Kōwhainui Retirement Village, Whanganui
Enliven’s Kōwhainui Village offers a wonderful lifestyle opportunity in Whanganui’s premier suburb of Otamatea.
This popular village has been carefully laid out across two neighbouring sites.
The boutique Kōwhainui Drive villas are set in beautiful park-like surroundings, while Edith Collier Drive’s modern villas are set on a sweeping cul-de-sac amongst abundant rose gardens. Both sites share the vibrant Kōwhainui lifestyle that residents love.
At Kōwhainui Village; everything is at your finger tips. While the village is placed outside the hustle and bustle of town for peace and quiet, it is only a 15 minute walk from St John’s Hill Shopping Centre, which includes a chemist, dairy, hairdressers and takeaway shop.
Kōwhainui Village is also just a 20 minute walk from the picturesque Virginia Lake Reserve, where you can pack a picnic and enjoy a day of birdwatching, scenic walks and feeding the hungry ducks that roam freely.
However one of the best things about a move to Kowhainui Village is you can focus on enjoying your retirement while we take care of the rest. We’ll look after the property maintenance and gardening; we even offer meals and housekeeping services.
Kōwhainui Village in Edith Collier Drive.
Opened in 2013, Edith Collier Drive boasts 17 modern, purpose built brick villas with private courtyards, set amongst established rose gardens. Many Edith Collier Drive villas also include a conservatory allowing residents to make the most of the Whanganui sunshine.
Kōwhainui Village in Kowhainui Drive.
Opened in 1988, the 16 boutique villas of Kōwhainui Drive are a popular option for retirees who enjoy private garden areas and beautiful park-like surroundings.
Each of the villas on Edith Collier Drive and Kōwhainui Drive include:
- a modern kitchen complete with oven, hob, rangehood and dishwasher
- a heat pump/air conditioning unit
- a modern, wet-floor bathroom
- a garage
- a private courtyard or garden area
- quality carpet and slip resistant vinyl flooring
- connections for telephone, internet and digital TV
- quality curtains or blinds.
Continuum of care.
Enliven offers a full range of positive ageing services. Kōwhainui Village offers independent retirement living in licence to occupy (LTO) villas. We also offer a small number of rental units. At neighbouring Kōwhainui Home we offer both short and long term rest home and hospital level care. That means if your needs change, so too can the support we provide. It also make Kōwhainui Home and Village a perfect option for couples who need different levels of support.
Retirement with Enliven
There are many reasons people give for moving to Enliven’s retirement villages and apartments. Find out more about why retirees choose us.
Like all Enliven Villages, we go above and beyond standard health care. That’s why Kōwhainui Village has additional services and support.
Kowhainui Retirement Village
Additional services and support
These services are available on a one-off, short- or long-term basis.
Meals Delicious meals can be taken in the shared dining room in the village community centre or delivered hot to your villa.
Housekeeping We have a daily laundry service available. Bed-making can be on a daily basis or simply when linen needs changing.
Handyman Enliven’s handyman service is available to book for odd jobs such as hanging pictures, changing light bulbs or moving and securing furniture.
Healthcare Healthcare and nursing services such as medicine oversight, nurse visits, wound dressings and podiatry can be booked as required.
Catering The chefs at our home can cater for special events; we have a delicious range of sweet and savoury finger foods on offer.
Continence service Enliven’s continence product service is discreet, personalised and available from the comfort and privacy of your home. Find out more
Guest accommodation Enliven’s guest studio apartments are available for family and friends visting from out of town.
Short-term care Enliven’s respite and health recovery care is available to provide short-term care following illness, injury or surgery.
Services details are subject to change.
Contact your village manager or coordinator for details.