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8 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 www.times.co.nz 122394-V2 RACING car legend the late Bruce McLaren knew that life in the fast lane was never dull. Today, the same goes for his new namesake in How- ick.The soon to be completed Bruce McLaren Retirement Village in Chapel Rd is an exciting, new devel- opment fast gaining interest and momentum among locals. At last week’s public meeting more than 250 people attended to hear about the new village. The village will offer extensive rest home, hospital and dementia care facilities and services as well as independent living apartments and serviced apartments. The frst stage of independent apartments are scheduled to open mid-April 2014, and the serviced apartments, village centre and rest home/hospital in August 2014. Backed by the well-established Ryman Healthcare brand, the Bruce McLaren Retirement Village is set to follow the success of 25 similar retire- ment villages already established by Ryman throughout the country. Located on the site previously occupied by the Howick Country Lodge, the project was a result of pop- ular demand, says Ryman Healthcare managing director, Simon Challies. “We received numerous requests from people in Howick and Pakuranga to the point we couldn’t ignore it any longer. We were con- stantly being asked if we were plan- ning to build in this area.” So, more than three years ago, the company began searching for a suit- able site. “When the opportunity arose, we just snapped it up because the size was perfect for us and it’s a great location. It’s right in between How- ick and Botany and is extremely accessible and visible from a busy main road,” he says. While location may be a boon to future visitors and residents alike, even more attractive are the ameni- ties which will be available on the 3.5 hectare site. Simon says it’s about creating a safe, community-focused environ- ment in which people have the free- dom to do as they wish. “Based on our experience with similar develop- ments, we have tailored facilities to incorporate the latest and greatest designs. We want to showcase the very best of modern retirement liv- ing and open up a world of possibility and options.” The new complex will feature a beautiful garden, indoor swimming pool and spa, beauty salon, library, bowling green, state-of-the-art movie theatre complete with surround sound, and a recreational centre – which will also host regular exercise classes and activities – ftted with the latest equipment. In addition, full housekeeping, meal and transport services are on offer and fully qualifed, caring staff will be on call 24 hours a day offering extra assistance as well as safety and security. Day care and short term care will be available and patients can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as they like in spacious, individual rooms with fresh, contemporary decor. In fact, no detail appears to have been overlooked at this quality development. It is with this assur- ance that hundreds are sold on the idea of living at the Bruce McLaren Retirement Village. Simon Challies says he has been blown away by the popularity of the apartments. “We’ve been staggered by the response – it’s exceeded our expec- tations. The frst stage of 32 apart- ments has been sold, and in less than a month, we’ve already sold half of stage two which includes 45 apart- ments.” These homes combine the best of both independent living and a vibrant village atmosphere that will beneft those who love socialising and meet- ing new people. So great is the freedom and fexibil- ity in apartment lifestyles, that own- ers can even bring their pets along to enjoy the fner things in life. There is basement car parking for each apart- ment and on-site parking available for visitors too. With an on-site hospital also in the mix, the very best medical attention and emergency care will provide vil- lagers peace of mind about their on- going health care. A sanctuary offering comfort, healthcare, friendship, a plethora of services and the total reassurance that residents come frst, this resort- style concept is set to raise the bar on the quality of retirement life. Those interested in the village can make an appointment or call into the sales offce located at the entrance of the site. Sales advisors Chrissie Baker or Rachel Harris will be there every day – Monday to Sunday, from 8.30am-5pm. Bruce McLaren Retirement Village 795 Chapel Road, Howick Phone 535 0225 www.rymanhealthcare.co.nz Welcome to our Community Proudly sponsored by Times Newspapers ADVERTORIAL 122394A New lifestyle rising on horizon Outdoor bowls and a billiards room are just some amenities included to make use of the day without having to go far.
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