Stevenson Village

Stevenson Village is an established 36 unit social (low cost) retirement village, just a few minutes’ walk away from HBH Senior Living. Built in 1974 by the local RSA and Sir William and Lady Stevenson, it offers comfortable, independent, one-bedroom and bedsit units, as well as a central community hub where residents can gather, socialise and enjoy a range of activities.

Care philosophy

To give low-income older people the opportunity to maintain independence and live with dignity and safety in an affordable home, with companionship, activities and extra support available if needed.

Living space

Stevenson Village comprises 36 one-bedroom and bedsit units. Units are currently being renovated when they become vacant to create modern, comfortable living environments for residents.

Level of care

Secure, private and affordable independent living for older people. If a higher level of care is needed, residents have priority access to beds at HBH Senior Living’s rest home or hospital nearby (needs assessment and funding criteria apply).

Community

Stevenson Village is just a two-minute drive from Howick Village and around five minutes’ walk to HBH Senior Living in Union Road.

A minibus is available to take residents shopping and on outings. A community hub, kitchen and library are available onsite, as well as a range of regular social functions and activities (coordinated by HBH’s Social Coordinator) HBH Senior Living’s much-loved Day Programme is also available to Stevenson Village residents (DHB funding criteria apply).

Wellbeing

Residents are welcome to join our twice-weekly church services nearby at HBH Senior Living. A registered nurse is available by phone for advice 24/7.

Industry endorsements

HBH Senior Living is an accredited member of the Retirement Villages Association of NZ. HBH Senior Living is in the process of applying to be a registered community housing provider.

Additional care available

  • Housework services available (weekly cleaning, spring clean or one-off clean, bed making, linen changing, laundry).
  • 24/7 Registered Nurse and phone advice available at HBH Senior Living.
  • Companionship and chaperone service available.
  • Stevenson Village residents have priority for access to HBH Senior Living’s rest home and hospital.
  • Bring your DHB funded home support with you to the Village.

Cost

Units are rented. Rent is set at around 80% of the lowest quartile rent for a similar property in the Howick area as per the Tenancy Tribunal website. Rent includes water. Tenants are responsible for their own power, insurance, phone, internet, sky etc and all other personal costs.

Applications

There are criteria for admission. Stevenson Village is aimed at older people who are on low incomes and have a low level of other assets. To apply please phone HBH Senior Living on 538 0800 for an application form.

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