Village: all about feeling at home
Les Hinchcliffe is the first to admit you should do your homework first, especially when your quality of life is at issue. But he’s certain he got it right first time with Sunset Retirement Village .
‘‘One look was enough,’’ he says. ‘‘My daughter and sister-in-law thought the same - they’d fallen in love with it so the decision was easy.’’
Les had lost his wife 18 months previously and felt he was rattling around his Lynfield home, not getting any younger. Bupa had recently completed the Sunset Retirement Village, and with his daughter living nearby Les decided it was the perfect location, close to family and friends.
He’s more than happy with his decision.
‘‘I find the people so friendly; everyone seems to care about you, from the staff to the residents. Nobody interferes with your everyday living, you can have as much privacy as you want if that’s your wish ... but there’s good company here.’’
The village caters for independent living, and extra services can be provided as required.
As someone catering for himself, Les finds it handy to go down to the dining room for meals several times a week. Along with most of the residents he also loves the cinema; films are shown in the village theatre (complete with ice creams!) on a regular basis.
Les also knows his son and daughter have the peace of mind that there’s a hospital facility on site if needed. All in all it’s a win-win situation.
‘‘I was on my own. All of a sudden I’ve got more ‘family’, people to talk to and share good times with. I do feel I’ve come out of my shell because of the company here in the village.’’
Bupa Sunset Retirement Village now has only six lovely one-bedroom apartments available.
Give Susan a call on 027 807 5509, she would love to take you on a tour of the village.
Les Hinchcliffe enjoying life at Sunset retirement village.