We hope you are keeping well, and are managing to get out and about to enjoy some fresh air and the stunning autumn colours around the district. It is so nice to be back working at Aspiring Village, re-connecting with everyone properly, and finding out how everyone has spent their time during levels three and four.
It has been lovely to hear how our residents have found comfort in knowing their neighbours and having support close by – to live in a space where they feel safe and secure. Never before have our homes been so important as they are now.
With the move to alert level two on Thursday, we look forward to welcoming our residents back into the lifestyle centre to enjoy our wonderful facilities again – including the much loved coffee machine, gym, pool, library and lounges. We will also welcome four new residents into the village over the next few weeks.
We’re also delighted to see the Lifestyle Centre extension and refurbishment rapidly progressing now that our building contractor, Breens, is back on site racing ahead with the construction programme. The extra space this extension will provide will make a significant difference for our residents and our activities calendar.
The other great news is that we can see your smile again! We are now able to undertake show home and villa tours for those considering a move to the village. Naturally there will be some measures in place to ensure all visits can take place safely. If you are interested in visiting, please do get in touch with Ursula on 027 558 6170 to arrange a time. At this stage visits are by appointment, so please do call ahead.
We hope you enjoy this glimpse of village life during this very unusual time.
We hope to see you soon!
Village life under lock down
There is a silver lining to every cloud, even during lock down. Our residents have made the most of this very unusual time, which reflects on the smiles we see when walking around the village. While they’ve had to be physically distant, most managed to enjoy the company of fellow residents from a safe distance.
Our staff team leaped into action to ensure the safety of our community. This included organising grocery and essential items deliveries for 180-odd residents, keeping residents and families informed of the latest official updates and guidance, coming up with endless ideas for entertainment and witty news from our twice-weekly newsletter, and bringing in a security team to help manage the comings and goings from the village to keep our older community safe. As an essential service, some of our staff were able to remain on site, while others worked remotely from kitchen tables, benches and sofas at home.
We are very thankful to all residents and staff who pulled together to show us what a special place Aspiring Village is.
Visit Aspiring Village….Virtually…
We know some of you live outside of Wanaka, or are unable to visit in person. Fortunately we have a wide range of information on our website including a virtual tour of the lifestyle centre, a show villa and a video of our apartments. Please do get in touch if you have specific questions or would like to receive an information pack – you can email us or call 03 443 6660.
Find out about Available Homes
Check out the current available homes, current listings include a charming two bedroom Minaret style villa, with study, two bathrooms and a single garage. If an apartment is more your style, come in to view our generous three bedroom apartments on the upper level, or a two bedroom apartment that spills out into a garden patio.
Viewings are welcome by appointment.
Call Ursula on 027 558 6170