An Abbeyfield Society, based on Te Runanga O Whaingaroa is developing a proposal to house five older people in Kaeo in the far north of New Zealand on an attractive site overlooking the village.
The project has gained the support of the Housing New Zealand Corporation. A concept plan has been developed. Fund raising is continuing to ensure the eventual house debt level is minimised, enabling resident weekly fees to be kept to an affordable level for residents without independent means.
It is a region of Abbeyfield New Zealand.
Abbeyfield is a not-for-profit organisation providing companionship and an affordable home for older people.
The Abbeyfield method of operation is to promote and establish local community-based and volunteer-led Abbeyfield Societies. They, in turn, create and manage local Abbeyfield Houses providing lonely older people a dignified way of life at a weekly housekeeping charge affordable from state sourced welfare payments or the equivalent.
To be the most respected and successful community volunteer provider of locally based, affordable, family-styled housing for lonely older people who seek independence, companionship and safety in New Zealand.