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2019 Mid Year MiLife Communities Newsletter

From milestone birthday celebrations, new residents and staff, outings and entertainment, there is something for everyone in the latest mid year newsletter across the MiLife villages - Levin, New Plymouth and Palmerston North MiLife. Click here Read More

2018 Finished in style - 2019 coming along nicely!

What a year! New villas, commemorations, celebrations, inspirational guest speakers, outings and events across the MiLife villages - Levin, New Plymouth and Palmerston North. To read about it all, including plans for the rest of 2019 Click Here Read More

MiLife 2018 Mid-year newsletter

From milestone birthdays to guest visits from international journalists, there are lots happening across the MiLife villages - Levin, New Plymouth and Palmerston North MiLife, to help forget about the cold. Click here. Read More

Want to brush up on your driving skills?

Age Concern, Horizons and MiLife invite you to join them for a driver refresher course (and light lunch) on 29 May 2107 from 10-2.30p. The workshop focuses on helping you maintain and improve safe driving practices and increase the knowledge of other transport options available to help senior road users remain safely mobile. Read More

MiLife's 'Green Prescription' for Residents' Health

The success in Manawatu with Green Prescription, doctor referral and government initiative is what prompted Kelvin Grove MiLife retirement village manager, Sue Blewitt, to contact Sport Manawatu.  Read More

Information Guide


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you have an Information Guide and where can I find it?

Yes. You can find our Information Guide by clicking on the image to the right. This will give you comprehensive information in a .pdf format which you can print out, save and/or email.

Q. What is an Occupation Right Agreement?

This is the written agreement that grants any person the right to occupy a residential unit or villa within a retirement village and specifies terms and conditions which apply to that occupation.

Q. Do I need a solicitor?

You must obtain advice from a lawyer independent of the village operator before you sign an Occupation Right Agreement. It is important that you and your family understand what is involved in entering into an Occupation Right Agreement to join a retirement village.

Q. What about my independence?

You live as independently as you choose in a MiLife Village, with the added assurance that support services can be accessed if required. The MiLife philosophy is to encourage an independent environment where residents continue to interact with multi-generational communities at the local clubs and volunteer organisations that they presently belong to, as well as enjoying the company of like-minded people in the village community. Or you may simply choose to just enjoy the quiet privacy of your own home, that is fine too, the choice is yours.

Q. Are pets allowed?

Your small house-trained pet will be allowed to reside with you at the village, at the discretion of the Village Manager. Please discuss this with us.

Q. Can I have visitors to stay with me?

Yes, your unit or villa is your home and your family, friends and grandchildren may stay for short periods, but cannot move in on a permanent basis. The Community Centre and recreational facilities are available for the use of both residents and their guests.

Q. Can I have a garden?

The village operator is responsible for a continuous maintenance programme of the grounds and gardens. However, you are most welcome to tend to your own garden.

Q. What about security?

Emergency call points located throughout the units and villas are linked to a central monitoring point providing 24 hr response.

Q. Is there a cost for the emergency call point response?

No. Monitoring and upkeep of the emergency call point is covered in your weekly outgoing fee.

Q. Do the units or villas have a personal telephone?

There are telephone connections in each unit or villa. It is just a matter of getting them connected with your preferred telephone provider when you arrive.

Q. What about maintenance?

The village operator is responsible for maintaining all the buildings and the plant and equipment in the village in a good condition.

Q. Who pays for rates and insurance?

The fortnightly village outgoings fee includes all insurance premiums with the exception of your personal contents insurance. Residents should insure their own personal contents. The village outgoings fee also includes general rates and water rates.

Q. Will the fortnightly outgoings fee change?

The village outgoings fee is reviewed annually by the operator. The operator may, in consultation with the Statutory Supervisor and residents, increase the village outgoings fee.

Q. Does the weekly outgoings fee cease if I vacate my unit or villa?

If after 6 months from vacation and removal of personal possessions the unit or villa remains unsold, the weekly outgoings fee will cease.

Q. Do I qualify for government funding?

Residents in MiLife villages generally qualify for all the government-funded services they would be entitled to if they were living in their own home in the community. So, if you currently receive housekeeping assistance or other services through WINZ or other agencies, you will retain those services upon moving into the village.

Q. Are there any hidden costs?

No. An explanation of all costs can be found in our Statutory Disclosure Statements.

Q. How do I apply?

The village managers assist incoming residents with the application process. Please find our Manager’s contact details on the Contact Us page.