Life begins at Halcyon

Life begins at 50

It’s all aboard for the Glades cruisers

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Two's company on a cruise but 18 is a party, as a group of Halcyon Glades home owners discovered when they hit the high seas together.

Their time aboard the Sun Princess took the nine couples ‘Across the Ditch’ to experience everything from spectacular Milford Sound and historic Dunedin to art deco-inspired Napier and harbourside Auckland.

Tour leader “Mama” Carole Ritchie initiated the group trip after enjoying the same cruise six years ago.

“As the instigator, I was a bit anxious that people wouldn’t get along,” she said.

But like life at Halcyon, it was the ideal combination of spending time together and doing ...

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Rick helping nepalese kids one step at a time

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Vision by Halcyon home owner Rick Parkes is about to embark on an epic journey that will combine two of his great passions – trekking and the Nepalese people.

Aged 74, the experienced trail walker, mountain climber and seasoned world traveller is preparing to walk 817km along the northern coast of Spain to raise money for disadvantaged kids in rural Nepal.

To prepare for the 50-day journey, Rick has been pulling on a 10kg backpack and hitting the treadmill in Vision’s gym each day while also doing lots of stretching and completing a decent bushwalk each week.

In Spain, he will walk one ...

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Team Halcyon… Take your mark

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

It's ‘Game on’ for Team Halcyon at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with close to 30 home owners and staff joining the small army of volunteers helping the city to host its biggest ever sporting event.

Halcyon Waters couple Ian and Marilyn Pedersen are among about 20 home owners from the Hope Island community who are volunteering during the 11-day event.

They are right on the frontline with Marilyn based at the Games Village as an assistant to the team from the African nation of Botswana. Her duties involve accompanying the team to their events as well as to the opening ...

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What life's like at Halcyon Lakeside

13 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Hear from some of our home owners on what life is like living at Halcyon Lakeside.

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Halcyon Lakeside Open Day

13 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Saturday 3 March was the Halcyon Lakeside Open Day. Check out all the fun we had on the day.

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Catering queen dishes up joy at Halcyon Glades

13 February 2018 | by Halcyon

It really is Fri-YAY at Halcyon Glades when the community’s catering queen, Mary Anne Messer, serves up dinner for between 60 and 90 of her fellow home owners.

As the social group’s kitchen co-ordinator, Mary Anne plans and prepares scrumptious two-course dinners every second Friday night in the community’s spectacular Long House Recreation Club.

Assisted by the club’s fully equipped commercial kitchen and a band of helpers, Mary Anne whips up dozens of delicious meals - for a value-packed $10 a head - as home owners gather for Happy Hour.

With menu items ranging from pork roast and spaghetti bolognaise to gourmet hamburgers ...

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Cafe society brewing on Lakeside’s doorstep

09 February 2018 | by Halcyon

Home owners at Halcyon Lakeside are savouring a delicious slice of café culture with the opening of a fabulous alfresco eatery right on their doorstep.

‘The Local Bli Bli’ café and tapas bar is just metres from Lakeside’s second entry, so home owners can just stroll in for a freshly brewed cuppa, delicious lunch with friends, or dinner for two at sunset.

Perched on the edge of a picturesque lake, the café overlooks a state-of-the-art playground and is surrounded by walking trails, offering a vibrant outlook for patrons.

Steve and Carol Blackbourn have become regulars at The Local since it opened just before ...

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Jan and Terry open up about Halcyon Glades

09 February 2018 | by Halcyon

Home owners Jan and Terry Tysoe will be rolling out the welcome mat and sharing Halcyon Glades with the public when the over 50’s lifestyle community throws open its gates on Saturday, February 17.
While Jan will be busy meeting and greeting visitors in Halcyon Glades’ display homes, keen sportsman Terry will be on the championship-sized bowling green to demonstrate how he’s making the most of his Halcyon Days.

“I really enjoy the open days because I’ve got a big sales background and love talking to people,” Terry said.

“When you finish work you feel like you’ve lost something, so Halcyon is ...

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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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