Located off Parata Street, Charles Fleming Village is close to the shops and amenities of Waikanae township. Features include architecturally designed independent apartments and townhouses, assisted-living apartments and a care centre, all set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. If your needs change over time, our state-of-the-art care centre provides 120 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Charles Fleming 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, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, grand internal atrium, library, gym, hair 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.
Fashion is for everyone, so get involved in the fun and prepare to be inspired!
Come along to hear from Shirley Jarden as she focuses on your winter wardrobe, in particular scarves - the most versatile accessory! She will teach you different ways to tie and style your scarves, so make sure you bring your favourites with you.
Join us for a delicious high tea following the talk.
RSVP is essential, call Wendy on 04 293 1390 to secure your place at this event.
As a precaution, to ensure a covid-safe event, we also ask that guests please complete a RAT test at home before visiting the village.
Charles Fleming 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 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 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.
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 offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a 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 movie theatre, workshop, 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, gym, petanque court 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.
Charles Fleming 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.
Charles Fleming 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.
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.
Get your nature fix at Nga Manu Nature Reserve which comprises 14 hectares of different habitats which are home to a wide range of native birds and reptiles.
Relax and enjoy a movie at Waikanae's local independent cinema. With a selection of eclectic movies from around the world, there is sure to be a film that appeals.
Centrally located in Waikanae Township, Mahara Gallery holds regular exhibitions of local and international artists.
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.
A leading scientific figure and active participant in forming the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, Sir Charles Fleming dedicated his life to researching and advocating for the preservation of New Zealand flora and fauna. As a geologist, ornithologist, avian palaeontologist and environmentalist, Charles contributed greatly to the research of New Zealand’s cicadas, diverse birdlife, and ocean environment.
Charles spent nearly all his free time exploring his natural science interests with immense curiosity and commitment. He regularly published scientific papers of significance and was a lifelong supporter of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
His passion for the New Zealand environment naturally led Charles to conservation. His success was fuelled by an ability to cross interdisciplinary boundaries and communicate his findings beyond the scientific community. This combination of skills made him an impactful spokesperson for the Native Forest Action Council and the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand.
His legacy lives on through his extensively published research and in New Zealand’s thriving natural environment. The Royal Society of New Zealand’s Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement honours his memory. Read more about his quick-wit, generosity, and enthusiasm for the environment in Charles Fleming, Environmental Patriot: A Biography by Mary McEwen.