Our Facilities

Residential villas

Rest home apartments

Hospital studios

Recreation

Parkwood provides an environment for retired people to enjoy the freedom of choosing their own type and level of activity from a range of entertainment opportunities, gardening, sports and hobbies.

The village is set in 25 hectares of grounds within which numerous walks meander through native bush, botanical type gardens and around lakes and dells. Residents are able to tend the gardens around their own villas and, if they wish, reap the rewards of the mild climate with a vegetable gardening allotment.

Social Centres

The Parklands Social Centre comprises a dining room (where midday meals are served each day except Wednesday), hall with stage, lounge, theatre (with projector and screen), library, billiards room and Village Care office.

The Lloyd Parker Plateau Centre comprises a dining room, lounge, arts and crafts room, fitness centre and pool.  Its view over Tui Dell makes it a popular place for residents to have coffee or a prearranged meal with friends.  A midday meal is served in this centre on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Amenities

Barbeque
Bowling green
Bush walks
Courtesy bus
Library
Putting green
Petanque pistes
Swimming pool and fitness centre
Vegetable garden allotments
Workshop

Parkwood bus in Parklands

Meals and social

Happy hours
Midday meals
Monthly dinners
Picnics in the park
Saturday morning teas

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Annual events

Inter village sports day
Open day
Residents’ fair

Groups and activities

Billiards
Chess
Church services
Croquet
Darts
Exercises
Hymn sing
Indoor bowls
Knit and chat
Life drawing
Mah Jong
Movies
Needleworkers
Outdoor bowls
Painting
Parkwood Singers
Petanque
Play readers
Poets
Quiz
Snooker
Spinners and weavers
Square dancing
Stroke Club
Table tennis
Tai Chi

Croquet pavilion - photo by Wendy Armstrong

Parkwood Seekers

Parkwood Seekers is a group that commenced early in 2002 in which all Parkwood village residents may participate. Outings are arranged and escorted by staff for residents who wish to go to events, almost always outside the village, and enjoy the company of like minded people.

Events vary from plays, concerts, musicals, drives, exhibitions and shopping trips to holidays both within New Zealand and overseas. The Seekers have travelled to Australia, Norfolk Island and Rarotonga.  Currently the group is working through the ‘bucket list’ destinations, having cruised from Budapest to Amsterdam, seen the Northern Lights from Norway, visited Gallipoli, New York, Niagara Falls, Bangkok and Singapore as well as toured through Alaska, China and Vietnam.

During 15 plus years over 1300 events have been held involving more than 21,500 participants. There have been some wonderful outings and trips, and no doubt there will be many more.

Parkwood Seekers is a very special part of Parkwood Retirement Village.

Village Care service

Parkwood’s Village Care service provides support and care for residents living independently in the village, including:

  • regular resident contact
  • assessing residents’ needs
  • wound management when required
  • blood pressure clinic and diabetic monitoring as required
  • arranging blister packs and medication as required
  • organising medical alarms
  • 24 hour duty phone
  • coordinating villa residents’ moves within the village
  • arranging social events for residents

The Village Care team can arrange assessments for extra care as required for those who wish to stay living at home but need extra support with personal care, home help, shopping, etc.

photo by Wendy Armstrong
photo by Barry Culling
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Parkwood Retirement Village is a member of the Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand.

photo by Margaret Harvey