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It’s not just a village, it’s a lifestyle

Written by Lindsay Harrison
on April 15, 2021

There’s more to life than day-to-day chores and maintenance of a home, especially as you get older and a little less able. And fun, physical activities can be great for helping reduce risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and certain cancers. So, depending on how you want to spend those glory years, why not make the most of the support you’ll find on hand in a retirement village—cooking, gardening, cleaning, laundry, managing technology, and keeping up with your hobbies. With high-quality amenities right by your door, support is there when you need it. Doing the things you love just got easier.

Break free from loneliness

Did you know about half of us feel lonely at some point? And around 9% of us feel lonely all the time! Finding somewhere that is within reach and offers activities you like can be hard going. And if you’ve lost touch with friends over the years, loneliness can set in fast. Being social can have a big impact on your physical health and your overall mental health and wellbeing, so it’s important to set yourself up somewhere that will help reduce social isolation. In a village, you live alongside people at a similar life stage, and the feeling of community is one of the best parts. You’ll socialise in shared spaces like gardens, gyms, pools, and on-site cafés. At Ryman villages you’ll also be able to join activities and events that bring like-minded people together. It all adds up to a strong sense of community and inclusion. As you make new friends, living close and attending similar activities makes it easier to maintain those friendships.

A fun, social lifestyle that’s practical

It’s never been easier to get the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Living in a village is like living in a small and very convenient suburb, with everything you need right around the corner. Villages are built around quality, shared spaces with amenities like bowling greens, swimming pools, on-site cafés, gardens, hairdressers and beauty salons, and even movie theatres and libraries. On-site events and off-site excursions are always popular, including Christmas and New Year celebrations, musical guests and speakers, and trips to local tourist attractions. These events and excursions aren’t just about keeping you fit, beautiful, well-read and entertained—they help you meet other people in the community and make those essential social connections.

A village lifestyle is your lifestyle

When you’ve decided it’s time, we can help you choose from our network of villages throughout New Zealand. All have high-quality amenities on site, plentiful (and optional) organised activities, and connected communities. While we continue to pioneer the retirement lifestyle on offer at our villages, you can get on with new adventures. Moving into a Ryman village being the first adventure of many!

See what village life is all about. Find a Ryman village near you.

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About Ryman Healthcare:

Ryman was founded in 1984 and has become one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. The company owns and operates 45 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia which are home to more than 13,200 residents and the company employs 6,700 team members.

Media advisory: For further information, photos, interviews or comment please contact Corporate Affairs Manager David King on 03 366 4069 or 021 499 602 or Communications Advisor Maryvonne Gray on 027 552 0767.

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