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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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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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Essie Summers

Essie Summers Retirement Village provides a range of retirement lifestyle options along with the very best of care from our friendly and caring staff.

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The village features the latest designs in retirement living including beautiful townhouses, serviced apartments and a resthome set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

The village is in a excellent location close to Beckenham’s wonderful community facilities, including a supermarket, library, cafes and specialty boutique stores.

With exceptionally friendly staff, our residents are able to enjoy the library, internal atrium, regular happy hours, beautifully landscaped gardens, frequent trips to the shops and much, much more.

Living at Essie Summers Retirement Village is not about slowing down - it's about having time to do so much more!

We welcome your call.

Living & Care Options/Village Facilities

Independent Living


Assisted Living

Serviced Apartment





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