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Vineyard Villa Official Opening

Posted 23/5/2018

We would love to have you join us for the opening of the Vineyard Villa!

On Friday 29th June, we will be opening the doors of our villa and would love for you to join us for refreshments, including a range of delightful foods for you to sample, especially made by our wonderful cooks, and ribbon cutting ceremony by our Residents (time to be announced).

Please feel free to come any time between 10.30am and 6.30pm. We will be so happy to show you around and explain the new model of care that we will be offering in the Villa for Elders living with Dementia. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, or are unable to make it to the opening but would like to schedule another time to look at the Villa, please contact Belinda on 021 412 242 or Dayna on 021 185 0143.

The Vineyard Villa is set to open officially for Residents to move in on July 2nd.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: 507 State Highway 16, Kumeu (Parking by main building or on road)

*Kid and Pet Friendly

Sneak peek of Vineyard Villa progress below!

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Our Animals are TV Stars!

Posted 14/5/2018

Check out our awesome Animal Team starring alongside our Residents and some cute family members on an episode of the new kids TV show Fanimals!

Fast forward to 3:50 to see them at work (and to see Pluto up to his usual tricks!)

Kumeu Village Presents at the Eden Alternative Conference

Posted 7/5/2018

Over the weekend, Dayna and Georgia attended the 9th Eden Alternative International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. They met with and learnt a lot from Eden Homes from all over the globe and they presented a one-hour workshop on Kumeu Village's Fitness Program.

We will be sharing the presentation with everyone very soon!































Our SciFit Trainer has arrived!

Posted 5/3/2018

When Belinda and Dayna visited the Ageing Asia Innovation Conference they found the most amazing piece of gym equipment - the SciFit Lateral Stability Trainer.

It is specially designed for Elders and those recovering from injury to strengthen stabilization muscles and build confidence, and can be used as part of our falls prevention programme.

Some of our Residents have been working with Georgia to incorporate the Trainer into their fitness programme and are already feeling so much better on their feet!

The Pergola is Open!

Posted 14/12/2017

On Thursday we had the Grand Opening for our highly anticipated Pergola. 

We were lucky enough to have Ed cut the ribbon and an afternoon tea of bubbles and treats!























































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Tina Cross will be performing at this year's Christmas Party!

Posted 1/11/2017

On Saturday the 16th of December we will be throwing our annual Christmas Party for our Staff and Residents and their families.

Starting from 11.30am onwards, we will be having a Christmas Roast with all the trimmings and dessert. Please BYO drinks.

The incredible Tina Cross will be performing from 12pm - 2pm. 

Residents are welcome to bring two guests each at no cost, and a third guest at a cost of $15. Due to numbers, unfortunately we can only accomodate this number of guests per Resident. 

Please RSVP to Georgia at Reception on 412 9112 or to by Friday 8th December. 

Seating is limited, be in quick so you don't miss out!

A Beautiful New Area is Taking Shape!

Posted 12/10/2017

Another project that we have been working on at Kumeu Village is the construction of an exquisite new Pergola that will take up the space in the Rest Home/Hospital Courtyard.

The design of the Pergola has been inspired by the Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney. It will be a big, covered, accessible space for Residents, Staff, Families and Friends to use all year-round. As well as a space for functions and parties (which we love to have around here!).

We are planning for the Pergola to be completed before our Annual Christmas Party this year so that it can be enjoyed by all. 


































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Vineyard Villa - Construction has started!

Posted 12/10/2017

It's official! Ground has been broken and construction has started on our Vineyard Villa! We will keep you updated with the progress and all of the exciting plans we have in store via our Facebook page.

Week 1 (02.05.2017):

















Week 8 (27.07.2017):

















Week 23 (12.10.2017):

Mid-Winter Christmas

Posted 22/7/2017

Thank you to all who attended our annual Mid-Winter Christmas lunch! The weather outside was frightful, but the day we had was delightful!

Visit our Facebook page for more photos!


New addition to our Animal Therapy Program

Posted 21/6/2017

We have seen how much joy animals and pets give to our Residents and so wanted to make sure that everyone had the opportunity to have companionship with a furry friend.

Although we have many 'real' animals living with and visiting our Residents, we had been hearing more about robotic animals being used as a therapy pets, especially for Residents living with dementia when they may be anxious or upset. 

The Ginger cat that we have introduced into our home responds to touch, meows, purrs, lifts its paw and rolls on its back. Our Residents are loving this new addition, the main response being "this is great, you don't need to feed it"! 

Click here to read an article by the New York Times about the introduction of these cats to a home in the US. 

We are excited to keep seeing our new friend put a smile on our Residents' faces. Karen is already smitten!