Gore District Council - Focus on Housing


ARO Ā TAKE: Ngā Whare

Housing is a fundamental requirement to enable active ageing.

If housing is a source of comfort, instead of a source of stress or challenge in the life of an older person,
life is just easier.

Support at Home

Services available to ensure that remaining in ones’ own home is a source of comfort rather than a source of stress.

  • Mobile services to support people at home including

-Domestic assistance (home help) and personal assistance

-Carer support

-Respite care

-Community activities

-Meals on Wheels

-Community/District nursing


  • Community based supports

-Rehabilitation services

-Social work

-Occupational and Physio Therapy

-Falls and fracture prevention services

-Community groups

-Home maintenance services

– Supermarket delivery


For some great information on ‘Home repairs and maintenance checklist tools’ click the link below

Repairs and maintenance

For information on ‘Support tools for older renters and landlords’ click the link below

Tools for you renting

We also have a few hard copies of these, if you would like one please contact us


Parata Day Centre:

Day Care is provided Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Interesting programmes of activities – arts, crafts, music, games, exercise, entertainments, outings and more – are offered. Transport to and from the Centre is available. A full midday meal, morning and afternoon teas are provided. Anyone is welcome for friendship, fun & activities in a warm friendly environment.

Parata also offer Meals on Wheel to anyone that would like them for $12/ meal

Call 03 208 6303


Housing and Retirement Village Models

Availability of options, under a range of models, for housing for those in their older years.

  • Intergenerational living
  • Community-based model
  • Trust vs privately owned
  • Co-location with other community facilities eg schools, childcare
  • Kaumatua housing

For great information for people wondering whether or not to downsize. Click the link below

Down sizing

We also have a few hard copies of this, if you would like one please contact us


Gore Rest home and Retirement Villages

Albany House Rest home

Albany House Rest Home offers 25 hospital, residential, palliative, respite, long term chronic care – under 65’s beds.


Bupa Windsor Park Care Home

Windsor Park care home offers 79 beds at rest home, hospital, short term and dementia care level.



Bupa Windsor Park Retirement Village

Windsor Park Retirement Village offer 51 stylish modern one and two bedroom villas



Enliven Resthaven Village

Resthaven Village offers 60 beds at rest home, hospital and rest home level dementia care.

Resthaven also has 21 self-contained cottages, which can be purchased under an occupation rights agreement.




Parata offers 26 bed for residential care, Parata Centre for Day Care, Parata Retirement Village with 27 self-contained Flats, and a Meals on Wheels service.

Affordability, Suitability, Location and Sizing

Meeting the housing needs of those in their older years, recognising the changing landscape of home ownership

  • Ageing and limited housing stock
  • Assessment housing stock
  • Fewer people will enter retirement who own their own home
  • Down-sizing options


Rates Rebate Scheme

The rates rebate scheme offers a discount to low income earners who pay rates on their own home. Ratepayers apply to their local council for the rebate


Rates rebate

Technology and Smart Houses

Maximising the technology available to make life easier and enable people to safely remain in their own home if they wish to. Integrating the right technologies gives families the security and peace of mind to know loved ones are safe.

  • Safety management
  • Health support technologies
  • Retail services, ie supermarkets
  • Connecting families through

There are a range of options for helping safety at home. These include alarms to press in case of an accident or illness, alarms that will trigger if a person falls and also to help those caring for others.


The current MSD-accredited medical alarm suppliers are:


ADT Security Neva Alone

0800 111 238




Chubb VitalCALL

0800 20 30 40




St Johns Medical Alarm

0800 50 23 23 23





0800 559 720





0800 865 865



Securely also can provide movement tracking sensors for the home, they track patterns of activity – such as getting out of bed in the morning & using the bathroom, making a cup of tea or opening the fridge. This allows you to see that your loved one is OK and can send alerts if they haven’t got out of bed that morning or changed normal activities.


We would love to hear from you! What do you think needs to be done to make Gore District the place you would want to stay in for your older years?