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Community spirit puts spring in Jeanette’s recovery

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

The past year has certainly been a challenging one for Halcyon Landing home owner Jeanette Savage and her husband Ian, but it has also highlighted the strong community spirit that surrounds them.

Jeanette was diagnosed with cancer in May last year and has been undergoing chemo treatment since then.

She had a further setback in October when she developed a brain bleed that required her to have surgery. Thankfully, this has been resolved.

Still receiving treatment for cancer, but on the road to recovery, Jeanette said she has been overwhelmed by the concern and help offered by friends, neighbours and staff at Halcyon ...

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Feds dangle $300,000 downsizing carrot for over 65s

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

From 1 July 2018, people aged 65 and over have 300,000 more reasons to downsize their home under a new incentive introduced by the Federal Government. The move gives seniors more flexibility to put up to $300,000 from the sale of their home into superannuation.
National Manager of Wealth Management at Morgans Financial Limited, Terri Bradford, answers key questions about the new super sweetener.

Why did the Federal Government introduce this incentive?

It’s part of a wider strategy to address Australia’s housing affordability crisis, and it aims to free up larger homes for younger, growing families.

Until now, being unable to put the ...

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Downsize without feeling fenced in

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

AFTER spending more than 25 years living on acreage, Beerwah residents Fayonne and Bernie Partridge found the ideal downsizing solution at Halcyon Glades over 50’s community in Caboolture North.

They bought one of 10 newly released properties at Halcyon Glades, each offering an extended backyard along with upsized front and rear patios.

It was the perfect compromise between acreage and typical retirement living options.

“Being able to have a bit of grass and to see the trees in the distance really suited us coming off an acreage property where we had a lot of trees and shrubs around us,” Mr Partridge said.

“Now the ...

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On The Road Again...

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

Each Sunday morning, a group of Halcyon Waters’ cyclists known as The Easy Riders, takes off for a leisurely ride. From time to time, they go farther afield; loading up their custom-made bike trailer and heading off to explore a picturesque corner of regional Queensland. Recently, 10 riders and two back-up crew took on ‘peanut country’ - the 43.5km South Burnett Rail Trail from Murgon to Kingaroy and 20 km on Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Coominya to Fernvale.

Easy Rider Graham Bezant (Beezer) penned this account of the trip and its memorable moments that made it ...

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Cutting is a sweet spot for Landing's 'Farmers'

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

Home owners at Halcyon Landing are tapping into Bli Bli’s agricultural roots with their rural revival of land adjoining an old Bli Bli cane train cutting.

The cutting, which traverses Peppercorn Hill, was originally excavated in 1941 and was later deepened to 10m to allow locomotives to carry greater loads of cane over the hill. 

These days the area sits behind Landing’s community workshed, and the road leading up to the shed is aptly named Peppercorn Lane.

The area caught the attention of some of Landing’s more rural-inclined home owners who have begun transforming almost 2000sqm of unused land just south of the ...

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It’s time to Getaway again…

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

Chances are, that as you read this, the Halcyon Waters Getaway Group is on the road yet again.

Either that or they’ve just returned from another action-packed trip and they’re planning the next one.

Every three months or so, this ever-expanding group of regional road trippers hits the bitumen for a week of fun, frivolity and friendship.

Like most success stories, it didn’t happen overnight; starting eight years ago when a few neighbouring home owners with caravans decided to take off for a few days.

Gradually, the word about these jaunts got around and more and more people began to tag along.

These days, close ...

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How Halcyon changed our life:

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

LIFE IS ONE BIG HOLIDAY FOR KARIN AND KURT

IT’S been six years since Karin and Kurt Stache made their move to Halcyon Waters, and they still feel like they’re on holidays.

That’s exactly how Karin described life just after they arrived in late 2011. And with so much packed into the past six years, Karin says that first impression has not changed one bit.

“You become younger here,” Karin said.

“It really is like always being on holidays.

“People are always telling me that I look much younger than my actual age.”

Before Halcyon they lived on acreage at Redland Bay and were ...

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Lyn Young and her ‘tribe’ of grandkids

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

Meet Jack (6), Sam (3), Ava (7) and Gwen (8), four of Vision by Halcyon home owner Lyn Young’s 12 grandchildren who visit her at the waterfront community in Hope Island.

From ‘MasterChef’ feasts and popcorn-filled movie nights to casting off for an aquatic adventure in the community’s boat, the kids have a ball with an almost endless list of things to do at Nana’s.

“My grandchildren are what keep me going,” Lyn said of the kids’ regular visits.

Lyn’s grateful for Vision’s 5-star leisure facilities, not only for herself but also for the grandkids, who can enjoy a resort-style experience when they ...

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Life’s what you make it at Halcyon

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

For recently departed Vision by Halcyon home owners, Lyn and Ian McEldowney, what you get out of living at Halcyon is entirely up to you.

The couple has returned to their homeland of New Zealand, bringing the curtain down on more than 11 years within the Halcyon fold.

Lyn and Ian became skilled at establishing themselves in Halcyon after being among the first home owners at Halcyon Waters in 2007 and again at Vision by Halcyon in 2014.

Active by nature, Ian was one of the initiators of Halcyon Waters’ walking group, The Striders, and a founding member of the cycling group.

He was ...

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My Halcyon Parks life - with home owner Dale Davis

17 August 2018 | by Halcyon

After 13 years as a citrus farmer with very little leisure time, former high school teacher Dale Davis is delighted to be busy in a different way at Halcyon Parks in Caloundra.

“This place is just amazing,” Dale said. “There are so many things to do if you want to do them.

“The people here are so friendly, helpful and welcoming.”

With plenty of physical activity, cultural pursuits, social get-togethers and family time in her schedule, Dale is making the most of her Halcyon Days.

We tag along as she blends fitness, fun and friendship during a typical week in her busy life at ...

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