The village has one, two and three bedroom apartment options, all with the latest in kitchen appliances and neutral toned carpets so residents can furnish living spaces to their own tastes. All apartments are connected to our 24-hour emergency system providing reassurance that help is just a button push away should it ever be needed. If you require additional support services such as cleaning, laundry, meal services and health care providers, we can help you access reputable local community providers.
Waitakere Gardens Opanuku Resaurant & Cafe is open for lunch and dinner six days a week. The village has many other great facilities, including a heated swimming pool, gym, blokes’ shed, pétanque terrain, sustainable garden facilities, a library and more. Waitakere gardens also has an active residents' social committee who organise happy hours, resident dinners, housie nights and social outings to name a few.
Waitakere is part of Metlifecare, 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 Waitakere Gardens please make an enquiry.
Level of Care
- Independent Living
- Community Centre
- BBQ area
- Workshop / Mens Shed
- Garden Plots
- Billiards / Pool Table
- Coffee Machine
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Restaurant / Cafe
Care offered by village
- Emergency call system in units
- Consultants’ room
- Support in accessing 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 accessing services such as: cleaning and laundry - household chores & meal services.
- Unit windows and doors lockable securely
- Staff on-site 24/hours
- Security cameras
- Exercise classes
- Social outings
- Bar happy hours
- Organised entertainment
- Crafts room
Attractions in the Area
- Bowling club
- Golf courses
- 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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