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Life begins at 50

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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Seniors love new home

07 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caboolture News, 7 Sept 2016.

As Australia’s population grows increasingly older, politicians from everywhere have applauded the opening of Halcyon Glades last Saturday.

Halcyon is a multi-million dollar over-50s gated community in Caboolture with an eight-star rating. It might not be affordable for everyone’s budget, but Glass House state member Andrew Powell welcomed more options in his electorate.

“Over-50s lifestyle communities and age-care are the growth sectors in Queensland and Australia, and I love that we’re seeing range of options in senior years,” Mr Powell said.

“I think as we get older we need an active lifestyle both mentally and ...

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Staying healthy when you hit the road

02 September 2016 | by Halcyon

We know that travelling, particularly caravan or camper vanning is one of the major draw cards of moving into a Halcyon over 50’s lifestyle community, because we offer caravan storage at all of our communities plus the freedom to simply lock and go… But you probably already know that! 

As we have already covered, travelling offers so many health benefits, but we do have to consider the “life on the road” lifestyle and what things we should do to ensure we are looking after ourselves.

As we get (sigh) a little older, the things that never mattered now matter. Considerations around food ...

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Coast is the place to be

26 August 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in My Weekly Preview, 26 August 2016.

A strong presence in Queensland’s retirement capital has delivered Halcyon almost $38 million in sales this year from its over 50s communities in the Sunshine Coast region.

The company’s Halcyon Lakeside at Bli Bli has sold 51 homes totalling $27 million while Halcyon Glades at Caboolture North in the Brisbane-Sunshine Coast corridor has picked up 24 sales valued at $10.5 million. Recent CoreLogic RP Data research reveals that the Sunshine Coast is the most popular residential destination for over 65s in Queensland.

The report stated that the area was the most popular non-capital city ...

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Over 50 and making new friends…

25 August 2016 | by Halcyon

Do you ever watch your grandchildren in the playground making new friends? They find a kid who looks roughly the same age, enter the playground and start playing with that kid, that’s it, it is all so easy! As we get older it’s a little more complicated to just walk up to people and start a conversation let alone strike up a friendship.

Our lives these days are so busy with work and family that when we do find ourselves with some spare time we realise that we don’t have anyone to play with! Well rest assured there are a few ...

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Why would you move interstate when you’re over 50?

19 August 2016 | by Halcyon

So you’ve found yourself with an empty nest but you’re busier than ever, you’ve got plans all the way til Christmas 2018! You’re earning so many frequent flyer points visiting family and friends that you haven’t seen for years or maybe traveling to warmer places in winter, either way you seem to be spending more time interstate than at home!

This is a scenario that so many over 50’s find themselves in when they get to that stage in life when the kids have moved out or won’t move out unless you move out, work is not taking up most of ...

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Cruise into your next adventure…

12 August 2016 | by Halcyon

Australians love a holiday (tell us something we don’t know!!) more specifically they love a cruising holiday… More than one million Aussies (that’s 4.5% of the national population) took a cruise holiday in 2015.

There’s no doubt that you have thought about going on a cruise, it’s hard not to given it’s major breakthrough in the Australian tourism market in 2004. So people have been talking about it… a lot, the old saying “you either cruise or you don’t” rings loud in my ears.

There are the common misconceptions of a cruising holiday that hold you back. There’s more to a cruise ...

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