Retirement Village Residents Association of New Zealand
Retirement from work is no longer retirement from life. In fact, it’s the opposite - a ‘second life’ where growth, learning and discovery become more important, not less. People can enjoy the retirement village lifestyle whether they are 65 or 90 years of age.
Retirement villages offer access to facilities and services that lead to improved health outcomes and greater social interaction than would be possible in a general residential setting.
The RVRANZ protects the rights of retirement village residents in New Zealand.
The focus is on the Retirement Villages Act 2003 and the Retirement Villages Code of Practice 2008.
The Act defines the rights of retirement village residents when they commit to a Occupation Right Agreement with the owner of the retirement village, in which they purchase a licence to occupy a villa, cottage, or apartment.
It’s important that RVRANZ spokespeople have a genuine mandate to speak on behalf of the resident body, rather than pursuing issues of importance to an individual.
The fourth ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING was held on Thursday 21 June 2018 at the Wellington Methodist Parish Church Hall.
The following officers were elected:
President Colin Porter Auckland
Secretary Dick Williams Bay of Plenty
Treasurer David Wood Otago
Regional Representative Joe Grieg Auckland
Regional Representative Anton Coetzee Bay of Plenty
Regional Representative Trevor Kerr Canterbury
Regional Representative Di Cooper Otago/Southland
Regional Representative Elizabeth Jones Waikato
Please look here for a full report
Rates Rebate Applications
We can now ensure that retirement village residents are recognised as paying rates and those who are entitled to, can apply for a rates rebate, regardless of the billing practice of the local authority.
Please see here for the application procedure
A New Winter Payment
The Government has announced a new Winter Energy Payment which will be paid with your NZ Super or Veteran's Pension.
The rate for single people (with no dependants) will be $20.46 a week, and couples or people with dependants will get $31.82 a week. Payments will be made from 1 July to 30 September in 2018, and 1 May to 1 October in 2019.
People who get a Residential Care Subsidy or a Residential Support Subsidy are not eligible for the Winter Energy Payment
For more information visit www.workandincome.govt.nz
and search for Families Package
Clarity needed around premium charges for aged care
Confusion over premium rooms in rest homes has led to an increased number of complaints to Consumer NZ according to the NZ Herald.
For more details: Please Look here
if you would like to talk about any matter concerningWe are interested in hearing your views.
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Assistance with Downsizing
Euthanasia Bill Hearings
Cheaper Doctors Visits
Financial Abuse Advice
New Residential Care Rates
April 2018 Newsletter
JLL Report on the Retirement Sector
Future Care and Assistance
Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)
Lending Money to Family
Click here for details of the Regions
Village residents are encouraged to form a local village association if you have not done so. To assist with this, please find a Model Constitution for you to adapt and adopt
Three old guys are sitting together
First one says, 'Windy, isn't it?'
Second one says, 'No, it's Thursday!'
Third one says, 'So am I. Let's go for a beer!