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Bupa village life while staying at home

Date: 27 Aug 2021

Our village residents have been keeping busy during Alert Level 4 and our village managers have been checking on them regularly. Here's what they've been up to. 


Courtesy milk delivery to all village residents

Kathy was very pleased to receive her complimentary bottle of milk from village assistant Kristy. The village team member dressed as a cowgirl specially for the occasion as she distributed the free milk to each of the apartment doors at Bupa Glenburn Retirement Village.

The extra milk comes in handy for cups of tea and coffee while staying at home.



Staying close to home 

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You can find Marilie outside her Bupa Country Lodge Retirement Village studio with a good book, enjoying the afternoon sun. During Alert Level 4 she has been in regular contact with her two sons on the telephone.

After a lengthy career in food shops, Marilie loves her food, and looks forward to the village extra meal service. The meals are currently delivered to her door for contactless delivery and she definitely has her favourites. 

“I love the hamburgers and the lasagna. They are nice dinners and beautiful lunches and I don’t have to think about preparing them myself.”


Wattle Downs Ice Cream

Ice cream makes Alert Level 4 days brighter

Alan and Mary are two Bupa Wattle Downs Retirement Village residents who jumped at the chance to cool down with an ice cream. Their village manager, Lynne Westbrooke has been delivering the ice creams to the doors of her residents while they are in lockdown.

“Everyone has been doing really well during this Alert Level 4, but it’s nice to treat everyone with an afternoon surprise,” Lynne says.





Village hallway bingo during lockdown

‘Legs eleven’ and ‘sweet sixteen’ were bingo calls made from the village hallways as of our Activities Coordinator, Sue Hawkins and her Bupa Merrivale Retirement Village residents improvised during lockdown.

Everyone stayed in their apartment bubbles, while physically distancing and wearing masks as they enjoyed musical bingo in the Whangarei village.

Players were played a tune down the corridor and had to guess the tunes and match it on their bingo sheets.

“It was really fun for everyone with a big sing-along too,” Bupa Merrivale Retirement Village General Manager, Katrina Symonds says.