Wairarapa News : January 25th 2012
18 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 25, 2012 WHAT'S HAPPENING? EDITION THREE JANUARY 2012 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER This month we are featuring a very good client of ours, Glenwood Masonic Hospital and the Masonic Village. The Masonic complex is a great example of where pretty much all of the services Francetemp are able to offer are carried out within the one site. As with all of our clients we do our utmost to provide a top quality service and keep them running 24/7. We appreciate their custom and congratulate them on their contribution to the community. Geoff Starfish +Office Units Grant + Refrigeration Plant Geoff With Villa Outdoor Unit We are fortunate to be associated with Glenwood Masonic Hospital, and were privileged to be involved with the installation of services to the new hospital complex 18 months ago. The main theme that kept coming through for us during the project was the demand of quality by the Masonic Trust. Quality was demanded and Francetemp delivered a top quality services installation for a top quality building, stylish and energy effcient, a credit to the Masonic Trust. CONGRATULATIONS GLENWOOD Electrical Servicing and Alterations. We repair and service electrical equipment and fttings, as well as installation of new wiring for alterations that may be required. Refrigeration. We look after the kitchen coolroom and freezer room, providing 24/7 service. Ventilation. Fresh air systems, toilet/bathroom exhaust systems and the Kitchen exhaust hood and dishwasher exhaust require regular servicing to ensure they operate correctly and remain compliant within the building code. Heatpumps/Air Conditioning. Offce, common room and server room air conditioning, as well as domestic heat pumps for the units within the village. SERVICES WE PROVIDE TO THE COMPLEX EECA SUBSIDY Like a huge number of Wairarapa houses of the pre-2000 era, Wairarapa Masonic Village Villas are eligible for EECA subsidies for both insulation and heat pumps. Francetemp have installed quite a few heat pumps for the villas and fats of Masonic Village. The occupants enjoy the comfort of fresh cooling on hot sticky summer days and embracing warmth through cold winter months. Heat pumps are perfect for the villas and fats, and our Mitsubishi Electric units offer year round temperature control at the push of a button. Discreet and quiet, very economical to run, Masonic Village residents are sorted. Contact Francetemp Ltd for a free appraisal and quotation. We can take care of the application process for an EECA Warm Up subsidy for you, subsidies of up to $1200.00 are available. WE ARE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH ANY PROJECTS YOU ARE STARTING THIS YEAR, TOWN OR COUNTRY CALL US FOR YOUR BREAKDOWN, SERVICE WORK OR FOR A FREE CONSULTATION 207 HIGH ST MASTERTON Ph 06 370 8340 Fax 06 377 7100 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Free Phone 0800 443 287 4220790AC Enjoy the benefits of a warm, healthy and comfortable home 4323487AA Phone 0800 746 534 for a free, no obligation quotation You can get 33% off, up to $1,300 off the cost of Pink Batts® ceiling and underfloor insulation with an ENERGYWISE TM grant if your home qualifies. Wairarapa Masonic Village 4309496AA Celebrating 25 Years 1987 - 2012 Park-like setting is one of the many attractions to this retirement village By WARICK DUNN Wellington Masonic Villages Trust CEO It is the many attractive features of the village that has made it the largest retirement village in the Wairarapa. The park-like landscaping and generous spacing of villas means residents have a sense of their own space and do not feel crowded out by their neighbours. It is a very vibrant and open community with most residents mixing activities offered within the village with a wide range of ongoing connections both within Masterton and across the Wairarapa. As well as the very peaceful and quiet nature of its setting, people are also drawn to moving into the village because of the sense of security and peace of mind that comes from having many of the tasks of house owning being assumed by the village. The recent addition of the aged care facility adjacent to the village was well supported by the village residents. The proximity of the rest home and hospital to the village has meant that anyone needing ongoing care can retain their contact with friends and even participate in village activities. Looking forward I expect to see continued improvements to the amenities that we offer and a gradual increase to the numbers of villas in the village as we respond to ongoing demand from both the Wairarapa and beyond, to live in the Wairarapa's most established retirement community. FROM Page 17 Mix of ages Though village residents are not in need of the hospital care, it is reassuring to know that it is there. There is a mix of ages at the Masterton Masonic Village. While many residents are in their 70s, 80s and 90s, there are also those in their early 60s. Some residents have been there even longer than Irene. Lola Birchall is the village's longest term resident having signed up in 1986. Rental flats were built first along with three villas back in '86 and more villas were constructed later on and in 1990 the recreation centre hall was built. The hall was extended in 1992 and construction of more villas continued. In 2000 the trust bought more land for further expansion. More villas were finished in 2010 and the last few houses are to be built soon. The Masonic Village is owned and run by the Masonic Villages Trust and as a non-profit organisation; they put all their income back into their facilities. There are no shareholders demanding a slice of the profits or board members to be paid. The board's trustees are all voluntary and they bring a wealth of life and business experience to their governance role. As Masterton's first retirement village of its type, the Freemasons were forward-thinking when they planned the venture 30 years ago. The demand for top quality retirement housing has grown in Wairarapa over the years and the Masonic Village continues to set the standard.
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