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Christchurch retirement villages and care

Pioneering is part of who we are


Founded in Canterbury in 1984, Ryman has been pioneering retirement living in New Zealand for more than 35 years. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo, and adapt to better serve our residents. And right now, that pioneering spirit is more important than ever, because there’s a new generation of Kiwis who are not retiring from life, they’re looking for a new way to live.

Ryman Healthcare has eight retirement villages throughout Canterbury, one of which is under construction in Riccarton Park.

Each village has its own unique personality and welcoming community. You’ll gain a lifestyle and a community you can thrive in, plus it’s a great way to stay connected and active with like-minded people. For those local to the Canterbury area, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy one of our villages with your local village.

Ryman villages offer a full range of living and care options, from independent living and the light touch of a serviced apartment, to rest home, hospital and specialist dementia care. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents, and knowing care can be dialed up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’.

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Independent living


Independent living provides the best of both worlds – the freedom to come and go as you please, with the security and companionship of the village community.

Our apartments and townhouses are designed specifically with the 70-plus person in mind – they're spacious and well thought out, but also include call-assist alarms that are monitored 24 hours a day by our on-site staff. Find out more.

Serviced apartments

Serviced apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything the village has to offer. As well as regular outings in the village van to the shops and further afield.

Many residents say that living in a serviced apartment takes the stress out of daily life. Find out more.

Rest home care

Resthome residents receive the very best in clinical care, alongside the benefits of living in our friendly community. The care we provide is specific to your needs. We can assist you with anything from showering and assistance with dressing, to administering medicines – it simply depends on whatever your needs are at that time. Find out more.

Specialist dementia care

Our care centres offer purpose-built dementia care facilities that provide a secure haven in a warm and homely environment for people with dementia.

Our villages are supportive and caring communities that work to improve the experience of residents living with dementia. We provide a safe environment for residents to enjoy living in, with a focus on experiences, rather than processes. Find out more.

Respite and day care

We can provide care and support whilst welcoming you or your loved one into our warm village communities. If you are considering care options, respite care is a wonderful way to gain first-hand experience of our care centres. It's another way we can deliver care options that suit your needs. Find out more.

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