May 24, 2021
Chef with seasonal ingredientsat Ambridge Rose

Seasonal taste sensations

When the seasons change, so too does the menu for Ambridge Rose residents. The meals prepared in each home are overseen by our executive chef, Mike Jones, who sources as much fresh produce and meat from local suppliers, as well as Ambridge Rose’s gardens. With the shorter days, there is an abundance of late harvest fruit and vegetables including pumpkins, […]
May 24, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine at Ambridge Rose

Dear families, friends and residents, We have now been advised by the DHB of the date to start the vaccine process for our residents. The confirmed first dose is due to administered in teh week commencing May 31, 2021 The Manor: 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 2nd June 2021 At The Manor, we will be setting up two lounges for this […]
May 19, 2021
Woman 100th birthday card

Celebrated a century on Christmas Day

When Martha was born in Rotterdam on Christmas Day, 1921 she must have been a special gift for her older sister and parents. Martha recalls her mother always did something special to celebrate her birthday, even though it fell on Christmas Day. She grew up in a city home with three sisters and remembers her father imported marble from Italy […]
May 12, 2021
Women with chicken egg

Here chook, chook

In March, our eagerly anticipated new residents arrived at The Villa and they are proving to be extremely popular with everyone. Three laying hens named Nibbles, Butter and Kentucky have made themselves at home in the backyard and they entertain residents, staff and visitors with their gentle nature and fossicking for food. For months there were preparations – selecting the […]
May 3, 2021
Family looking at bird feeder at The Cottage

Hello to the birds

A love for the garden and being outdoors continues to be a daily pleasure for Mary at The Cottage. Her husband, Cliff and daughter, Joanne kindly donated birdfeeders and a birdbath for the pleasure of all residents and the local birds enjoy them, too. Mary and Cliff have lived in Howick for more than 45 years and Mary spent much […]
April 8, 2021
Covid vaccine

Covid-19 and influenza vaccine at Ambridge Rose

Dear residents and families, On 18th March 2021, we were advised by our industry association (New Zealand Aged Care Association) that the Ministry of Health (MoH) was prioritizing the aged care sector under group two to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and that it should take precedence over the influenza immunisation programme, as influenza was seen a less threat with […]
March 12, 2021
Alert level 1

Covid level 1 – Return to normal but must remain vigilant

Dear residents, families and friends, This morning the Prime Minister announced that from midday the alert level in Auckland returns back down to level 1. We can now return to normal but still must remain vigilant for our at-risk population. Once again, we can’t thank our fantastic staff enough, who have done an amazing job looking after your loved ones […]
March 5, 2021

Ambridge Rose effectively operating at Covid level 3

Dear residents, families and friends, As advised by the Prime Minister this afternoon, from 6am Sunday 7th March 2021 Auckland is moving back into level 2. The intention is to move back to level 1 on Saturday 13th March 2021, however this will be confirmed later next week. Thank you for doing your part and assisting us keeping COVID-19 out […]
February 28, 2021
Covid-19 unite

Ambridge Rose level 4 lockdown until further notice

Dear residents, families and friends, As advised by the Prime Minister last night, Auckland has been placed in level 3 lockdown from 6am Sunday 28 February for next seven days. To support the well-being of our residents and staff, we have made the decision to stop all visitors from entering our facilities immediately. Effectively, we are in level 4 lockdown […]