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Welcome to Elmswood Retirement Village

Elmswood Retirement Village is a close knit community of persons living a range of lifestyle options; living independently in their own villas, those living independently but with support and residents receiving full rest home care.

Our convenient location, on site progressive care, attractive grounds and a reputation within the medical field for providing quality care, is why we hear so often "I love the feel of Elmswood" and because our luxurious and comfortable facility is reassuringly privately and locally owned, with part owner appointed as General Manager, close attention is paid to the smooth day to day running of the village. Take a stroll about the beautifully tended grounds and gardens, be greeted with cherry hello’s from residents and staff and you too will be saying "I love the feel of Elmswood."

Handily located in the north-west of Christchurch, Elmswood Retirement Village is close to a number of arterial routes, making visiting easy for family and friends. It is also only a short drive from the centre of town and close to Fendalton, Merivale and Bishopdale shopping malls. Residents appreciate having the accessibility and time to enjoy the many shops, churches, clubs and community services which abound and with a variety of floor plans, aspects and price ranges available, we have a living option that’s just perfect for you!  

Please feel free to contact us at any time. You will find our main reception at 131 Wairakei Road – ‘where Blighs meets Wairakei’. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Our village features a range of retirement lifestyle options:

  • Villas
  • Studios
  • Respite care (short term)
  • Apartments
  • Rest Home rooms
  • Day care facilities
  • Hospital level care

Our Staff
Making the move from the familiar surroundings of home for some can be a time of anxiety and for others it may be an exciting change to a lifestyle of ease. The staff of Elmswood understands this transition and are always available to provide support and guidance for residents and their family during this time.

Our team consists of staff with a wealth of experience, commitment and enthusiasm. Care and services are tailored to meet specific needs and ongoing monitoring and communication with residents and families underpin our quality care. Our dedicated staff constantly strives to provide residents with a safe, caring environment balanced with companionship, fun and laughter. You and your family have the reassurance that companionship and professional help are always close at hand.  Should you ever need them, extra levels of care are available from staff you know and trust.

Our Chef takes pride in preparing tasty and nutritious meals and caters for specialty dietary needs. Birthdays, theme days, events and summer Bar- be-ques are always popular community events in which Chef incorporates fun fare into the celebrations.

Elmswood has a very full calendar of events with something to interest everyone. Residents are involved and as busy as they choose to be. We are fortunate to have two enthusiastic activity coordinators who create an exciting outings/entertainment programme ranging from art & craft lessons to day trips, happy hour, shopping excursions and exercise classes.

For some relaxation and tranquility residents often take time to enjoy our award winning gardens which are tended by full time gardeners. Our grounds are well renowned for their bright colours, blossoms and lush lawns. Residents appreciate no longer having the burden of grounds maintenance and freely enjoy the vistas, pick the flowers and stroll grounds with family and friends.