33 Gloucester Road,
Where everyone knows your name
Good things come in small packages, and if you’re looking for an intimate, cosy place to call home, Metlifecare’s Somervale may just be it.
Small in size but big in heart, this is a retirement village with an unbeatable sense of community. A place where residents know each other by name, and where great store is set on family and friendship.
Come and see us soon
Perfectly positioned with Bayfair Shopping Centre on the doorstep, and just a few minutes to the beach and Omanu Golf Club, Somervale offers value for money in an outstanding location. Here, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – convenient city living, with a leisurely lifestyle. Come and check it out for yourself – book a tour today.Book a tour
Surrounded by pretty gardens, and with plenty of parking, the village is close to bowling clubs, community clubs and medical facilities. Better still, we have a range of recreational facilities and social activities on-site, just a flat and gentle stroll away.
All outdoor maintenance is taken care of, so you have the freedom to do whatever you like doing. Experienced staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for added security and to take care of your needs.
We also have a wide range of accommodation and care options, including units for independent living, serviced apartments for assisted living, and an outstanding care home should you need it. Our serviced apartments are the ideal solution for those who want to retain their independence but need a little extra support. Enjoy care and assistance from the comfort of your own home.
Right next door, you’ll find our boutique care home, featuring Metlifecare’s award-winning homestead model of care. Designed with our residents front and centre, this style of care home is much more welcoming and intimate than your traditional care home.
Take a personal tour in one of our homes with Elizabeth at Somervale
Take a quick virtual 3D tour of a 1-bedroom unit at Somervale to get an appreciation of the cosiness of our homes before you drop in for a tour of our village. There’s always a warm welcome waiting for you here.
Facilities & Amenities
We have a very busy social life at Somervale and have a social coordinator on-site. Enjoy the company of others playing rummikub, mahjong, housie, 500, bridge, scrabble or cribbage in the community centre. There is also a knitters and natters club that works on projects for various charities.
You can look forward to monthly afternoon teas with a guest speaker or musical group. For those into fitness, we have a range of healthy activities, including indoor bowls and aquarobics, a striding out group for keen walkers and a ‘Cain and Able’ group for those not so able.
We organise shopping trips and tiki tours, both of which are very popular. So is our friendship dinner held most months, our happy hours and fish and chip evenings. Our recreational facilities are handy no matter what accommodation option you live in.
- Billiards table
- Bowling green and croquet lawn
- Covered pergola and barbeque area
- Dining room and lounge
- Ecare – self-monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and weight
- Games room and library
- Hairdressing salon
- Petanque terrain and putting green
- Podiatry clinic
- Swimming pool and spa
Open Days & Events
There are no open day events planned at the moment, but don’t let that stop you paying us a visit! Drop in and say hello or contact us to arrange a village tour at a time which suits you.
To view a typical month's activity calendar for this village click here
Feel safe in a friendly community.
Somervale has a range of accommodation choices that allow for completely independent living through to serviced apartments and hospital care. This gives couples the chance to stay close should their needs be different. If you would like more assistance in your unit, we offer a range of service and care packages delivered to you in your home.
At this tight knit village, we have 83 homes which are tidy units all with spacious bedrooms, separate garages and many with a conservatory to make the most of the Bay of Plenty sunshine. Choose from 1 or 2 bedroom villas. For your convenience, all units are easy walking distance to the community facilities.
If you require assisted living, we also have a choice of high quality serviced apartments – designed for people who value their independence but enjoy having easy access to additional care and support services, and a residential hospital on-site.
Assisted Living in Serviced Apartments
Even for the most able retiree, there comes a time when help is needed with the basics of day-to-day living. Family members often step in to provide support, however there is always a limit to how much time can be committed and the level of care they can provide. This is where serviced apartments can deliver the ideal solution.
We can provide a whole host of services, 24-hour support and a quality of life that you or your loved ones truly deserve. While you may be at a stage where you need a higher level of care, you can keep the spirit of independence, while your family can rest assured that you are always in safe hands and in good company. For advice on how to talk to your loved ones about moving into a retirement village click here.
RETAIN DHB SUPPORT OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR ON-SITE CARE PACKAGES
We offer a range of on-site care packages uniquely tailored for your needs, and delivered in a timely, caring manner by our expert care team. Alternatively, you’re welcome to continue using your DHB-funded personal care services.
SERVICED APARTMENTS FOR ASSISTED LIVING
Our purpose-built apartments have a kitchenette and bathroom, offering continued independence with support services tailored to your personal needs.
At home at Somervale
The biggest care home in The Bay, with 69 beds, Somervale care home is the place to be looked after and supported by an experienced and passionate care team. Built in 2018, it offers state-of-the-art rest home and hospital level care based on the homestead model – an integrative care model featuring a friendly layout and family oriented spaces. Designed to feel more like your own home than a traditional care home, residents live in small groups of up to 12, with each group enjoying their own kitchen, dining room and lounge. Enjoy dining and socialising with your fellow residents or take advantage of the shared spaces to entertain – and even cook with – family and friends.
Food, glorious food
One of the things that always scores highest on our resident satisfaction surveys is our food! We have a fantastic chef who creates mouth-watering hot lunches every day, and serves delicious soups, light meals and desserts in the evenings. Have special dietary requirements? No problem, we can cater for that too!
New home, new adventures
Quality of life is a top priority at Somervale, and we work hard to ensure our care home residents are engaged and having fun. We have a full-time diversional therapist and a full-time activities coordinator who create a lively calendar of events and outings. Family members are welcomed – and encouraged – to join in.
Somervale care home – a unique aged care experience
- Outstanding location right by the beach and an easy stroll to Bayfair Shopping Centre
- Nicely appointed care home with a welcoming and intimate environment, just like home
- Cutting edge care home facilities, including sensor technology along the side of all beds (which also all have pressure-relieving mattresses), and digitalised individual care plans
- Doctors, physios, wound care specialists, speech and language therapists and a wide range of other health professionals visit residents on-site
- Lovely large rooms, each with ensuite, air conditioning, digital TVs on the wall, and La-Z-Boy-style reclining chairs
- Somervale is a great option for couples – even if your individual needs change, you can stay close by
- Two care home rooms are funded by the DHB for Transitional Active Care (people needing rehabilitation)
- Respite care (according to room availability) and palliative care.
In this care home, the accommodation supplement pricing ranges from a minimum of $73.54 to a maximum of $73.54 per day. This pricing covers additional comforts and facilities over and above the standard provision for residential care.
For more details about Somervale, please contact Heather on 07 572 9095 who can discuss the care suite options available.
What residents are saying
Heather says…Thank you for helping me with mum and dad after I had been unable to make contact and after my less than successful telephone call with various staff of a telephone provider regarding their phone number not connecting. Thanks also for setting up the new phone Vodafone couriered to them. It’s really nice to know my parents are in an environment which is caring and safe for them.