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Inside this issue: • Update on the site • Our village is named! • Meet Cyril • Success at our information session Logan Campbell Retirement Village Autumn Newsletter 2018
Greetings from Lucy & Taryn Welcome to our ﬁrst edition of Campbell's Chronicle for 2018. Christmas celebrations are a distant memory and we are now working through the summer heat towards our wonderful new village opening in March 2018. We are excited to welcome Taryn Eagle, sales advisor, to the Logan Campbell team. Taryn has worked for Ryman since 2015, starting at Possum Bourne Retirement Village, and has worked at many of our Auckland Ryman villages. Taryn is highly experienced in managing the moving-in process, an integral part of the role for a new village. Our village is progressing rapidly and it’s wonderful to be named and have our own identity. Our independent and serviced apartments are selling well and as we get closer to opening, demand is increasing. Over 75% of apartments are now sold.
The naming ceremony was a very special event and ofﬁciated by Gordon Macleod, Ryman Chief Executive. Joining Gordon were our two special residents, Jan Saussey, our ﬁrst independent apartment resident, and Gail Tennent-Brown, our ﬁrst serviced apartment resident. Not only were the residents excited but the construction team joined in for the celebrations. Our next big event is our ﬁrst residents moving in on March 1st – we are ready! Kind regards,
Lucy Caldwell Sales Advisor 09 636 3883
Taryn Eagle Sales Advisor 09 636 3883
The Ryman Season of The Nutcracker The Royal New Zealand Ballet is hard at work to bring the new production of the muchloved Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, to New Zealand’s stages. The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker will be the RNZB’s biggest tour of 2018, opening in Wellington on 31 October and touring to Blenheim, Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Palmerston North, Napier, Auckland and Takapuna, through to 15 December. The Nutcracker is the third tour sponsored by Ryman, following the sell-out success of The Wizard of Oz and Romeo and Juliet.
Site address: 187 Campbell Road, Greenlane • Sales Ofﬁce: 754 Manukau Road, Royal Oak Phone: 09 636 3883
Get ready for the move-ins While the front of our village may still have scaffolding, in the far corner, where the ﬁrst independent apartments have been completed, it is quickly turning into an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The ﬁrst of our residents will soon move into their brand new independent apartments. Project manager Antony Williams says the onsite team has been working hard to ensure the inside of the building has been ﬁnished and all the right modiﬁcations have been completed properly. The complexities of having such a compact site with building work still underway meant the team has worked hard to create safe access for the residents.
They form part of the village centre which, again, is in the ﬁnishing stages. The tower crane will be around for a couple more months, says Ant, and then the workers – and the residents - will be waving goodbye to the familiar landmark. The next thing on Ant’s to-do list is a prayer to the weather gods! “We’re really hoping for a good run of weather to help us ﬁnish off the external work. We don’t want anything costing us precious time at this stage!”
“All the new residents will enter via the basement car park from which they can then get up to their apartments,” he says. “The basement basically stretches out beneath the whole village so it made sense to get all that done and that way we can keep our ﬁrst residents separate from the remaining construction work.” Meanwhile, following quickly behind the ﬁrst independents will be the ﬁrst serviced apartment residents.
Project manager Antony Williams is happy that they are entering the ﬁnal stages
<generic recipe> Bob Scott bowlers take on Melbourne While most of us were sleeping off our Christmas feasts on Boxing Day, four residents from Bob Scott Retirement Village were heading to Melbourne. The winners of the Ryman lower North Island regional bowls tournament, Arie Molenaar, Shirley Wilson, Ron Scott and Reta Morris, were eager to take on Australian bowlers in the Glen Waverley Bowls Carnival. “The atmosphere was brilliant. There was a lot of interest in us and people asking how we were doing,” Arie says. The team also enjoyed their visit to Ryman’s 1st Melbourne village the Weary Dunlop Retirement Village where they had a tour and morning tea with the residents.
ta t, Shirely Wilson and Re Arie Molenaar, Ran Scot a ent Bob Scott in Australi es pr re to d ou pr re we Morris talk there. It’s a social spot,” Arie says. “Sometimes we’re there for half an hour and we don’t play bowls we just talk!”
They all agree that it is the best thing to have a bowling green in a village as it brings people together.
They all give a very big thank you to Ryman and Denise Thompson, Ryman community and relations team leader, and Russ Nicholls, from the Glen Waverley Bowls Club.
“A lot of people go there just to sit and
“We’re just so proud to be part of Ryman.
Cashin Scholarship Winner 2018 Emma Glasson is all set to pursue her dream career after winning the $5,000 Cashin Scholarship. The 18-year-old from Invercargill has started her ﬁrst year studying for a Bachelor of Commerce and she says the scholarship has eased the pressure on her family. Emma’s mum Deanna is a senior caregiver at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village in Invercargill and started there in 2012 after the family moved south from Christchurch. Emma says the earthquakes were tough on the family. “The earthquakes took a toll on us all and mum and dad decided that Invercargill would be a good place to move to.’’ Emma is the seventh winner of the scholarship established in honour of
Ryman director Mike Cashin. Blair Cashin, Mike’s son, said Emma was a deserving winner. “We were delighted to support Emma’s ambitions to study accountancy. She’s part of a family whose lives were disrupted by the earthquakes but she is a determined character who has done well at school through her hard work.’’ The scholarship is open to all Ryman staff and their families.
Resident Esma Rastrick with New Zealand Women’s Weekly editor Alice O’Connell
The hunt for fantastic grandparents is on! Ryman Healthcare has joined forces with New Zealand Women’s Weekly magazine in the search for the nation’s Grandparents of the Year. To help launch this year’s search, Ryman invited magazine editor Alice O’Connell and her team to a lavish high tea at its Bert Sutcliffe retirement village where residents gave them a very warm welcome.
“With so many wonderful grandparents amongst our residents alone I just know choosing the winners is going to be extremely tough – I will have my tissues at the ready too!”
How to enter
Radio presenter Lorna Subritzky, was the MC for the event.
Describe in 500 words or less why you or your nominee deserves to be a winner
“With more mothers working and under so much pressure it’s grandparents who end up picking up the slack either with childcare or ﬁnancially - they are the unsung heroes,” she said.
For more information head to: nowtolove.co.nz/grandparentsoftheyear for more information
“So we need to celebrate these people and say they’re doing something wonderful.” Alice said more judges had been brought on board to choose each category winner this year, including Ryman’s own Group Sales Manager Debbie McClure, who grew up living next door to her grandparents. “I know from ﬁrst-hand experience just how special the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren can be and I’m thrilled that Ryman is involved with New Zealand Women’s Weekly to celebrate that.
The four categories are: Gran of the Year, Granddad of the Year, Honorary Grandparent of the Year (to recognise those who may not be bloodrelated but whose love is no less strong), and Grandparents of the Year. Closing date for entries is Sunday March 4, 2018. The competition is open to Ryman Residents.
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Campbell’s Chronicle Gordon MacLeod with Logan Campbell ﬁrst residents Jan Saussey and Gail Tennent-Brown
Ryman’s newest village honours father of Auckland Our village has been named after the man known as the father of Auckland, Sir John Logan Campbell (1817 – 1912). The man whose legacy has helped to preserve Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill and its surrounding land in Cornwall Park was the overwhelming choice of name for the residents of our soon-to-be opened village. Ryman’s Chief Executive Gordon MacLeod said he loved the choice of Logan Campbell as it was a name that would forever be associated with the area. “His contribution to public life was so pivotal to the creation of the city of Auckland as we know it today that in his lifetime he became known as the Father of Auckland. “It is therefore particularly appropriate for us to honour the man who is so integral to this part of Auckland.” Campbell received a knighthood in 1902 and when he died in 1912 at the age of
94 he was buried on the summit of One Tree Hill. Jan Saussey and Gail Tennent-Brown are two of the ﬁrst residents set to move into the village in March. They were both thrilled to be at the naming event where they discovered their apartments would face each other. Jan and Gail helped Gordon unveil the sign of the new village name and logo. They also received a book by Michael Horton; Reminiscences of a Long Life: John Campbell. Gordon paid tribute to project manager Antony Williams and his 300-plus team of construction workers. “They’ve faced a few challenges during the course of the build, not least having to persevere through Auckland’s fourth wettest winter on record, but they have nevertheless rallied and risen to meet each challenge to bring us closer to ﬁnishing what will be our 32nd village,” Gordon said.
It’s no surprise Cyril’s roots run deep. An only child, he was raised in nearby Heretaunga Street, he met local girl Nola at a dance and the pair got married at the Methodist Church on Grey Street, which is where they built the house he still lives in today. Nola worked as a furrier making fur coats while Cyril began an engineering apprenticeship in Devonport where he remained working until he retired at age 60 in 1988. The couple enjoyed some short stints in the UK with Cyril’s work where he also learned to make country wine – ie non-grape wine - from such things as pea pods!
lton i k S l i r y C Meet After a lifetime in his hometown of Onehunga, including an incredible 66 years in the same house, Cyril Skilton is getting ready for a milestone event – moving into Logan Campbell. Cyril had investigated retirement living a few years ago when his wife Nola was still alive and liked what he saw at Ryman, he just wished there was something in his neighbourhood. “My interests are in Onehunga, it’s my hometown, I know the people and I like the people,” he says simply. Now, having lived on his own for more than a decade, he was excited to hear about the new village going up on Campbell Road and quickly signed up. “I’m looking forward to the security, and knowing I’ve got back-up on the spot if anything happens to me.
“We had planted all these fruit trees in our garden so I made a few here too. The passionfruit and feijoa were the best ones,” he says. A few years before he retired, Cyril and Nola joined the Onehunga Historic Society because of Nola’s love of history. “After she died they talked me into going onto the committee and when the secretary moved to Wellington I ended up as secretary and now I’m supposed to know everything about the history of Onehunga!” he laughs. “The fortunate thing is with their archives I decided to transcribe them all onto the computer so a certain amount of it has stuck in my mind!” Another plus about Cyril’s upcoming move is that he already knows some of his future neighbours – friends from the Historic Society are moving in too! It shouldn’t take long for Cyril to settle in to his new life in the village. And at 89 he’s looking forward to several ﬁrsts that will come with it. “I’ll need to ﬁnd out what you’re not supposed to do with a dishwasher, a Wastemaster and a clothes dryer – I’ve never had them before!” he laughs.
Logan Campbell alight with new interest Interest in Logan Campbell Retirement Village is clearly cranking up with more seats needing to be brought in at our recent information presentation at the beautiful venue, Sorrento in the Park, located in Cornwall Park. Regional Sales and Community Relations Manager Tammy Drinkwater led the presentation, telling the audience that
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75 per cent of all apartments had already sold, including all of the three-bedroom independent apartments. Arthur Keane, Regional Operations Manager, took his turn to give details on Ryman’s Peace of Mind guarantees, including continuum of care and what that entails. At the end of the ofﬁcial presentation both Arthur and Tammy ﬁelded questions from the audience. Queries included pricing, parking, and keeping pets (pets are welcome and a part of village life – provided they pass the sales advisor test!). One person asked if there would be any open days, to which the response was yes, we're aiming for late April!
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