As well as being handy to the stunning lake and foreshore parks, Wanaka Retirement Village is just a short, flat walk to Wanaka’s town centre.
Whether you need to buy some groceries or you want to do a little bit of window-shopping, there’s a wide range of shops to choose from. You’ll also find many fine cafés and restaurants, along with banking and professional services.
Your healthcare needs are also well catered for, with excellent medical and allied health services available.
Wanaka itself is a growing and vibrant town that prides itself on being a ‘Lifestyle Reserve’. Combining spectacular scenery with a genuine sense of community, it is in many ways the quintessential Kiwi destination.
One of the best things about Wanaka Retirement Village is the small, friendly community. Being a boutique village, it’s easy to find your own balance between independence and companionship.
There are no set activities or routines to tie you down. The residents plan any shared activities based on the most popular suggestions.
The village Common Room, which is on the ground floor of the apartment block, is a great place to meet for a game of cards, watch a movie, host family gatherings or just catch up with people over Friday night drinks.
Wanaka Retirement Village is right next door to the Elmslie House care home. Both the village and Elmslie House are owned and operated by Presbyterian Support Otago, which has been providing quality care for older people for nearly 100 years.
If you ever need support with day-to-day living, it’s very comforting to know you can move next door (subject to availability) and receive excellent care among familiar faces and surroundings. This can be particularly beneficial if one of a couple needs a higher level of care than the other.