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The benefits of living in an over 50’s community

17 June 2016 | by Halcyon

When you consider the facts, it’s not surprising to learn that more and more older Australians are choosing to live in gated over 50’s communities. Here are some of the benefits that come with living in an over 50’s community.

Security:
Arguably the number one reason people choose to live in a gated community is likely to be the security element. Because a gated community is private, it is more difficult to access than a standard community or traditional neighbourhood home.

Most gated communities now have CCTV camera surveillance so criminal activity is reduced and pesky door-to-door sales representatives will find it ...

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Couple switch on to savings

11 June 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Courier Mail, 11 June 2016.

Coast seniors are discovering the benefits of technology that stores solar power for use any time.

Futuristic and groundbreaking technology can be found in the home of a semi-retired Gold Coast couple.

Bob and Pam Jones are building at waterfront over-50s community Vision by Halcyon and will be among the first in Queensland to power their home by battery using the revolutionary Tesla power-saving system.

The battery system stores electricity generated by rooftop solar panels so that power can be used throughout the night, which could almost enable them to live off the grid. Bob ...

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Working seniors keep the mind active

10 June 2016 | by Halcyon

For an increasing number of Australians, working longer in life doesn’t necessarily mean continuing working on a 9-5 basis. They are making an active choice to match their career with their passion and continue playing a meaningful role on their own terms.

Retirement isn't what it used to be, and it never will be again. More and more people are still working at an age when previous generations had already long been retired. Generally, people are now fitter and more physically active in their 50’s and 60’s than their parents were.

Following successful professional careers, more and more over 50’s are now ...

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Could downsizing be the key to happiness for over 50’s?

03 June 2016 | by Halcyon

During our life we have a tendency to collect a lot of stuff. Clothes that we will one day fit back into, the bicycle that we will definitely start riding when it starts getting a little warmer or the latest gadgets that are an absolute necessity. These all take up precious space in our humble abode. Not to mention all the items that the kids and grandkids leave behind, for storage or the old, “I’ll definitely need that for when I come and visit!”

During the years of raising our children, a large home is totally justifiable; in fact for most ...

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Rolls royce living

01 June 2016 | by Halcyon

When the time comes to choose your over 50s community, Halcyon home owners Norman and Margaret Robinson do so without compromising value, craftsmanship and professionalism.

Former Rolls Royce engineer and current Halcyon Lakeside home owner Norman Robinson was brought up with excellence, quality and reliability, and expected nothing but the best when choosing his next home.

“As a past Production Manager and Company Manger, I expected nothing less than perfect when searching for an over 50s community for myself and wife, I knew exactly what to look for and I couldn’t be happier that I have finally found it,” Mr Robinson said.

“Having ...

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Laurie Whelan TV interview

01 June 2016 | by Halcyon

Inspirational home owner and Vietnam Veteran Laurie Whelan is taking on the 580km ‘Big Battlefield’ charity ride across Europe.

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Five benefits of community living

27 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Humans are a social bunch, which is why it’s so important to surround ourselves with like-minded people. Here are five benefits of living within a community.

1. They offer us assistance, guidance and advice. Sometimes things just don’t go to plan or the unexpected happens. Trying to look at the glass half full is difficult when we are overwhelmed or finding a situation hard to comprehend. Having ready access to someone or a group of supportive people, allows us to get a different perspective easily. Imagine how quick and easy solutions can be found if you can just pop across the ...

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Recipe: Popcorn and Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

20 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Ingredients
Popcorn and peanut butter chocolate cake
50g cocoa powder
125ml boiling water
185g 
butter, softened, chopped
330g caster sugar
2 tsp 
vanilla extract
3 eggs
225g self-raising flour
75g plain flour
180ml buttermilk
60g nutty caramel popcorn (pick your favourite brand)
2 tsp 
icing sugar

Peanut butter frosting
435g 

ready-made vanilla frosting
200g 

smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp 

milk

Method
Step 1:


Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Grease a deep 22cm square cake pan with butter; line base and sides with baking paper.

Step 2:
Combine sifted cocoa and boiling water in a large bowl until smooth. Add butter, ...

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Working keeps the mind active

20 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Courier Mail, 20 May 2016.

Coming up to his 74th birthday, Halcyon Landing resident Frank Seed enjoys continuing to keep his mind active with work.

After a career in mechanical engineering, working in both private and government sectors, he now works part-time for a building company.

Mr Seed says the hours he works varies depending on what was required but the flexibility of the online-based role was important.

“I think the important thing about it is that my knowledge isn’t going to waste, that I have gained over all these years,” he said.

“And it always allows, if I travel to ...

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Over 50s living in hot demand

19 May 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Maroochy Weekly, 19 May 2016.

Outstanding sales in the second instalment of the Halcyon Lakeside over 50s community at Bli Bli has prompted the developer to push ahead with the next release.

A second phase of 20 homes in the waterfront community sold out for a total of $11million within a month of the project’s February 29 release.

It brings overall sales at Halcyon Lakeside to 52 homes for a total of $28 million and has set the scene for the release of the next 25 homes, to be known as The Entrance.

The Entrance will be located next to ...

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