Life begins at Halcyon

Pat and Trevor say goodbye to Halcyon Waters

09 February 2018 | by Halcyon

Long-time Halcyon Waters home owners Pat and Trevor Thomas have pulled up stumps at Hope Island and are making a sea change just 20 minutes down the road at Main Beach.

Declaring the past decade at Halcyon Waters “the best 10 years of their life”, the couple have moved up in the world – literally - and are trying out high-rise living. “This is the second longest period we’ve spent in one place,” Trevor said. “I think it just comes back to ‘it’s time’ and we’re going to experience vertical living.”

Life at Halcyon has been transformative for the couple; Trevor’s lost ...

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Lifestyle showcase seals the Halcyon deal

09 February 2018 | by Halcyon

Just over a year ago downsizing Sunshine Coast couple Des and Vicki Kenny knew next to nothing about living in a Halcyon over 50s lifestyle community.

Today the Buderim retirees are looking forward to moving into their new home within the $130 million Halcyon Lakeside community at Bli Bli next year.

They became sold on the Halcyon lifestyle and its simple financial model after attending two of the company’s regular information sessions on the Sunshine Coast.

“About a year or so ago we went to a bowls and information day at Halcyon Landing in Bli Bli and we thought ‘this is where we ...

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Find out the facts

05 February 2018 | by Halcyon

Join us for one of our upcoming Information Sessions. Find out the facts about over 50’s living. We are nothing like a retirement village.
Wednesday 28 February
Club Pine Rivers
Wednesday 7 March
Springwood Tower Hotel
Wednesday 14 March
Buderim Tavern

To register your interest call 1800 626 488 or sales@halcyondays.com.au

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Rec Club the epicentre of friendship, fun and fitness

01 February 2018 | by Halcyon

Halcyon Lakeside home owners are plunging into the huge array of activities, facilities and events now at their doorstep in the community’s spectacular new Recreational Club.

From aqua aerobics, Zumba and Pickleball to home brewing, snooker challenges and Happy Hour at the Sunset Bar, the Rec Club is a five-star hub of fun, friendship, fitness and relaxation.

Community manager Donna Osborne said the Rec Club’s packed timetable of activities, diverse interest groups and regular social events were allowing home owners to make the most of their Halcyon Days.

“It has become the heart of the community,” she said.

“Our home owners are getting active ...

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Thinking of moving to an over 50’s community? What will it cost you?

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Downsizing from the family home and moving into an over 50’s community can be a big decision, especially if you have lived in the same home for more than 20 years. The memories, friendships and all that stuff you’ve gathered over the years can make the prospect of shifting quite daunting. You also need to consider your financial security.

An over 50’s community is a cost-effective downsizing option for those who want to maintain their independence but also enjoy the many benefits of living in an active and vibrant community with like-minded people.

Why choose Halcyon?
When purchasing in a Halcyon over ...

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Have the kids left home? Are you planning your next move and thinking of downsizing?

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Exploring the living options for the over 50s

There are so many choices now available for people aged over 50. From apartments, townhouses and duplexes to community living, retirement villages or aged care – and each with their own financial structure. Understandably, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Here are some helpful tips to help you figure out what’s best for you:

1. Go to a free information seminar: Every month Halcyon holds free information seminars around South East Queensland to help people just like you. This seminar is a ‘no sales’ affair and is a general information session, where ...

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Retirement villages and Over 50’s communities explained

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

To keep it simple, here are the key differences and the different fees involved in purchasing in a retirement village vs an Over 50’s community.

Legislation:
Retirement Village: Regulated by the relevant Retirement Village Act in each state and territory.
Over 50’s Community: Operate under legislation in each state and territory. In Queensland it is the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003. You own your home and the land tenure is secured by a Site Agreement, which is guaranteed by State Government legislation.

Ownership:
Retirement Village: There are different tenure agreements such as Strata Title, Loan Lease, Leasehold or ...

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Mamma Mia! Home owners say I Do, I Do, I Do to the performing arts

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Whether it’s singing along to your favourite musical, laughing so hard that your belly hurts or admiring the spectacle of the ballet, a visit to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) at South Bank in Brisbane is always memorable … that is, when you get the time or manage to drag hubby along.

But living in a Halcyon community means seeing a show at QPAC need not be a once-in-a-blue-moon event. Not only is your transport – the community bus or a train trip - taken care of, but there’s no need to drag your reluctant other half along!

You’ll have plenty ...

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Performing arts delights when living in a community

18 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Whether it’s singing along to your favourite musical, laughing so much that your belly hurts or admiring the spectacle of the Ballet, a visit to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is one to be remembered and something that we love to enjoy… that is when we get the time, or can drag the hubby along.

Now that you live in a community visiting the Performing Arts Centre once in a blue moon is a thing of the past. Not only is your transport taken care of, but you don’t even need to drag the husband along. Based on community interest, ...

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Community living not only for you but your motorhome too

18 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Living a ‘lock and go’ lifestyle is one we’ve all dreamt of… a ‘one-day’ mentality. The ability to lock up the house and go off on a whim, not having to worry about the bins, the mail, your pet or the security of your home… and let’s not talk about actually having the time to do this… I mean who is going to mow the lawns whilst you’re away?

And let’s not forget about when you get home, unpacking the van then having to drop it back to where it's stored. Well, now you live in a Halcyon community, these problems ...

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Over 50’s communities… Fun for the young and young at heart

18 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Are you thinking…. Did I read that right? Over 50’s communities are fun for both young and old (young at heart)?

I’m telling you, yes, it is. Our communities are a ball of fun for your grandkids, I mean if you didn’t have a pool, tennis court, bowling green and cinema in your family home, then you are going to be in the good books with the grand kids.

There is the connotation that an over 50’s or any gated community is not welcome to anything that makes noise; kids, pets, etc. But really its quite the contrary. Our communities are thriving ...

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