Located in Whalers Gate close to the Base Hospital and Countdown, Jean Sandel Village is perfectly positioned on a sunny site with elevated views of the sea and Mt Taranaki and there's a lifestyle option to suit everyone. You can choose from a townhouse, an independent apartment or the extra support of a serviced apartment. If your needs change over time, our state-of-the-art care centre provides 111 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Jean Sandel care centre is located within the same village community and, as a Ryman resident, you will have priority access.
The amenities include an all-weather bowling green, putting green, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, grand internal atrium, library, gym, hair and beauty salon, bar, shop and movie theatre.
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.
Immerse yourself in our wonderful Jean Sandel Village by viewing our virtual tour.
Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore our village amenities, and step into a beautiful townhouse, apartment or care room. You can navigate your way through each featured room or area of the village and really get a feel for the space. All without leaving your house.
The menu at top left shows different areas of the village for easy navigation.
Jean Sandel 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 in a serviced apartment 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 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.
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.
Serviced 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 offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a movie theatre, dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon, and shop.
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.
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, croquet lawn, and putting 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.
Jean Sandel care centre offers 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.
Jean Sandel 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.
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.
If you would like more information our village manager will be happy to help.
Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop.
Lounge and dining areas 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 allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.
Take a stroll along the award-winning Coastal Walkway, a 13.2km path that forms an expansive sea-edge promenade and stretches from Pioneer Park to the eastern side of Bell Block Beach.
Expand your knowledge with a visit to Puke Ariki — the regions combined museum and library. Built on the old Puke Ariki pa site, the museum houses a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Spend a day in this Garden of National Significance in the heart of the city. Take the grandchildren for a picnic and a play in the playground, or enjoy lunch with friends at the Teahouse.
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.
With a reputation for being a meticulous operator, Jean Sandel grew from a talented school student into a respected surgeon known for going above and beyond for her patients. Her patience, stamina, technical skill, and deep knowledge of surgical anatomy set her apart.
Following her studies, Sandel spent the war years as a surgeon at Wellington Hospital before relocating to England for 4 years of postgrad work. Here, she broke new ground as a female surgical registrar.
Sandel returned to New Zealand in 1950 to be one of two surgeons at New Plymouth Hospital. An avid cricket fan, she often snuck away to watch matches at Pukekura Park. If she were needed for emergency surgery, the match commentator hung a white towel from the commentary box.
During surgeries, would often stand on a box so her taller, usually male, assistants wouldn’t have to bend over for long operations. By 1964 she was leading a staff of 8 and focusing her remaining energy on the need for a new hospital. A hard worker with clarity of thought and fearless determination, Sandel performed more emergency duties than required and tended to her patients at all hours. Later in her career, she pioneered cardiovascular surgery for provincial hospitals.
Sandel’s biography was written by Victor Hadlow and can be found online in the Te Ara Dictionary.