The site of Levin’s newest retirement village was blessed on Wednesday morning, with work due to begin soon.
Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, is behind the development of the Levin War Veterans Retirement Village on Prouse Street.
Up to 59 two-bedroom retirement villas will be built on the land behind Enliven’s Levin War Veterans Home, with the first 12 villas due to be completed late 2022.
The site was blessed this yesterday by kaumātua from the local Muaupoko Iwi. PSC Chief Executive Joe Asghar and Cultural Director Jim Berry were also in attendance, along with Enliven General Manager Nicola Turner and staff from the home.
“Today’s blessing is an important moment for us as it signals the next step of an exciting project for both us and the community,” says Joe.
Along with the current home, the new village development will see Enliven offer a full continuum of care to Horowhenua retirees and those with links to the Defence Force around the country.
“We have already had many enquiries come through about the development since our first announcement in April,” Joe says.
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide more good quality housing options for Horowhenua retirees.”
Enliven operates rest homes and retirement villages across the lower North Island, including Kandahar Home and Village in Masterton.
“The development is very similar to the villas we have at Kandahar Village, which are proving to be very popular,” says Joe.