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Putting the fun in run…Halcyon style

05 July 2018 | by Halcyon

Team Halcyon was a streak of blue amid the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the pavement during the Gold Coast Marathon event at Southport last weekend.

More than 115 Halcyon home owners and staff laced up their runners and donned their ocean-blue shirts to take on the 5.7km Gold Coast Airport Fun Run on Saturday morning.

After a lively group warm-up with personal trainer Jessie, Team Halcyon – representing Halcyon Waters, Vision by Halcyon and Halcyon Greens - was ready for the challenge. 

For many it was more of a walk than a run, but thoroughly enjoyable one with good company, ...

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Graham’s back in the saddle for charity

08 June 2018 | by Halcyon

Halcyon Greens home owner and retired firefighter Graham Flack has once again pushed himself to the limit by cycling 750km in his eighth Bike4Burns charity ride.

The huge distance was covered in a week by a group of 46 firefighters, retired firies and emergency services colleagues who took the ‘long, long way’ from the Gold Coast to Brisbane, via Toowoomba.

Their efforts raised more than $30,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation to spend on burns research - a cause close to their hearts. 

Graham and the other Bike4Burns riders took off in Southport and cycled through Boonah, Killarney, Toowoomba, Blackbutt, Toogoolawah and Mt ...

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Lakesiders rally to pickleball

08 June 2018 | by Halcyon

The game with the funny name is catching on at Halcyon Lakeside.

Around 30 home owners have jumped on the community’s purpose-built courts to play pickleball, which blends elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis.

Among the enthusiastic pickleball cohort is Dott Muller who enjoys the new sport so much that she coordinates and coaches pickleball at Lakeside, a role she shares with fellow home owner Christine Dixon.

“It’s something that could take off here and it’s certainly a game that everybody can play,” Dott said.

“The beauty of it is that it’s played a badminton-size court and you don’t have to run as ...

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Bonny babes light up Nana Joyce’s life

08 June 2018 | by Halcyon

THERE’S nothing like a comforting cuddle with nana, and the lucky youngsters at Bonny Babes Childcare Centre at Hope Island have their very own ‘Nana Joyce’.

She is Joyce Hartley, a Halcyon Waters home owner who decided to volunteer at the kindy after losing her beloved husband, David, after almost 61 years of marriage.

“When you lose your husband it’s like half of you is gone,” Joyce said.

“This is the best thing I could have done to get me out of myself and to stop feeling sorry for myself.

“It’s given me a reason to get up in the morning.

“It’s a nice feeling; ...

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Adversity brings out the best in Nerida

08 June 2018 | by Halcyon

Turning decades of adversity into years of generosity has earned Halcyon Glades home owner Nerida Smith the prestigious Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for community service.

As president of the Lymphoedema Association of Queensland for almost 23 years, Nerida has led a community organisation giving support, information and education to people living with the medical condition.

Lymphoedema is the swelling of an arm or leg due to a blockage in the lymphatic system, often caused by lymph node removal or damage due to cancer treatment.

Nerida lived with the incurable condition for 23 years without a diagnosis after sustaining lymph damage in a ...

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71 and going strong

08 June 2018 | by Halcyon

Life at Halcyon Glades makes it easy for confessed ‘gym junkie’ Terry Tysoe to satisfy his appetite for action.

At 71, the former boxer, body builder and competition powerlifter, hits the community’s gym three times a week and plays competitive lawn bowls and golf with fellow home owners.

Such is his fitness level that Terry can drop and pump out 50 push-ups and is able to shoulder press the maximum weight on the gym’s station machine.

Happily, he has no arthritis, joint issues or blood pressure problems holding him back.

“There’s nothing that really inhibits me,” he said.

“I’m not on any medication, and not ...

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Games shape golden memories for team Halcyon

02 May 2018 | by Halcyon

The athletes and the crowds have left but the incredible memories are here to stay for the 30 Halcyon home owners who volunteered at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Known as Games Shapers, they were among the 15,000 volunteers who became the friendly and helpful face of the 11-day event.

Third-time Commonwealth Games volunteer Doreen Morrison, of Halcyon Parks, loved that her role as a driver involved so much interaction with athletes.

Doreen drove athletes from Scotland, Wales and tiny island nation of St Helena as they trained and acclimatised on the Sunshine Coast in the weeks before the Games.

“It was absolutely ...

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A passion for pedal power unites Halcyon’s ‘Easy Riders’

27 April 2018 | by Halcyon

They say life is like riding a bicycle: to stay balanced you must keep moving, and it couldn’t be truer for a group of cyclists at Halcyon Waters.

Known as the ‘Easy Riders’, these intrepid cyclists meet every Sunday and head off on all kinds of adventures.

The group has been cycling for six years and is run by four riders who plan and ride all trips in advance to ensure they are suitable for the whole group. They even have their own purpose-built trailer, which has added another dimension to their cycling adventures. 

Their past journeys include leisurely Sunday morning breakfast rides, ...

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From FIFO to on-the-go – Ian’s new lease on life

27 April 2018 | by Halcyon

After decades of travelling thousands of kilometres to and from work, retired FIFO chef Ian Morrison is happy to stay put at Halcyon Greens.

Since moving to Greens with wife Leah in November, Ian’s Halcyon Days are filled with fun, friendship and new experiences.

It’s a welcome change of pace for Ian who was a chef at huge mining construction camps in remote areas of Australia for about 30 years.

“It’s been excellent,” Ian said of the first few months at Halcyon Greens.

“I love it, I think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done because of the community and the people here.

“It’s good ...

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Tommy’s on a roll at Halcyon Glades

27 April 2018 | by Halcyon

Life has never been so busy for Halcyon Glades home owner Tommy St John.

The former roof tiler has found a new lease of life at the Caboolture North community since he and wife Elaine moved in 18 months ago.

If he’s not competing on the bowls green, Tommy’s planning his next crop in the community garden or delivering bread and veggies to neighbours.

“You can get stagnant in suburbia, but there’s so much happening here,” Tommy said.

“It keeps you active all the time which is good for your mind and your body.

“There’s not a day that we don’t get involved with something ...

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