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 rest home and hospital care.

Amenities include a new café with lovely outdoor seating area, all-weather bowling green, petanque court, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, library, gym, hair and beauty salon, bar and shop. Grace Joel Village is also conveniently located next to EastMed Integrated Medical Centre with 19 different General Practitioners and Specialists.

There is always something to do; from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. The measure of a full life at Grace Joel Village is certainly one that will get richer with age. 

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Walk through an assisted-living apartment


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Upcoming events at Grace Joel

Demystifying Dementia

Location: Logan Campbell Village, 187 Campbell Road, Greenlane

Wednesday 31 July, 2pm

Join us for an insightful session with Ryman's dementia specialist, Caroline Bartle as she shares her extensive knowledge on Dementia and how to support those affected.

This is your chance to gain a deeper understanding from an expert in the field about the factors that can influence dementia risk and practical steps you can take to support healthy ageing.

Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP is essential, call Jackie on 09 575 1563. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, contact us

Independent and assisted living


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.

We also offer assisted-living apartment and a range of care options.  Its all part of what we like to call the Ryman Difference


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 standard deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

*Some conditions apply. 

Independent and assisted-living amenities

GJ Cafe

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. 

GJ Library

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.

GJ Pool

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.

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

Jennett McGaw - Independent resident 


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


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


Our retirement villages offer a range of care options - not as an add-on, but woven into the fabric of our villages.

Grace Joel care centre offers care options including rest home, 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 90% of established Ryman villages that have been awarded 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health. It’s recognised as the ‘gold standard’ in care.

GJ 4-year cert - Dec 2020 - Dec 2024 - White space


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 $59 to $100 per day

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

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. 

GJ Dining

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.

GJ Calm spaces

Calm spaces

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

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

Brian - Independent resident 


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


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

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. 




Each Ryman village is named in honour of a Kiwi or Aussie trailblazer: Anthony Wilding, Lady Diana Isaac, Evelyn Page. They pushed further and set the bar high for others to aspire to. In creating communities that challenge the expectations of ageing, Ryman villages are also setting the bar high. They’re demonstrating that a retirement lifestyle brimming with new experiences, connections and fulfilment is something we should aspire to. Our Kiwi and Aussie namesakes represent the measure of inspiration, while Ryman villages represent the measure of retirement living.

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.