About us

History - Everil Orr

The Everil Orr site has been a prominent landmark in Mt Albert for many decades, providing care and accommodation to the elderly, and is named after the Reverend Everil Orr. In 1933, Rev. Orr began a ministry at the Auckland Methodist Central Mission which lasted 39 years. A man of exceptional vision, faith and business acumen, he lead the Central Mission to undertake a substantial building programme.

An authority in aged care, many of the original buildings erected during his tenure were to create a retirement community and the new Everil Orr Living development is acknowledgement that there will be a retirement community at Allendale Road, Mt Albert for generations to come.

Airedale Property Trust (APT) is a registered Charitable Trust related to Methodist Mission Northern (MMN).  All profits generated by APT go towards supporting the social programmes of Lifewise Trust and MMN.

Everil Orr Living is owned and managed by Airedale Property Trust (APT), which is the kaitiakitanga of the investment assets of Methodist Mission Northern (MMN).  
Following years of tireless service, the village has been recently redeveloped to be fit-for-purpose and future-proof. Through excellence in design, the redeveloped site is enhancing and enriching the neighbourhood and community.

With stages one and two operating as luxury independent living apartments and recreational facilities, stage three is now ready to present to the market with a brand-new bespoke care building and eight luxury penthouse apartments with extensive elevated views.

Meet the team

    Barbara Smith

    Sharon Fisher

    Helen Saberton

    Barbara Smith

    General Manager, Independent Living - Everil Orr Living

    Barbara holds a National Diploma in Hospitality Management from Central University of Technology, South Africa, and possesses extensive experience in hospitality, education, retirement village management and sales. Over the years, Barbara has demonstrated excellence as a General Manager, skillfully leading teams and delivering exceptional customer satisfaction across various industries.

    Sharon Fisher

    Clinical Manager - Everil Orr Living

    Sharon qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2006 after returning to NZ from the UK, where she lived for 10 years. She has worked in medical, emergency and community nursing, and has spent six years in nurse education, working with new graduate nurses in the Waitemata DHB. She has worked in Aged Care for the past two years as a Clinical Manager. Sharon has a MHSc with a focus on developing the Aged Care nursing workforce.

    Helen Saberton

    General Manager, Care - Everil Orr Living

    Helen came to New Zealand in 2015 with a 25+ year background in Neurosciences Nursing in the UK as a Senior Nurse Manager. Helen is now happily an NZ Citizen. Helen is primarily focused on chronic neurological conditions which had a large older persons component. Since arriving in NZ, she has worked in the Aged Care sector as a Care Home Manager and as an Operations Manager. Helen has a BSc in Clinical Practice and is an NZ Registered Nurse. Helen’s passions outside of work are gardening and exploring the beautiful islands.