135 Connell Street,
A community with true heart.
Powley is a warm and welcoming village offering residents a safe and comfortable home. It is on the inner slopes of Auckland’s Manukau Harbour, conveniently located near shopping centres, bowling clubs and community facilities.
Come and see us soon
Nestled in Blockhouse Bay, Powley is a village that oozes old world charm, and promises leisurely days of relaxation and tranquillity. Picturesque cottages are scattered among pretty English-style gardens. Serviced apartments and a highly regarded care home are also part of the offerings so you can move into Powley and have peace of mind knowing your future is secure, even if your health changes. Come and check out the facilities first hand.Book a tour
You will have the option of living independently in one of our cottages or serviced apartments that offer complete freedom for you to come and go as you please. Village facilities and social activities are a short walk from your home and many new friendships will be made.
Experienced staff, many of whom have worked here for over 10 years, are available 24/7 to ensure you receive the very best care and your individual needs are fully catered for. Outdoor maintenance including the gardens will be taken care of to giving you more time and freedom to do the things you love. And if a higher level of care is ever needed, we have a 45-room care home offering both rest home and hospital level care. Our resident-directed care philosophy means your evolving needs and wishes are at the heart of everything we do.
Why not enjoy the maintenance-free lifestyle Powley has to offer. Now you can finally take the time to relax and enjoy life to the full.
Call 09 826 2018 for a tour of this friendly village.
Facilities & Amenities
Powley has a historical chapel right in its village. This beautiful chapel was built when the village was once owned by the Christian Trust. The chapel is a tranquil place well-loved and freely visited by our residents and staff. There are services for Catholic, Anglican, Church of the Saviour and Inter-Denominational faiths.
Our outdoor facilities include a barbeque area, petanque terrain and spa. Indoor facilities and activities are always more popular and include cards, Bingo, Mahjong or Scrabble. We have a book club and play classical music on Mondays. On Fridays we play movies for all to enjoy and have a happy hour. The village bus runs trips to places like Matakana or restaurants to dine out.
- 24-hour emergency call system
- Barbeque area
- Library, games room and pool table
- Dining room and shared lounge
- Ecare – self-monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and weight
- Pétanque terrain
- Hairdressing salon
- Inter-denominational chapel
- Spa pool
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
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 apartment living can provide 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.
Care with a difference
Powley offers a wide range of care options and has a high quality care home delivering rest home and hospital level care. We understand that moving into residential care is a big decision, and it can signal a considerable change in lifestyle. But here at Powley we’re passionate about our resident-directed care philosophy – and we’re firm believers that the way you live your life shouldn’t need to change just because you’re in care. While some care homes instil strict schedules for daily routines, at Powley you can wake up when you like, go to bed when you like, and continue enjoying a daily routine that suits you! We also deliver great palliative care and can offer respite care if we have rooms available.
Great care comes from great people
We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff because they make a big difference to our residents’ lives. Not only do we handpick staff with the right skills and experience, but we choose people who care deeply about our residents and who are incredibly passionate about what they do. For our team, treating people with dignity and respect comes naturally, and your best interests will always be our top priority.
Ramping up the fun factor
Our diversional therapist organises a dynamic and engaging activity programme for care home residents, including Ladies’ Club, Men’s Club, walking groups, baking classes, visiting entertainers, quizzes and special interest activities. We run two bus trips each month, plus put on a highly anticipated mid-winter feast and Christmas lunch for residents and their family and friends. There’s never a dull moment at the Powley care home!
Powley care home – a unique aged experience
• Receive 24-hour care from our registered nurses in a safe and comfortable environment
• 45 large and spacious care home rooms, each with their own ensuite
• Make yourself at home by bringing your own furniture and possessions
• Our on-site kitchen caters for all medical and cultural dietary requirements
• Our care home is close to our other village accommodation, so partners can visit easily
• Our four-year certification gives us the highest seal of approval from the Ministry of Health
• Friends, family – and even pets – are welcome to visit any time
• Friends and family are encouraged to join us on our outings and activities
• Enjoy special visits from the local Brownies and Girl Guides each Christmas
• Entertaining visitors? The village café is a great place to catch up with friends or family.
In this care home, the accommodation supplement pricing ranges from a minimum of $11.03 to a maximum of $22.07 per day. This pricing covers additional comforts and facilities over and above the standard provision for residential care.
Certification requires an independent auditing agency approved by the Ministry of Health to complete a comprehensive audit of compliance against the NZ Health & Disability sector standards.
Certification can range from 1 year to a maximum of 4 years
Our care home is certified and audited to provide safe and appropriate care for our residents with Ministry of Health Audit reports available here.
We have the skills and experience.
- Powley is a member of the Retirement Village Association
- All our nursing staff are registered with the NZ Nursing Council and hold a current Practising Certificate
- All our non-regulated care workers have access to Aged Care Education training programmes
- Metlifecare has contracts with some local District Health Boards to provide excellent care for our residents
Independent living in our cottages.
Comfortable. Spacious. Affordable.
Powley has a range of accommodation choices that allow for completely independent living through to serviced apartments, rest home and hospital care. This gives couples the chance to stay close should their needs be different.
We have 46 cottages, with pretty English gardens and serviced by three large multi-garaging spaces. The village is small so it’s just a stroll away from neighbours and recreational facilities.
You live with complete independence, and remain responsible for your own household tasks and meals, while we take care of all the outdoor maintenance. If you would like more help, we offer a range of service and care packages delivered to you in your home.
If you require assisted living options 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, a rest home and a hospital on-site.
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