Enliven | Positive Ageing Services

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deserves to enjoy life,
whatever their age

Chalmers Home, New Plymouth

The welcoming, vibrant and family-focused atmosphere at Enliven Central’s Chalmers Home will make you feel right at home.

This home has spacious entertaining areas, an indoor bowling green, and cosy lounges surrounding a sunny central courtyard garden. The modern home overlooks the beautiful Tasman Sea and is just a hop, skip and a jump from the coastal walkways, shopping centre and bowling club.

  • Enquiries welcome
  • Warm, friendly and vibrant
  • Modern home with captivating sea views
  • Rest home, hospital, respite and convalescent care available
  • Social Club (Day Activity Programme) offered

The Chalmers difference

Enliven Central embraces the Eden Alternative – an elder-directed model of care. At Chalmers Home you’ll be supported to maintain your independence and routines, and to continue with your hobbies, interests and passions.

Your pet is welcome to move in with you if it ‘gets on’ with other people and animals and your grandchildren and other family are always welcome to visit. if you’re a gardener we have plenty of space and if you’re a cook, our chef is always looking for a helping hand!

There is also a high level of family and community involvement at Chalmers Home. Residents are welcome to have visitors at any time – there’s plenty of space for entertaining grandchildren and family, with kitchens and lounges available so you can continue with your family traditions.

Read more about the Eden Alternative.

A life worth living

A highlight for many residents is the social life. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Chalmers Home residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of a varied social calendar. The constantly changing programme includes activities such as sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties, high-tea, café visits and bbqs in the courtyard. Residents are encouraged to invite their family and friends to enjoy the various lounges, gardens and courtyards, or join them for a meal.

Your place. Your space.

At Chalmers Home you’ll enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and secure central gardens. But of course, you’ll also have your own private room. This is your space.

The modern, recently redecorated rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.

We also have some premium rooms available. These rooms include ensuites and a private courtyard/balcony.

Our people

Chalmers Home staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace an elder-directed philosophy of care.

We have nurses on-duty 24-hours-a-day. The home’s GP visits at least twice a week and we are in regular contact to ensure all clinical needs are met.

At Chalmers Home we also have a podiatrist, physiotherapist and hairdressers that visit regularly. Of course, if you have other health needs we’re usually able to arrange for a health professional to visit you at Chalmers Home.

Rest Home

Chalmers Home’s rest home level care provides you with the very best in clinical care in an engaging and caring environment.


Chalmers Home’s hospital level services are similar to rest home care, but focus on supporting residents with complex clinical needs.

Respite and Convalescent Care

Enliven’s Chalmers Home also welcomes older people who require short term care and support. This may be when your usual carer or family member needs a break or following surgery or illness.

During your stay, you’ll enjoy your own furnished room, shared lounges and delicious meals in the dining room or your room. You’re also invited to take part in any of the activities and residents’ outings.

Please be aware this service is subject to room availability. Feel free to contact us to find out more.

The Social Club (Day Activity Programme)

The Social Club at Enliven Central’s Chalmers Home has been designed for older people in the New Plymouth community who are still living in their own homes.

The programme will give you opportunities to socialise with others at a similar stage in life and take part in a variety of fun and engaging activities. Activities include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, arts, craft, music and cooking.

Chalmers Home’s Social Club runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. We offer a pick up/drop off service within the city limits.

Accessing our services

Accessing any of our services is easy. You can be referred by a doctor or Needs Assessment Agency, or you can call us directly.

Our services can be paid for privately, or you may be eligible for a subsidy from Taranaki District Health Board.

Read more about rest home care subsidies.

Contact us

Manager: Corie Haddock
Address: 20 Octavius Place, New Plymouth
Phone: 06 758 5190
Fax: 06 759 9320
Email: chalmers@psc.org.nz


Eden registered
Rest Home
24-hour nursing care
80 bedrooms
Social Club (Day Activity Programme)

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