Pets play a pivotal role in our lives so it was a huge relief for Jacquie Vercoe to discover she could bring her beloved spoodle dog, Luca, with her to Tamahere Country Club.

“I could not have parted from him,” she admits. Our pet-friendly policy helped seal the deal for Jacquie who has previously lived in Tamahere (on Pencarrow Road) for over six years. She is originally from Claudelands in Hamilton.

The attractive lawns and gardens Jacquie has seen at other Sanderson Group villages really appealed to her, alongside the fact she could have her own house and still be as independent as she wished while knowing full care facilities were available in future if required.

“Sandy and Brendon were so helpful and super to deal with. Having to make all the decisions either by telephone or email, the process was so easy. On the odd occasion I had to come to Tamahere Country Club I always received a very warm welcome.”

Jacquie says her family are very supportive of her decision to move and they will only be an hour’s drive away. “Several of my friends, having seen the Tamahere Country Club promotion on TV, have said they can see I will be so happy and would love to move to Tamahere as well. I still have a lot of old friends, school friends and a cousin nearby too.”

As well as caring for Luca, her favourite hobbies include knitting, gardening, reading, aqua aerobics and tai chi. Jacquie currently lives in a terraced house and can’t wait to begin a new chapter when she moves to Tamahere shortly.

“I am so looking forward to being on one level and also to having an internal garage. Plus I’m looking forward to making new friends.”