Get independent advice

Moving to a retirement village is a big decision and not always an easy one.  Make sure you have everything you need to make a decision that's right for you now - and in the future.

For some independent advice or a second opinion, try these trusted sources:

Retirement village advice

  • Commission for Financial Capability
    The Commission makes sure village operators comply with the Retirement Villages Act 2003 and the Code of Practice. They also provide education and information about retirement villages.  Visit the Commission for Financial Capability website or call 0800 268 269.

  • The Retirement Villages Association (RVA)
    If a retirement village operator is a member of the RVA, you'll know the practices and processes they use are in accordance with the law and that they're committed to the highest levels of service.  
    Visit the Retirement Village Association (RVA) website

  • Retirement Village Residents' Association New Zealand Inc.
    To find out more about the rights of retirement village residents in New Zealand, visit the Retirement Village Resident's Association NZ website

 Financial advice

  • Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) 
    Subsidised care is evaluated by WINZ.  To find out if you're eligible visit the WINZ website or call 0800 552 002

  • Sorted.org.nz
    For useful financial tips and tools, along with a budgeting section focused on retirement living, check out the Guides on the Sorted website