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The Shona McFarlane Retirement Village provides a full range of retirement options, along with the best of resthome and hospital care.

Located on Mabey Road in Lower Hutt, the village encompasses views of the Western Hills, and enjoys easy access to parks and river walks along the beautiful Hutt River. Features include architecturally designed independent townhouses, serviced apartments, and a care centre, set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

The resort-style facilities include an all-weather bowling green, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, grand internal atrium, library, gymnasium, hair salon, bar and shop.

Living & Care Options


Independent Living options
Townhouses--|--Serviced Apartments

Care options

Village Facilities

TerraceTerraceBowling GreenBowling Green
Swimming PoolSwimming PoolSpa PoolSpa Pool
Petanque CourtPetanque CourtLibraryLibrary
Village CentreVillage CentreSeparate LoungeSeparate Lounge
Internet CafeInternet CafeDining RoomDining Room
Hair SalonHair SalonShopShop
Pool TablePool TableIndoor BowlsIndoor Bowls
Childrens PlaygroundChildrens PlaygroundAtriumsAtriums

Shona McFarlane was well known as an artist, writer and broadcaster.
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Village News

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St Patrick's Day

What a wonderful day we all had at our Mexican family fun fiesta.

St Patrick's Day

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Family Fun Fiesta

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the care centre by decorating each area in the lounge & dining room.

Family Fun Fiesta

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the care centre by decorating each area in the lounge & dining room.

Everywhere was full of green colours which was very appreciated by all Irish community in the facility. During the day, the care centre was visited by a renown harpist Thomas Leofke, who gave them a mini concert. Before the show started, the coordinators went around to distribute something green to the residents to wear. Everyone was so happy & enjoyed the Irish Symphony that was rendered with a matching big screen video photos that goes with the music.

The care centre residents also enjoyed the green muffins for their morning tea in the Sunflower Lounge. Kevin Meehan also performed by singing some famous Irish songs to the residents & some even had some of them sing-a­ long with him. Everyone was happy to have attended the show as to some it reminds them of their Irish heritage by just hearing great Irish songs.

After the show, everyone went to their area & had enjoyed a nice Irish lunch prepared by the kitchen staff.

Each of the residents can't stop talking about the lovely green day they had.

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Contact Details

Shona McFarlane Retirement Village
66 Mabey Rd
Avalon, Lower Hutt 5011

Village Manager: Tracey Sprott
Sales Advisor: Jacqui Clarke

Phone 04 577 1090
Fax 04 567 3426

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Upcoming Events

Sunday 30 April

Care Centre Open Day

Wednesday 3 May

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