JUDE BARBACK attends the opening of the beautiful new Beach House building, the latest addition at Pacific Coast Village in Mount Maunganui.
Responding to calls by residents for full capital repayment upon vacation of a retirement village unit, Metlifecare chief executive GLEN SOWRY says it is not good business to do anything other than the current practice of repaying the resident once the unit has been refurbished and resold.
Retirement Villages Association (RVA) president GRAHAM WILKINSON says the suggestion of full capital repayment when a retirement village unit is vacated is "simply impossible to consider".
Retirement Village Residents' Association spokesperson DICK WILLIAMS says retirement village legislation still strongly favours the village operator and not the resident.
Metlifecare's decision to end weekly fees on empty units has been applauded by residents, however retirement village operators are still legally entitled to charge these fees under current legislation.
The Census in its new online format can be daunting for older people, but one retirement village is helping residents through the process.
The Overseas Investment Bill is causing concern among some retirement village operators and aged care providers as the new legislation could potentially hamper their expansion.
The Selwyn Foundation rolls out its household layout and participatory model of care to its Papakura village with the opening of a new centre.
RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON weighs up the pros and cons of Kiwis retiring abroad.
INsite chats to STEPHEN MURRAY, General Manager Villages & Marketing at Heritage Lifecare Limited about Heritage Lifecare’s recent expansion boom.