emergency call system. Help is on hand as needed. 2019 the development in Assisted Care Units and Terrace Apartments.
At McKenzie Lifestyle Village we foster a real village community, with social activities and outings. Our Leisure Centre is the hub, used for entertainment and events, as well as providing a place to relax. Offering a Gymnasium, Library, Craft Room, Hair Salon, Indoor heated pool and spa, Indoor and outdoor bowls, petanque, croquet lawn, mini golf, putting green, BBQ areas and many other amenities. We also have garden allotments and a men’s shed.
Enjoy the combination of freedom and security that McKenzie Lifestyle Village provides. For more information, please make an enquiry.
- Four different plans of villas
- Two duplex and two standalone
- Two or three bedroom
- Single or double internal access garage
Level of Care
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Community Centre
- BBQ area
- Computer Room
- Workshop / Mens Shed
- Hairdresser available for appointments
- Beauty Salon
- Garden Plots
- Billiards / Pool Table
- Dining Room
- Coffee Machine
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Spa Pool
- Bowling Green
Care offered by village
- Registered nurse available for appointments
- Podiatrist available for appointments
- Emergency call system in units
Services offered by village
- Village van
- Unit windows and doors lockable securely
- Arts & crafts
- Cards & board games
- Exercise classes
- Social outings
- Lawn bowls
- Resident dinners
- Bar happy hours
- Organised entertainment
- Shopping trips
Attractions in the Area
- Scenic walks
- Bowling club
- Golf courses
- Local RSA
- Restaurants / cafes
- Local Brewery
- Many DOC walking tracks for all abilities. Ski Fields handy.
Can residents make alterations to their property? ×Alterations for reason such as a disability may be arranged with management's 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) unless the new resident wishes to buy the property with the alterations in place.
What do resident fees cover? ×The resident fee covers the day-to-day operation of the village such as lawn & garden maintenance, rubbish collection, rates, insurance 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.
Can residents have friends & family to stay? ×Yes, residents are welcome to have friends and family stay for a maximum of 3 months. Longer stays require management approval.
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.
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.
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