Throughout the world people living in large cities can often find themselves weighing up the options between city living, and the allure of an easy lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle. That’s where convenient locations such as Hobsonville Point and Ryman’s new Keith Park Retirement Village come into their own. Situated just 20 minutes from Auckland CBD, you gain the best of both worlds – an idyllic lifestyle with the ability to enjoy city attractions when you feel like it.
The village will provide a lifestyle option to suit everyone; including apartment living, assisted living in a serviced apartment and the very best of resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
Community is central to the lifestyle at a Ryman village, where neighbours have time to stop for a chat and get together for the occasional BBQ. The surrounding community of Hobsonville Point reflects that sentiment perfectly, because staying connected and active is important at any stage of life. To top it all off, the Hobsonville area is brimming with everything you need for that easy lifestyle – shops, supermarkets and various amenities, it’s all there.
As for embracing the coastal lifestyle at Hobsonville, there are endless options to entice you outdoors. From scenic coastal walkways, parks and recreational sports fields, to Catalina Bay Farmers Market and the Ferry terminal which are both only a 5-minute drive away.
Keith Park village will offer living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our two and three-bedroom apartments 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 will 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.
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*, 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.
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.
Community is central to the lifestyle so we will offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a café, dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon.
Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. You will be able to spend time enjoying the workshop, pool table, and library.
Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities will include a swimming pool, spa pool, gym, and bowling green.
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.
Keith Park care centre will offer a range of care options including resthome, hospital and specialist dementia 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.
Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.
Nurturing and caring dementia care communities. Residents are supported to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security.
You will be able to treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the café.
Lounge and dining areas will provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.
Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents will allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.
The Catalina Bay Farmers Market is an artisan food market selling fresh local farm produce, breads, meat, cheese, eggs, organics, coffee, honey, and flowers, to name just a few!
Just around the corner from the village are supermarkets, eateries, cafes and various amenities, it's all there.
Hobsonville's amazing coastal walkway is a 5km, almost flat, looping track that hugs the peninsula’s shoreline and then cuts across the township from coast to coast.
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.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith “Skipper” Park GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCL is New Zealand’s most celebrated aviator. Best known for his role protecting London during the Battle of Britain, Park was a skilled pilot, admired leader, and acute strategist.
The Kiwi enlisted to fight for New Zealand in WWI before transferring to the British Army where he gained invaluable tactical experience. Wounded twice in the Battle of the Somme, he was declared unfit for army service.
But Park hounded the medical board for a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps instead of being sent home. A talented pilot, he was 48 Squadron’s highest scorer, earning a Military Cross and Bar and Croix de Guerre.
Park continued to excel between the wars and by the time WWII broke out he was Air Vice Marshall.
As commander of Fighter Group 11, he was responsible for defensive air cover during the withdrawal of Dunkirk and the defence of London and Southeast England during the Battle of Britain. A sharp strategist, his day-to-day direction of the battle earned him significant recognition and accolades. And his empathetic style of leadership earned him the admiration and respect of his men.
Lord Tedder who headed up the RAF said, “If ever any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I don’t believe it is realised how much that one man, with his leadership, his calm judgement and his skill, did to save not only this country but the world”. He continued to achieve remarkable results throughout the war and was promoted to Allied Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southeast Asia.
Park returned to New Zealand after the war where he served three terms as an Auckland City Councillor, driving the government acquisition of land for the Auckland International Airport. Park and his wife ‘Dol’ were formidable fundraisers. They worked with the New Zealand Foundation for the Blind, the New Zealand Epilepsy Association, and the King George V Children’s Health Camp in Pakuranga.
Park has many important namesakes including a statue of him in London’s Waterloo Place that honours Park and the Commonwealth’s air fighters. It’s engraved with the words ’Defender of London’.
Park: The Biography of Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCL by Vincent Orange covers the career of this brilliant strategist and his significant contribution to victory and peace.