Welcome to St Andrew's Village

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of Glendowie, Auckland, lies St Andrew’s Village – a haven designed to enrich and empower your retirement journey. 

Our story began in 1956 with a visionary act of generosity. Sir George Elliott’s bequest laid the foundation for a village dedicated to supporting the well-being of older adults in the Eastern Bays community.

A Legacy of Evolution and Care

From the outset, St Andrew’s Village has championed resident comfort and progressive care. Gone are the days of institutional settings. In the early years, we offered a welcome departure with rental cottages and a care facility. Recognising the changing needs of our residents, we embarked on a complete care centre rebuild in the late 1990s. This commitment to modernization and resident well-being has remained a cornerstone of our village ever since.

Tailoring Your Journey: A Spectrum of Living Options

At St Andrew’s Village, we understand that retirement needs are as unique as you are. That’s why we offer a diverse selection of living options, ensuring a smooth transition and a perfect fit for you.


Indulge in the comfort and privacy of our architect-designed villas. Choose from two or three-bedroom layouts, some featuring dedicated studies and lifts for maximum convenience. These havens provide a sense of independence within a secure and supportive environment.

The Terraces Apartments

Embrace a vibrant community atmosphere in our newly developed apartments at The Terraces. Each residence boasts captivating views and easy access to a plethora of amenities. Imagine savouring culinary delights at our on-site restaurant, unwinding with a drink at the bar, or pampering yourself at the salon. Movie nights in our state-of-the-art cinema create a truly unique social experience.

Care Suites

Pioneering a revolutionary living concept, the Care Suites combine the comfort of luxurious independent living with the peace of mind of on-site care. These modern apartments feature kitchenettes, balconies, and spacious ensuites, providing a familiar and comfortable environment. The innovative “hybrid” model allows you to age in place, with care services seamlessly adapting to your evolving needs.

Take a guided tour through our Care Suites and learn about the design and technology provided here

Award Winning Care

St Andrew’s Village has recently achieved global award-winning excellence and secured three top honours at the prestigious 12th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards.

Often dubbed the “Oscars” of Aged Care, this international recognition cements our position as a leader in innovative senior living. The awards recognise excellence across various aspects of eldercare. St Andrew’s Village’s triple win highlights our dedication to resident well-being on multiple levels. We were awarded Operator of the Year – Residential Aged Care and Facility of the Year – Residential Aged Care, marking the first time a single site achieved both. “The awards reflect our people,” says CEO Andrew Joyce, and he feels it emphasises our commitment to “continually provide exceptional services in exceptional surroundings” and maintain strong resident-family connections.

St Andrew’s Village also secured the Facility of the Year – Ageing-In-Place award for our innovative approach to supporting independent living. The judges were impressed by our holistic approach to well-being and ongoing regeneration efforts that create a supportive and connected environment. Well done to all our incredible team village-wide who deserve a standing ovation for all their hard work and dedication that has now been recognised on the world stage.

Putting You First

St Andrew’s Village is dedicated to resident well-being, and this dedication has been recognized by Ageing Asia with the prestigious “Operator of the Year – Residential Aged Care” title. This award reflects our unwavering commitment to exceptional care:

  • Highly Trained Staff: Building trust and lasting relationships is paramount. Our team of highly trained and experienced staff members prioritize person-centred care. They work closely with you and your families to ensure informed decisions and a high standard of personalised care.
  • Dementia Care: Our Memory Care units create a safe and supportive environment for residents living with dementia. With specially designed spaces, residents can engage in stimulating activities and therapies that promote well-being and maintain a sense of connection. Watch our video here.
  • Respite Care: Understanding the importance of caregiver well-being, St Andrew’s Village offers short-term respite care services. This allows families to take a break or holiday with peace of mind, knowing their loved ones are receiving exceptional care.
  • Palliative Care: In partnership with Dove Hospice, St Andrew’s Village provides compassionate and dignified end-of-life care. This ensures residents receive comfort and support while respecting their wishes and those of their families.

You can find all the information you need to know about our Care Centre by visiting our online reception here. or browsing our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage.

Technology for Enhanced Care

Technology plays a vital role in enhancing resident safety and well-being at St Andrew’s Village. Here’s a glimpse into how we’re embracing innovation:

The Elsi Smart Floor System: The Care Suites showcase our commitment to cutting-edge technology. These innovative apartments incorporate the Elsi Smart Floor system. Discreetly embedded copper tiles beneath the carpets monitor resident movement. In the event of a fall, the system triggers an alert for staff, allowing for immediate assistance and promoting resident independence with peace of mind.

As residents move about their apartment, their weight is concentrated on a few copper tiles at a time. However, in the event of a fall, the weight is distributed across multiple tiles, immediately triggering an alarm for our care team, without the resident needing to activate an alarm call themselves. This seamless integration allows us to provide increased levels of care, running in the background 24/7 alongside our more traditional nurse call systems. Furthermore, the Elsi Smart Floor system can be customised to meet individual resident needs, such as providing automated alerts if a known fall risk resident gets out of bed at night, allowing our staff to promptly assist them.

Additional Technological Advancements: As part of stage two in the development of the Care Suites complex, St Andrew’s will be utilising the latest in health and wellbeing systems like Elma™.  Once installed in the corner of a room, the Elma™ sensor indicates the presence of a person in a room and detects and logs movement in a highly unobtrusive way: no cameras are needed. Elma™ enables efficient fall detection and prevention. The user interface includes long-term activity diagrams and alarm history: the diagrams reveal crucial changes in behaviour that result from altering medication, and other routine changes that could otherwise go unnoticed.

Investing in the Future: Sustainability and Innovation

At St Andrew’s Village, we believe in fostering a healthy environment not just for our residents, but for generations to come. That’s why we’re committed to responsible practices and environmental stewardship. Here’s how we’re making a difference:

  • Carbon Neutrality: We’re actively pursuing carbon neutrality, aiming for a Homestar eight, nine or even ten rating in future builds. This prestigious home energy rating system signifies exceptional energy efficiency, minimising our environmental footprint and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Sustainable Building Practices: We go beyond energy efficiency. We incorporate sustainable building practices whenever possible, utilising eco-friendly materials and promoting water conservation throughout the village.
  • A Commitment to Green Spaces: Lush gardens and walking paths weave throughout St Andrew’s Village, providing residents with a connection to nature and promoting a sense of well-being.

Beyond the Walls: Cultivating a Vibrant Community

St Andrew’s Village is more than just a retirement community – it’s a place to connect, learn, and thrive. Here are just a few things that set us apart

A Bridge to the Wider Community

St Andrew’s Village believes in embracing the wider Glendowie community. The Terraces’ restaurant and bar are open to the public, fostering connections and creating a vibrant atmosphere. This not only allows residents to connect with new faces but also gives the wider community a chance to experience the exceptional service and amenities offered by St Andrew’s Village.

Social Activities

Fostering a sense of community and engagement is central to St Andrew’s philosophy. The Irwin Miller Centre serves as a hub for social events, fitness classes, and group activities. Whether it’s a lively game of cards or a stimulating book club, there’s always something exciting happening in the village.

Unparalleled Amenities

Experience an array of luxurious amenities within the village. The Terraces restaurant offers a fine dining experience with stunning views. For pampering sessions, the on-site salon provides expert services, while the state-of-the-art cinema delivers a touch of Hollywood glamour.

A Place to Call Home

St Andrew’s Village is more than just a collection of buildings and amenities. It’s a vibrant community where residents can forge meaningful connections, embrace life’s possibilities, and experience a true sense of belonging. Here are just a few things residents love about their experience at St Andrew’s Village:

  • Carol Smith, Resident: “There’s an overriding feeling of community here. You can live as independently as you want, but you also have the support and everything available to you.”
  • Dave Lovell, Resident: “It didn’t feel like a retirement village for a start, it felt more like a family.”
  • Graeme Kelly, Resident: “They’re just tremendous, so welcoming and they’ll do anything for you. The treatment is brilliant.”

We look forward to welcoming you to St Andrew’s Village