The independent resident experience

A move to a Ryman village marks the beginning of a new chapter, one that’s filled with possibility and opportunity. It’s your time to do what you want, when you want. Everyone is unique, and each of our residents plays a part in creating the personality of the village they live in. So, the Independent Resident Experience is designed to fit around our residents’ preferences, not the other way round.

Your ideas, your village choices

The best person to decide what you'd enjoy doing is you. So, with that in mind, your Resident Experience Team will hold regular focus groups for all independent residents to attend and share ideas.

Think about those passions and pastimes you’ve always wanted to try but never got around to organising. Now is your chance to give them a go! The Independent Resident Experience give you the chance to have your say in activities and events offered at your village.

Supported by the Ryman Resident App

You also have the option to download the Ryman Resident App. It will help you manage your calendar of village activities and events while also keeping you up to date with important notices. It's also simple to attend virtual events directly from the app. 

The app is easy to install and use, and we provide you with technical support to get started.


Customised to align and adapt with the culture of each village and the residents who live there, the Independent Resident Experience has three guiding principles: Freedom, Connection, and Wellness.


A lifestyle with less responsibility, and more fun

Spend less time on chores and more time on the things you love, or that you’ve always wanted to try.


Participate in village life, your way

Whether you’re a social butterfly or selective about your social interactions, you can create a social routine that suits your personality and preferences.


Feel supported, physically and mentally

Retirement is a time to focus on you! We'll support you with plenty of exciting ideas and opportunities that will enhance your physical and mental wellbeing.

"I've done things that I've never tried before, which is exciting."

"Everything that Ryman provides is very important, and you don't have to travel anywhere to do it. It's all here on our doorstep."

"Life here is really good. I am much busier and it is great having people around all the time, getting to meet new folks and making new friends."

"Triple A is great the way it's conducted, and the fact that it's doing so much good. I enjoy the unique creative ways to keep fit."