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What's in season in May

13 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Eat local. Eat what’s in season. Eat organic.
Confused by the different messages we hear about what to eat, when to eat it and where to buy it? You will read about some of the key findings and what’s in season this May right here:

You will save money!
When produce is in season in your local area, there is normally an abundance of the crop therefore making it relatively inexpensive. It’s the age old; supply and demand, if there’s too much of it, it’s cheaper to get your hands on it.

Fresh food tastes way better
For most of us, the ...

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Biggest barbie does wonders

12 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caloundra Weekly, 12 May 2016.

Home owners from the Halcyon Parks over-50s community at Meridan Plains cooked and sold more than 1000 sausages to raise money for prostate cancer research as part of the nationwide Big Aussie Barbie last month.

Barbecues held across the country have raised close to $800,000 to date for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Halcyon communities jumped on board with the initiative, with home owners cooking and selling sausages for a gold coin donation.

Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann, who worked for 20 years as a general practitioner, said a spinoff benefit of the ...

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Do a little social networking - its good for you

06 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Do you think people are losing the ability to have real, face-to-face conversations and interactions? Are our manners declining? Is correct spelling and grammar becoming a thing of the past?

How about general happiness and quality of life? If you’re constantly checking your smart phone or tablet, how good can your life really be?

To most people there will never be a clear or definite answer. Social media use will be up for debate for many more decades to come.

However according to the culmination of 15 years of surveys from ordinary Australian’s attitudes towards happiness and wellbeing. Australian Unity Wellbeing Index - ...

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Stronger bones, stronger you

01 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: May 2016
More than 140 home owners have been informed on the importance of bone health after a visit by the University of the Sunshine Coast’s mobile health clinic as part of Healthy Bones Action Week.

Guest speaker Rob Major presented to an attentive audience of Halcyon home owners about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones.

Halcyon Joint Managing Director Dr Bevan Geissmann, who worked for more than 20 years as a medical practitioner, said the program gave home owners an important insight into maintaining bone health in their later years.

“Our bones are responsible for many crucial functions ...

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Halcyon home owners cover premature babies’ needs

01 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: May 2016
The Halcyon craft and chat group have pulled together to provide relief for premature babies at the Gold Coast University Hospital. The women have made hundreds of beanies, blankets and incubator covers for the vulnerable babies in the hospital’s special-care unit.

Spokeswoman Brenda Whalon said they took on the project after hearing about the challenges faced by premature babies. “The Gold Coast University Hospital is equipped to care for many sick or premature babies who would previously have been sent to Brisbane”, said Brenda.

“This project is a great opportunity for us to get together for a worthy ...

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On yer bike

01 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: May 2016
The intrepid cyclists including Halcyon staff member Tracy Royal, descended on Queenstown before setting out on their 150km journey from Clyde to Middlemarch. The route followed the old Maniototo rail line and culminated with one of the world’s great train trips on the spectacular Taieri Gorge railway into Dunedin.

Along the trail the group took a step back in time to New Zealand’s rural past, cycling through spectacular scenery, sampling first-class produce from road stalls and wineries while creating lasting friendships and memories for life.

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The Big Battlefield Charity Bike Ride

01 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: May 2016
Inspirational home owner Laurie Whelan, is one of just nine people nationally shortlisted and subsequently selected to participate in a 580 kilometre charity bike ride traversing the battlefields and cemeteries of the first World War.

The Big Battlefield Bike Ride, taking place in Belgium and France in June, is organised by Mates4Mates, who support current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have physical or psychological injuries as a result of their service.

The journey spans from Ypres to Verdun with an expected duration of five days.

Participants were selected from all over Australia and Laurie was the only ...

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The future’s green with Halcyon

01 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: May 2016
Bob and Pam Jones will become among the first in Queensland to power their home by battery as the revolutionary Tesla power-saving system sweeps the world. The semi-retired couple are installing the Tesla system in their new home at Vision by Halcyon that ultimately could enable them to live ‘off the grid’.

The innovative battery system stores electricity generated from rooftop Solar Panels during the day so that power can be used during the night. Bob said the Tesla system would more than pay for itself over the next decade.

“As well as the financial spin-off, we’ll be ...

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Game, set and Pickleball

01 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: May 2016
It all began with an overseas phone call from avid Pickleball devotees, Arizona couple Ron and Gayle Groff who were planning a holiday down under and keen to take on some locals in their game of choice. One thing led to another and the couple were put in contact with the Halcyon Glades community and its growing band of fledgling players and Queensland’s (possibly Australia’s) first official Pickleball Tournament was on.

Cheered on from the sidelines by enthusiastic supporters, 20 players competed in the fun tournament that was dubbed ‘America versus the rest of the world’ due ...

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Mayor Tom Tate opens the Lifestyle and Aquatic Precinct

01 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: May 2016
It was the moment everyone had been waiting for… With local television news crews and press photographers in attendance, Gold Coast’s recently re-elected Mayor, Tom Tate declared the architecturally inspiring multi-million dollar Lifestyle and Aquatic Precinct at Vision by Halcyon officially open.

The Mayor was joined at the Official Opening ceremony and the unveiling of the plaque by Councillor Cameron Caldwell, home owners and special guests. After mingling with home owners and guests, Mayor Tate said the Leisure Club epitomised the Gold Coast way of life.

“This project is representative of the future of over 50’s living on ...

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