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Let’s snoop around… the Beach House

JUDE BARBACK attends the opening of the beautiful new Beach House building, the latest addition at Pacific Coast Village in Mount Maunganui.

Response: Glen Sowry – the timing of full capital repayment

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.

Response: Graham Wilkinson – immediate full capital repayment is “well intentioned but impractical”

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".

Opinion: Dick Williams – Unfair terms in a retirement village contract

Retirement Village Residents' Association spokesperson DICK WILLIAMS says retirement village legislation still strongly favours the village operator and not the resident.

Residents welcome an end to weekly fees on empty retirement units

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.

Older people keen to make the Census count

The Census in its new online format can be daunting for older people, but one retirement village is helping residents through the process.

Retirement villages want exemption from overseas investment law changes

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.

Selwyn extends its participatory care philosophy

The Selwyn Foundation rolls out its household layout and participatory model of care to its Papakura village with the opening of a new centre.

Grey flight: how likely are baby boomers to retire overseas?

RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON weighs up the pros and cons of Kiwis retiring abroad.

Heritage making headway

INsite chats to STEPHEN MURRAY, General Manager Villages & Marketing at Heritage Lifecare Limited about Heritage Lifecare’s recent expansion boom.
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