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Essie Summers

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The Essie Summers Retirement Village provides a full range of retirement options, along with the best of resthome, hospital and dementia care.

The village is ideally located close to Beckenham’s wonderful community facilities, including a supermarket, library, cafes and specialty boutique stores. Features include architecturally designed independent townhouses, serviced apartments, and a care centre, set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

The resort-style facilities include indoor bowls, a grand atrium, library, hair salon, bar, and terrace.

Living & Care Options

Independent Living


Assisted Living

Serviced Apartment






Village Facilities

Village CentreVillage CentreBarBar
Internet CafeInternet CafeDining RoomDining Room
Hair SalonHair SalonCraft RoomCraft Room
Pool TablePool TableIndoor BowlsIndoor Bowls

Essie Summers, 1912 - 1988

Essie Summers was born in Christchurch in 1912, and wanted to be a writer from a young age.

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Village News

ES VC Feature Story Feb

Children's Party

It was a lovely warm day for our Children's Party with plenty of lollies, colourful pop corn and candy floss to go around!

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Contact Details

Essie Summers Retirement Village
222 Colombo St, Beckenham
Christchurch 8023

Village Manager: Rosemary Deane
Sales Advisor: Susie Cowles

Ph 03 337 2702
Fax 03 332 4470

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday 22 February 

WINZ presentation