A proud heritage

Woburn Masonic Village was founded by The Masonic Villages Trust, a leading charitable aged care provider set up in 1960 by the Freemasons to provide care and services for older people.

“Our retirement communities and care facilities are the first choice of many, thanks to our reputation for quality accommodation and personalised care. As a charity, any surpluses we generate are used to improve our services and facilities.”

Integrity, charity, excellence, respect for others and community service are foundation stones of Freemasonry. In keeping with these values, all people of goodwill – regardless of their race, religion, nationality or personal beliefs – are welcome at Woburn Apartments.

Woburn Apartments is operated by Masonic Villages Limited, a charitable company wholly owned by The Masonic Villages Trust. Its retirement communities and care facilities are the first choice of many, thanks to our reputation for quality accommodation and personalised care.

In all our villages we have a policy of actively building and upgrading our retirement offerings. We are now building a new village in Wainuiomata and plans are well advanced for the upgrade and expansion of Woburn Masonic Care next door.

For those who can afford a comfortable retirement we offer modern villas, boutique apartments and care suites that enjoy strong demand from potential residents. However, we also provide care and (in some of our villages) rental accommodation to older people of limited means. Some of our villages serve suburbs and provincial towns where it is uneconomic for commercial providers to operate.

The Trust can only afford to do this because it is a charity. Any surpluses we generate are used to improve our services and facilities to older New Zealanders. We also benefit from generous donations and bequests from Freemasons, residents and members of the wider community.

The Trust’s emblem echoes the forget-me-not, a small flower that has a longstanding historical connection with the values of Freemasonry – values upon which the Woburn Apartments is founded.

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