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Yvette Williams Retirement Village

Retire in the heart of Roslyn

Yvette Williams Retirement Village provides assisted-living apartments along with a state-of-the-art care centre that has 90 care beds offering the very best in hospital and dementia care.

Located in the heart of Roslyn, with wonderful views of Dunedin city and the surrounding hills, the village is close to amenities such as the Roslyn supermarket, doctors, gift shops, florist and various eateries.

Features include architecturally designed assisted-living apartments and a care centre, that are all set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

Amenities include a lounge and bar, dining room, hairdressing and beauty salon and a library.

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

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Independent and assisted living


Yvette Williams Village residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our assisted-living apartments 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*, and our standard deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

*Some conditions apply. 

Assisted-living amenities


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, and hair and beauty salon.


Skills and passions

Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Residents enjoy spending time in the library.

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Active and thriving

Yvette Williams village has lovely outdoor spaces for residents to spend time in nature.

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

Jennett McGaw - Independent resident 


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.

Yvette Williams care centre offers the best of hospital and 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. 

Yvette Williams is one of over 90 percent 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.

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Accommodation premium

At Yvette Williams 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 $31.50 to $55.00 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.


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.


Calm spaces

Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces 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.


Nurturing and caring dementia care communities. Residents are supported to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security.


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?

St Heliers Beach

St Clair Beach

Less than a 15 minute drive to St Clair beach and you'll be able to enjoy a long walk with a cup of coffee from one of the many local cafes.

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Dunedin CBD

Only a 2 minute drive away you'll be in the heart of Dunedin City, where there's always something to do or see! 

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St Clair Bowls

Try your hand at bowls! This could be a great way to bring together friends!




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.

Yvette Williams (1929-2019)

Dame Yvette Winifred Corlett DNZM, MBE (nee Williams) was an exceptional Olympic athlete and world record holder. One of New Zealand’s most versatile athletes, Williams grasped every available opportunity and worked tirelessly to achieve excellence.

After being left off the New Zealand team travelling to London for the 1948 Olympics, Williams went on to win the long jump title at the British Empire Games held in Auckland in 1950. Breaking the New Zealand and British Empire records with her jump of 5.91m, she firmly secured her selection for the next Olympic Games – Helsinki, 1952 – where she won gold and set a new Olympic record. She was named New Zealand Sportsperson of the year in both 1950 and 1952 respectively.

In the 1953 New Year’s Honours, Williams became a Member of the Order of the British Empire for service to athletics. The following year in Gisborne she broke the world record in women’s long jump, with a leap of 6.28m.

The decorated athlete and world record breaker was honoured as Athletics New Zealand's Athlete of the Century’ in 1987 with 21 national athletic titles to her name. After being inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1990 she was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 New Year’s Honours list.

Giving back to her community was important to Williams. In retirement, she coached athletics in Auckland and trained intellectually disabled athletes for the Special Olympics. In 2019 Williams was posthumously promoted to Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her service to athletics.

Yvette Williams: Leaping into History by David Riley is a detailed memoir with anecdotal accounts of this resilient athlete’s life experiences.