Retirement living close to the city centre

Located on Ruakura Road, Hamilton, the close proximity of Hilda Ross Village to the city centre is an ideal location for residents to enjoy their retirement and there's a lifestyle option to suit everyone. You can choose from a townhouse or the extra support of an assisted-living apartment. If your needs change over time, our state-of-the-art care centre provides 151 care rooms offering rest home, hospital and specialist dementia care. Hilda Ross care centre is located within the same village community and, as a Ryman resident, you will have priority access over non-residents at the time of your transfer. Should a space for the type of care the village offers be unavailable at the time of your transfer, we will do our best to accommodate you at another Ryman village that provides the level of care you need* until a space becomes available at Hilda Ross Village.

The amenities include an all-weather bowling green, petanque court, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, grand internal atrium, library, gym, hair salon, bar and shop.

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

*Care options vary between villages, please check with our team for details of the care offered at each village. 

Take a virtual tour

View a townhouse

Take a virtual tour

Immerse yourself in our wonderful Hilda Ross Village by viewing our virtual tour. 

Stroll through the lovely atrium, explore our village amenities, and step into our beautiful townhouses or assisted-living apartments. 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.

Find your new home

Upcoming events at Hilda Ross

Independent and assisted living


Hilda Ross village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our 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. 


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. 

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

Jennett McGaw - Independent resident 

Independent and assisted-living amenities

Serviced Apartment Dining

Connect and unwind

Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a dining room, lounge, bar, hair and beauty salon, reflection room and shop. 


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, billiards room and library.

Bowling green

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, gym, petanque court and bowling green.


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

Hilda Ross care centre offers a range of care options including rest home, 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. 

Accommodation premium

At Hilda Ross 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 $43 to $76 per day

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


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. 

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

Brian - Independent resident 

Care centre amenities

Hilda Ross Hair Salon

A little pampering

Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop. 

Rest Home Sun Lounge

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

Village location

What's in the neighbourhood?

Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens

Take a stroll through the 54 hectare gardens that merge old landscape features with creative development and design in a unique way.


Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Enjoy a concert or show at this purpose-built and award-winning performing arts and events centre, located on the University of Waikato's Hamilton campus.

Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum

Take in some of the region's cultural history at Waikato Museum. The museum showcases a wide range of items from its own collections as well as from touring exhibitions.




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.

Dame Hilda Ross (1883–1959)

Born Grace Hilda Cuthberta Nixon, Hilda Ross was a social activist and politician. Alongside a lifelong passion for music and playing the piano, she was vitally involved in welfare work and later politics at local and national levels.

Ross was an avid organiser during WWII forming the Hamilton Women’s Auxiliary Volunteer Corps and serving as president of the Lady Galway Guild and the Hamilton Ladies’ Patriotic Committee. Following the death of her husband, she applied her skillset, no-nonsense approach, and determination to politics.

Ross was the first woman to hold a council seat when elected to the Hamilton Borough Council in 1944, then in 1945 she was elected New Zealand National Party MP for Hamilton. She held this seat until her death in 1959. While acting as Minister of Social Security, Minister of Welfare of Women and Children, and Minister of Child Welfare, Hilda’s dedication and fierce advocacy for social welfare significantly benefitted New Zealand.

Among her causes, Ross supported gender equality, equal pay, and the education of girls and women regardless of their career choice. The ‘Mother of New Zealand’ was the 3rd New Zealand woman to be awarded an Order of the British Empire, DBE.

Hilda’s generosity and commitment to the Aotearoa community were immense. Her life and work have been documented online in the Te Ara Encyclopaedia.