History of Aparangi
Aparangi Village is considered unique. It’s a not-for-profit organisation, the brainchild of local residents committed to providing a quality retirement lifestyle for their aging local community.
Developed in 1972 as a registered charitable trust under the auspices of the Te Kauwhata Retirement Trust Board, long before the world had heard of lifestyle retirement villages.
George Vickers was the first village manager. His job was to implement that commitment: convert dreams to reality. Aparangi today is testament to his achievement. George is currently writing the history of Aparangi Retirement Village which will make fascinating reading not only for TK folk but also for the Retirement Village Association and its members.
· Aparangi unlike most retirement villages, residents at Aparangi own their own homes – not just a licence to occupy.
· Our village is situated In park-like surroundings within the 14.5 rural hectares owned by the Trust
· The village is currently being developed with many more north-facing sections becoming available for independent-living new residents.
· When you need a little more care, people can choose to move into an assisted living apartment located close to the Residential Care Unit.
· The Residential Care Unit is a Ministry of Health-certified facility at the heart of the village, staffed by qualified Registered Nurses and offering continuing rest home care, hospital level and palliative care, respite, or day care.
· Aparangi Village is at the heart and in the heart of TK: a couple of hundred metres up the road from the shops yet, on the northern aspect, overlooking rural tranquillity – the best of all worlds!