Life begins at Halcyon

Secret shoppers become happy home owners

05 June 2019 | by Halcyon Glades

Stuart and Toni-Maree Eden’s move into the 200th home at Halcyon Glades started with an ‘undercover mission’ more than a decade ago.

It was 2008 and the Sunshine Coast couple first stepped inside a Halcyon community as secret shoppers at Halcyon Parks in Caloundra.

As they cast a critical eye over the community they were very impressed and could see  themselves living the Halcyon lifestyle.

However, their enthusiasm was tempered by the fact they were building a home in the picturesque Glasshouse Mountains at the time.

“We looked at each other said ‘we’d love to do this, it’s our sort of lifestyle but maybe ...

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Green Thumbs are going bananas in Halcyon Parks’ garden

03 June 2019 | by Halcyon Parks

From aubergines to zucchinis, the Green Thumb Gardeners almost have the alphabet covered when it comes to the fruit and vegies they produce at Halcyon Parks. Ranging from the traditional to the exotic, their community garden is so extensive that it’s more a question of what they don’t grow.

Aside from the usual lettuces, tomatoes, lemons and oranges, the Green Thumbs produce chillies, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, Tahitian limes, feijoas, cherry guavas and Jaboticaba (Brazilian grapes), to name just a few. They grow three types of bananas, and the Cavendish variety are doing so well that the gardeners have recently picked ...

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Glades adventurers step out of their comfort zone

28 May 2019 | by Halcyon Glades

Home owners at Halcyon Glades are reaching new heights in fitness, confidence and adventure as they scale some of the region’s most spectacular peaks together.

Led by Glades personal trainer Tammy Cheadle, up to 12 hikers are traversing local mountains to discover breathtaking views while forming friendships.

Tammy started the Hiking Club several months ago as a way of encouraging home owners to push their boundaries.

“I’ve been climbing these mountains for years and once you get up there the views are amazing,” she said.

“I wanted them to experience that because it’s a little bit out of their comfort zone.

“I’m all about building ...

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Halcyon Judged Australia's Best Again

23 May 2019 | by Halcyon

Halcyon has been judged Australia’s best lifestyle community developer yet again after Halcyon Lakeside won a 2019 UDIA National Award for Excellence.

It is the third time we have won the national Seniors Living award for one of our South East Queensland communities, with Halcyon Waters and Halcyon Landing our previous winners.

Halcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said the accolade was a tremendous nod from Australia’s peak development industry body as Halcyon celebrated its 15th anniversary.

“We are enormously proud to once again receive peer recognition at the national level for Halcyon,” Bevan said.

“It is a milestone moment in what is ...

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Southerners heading north for their Halcyon Days

23 May 2019 | by Halcyon

Mad keen golfers Peter and Trish Addington are part of an upsurge of interstate Baby Boomers heading north to live at Halcyon.

As southern property markets cool, Queensland’s warmer climate, carefree lifestyle and better value for money are luring more NSW and Victorian buyers to our lifestyle communities.

In fact, interstate migration now accounts for 20 per cent of our buyers - the highest proportion ever.
Halcyon’s experience reflects the wider trend with the Sunshine State’s net interstate migration more than tripling since 2014, according to Queensland Government data.

Longtime Sydneysiders Peter and Trish said their upcoming move to Halcyon Greens at Pimpama ...

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Join us and discover how to live your best life

23 May 2019 | by Halcyon

The federal election is behind us and its clear result has given Baby Boomers the confidence and certainty they need to consider their financial security in retirement.

In response, Halcyon has organised an exclusive information session aimed at helping you to plan well for the next chapter of your life journey.

We’ve brought together experts to share their insights on how to turn your lifetime of hard work into a secure, rewarding and long retirement.

Learn about the Morrison Government’s benefits for retirees and how to take advantage of the new voluntary super contribution initiative, allowing you to pour up to $300,000 into ...

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Daredevil Don is hooked on the freefall

22 May 2019 | by Halcyon Parks

The sky’s the limit for the fearless Don Pearsall who can’t wait to achieve his skydiving hat trick.
Don, who lives at Halcyon Parks with wife Mary, plunged into 2019 by taking his second tandem skydive from about 3km above Caloundra in January.

The New Year’s leap into thin air came just months after Don celebrated his 95th birthday with his very first skydiving adventure.

“I had wanted to do one of these trips for quite a while,” he said.

“I had to have a go before I got any older.

“I had this guy strapped to my back and we had a freefall ...

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Wanderers find perfect home base

22 May 2019 | by Halcyon Greens

Paul and Eleanor Scully’s shared spirit of adventure and discovery was always going to play a big role in their next life move.

Their love of escaping in their motorhome was the deciding factor when they swapped an inner-city Brisbane riverside apartment for a new home in Halcyon Greens at Pimpama last year.

The move came almost 15 years after the couple’s first motorhome adventure in 2005. They’ve subsequently clocked up thousands of kilometres, seen spectacular sights, made great memories and are currently on their third motorhome.

Eleanor has become so invested in the lifestyle that she is a director of the Campervan ...

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Judy masters her trilogy dream

22 May 2019 | by Halcyon Lakeside

Completing the final instalment of her fictional trilogy is literally a dream come true for late blooming author Judy Masters.

Judy’s three-book series takes readers into the lives, loves, betrayals and tragedies of a wealthy Australian family during and after World War II.

The idea for the books – described as Australia’s Downton Abbey and likened to A Place to Call Home – came to Judy while she was sleeping.

“The whole genesis of the story comes from a dream that I had while I was doing The Year of the Novel course through the Queensland Writers Centre in 2011,” Judy said.

“The scene ...

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Home owners on the road to marathon season

22 May 2019 | by Halcyon

Ash O’Neil and Carolyn Rose are among the hundreds of Halcyon home owners preparing to walk or run in events with Team Halcyon at the upcoming Gold Coast Marathon (6-7 July) and Sunshine Coast Marathon (2-4 August). We spoke to them about their motivations, goals and the benefits of taking part.

Ash O’Neil - Halcyon Parks - 5km walk in the Sunshine Coast Marathon

Why are you entering?

It’s my third time doing the 5km event. I’m doing it for the enjoyment, the companionship and for the fundraising that Halcyon does for Ronald McDonald House. Because it’s a charity that we’re contributing to I ...

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Meet the Bings - Australia’s first couple of pickleball

22 May 2019 | by Halcyon

Pickleball devotee Keith Bing discovered the “addictive magic” of the sport within hours of jetting into sunny Florida in 2012.

He and wife Sharon had returned to live in the US after spending more than 25 years working and travelling abroad.

Their first stop was visiting a college buddy of Keith’s at The Villages retirement community near Orlando.

The friend insisted that Keith immediately join him for a game of pickleball: a blend of tennis, badminton and table tennis, and the fastest growing sport in the US.

It was the last thing Keith felt like doing.

“I was completely jet-lagged and all I wanted to ...

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