Ryman Community News


Resident food & essentials update | 7 April 2020

Written by David King
on April 07, 2020

Thank you for your continued patience as we bed-in the new personal grocery order service offered by Bidfood.   

We apologise to those residents who received incomplete orders last week.   

Bidfood has advised that there will continue to be times when certain items run out 

If an item you order is not available at the time of delivery, it will not be supplied and you will not be invoiced for it.   

Who knew that everyone in New Zealand would want to start baking again at the same time! 

A reminder that this week is Easter. This meanthe usual Friday delivery will be on Saturday, April 11, due to the public holiday.   

Click here for the updated Bidfood order form for deliveries on Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 17.  This includes additional items which have been requested by residents.   

Please note, as Monday is a public holiday, the deadline for orders will be this Saturday, April 11.  Please ensure your order forms are in the village order form drop box by 12 pm on Saturday, for delivery on Wednesday.   

Alternatively, you can place an order by 12pm on Wednesday, for delivery on Friday.  

Bidfood will continue to provide more items as they become available and these will be added to your updated weekly order form.  

Frozen meals 

We have received many requests for frozen meals and almost have these ready to go.  You can expect to see a range of meals available on next weeks order form. 

Countdown Online 

Countdown continue to offer Priority Assistance ordering on their website.  If you would like to consider this as an option, please visit their website: 


Beer, wine and spirits order form 

This week you will receive an order form for a selection of beer, wine, and spirits from Wine Central.  An order form will be included in your happy hour bag.  

Please place your completed order form in the same dropbox as your Bidfood orders.  These must be received by 12pm every Sunday.  You will receive delivery of your order on or before Friday.     

Orders will be invoiced to residents by Ryman Healthcare, in the same way as the Bidfood orders.  You will not be required to supply proof of age! 

You also have the option of ordering online, which provides residents with greater choice.  Please visit the Wine Central website https://www.winecentral.co.nz/collections/ryman for several 
different options and specials for Ryman residents.   When completing your order online, please enter the code RYMANFREESHIP for free delivery.  


Continence products order form 

We have arranged supply of continence products for our residents to order at the village.   

An order form will be included with your happy hour bag this week.  Please put your completed form in the usual order form drop box (the same box as your Bidfood orders) and the village team will arrange a delivery to you.  For privacy reasons, you may wish to put your order form in a sealed envelope.   

When your product is delivered, we will include another order form for any future orders you need to make.   

If you need another form in the meantime, please contact your village reception.   

Orders for continence product will be invoiced to you.  

Thanks for your patience!  

We’d like to thank you again for your patience as we get our systems up and running. We have had a great response to the Bidfood service, and thanks for your feedback and hints for improvement. 

Remember our aim is for everything you need to be delivered to you. 

This is so you do not have to leave the village and can stay safe. 

To paraphrase the Prime Minister, stay safe, stay at home and let us get the groceries to you.  


Gordon MacLeod
Chief Executive


Cheyne Chalmers
Chief Operating Officer

For queries contact 0800 588 222 (New Zealand) or email residentsupport@rymanhealthcare.com

How to keep in touch with us:

Your first point of contact is your village team, so if your query is urgent contact your village directly.

For less urgent inquiries please contact us on 0800 588 222 or by emailing residentsupport@rymanhealthcare.com

For residents who are online, you can find wellbeing advice at www.rymanhealthcare.co.nz/wellness

If you need counselling, you are welcome to call our OCP service on 0800 377 990. Just let them know you are a Ryman resident and the village you are from.

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About Ryman Healthcare:

Ryman Healthcare was founded in Christchurch in 1984 and owns and operates 36 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia. Ryman villages are home to 11,200 residents, and the company employs over 5,500 staff.

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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