HBH Senior Living buys Stevenson Village

By HBH - 19 December 2016

HBH Senior Living buys Stevenson Village

Monday 19th December 2016
Media Release

HBH Senior Living (formerly called Howick Baptist Healthcare) has purchased Stevenson Village, a 36 unit complex providing low cost housing for older people. The village opened in 1975 as a charitable joint venture between the Howick RSA and Sir William and Lady Stevenson, to provide accommodation for returned servicemen and more recently for older people who require social housing. In October this year Stevenson Village Trust decided it was time to hand over the mission of the Village to another provider and placed the Village on the market. The Trust is delighted that HBH Senior Living will be the new owner.

HBH Senior Living is a well-respected provider of care services for older people in the Howick community. Known as a leader in innovative aged care, HBH Senior Living is one of the few NZ providers of the Eden Alternative, a philosophy of care for older people that aims to overcome the three major problems of aged residential care – loneliness, helplessness and boredom. HBH Senior Living was established in 1977 and offers independent living apartments, rest home and hospital care and a Day Programme (both in Howick and from 2017 in Beachlands). “The purchase of Stevenson Village is a natural fit. As a values-based organization we want to make sure that this wonderful resource of affordable housing for older people remains available both now and in the future,” says HBH Senior Living CEO Bonnie Robinson.

In addition to a commitment to current and future tenants, HBH will be making additional support services available. “HBH Senior Living is much more than a facility,” says Bonnie Robinson, “it is the quality of our care and the environment we create that makes a difference to the lives of our residents. We believe older people should feel as happy and fulfilled as possible, irrespective of their health or disability challenges.” The new services will focus on supporting Stevenson Village residents to remain as independent as possible and to live life to the full.

HBH Senior Living will take possession of Stevenson Village on 1 July 2017. In the interim both HBH Senior Living and Stevenson Village Trust will liaise closely together to ensure a smooth transition for tenants.

For more information please contact:
Bonnie Robinson, CEO, HBH Senior Living
Phone: 09 538 0800
email: Bonnie.Robinson@hbh.org.nz

John Russell, Chair, Stevenson Village Trust
Phone 09 534 9373
email: johnrussellmenswear@xtra.co.nz

Lisa Waldren