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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 so much for residents to enjoy, including village events and outings.

Take a virtual tour

Immerse yourself in a virtual tour of Yvette Williams village.

Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore our village amenities, and step into our beautiful assisted-living apartments or care rooms. 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.

All upcoming village events at Yvette Williams

Marvellous Movie Afternoon

Location: 383 Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin, 9010

Wednesday 24 August, 2pm

There is always something fun happening at our village. Don't just take our word for it, come along to an afternoon screening of "Quartet", accompanied by some delicious ice creams. You will also have the opportunity to view a serviced apartment and get an insight into what it's like to be part of our wonderful community.

This will be a Covid-safe event and RSVP is essential, please call Kate on 03 455 7936 by Monday 22 August to secure your place.

For more information, contact us

Ryman Pioneers Freedom

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.

If down the track you need more support, we offer hospital and specialist dementia care. 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. 


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. 

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

Jennett McGaw
Ryman resident

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.

Pioneers Care


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.

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 91 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.

YW 4-year cert - Feb 2019 - Feb 2023



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. 

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 $26.50 to $46.00 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."

Independent resident 

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.

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!


Pioneering is part of who we are



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.

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.