Award Winning Retirement Villages in Christchurch

Award Winner

60 Years Service

Locally Owned

Charitable Trust

Accommodation and Care Options

Lifestyle Villages

  • Remain independent
  • Group activities
  • Professional, personal care
  • 1- or 2-bedroom units

Care Options

  • Dedicated personal care
  • Respite & dementia care
  • Communal activities
  • Higher level of care

About Us

  • Archer’s history
  • About the charity
  • About the founders
  • Our LIFE Vision

Award Winning Retirement Villages in Christchurch

Welcome to Archer Retirement Villages and Rest Homes! We offer a choice of boutique lifestyle villages and homes. We encompass three sites in close proximity in Christchurch that offer a continuum of lifestyle and care options. ‘Living life…loving life’ is our goal. We want people to come to Archer and ‘love life’. Engage, be enriched and enjoy living at Archer.

Archer is locally owned as a Charitable Trust, which means as surpluses are made they are reinvested for the betterment of our people and community. We were established 60-years ago, and the special character of our Christian heritage is still important for many of the people here at Archer today. We look forward to meeting you.

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In spite of her blindness she always appeared immaculately dressed and groomed. As her health deteriorated management of her needs was unobtrusively increased causing her always only the minimum of worry.

Friend of resident. -

“Overall, Archer has struggled to care for a grumpy, stubborn, opinionated, physically unmotivated women, whose mind is intact. The fact that they have managed to do so with great compassion, almost unfailing courtesy and respect is to their credit.”      

Family feedback. -

“There’s something about this place that’s wonderful”      

Resident. -

“…Dad is enjoying Archer more than we had dared hope. He has been blossoming there. A large part of this is we feel, due to the warm personalities of the staff you have picked…” 

 daughter. -

“…The atmosphere at Archer is wonderful – you can really feel the love, peace and caring. I so much enjoyed coming to entertain for the residents, and having the opportunity to meet such beautiful people, both residents and staff…”

Volunteer. -

“I am grateful for all your loving support not only to me but to my family. They have all expressed their thanks for your loving care and the feeling of a warm community spirit…”

resident. -

“Words just don’t express my gratitude to Archer and staff for all the Love-Care-Support and attention that you gave my Mother. Life wasn’t easy near the end, but Archer was home to her, and I wish to thank you for that…”

Daughter. -

“I’d like to thank you for making my recent short stay so comfortable in so many ways…The conditions and service could not be faulted…numerous people greeted me daily…the assisting staff were so helpful at any time…”

Respite Care Resident. -

“Thank you to all the Archer staff on behalf of me and our family for the quality of care you gave our mother… We feel her move was overdue but when it became possible, what you provided her with could not have been bettered… We saw her relax with a sense of security, care and comfort and that was much needed for her…”

Daughter. -

Thank you for the wonderful care you are providing for my Mother. Living overseas…It was such a wonderful relief to visit and see that Mum was in a wonderful place, a place full of love and dedication to its residents…”

Daughter. -