Village manager Andrea Allott changes up the hour sessions with darts, bowls and exercise sessions on a DVD. Resident Ron Mackie says his favourite exercise classes are the ones where he can use the hand weights and work up a sweat.
“It really does improve my coordination and strength. The morning classes definitely set me up for the day and get my body into action.”
With the Rangiora countryside only a five minute walk away, regular walks and exercise are routine for a number of the residents in the 47 villa village.
Ron says most people like the social interaction too as they all stay to chat and make a cup of tea afterwards.