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Village Guide is New Zealand’s trusted source of information about retirement villages and rest homes. Village Guide works closely with retirement experts, lawyers, and financial advisers to provide impartial, independent advice for retirees and their families.
Village Guide services: Directories - Village Guide lists every retirement village and rest home in New Zealand. You can filter your search by location, size, and type of home, and create a shortlist of favourites. You can then contact providers of interest directly from the Village Guide website; Guides - from navigating contracts and paperwork to understanding the costs involved, there’s plenty to learn about retirement accommodation. Village Guide has free Resource Centres for both retirement villages and rest homes; Articles - Village Guide publishes articles about the retirement village and rest home industry. This industry is growing rapidly in New Zealand. Village Guide aims to keep readers informed about the latest trends and developments within the sector; Checklists - Village Guide has free Checklists to help you keep track of what you need to do throughout the research process. eg  Questions to Ask Your Lawyer and Questions to Ask a Sales Manager.


Looking for a new activity or wanting to stretch your brain and learn something new? Our West Auckland Calendar of Activities has physical activities; social activities; life long learning; support groups or special interest groups just waiting to be discovered.


Looking for a new activity or wanting to stretch your brain and learn something new? Our North Shore Calendar of Activities has physical activities; social activities; life long learning; support groups or special interest groups just waiting to be discovered.


Otago Home exercise booklet for beginners - level 1 or lower – nearly all the exercises can be done whilst seated, for individuals over the age of 65 who have been cleared by their GP to embark on an exercise programme. All exercises have adaptations to allow for different ranges of movement and mobility and you are encouraged to start with the minimum amount of repetitions and longer rest periods and then build up. It is advised to not work out for longer than 30 minutes (unless you usually do more) and monitor how you feel throughout the programme.  Rest whenever you need to and drink water before, during and after the session.  Please continue to follow any exercise advice you may have recently be given by a Health Professional (e.g., Physio) and check with them first before doing something different. If you have chest pain, dizziness or severe shortness of breath, stop immediately and contact your GP. If you have pain in your joints or muscles, stop, check your position and try again. See your GP if the pain persists 

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