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RETIREMENT LIVING

Stunning views in St Heliers

Wonderfully located on St Heliers Bay Road, Grace Joel Village encompasses sweeping views of the bay and beyond. Features include architecturally designed independent townhouses and apartments, assisted-living apartments, and a state-of-the-art care centre that provides 97 care beds offering the best in resthome and hospital care.

Amenities include an all-weather bowling green, petanque court, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, library, gym, hair and beauty salon, bar and shop.

There is always something to do at the village, with activities and events to suit everyone; from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. It’s certainly a place where you can live life to the full.

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Ryman Pioneers Freedom
 FREEDOM TO LIVE THE WAY YOU WANT
 

Grace Joel Village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments and townhouses are light and spacious, with clean lines and a clever open plan design layout that provides an easy flow throughout.

If down the track you need more support, we offer assisted-living apartments and a range of care options. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing care can be dialled up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’. It's all part of what we like to call the Ryman Difference

ENJOY A LITTLE CERTAINTY

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your apartment or townhouse*, and our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

These are just some of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

*Some conditions apply. 

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Enjoy all the upsides of living independently in a Ryman village. Easy living, security, plus a huge bonus – the support of a vibrant village community.

ASSISTED-LIVING APARTMENTS

Assisted-living apartments come with support you can count on. A chef-prepared meal, housekeeping – it's great for you and reassuring for your family.  

GUIDE TO RETIREMENT LIVING

It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman villages just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our guide. 

"The people here are absolutely fantastic. They welcome you, and I love that."

Jennett McGaw
Independent resident 

Independent and assisted-living amenities

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Connect and unwind

Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon, and shop. 

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Skills and passions

Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Spend time enjoying the workshop, craft room, pool table, and library.

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Active and thriving

Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities include a swimming pool, spa pool, terrace, gym, bowling green, and petanque court.

Pioneers Care

CARE WHEN YOU NEED IT

Care is not an ‘add on’ at a Ryman village, it is built into the fabric of our villages from the very beginning. It’s comforting for couples and friends to know they can still be near each other even if their health needs are different.

Grace Joel care centre offers care options including resthome, and hospital care. Like all aspects of our villages, we constantly look for ways to improve both the care we provide and the innovation behind it. Care is customised using our myRyman care app and residents love the food in our seasonal Delicious menu, which is prepared fresh on site by village chefs. 

Grace Joel is one of over 80 percent of Ryman villages that have been awarded 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health. It’s recognised as the ‘gold star’ standard in care.

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RESTHOME AND HOSPITAL CARE

Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.

CARE WHEN YOU NEED IT

It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman care centres just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our care guide. 

Accommodation premium

At Grace Joel Village, our private care rooms provide superior accommodation – you'll enjoy a spacious room with a private ensuite.

The price of your private care room depends on the type of room you select. This will be clearly outlined in your admission agreement.
 
Accommodation premiums range from $63.00 to $80.50 per day
 

If you would like more information our village manager will be happy to help. 

"My wife is being looked after very well. It gives me a sense of relief."

Brian
Independent resident 

Care centre amenities

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A little pampering

Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop. 

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Relax and connect

Lounge and dining areas provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.

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Calm spaces

Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.

Village location

What's in the neighbourhood?

Eastmed Medical Centre

Eastmed Medical Centre

With internal access through Grace Joel you'll have access to a range of Specialists, Doctors, Physiotherapists, a pharmacy and more.

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Auckland CBD

With only a 20 minute drive away you'll be in the heart of Auckland City, where there's always something to do or see!

St Heliers Beach

St Heliers Beach

A perfect place to take a walk and get some fresh air and only a 3 minute drive from the village. 


OUR NAMESAKE

Pioneering is part of who we are

 

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That’s why each Ryman village is named after a Kiwi or Aussie trailblazer. Anthony Wilding, Lady Diana Isaac, Evelyn Page to name a few. They lived with passion and purpose, they pushed further, they went beyond the ordinary. That’s exactly what we strive to do every day at Ryman. To pioneer a new way of living, for a new retirement generation.

Grace Joel (1865–1924)

Through her painting, Dunedin born expat artist Grace Joel affirmed an artistic vision distinct from her contemporaries and the trends of the time. With determination and passion, she committed her professional career to portraiture and the figure.

Following secondary and tertiary art education in Dunedin, Joel studied fine arts at the National Gallery School in Melbourne in 1888-89 and again in 1891-94. She settled in Dunedin and produced work, exhibited, taught, and contributed heavily to the local art community. In 1899 Joel left for Europe where she established her artistic reputation, exhibited to acclaim in London and Paris, and spent the remainder of her career and life.

Relentless in her artistic pursuit, Joel lived life on her terms and pursued an innovative painting style. Despite her modest professional success and being relatively unknown today, Joel granted a £500 scholarship for nude painting to the National Gallery School she had attended in Melbourne.

Joel L. Schiff wrote An Impressionist Portrait in 2014. A private person, there were few details recorded about Joel’s life and personal views.