Kandahar Home and Retirement Village manager Peter Newman is preparing to welcome more retirees to the village as Stage Two of the development wraps up.
The first stage of Enliven’s newest retirement village opened in December 2020, and now more residents will move into the 10 new villas in the next couple of months.
“There are some really great people moving in, I’m looking forward to welcoming them,” Peter says.
“Everyone’s different but they’re all coming in with a common purpose. They want that community feel, they want to be part of something.”
The new residents will be joining the Kandahar Retirement Village community from parts of Wairarapa, Manawatū and Bay of Plenty.
Peter and village coordinator Sharon Brown met with all the prospective residents prior to the final agreement for them to move in.
“We want to make sure we’re all on the same page – that their expectations fit the actual experience of living in the village,” Peter explains.
Kandahar Retirement Village offers independent retirement living in a safe, caring and friendly community.
Peter says many of the new residents are moving to the village from neighbourhoods where they don’t know who their neighbours are.
“I always ask them why they want to come and live here, and it’s definitely that desire to be part of a community.”
Peter says the new residents are also joining the wider Kandahar community, as they are welcome to participate in the activities at neighbouring Kandahar Home.