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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):

















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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! 

Happy 102nd Birthday Ed!

Posted 24/3/2017

Happy 102nd Birthday Ed! You are such an inspiration. We all love you so much  thank you to the incredible Annette who organized with Ford a ride in their flashest car for this Ford fan!

Happy 2nd Birthday to us!

Posted 9/3/2017

It's amazing to think that we started on this day two years ago with 10 residents and a team of 20, now with 84 beautiful residents and a wonderful team of 114! We have been so lucky to meet everyone who has passed through our doors - elders, staff, families, friends and visitors. We have learnt so much and can't wait to see what the future holds! Thank you to you all for coming on this journey with us

Animal Blessing Day

Posted 28/2/2017

The lovely Barbara from St. Chads Church came and blessed all of our Animals today. Russell read us a passage from the Bible and a lot of singing was done! What a fabulous day to celebrate our fur-friends. 

Happy Valentines Day

Posted 14/2/2017

Happy Valentine's Day  With love from everyone at Kumeu Village!