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RVRANZ President’s Update 25 September 2021

It has been six weeks since our last formal update to you. Even though our plans for workshops, seminars and the presenting of a petition have been delayed due to lockdowns, we are pleased to say that lockdowns have not stopped the voice of residents from being heard....

RVRANZ President’s Update 20 August 2021

Prior to Tuesday, we were well on track to update our members, until the lockdown pronouncement. This using a series of meetings, with material from this week’s Executive strategy meeting and what we would have gleaned from the Retirement Commission Forum at...

Residential Care Subsidy Changes

On 1 July 2020, some key annual changes to the Residential Care Subsidy came into effect. If you need long-term residential care in a rest home, you may now qualify for the Residential Care Subsidy. The asset thresholds have increased to: $236,336 for a single person...

Case Studies

Consultation – and what residents can do if it’s not happening!

The RVRANZ receives emails from members relating to decisions being made within their village, without proper consultation, if any. While operators have a business to run and decisions need to be made and actioned, the process of consultation is in the Code of Practice to ensure residents have the oppportunity to be heard and be a part of any process that may have a direct impact on their lives within the village.

Below are some case studies from our members that show how the RVRANZ has assisted in the consulation process, and the outcomes.

 

Ongoing Nightmare

Residents in a South Canterbury village are finding out, firsthand, the futility of the current legislation to fix the systemic failure of poorly designed villages. Nearly two dozen accidents have occurred at this village due to the poor construction of roading, kerbs...

Events Calendar

Week of Jul 5th
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July 5, 2021 July 6, 2021 July 7, 2021 July 8, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 10, 2021 July 11, 2021

Workshops / Seminars

NEW ‘Best Practice’ SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS
WHETHER you’re already living in a retirement / lifestyle village OR thinking it might be time to consider moving into one – you will have questions. Starting July, the Retirement Village Residents Association (RVRANZ) along with experienced advisors are running back-to-back 60-90 min workshops for getting the most out of either moving into or living in a retirement village.

 

EXISTING RESIDENTS – “Best Practice / Show Me the Money” is a 60-90 minute workshop for existing residents in retirement or lifestyle villages. It looks the RVRANZ’s Resident-Led, ‘Best Practice’ Guidelines for the sector, including a look at sharing capital gain vs getting your money back quicker. If you’re a member of the RVRANZ, then this workshop is free. For non-members it’s a $5 donation – with the full amount refunded if you become a member on the day.

NOTE: You may want to let friends know that a ‘Prospective Residents Seminar’ – “Insider Advice to Choosing a Retirement Village” will run concurrently at most venues, for those thinking about moving into a village. It looks at the differences between village providers, some of the fishhooks, and key questions to ask when looking around. Plus, some insider tips that could help you save thousands!

Admission Cost: $25 single (or $40 with single take home magazine – Save $5). $35 couple (or $50 with single take home magazine – Save $5).  TO REGISTER for PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTS ONLY – VISIT: https://www.agedadvisor.nz/seminars

Tea / Coffee is included and both seminars will have a time for Q&A. Peter Carr, National President of the RVRANZ says “If you’re interested in a resident-led perspective on moving into or living in a retirement / lifestyle village then you will not want to miss these.” 

 

To REGISTER or to be kept updated as to when new seminars are posted CLICK HERE

 

WORKSHOPS

 <Check back frequently for updates on the postponed workshops.  Please note that under Covid Alert Level 2, we will only be having up to 100 attendees per meeting>


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POSTPONED DUE TO COVID – Fri 10th Sep AM – Havelock North 
 BOTH seminars
EXISTING RESIDENTS Workshop from 10am. Coffee / Tea served afterwards.
Venue : TBC.

(Prospective Residents Seminar runs concurrent – same venue).

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID – Fri 10th Sep PM – Napier 
 BOTH seminars
EXISTING RESIDENTS Workshop from 2.30pm. Coffee / Tea served afterwards.
Venue : TBC.

(Prospective Residents Seminar runs concurrent – same venue).

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID – Sat 11th Sep AM – Gisborne 
 BOTH seminars
EXISTING RESIDENTS Workshop from 10am. Coffee / Tea served afterwards.
Venue : TBC.

(Prospective Residents Seminar runs concurrent – same venue).

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID – Wed 22nd Sep AM – Auckland 
 BOTH seminars
EXISTING RESIDENTS Workshop from 11.45am. Coffee / Tea served afterwards.
Venue : TBC.

(Prospective Residents Seminar runs from 10am – same venue).

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID – Fri 24th Sep – New Plymouth 
 BOTH seminars
EXISTING RESIDENTS Workshop. Coffee / Tea served afterwards.
Venue : TBC.

(Prospective Residents Seminar runs concurrent – same venue).

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER: Hamilton, Havelock North, Napier, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Auckland, Wanaka, Northland 
 BOTH seminars – check back later for details.

To REGISTER or to be kept updated as to when new seminars are posted CLICK HERE

 

 

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