Putting the care in Metlifecare

INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK talks to Metlifecare CEO Glen Sowry about the company's bold new approach to care, in terms of both facility design and care delivery.

“Keep evolving”: The big ‘take away’ from this year’s RVA conference

Innovate or die. Evolve or perish. The general coffee-break consensus among delegates was that this was the major ‘take home’ message from this week’s Retirement Villages Association (RVA) Conference in Sydney, attended by JUDE BARBACK.

Looking beyond the village

New Zealand’s retirement village industry is sometimes criticised for failing to deliver a fair deal for residents, but what are the alternatives for older adults as they contemplate the next chapter of their lives? And are they able to deliver the same things villages can? Here, JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at flatting for the elderly, retiring abroad and other options.

New Zealand’s retirement village industry – where to next

INsite asks a range of different stakeholders for their views on which direction the retirement village industry is heading. Simon Challies, Managing Director, Ryman Healthcare “The retirement village...

Harnessing the power of data with eCase Retirement Village Software

Contacting a retirement village is, in many instances, the first enquiry people make when thinking about the transition to assisted living.

Case study: the retirement village

KATE RUSSELL shares the joys and challenges experienced by Dalman Architecture in breathing life into Christchurch’s Russley Village.

A typical day in the life of…a village manager

Andrea Allott is village manager at Bupa’s Ballarat Retirement Village in Rangiora. INsite asks her about the path she took to get into this role, what she loves about her job, and what she’d like to see change in New Zealand’s aged care and retirement industries.

Red flags for the retirement village sector

Property, investment, banking experts and providers all largely agree that despite the continued growth of New Zealand’s retirement village sector, there are some red flags on the horizon.

Up close and personal with… Todd Perkinson

Jude Barback asks TODD PERKINSON, New Zealand-based chief executive officer of RDNS, about running a trans-Tasman organisation and the challenging funding environment of the home-based support services sector.

Simon Gault’s partnership with Metlifecare

This afternoon, celebrity chef Simon Gault is scheduled to give a cooking demonstration at Metlifecare's The Poynton retirement village in Auckland. As part of his partnership with Metlifecare, the MasterChefNZ judge is giving demonstrations at five Metlifecare villages over the next few weeks.


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