NZ’s Retirement Villages Association (RVA) signs MOU with the Retirement Villages Residents Association of New Zealand (RVRANZ)

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A historic agreement between New Zealand’s retirement village industry and its residents’ association.

The Retirement Villages Association (RVA) and the Retirement Villages Residents Association of New Zealand (RVRANZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing to closer collaboration and co-operation.

As part of the MoU, the associations have agreed to develop a structure and process for a Resident Advisory Group (RAG) including members from both associations, which will meet regularly.

The RVRANZ says it will also work with the Commission for Financial Capability to finalise a short Resident Handbook for forming and conducting a resident committee, and will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the current legislation.

“The interests of our village residents are at the heart of everything we do so it’s great news that the RVA and RVRANZ will be working together to support the provision of a quality living environment for older New Zealanders,” Graham Wilkinson, president of the RVA, said.

“We are always looking to make improvements and this agreement with the RVRANZ will provide an opportunity to gain valuable input and insights in a range of areas.”