Facilities & Social Activities

The Garden House and Village Green – relaxing, light and airy - this is the hub of village leisure activities, companionship and fun. You'll find a snooker room, a library, barbecue facilities, a movie room, and a café offering delicious home baking. It's the perfect place to meet up with other village residents, or to share with your family and friends.

  • Mens Happy Hour – every Thursday.
  • Wine & Cheese Evening – regular get-togethers for village residents.
  • Quarterly bus trips – all aboard for a jaunt into the countryside eg. Hanmer, Akaroa
  • Weekly Happy Hour - for rest home and hospital residents.
  • Weekly outings - for rest home residents.
  • Monthly outings - for village residents.
  • Annual Market Day – fun and festivities, gift stalls and sausage sizzle.
  • Weekly Bowls
  • Entertain friends and family – enjoy personal events and celebrations in the Garden House or on the Village Green.

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Onsite Facilities and Services

  • Podiatrist - fortnightly personalized foot care.
  • Tai-Chi Sessions – keeping you fit at every stage.
  • Hair Salon – fully equipped and qualified hairdressing onsite.
  • Manicurist – by appointment.
  • Shop/kiosk – opens once a week for ice creams, sweets, toiletries and any small personal items you wish us to purchase at your request.
  • Wellness Clinic – weekly preventative healthcare for village residents.
  • Croquet lawn – set up and ready to go when you are.
  • Physiotherapist – available weekly by appointment.
  • Ear Health Clinic - onsite every 3 months. Micro-suctioning available.
  • Multi-denominational Church Service – a monthly service is held onsite.
  • Prayer Meetings – every 2 weeks.
  • Postal services – daily.
  • Communal newspapers – daily.
  • Library – available daily from the Green House.
  • Local Amenities

Merivale Retirement Village is conveniently located within easy access to a wide range of local amenities including:

  • All major banks (ANZ, BNZ, Westpac)
  • Merivale Mall,
  • Merivale Post Shop
  • Parks (Milbrook Reserve, Abberley Park, Merivale Reserve)
  • Churches (St Marys Anglican, Grace Baptist, Merivale United, St Andrews Presbyterian)
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • St Albans/Merivale Bowling Club
  • Restaurants

Many are within walking distance or only a short drive away. If you require assistance with transport, our friendly staff are always happy to arrange a taxi to and from your specified location, or you can use the city bus service which departs regularly on Browns Road, in front of the village.