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Life begins at 50

Barbecue for a good cause

11 October 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Sunshine Coast Daily, 11 October 2016.

Bli Bli’s over-50s have raised more than $1000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation as part of this year’s nationwide Big Aussie Barbie campaign.

Home owners from Halcyon Landing cooked up and consumed more than 150 hamburgers, spreading awareness for the cause and raising much-needed funds for the fight against the disease.

Organiser and home owner John Dickie said the event, hosted at Halcyon Landing’s Recreation Club, involved about 160 people.

“The day involved talks from nominated Prostate Cancer Foundation personnel followed by the barbecue itself and live entertainment,” he said.

Halcyon Landing community manager Donna ...

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Authors who were over 50 before they were published

07 October 2016 | by Halcyon

We all love a success story. More often we hear of younger people who seem to become an overnight success. And good on them, because their journey was likely to be anything but overnight!

It’s always warming to hear the Cinderella stories about the writers who struggled for years to write and get published. There’s the well known trials and tribulations of Kathryn Stockett whose best seller, The Help (which was later turned into a great film) was rejected 61 times.

If fairytales are anything to go by the message is that writers should stick to their dreams, perseverance could quite possibly ...

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Halcyon Glades rammed earth wall, more than just a pretty facade!

05 October 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: 5 Oct 2016
Sunshine Coast firm Rammed Earth Constructions were responsible for the monolithic rammed earth wall that extends the length of Halcyon Glades magnificent Recreation Club affectionately known as the ‘Long House’, providing a definitive architectural statement that compliments the pitched roof and expressed timber columns.

But the rammed earth wall isn’t just about its dramatic visual appeal. Composed of sandstone-based materials with some oxides included, the wall is non-toxic, non-polluting and ‘breathes’, offering an environmentally friendly construction solution that boasts multiple benefits.

CSIRO research (and centuries of use worldwide) has proved rammed earth is extremely durable ...

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Countdown to club life...

01 October 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: Oct 2015
For the lucky home owners at Vision by Halcyon the wait is almost over with the signature Lifestyle and Aquatic Precinct set to open and be fully operational before Christmas. The finishing touches are now being completed on this multi-million dollar facility that houses the fully equipped fitness centre, pool, spa, private cinema and so much more.

The first official function to be held in the Leisure Club will be Melbourne Cup and everyone is eager to get the party started! But it’s not just all fun and games, health and wellbeing are at the top of ...

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Less is more, the benefits of downsizing to a new home

30 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Decisions, decisions… for most over 50’s, the topic of downsizing looms large when planning for the future. The multiple benefits of downsizing does provide a compelling list of reasons to reduce the hassles associated with living in a large home.

In earlier years a big house made sense, with lots of bedrooms, a large backyard and swimming pool so the kids could play and have heaps of extra room for entertaining friends and family. But as over 50’s reach the ‘empty nester’ phase and the kids have moved out, thoughts turn to downsizing, de-cluttering and the future.

Firstly it’s the financial rewards ...

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Kits will assist women

29 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caboolture Shire Herald, 29 Sept 2016.

Homeowners at a Caboolture over 50s community have banded together to make 1400 birthing kits for women in developing countries.

Halcyon Glades homeowners welcomed not-forprofit organisation Zonta International into their Recreation Club last month where the birthing kits were put together.

About 30 Halcyon Glades homeowners assembled 1400 birthing kits, which will be sent to places such as Ethiopia and Pakistan to assist in safer births.

The group aims to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy and envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognised as human rights.

Halcyon Glades homeowner Barbara Rollins ...

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Are you packing for your next holiday? Here are some gadgets that definitely need to be packed…

23 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Gadgets… whether you like it or not, do serve a purpose in life, some more than others but I guess it depends on who you ask. Make your travelling life just that little bit easier with some handy and very useful gadgets…

Pack a good camera
For a lot of us our phone doubles as a camera, but if you are after really good quality shots at all times of the day, a good camera is priceless. Luckily due to advances in technology you don’t have to re-finance your home to get yourself a high quality camera that suits you. 

Portable charger
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Signs you’re ready to retire right now

16 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Did you know studies have shown that retirement actually makes people happier! Who would have thought? It’s a big life decision and some of us will refuse to accept now is the time to allow yourself the enjoyment and freedom we have worked so hard for. Below outlines some things that may be happening in your life that show you really are ready for the big R.

Your friends are retired and you secretly want to be them. You love listening to their stories of travel, spare time and newfound hobbies but you are silently jealous and might avoid some of ...

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Developing our students

15 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Maroochy Weekly, 15 Sept 2016.

Children at Bli Bli State School have been appointed new “grandparents”, thanks to an initiative introduced earlier this year.

Up to 25 home owners in the over-50s community of Halcyon Landing are participating in the “adopt a grandchild” program, working in the tuckshop, helping students with reading, and gardening.

Halcyon Landing community manager Donna Osborne said it was great to see home owners using their skills to constantly help others.

“Many children either don’t have grandparents living nearby or don’t have any at all,” she said.

“The project is a great opportunity for the Halcyon community ...

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Choosing the right over 50’s living option…

09 September 2016 | by Halcyon

No doubt you’ve spent many a night pondering over your future living options, with a glass of your favourite red in hand… Deciding on where you are going to live is one of the biggest decisions in your life, I always say go with your gut, but for a more conservative approach to the decision making process, breaking things down really helps. 

Prioritise
What is important to you? Do you want to be near your friends and family? Do you want a complete start over? Do you want to be by the water? Do you want to wake up to the ...

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