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Shona McFarlane Retirement Village
66 Mabey Rd
Avalon, Lower Hutt 5011

Village Manager: Tracey Sprott
Sales Advisor: Ailsa Dawson

Phone 04 577 1090
Fax 04 567 3426

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Shona McFarlane was well known as an artist, writer and broadcaster.
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Named after the internationally acclaimed artist, writer and broadcaster, Shona McFarlane Retirement Village provides a full range of retirement lifestyle options along with the very best of resthome and hospital care from our friendly and caring staff.

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Located on the Mabey Road in Lower Hutt, the village encompasses views of the Western Hills, and enjoys easy access to the many parks and river walks along the beautiful Hutt River.

The village features the latest designs in retirement living including Independent Townhouses, Serviced Apartments and a Care Centre set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

The resort-style facilities include a hair salon, library, all-weather bowling green, gymnasium, dining room, bar, lounge and even and indoor heated swimming pool and spa! There is so much for residents to enjoy, along with many outings and events.

Living at Shona McFarlane Retirement Village isn't 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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Swimming PoolSwimming PoolSpa PoolSpa Pool
Petanque CourtPetanque CourtLibraryLibrary
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Internet CafeInternet CafeDining RoomDining Room
Hair SalonHair SalonShopShop
Pool TablePool TableIndoor BowlsIndoor Bowls
Childrens PlaygroundChildrens PlaygroundAtriumsAtriums


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Latest Village News

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Cocktail Party

On Tuesday 27th October our care centre residents, their family and friends were treated to an evening of delicious cocktails and tasty canapes.

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Tulip colouring in competition

The great Tulip colouring in competition was held last month. The residents had so much fun deciding what they were going to colour in. Most of the wing gave it a go and many had not coloured for many years.

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Village Events

Sunday 29 November

Art Expo

Wednesday 9 December

Garden Tour & Afternoon Tea

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Shona's Artyfacts

Winter Newsletter 2015

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Autumn Newsletter 2015

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