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    August 14, 2018
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RYMAN HEALTHCARE I always felt that she deserved the best." 25 The inspiration behind the philosophy of New Zealand's biggest retirement village company Back in 1983, Kevin Hickman, a former policeman turned private detective, investigated a resthome fire in Christchurch and did not like what he saw Brenda says she has noticed a massive change in her Mum Myra since she has been living in Ryman's Evelyn Page village in Orewa. To me it was crazy, the standards were so poor Kevin recals She knows everyone, has become really social and tries new things like table tennis, She is in a lovely place, is healthy and enjoyinglie "Ithought, what would 'want for Mum?"Td want a single room, with an attachod onsuite. Not a shared ensuite, because that creates enormous problems Care is at the heart of what And so, Ryman's philosophy that care has to be'good yman do. And it's got to be good enough for Mum was born. enough for Mum, or Dad! Kevin teamed up with business partner John Ryder Ryman- a combination of Ryder and Hickman Healthcare was registered, and they bought their first property to convert into a resthome in 1384 Since Kevin and John established Ryman Healthcare more than 30 years ago, the company has grown to become the largest retirement village operator in New Zealand and a trusted operator in Victoria, Australia. When Myra started looking at retirement options Brenda and her family knew it had to be the very best. Myra is a very special Mum, so Brenda needed somewhere she could trust for her to move into. However, Ryman's core philosophy remains the same. Care is at the heart ofwhat Ryman do. And it's got to bo good enough for Mum, or Dad For more information about the Ryman difference visit our website www.rymanhealthcare.co.nz or phone Josie on 0800 000 290