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Thinking of moving to an over 50’s community? What will it cost you?

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Downsizing from the family home and moving into an over 50’s community can be a big decision, especially if you have lived in the same home for more than 20 years. The memories, friendships and all that stuff you’ve gathered over the years can make the prospect of shifting quite daunting. You also need to consider your financial security.

An over 50’s community is a cost-effective downsizing option for those who want to maintain their independence but also enjoy the many benefits of living in an active and vibrant community with like-minded people.

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Have the kids left home? Are you planning your next move and thinking of downsizing?

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Exploring the living options for the over 50s

There are so many choices now available for people aged over 50. From apartments, townhouses and duplexes to community living, retirement villages or aged care – and each with their own financial structure. Understandably, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Here are some helpful tips to help you figure out what’s best for you:

1. Go to a free information seminar: Every month Halcyon holds free information seminars around South East Queensland to help people just like you. This seminar is a ‘no sales’ affair and is a general information session, where ...

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Retirement villages and Over 50’s communities explained

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

To keep it simple, here are the key differences and the different fees involved in purchasing in a retirement village vs an Over 50’s community.

Legislation:
Retirement Village: Regulated by the relevant Retirement Village Act in each state and territory.
Over 50’s Community: Operate under legislation in each state and territory. In Queensland it is the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003. You own your home and the land tenure is secured by a Site Agreement, which is guaranteed by State Government legislation.

Ownership:
Retirement Village: There are different tenure agreements such as Strata Title, Loan Lease, Leasehold or ...

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Mamma Mia! Home owners say I Do, I Do, I Do to the performing arts

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Whether it’s singing along to your favourite musical, laughing so hard that your belly hurts or admiring the spectacle of the ballet, a visit to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) at South Bank in Brisbane is always memorable … that is, when you get the time or manage to drag hubby along.

But living in a Halcyon community means seeing a show at QPAC need not be a once-in-a-blue-moon event. Not only is your transport – the community bus or a train trip - taken care of, but there’s no need to drag your reluctant other half along!

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Performing arts delights when living in a community

18 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Whether it’s singing along to your favourite musical, laughing so much that your belly hurts or admiring the spectacle of the Ballet, a visit to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is one to be remembered and something that we love to enjoy… that is when we get the time, or can drag the hubby along.

Now that you live in a community visiting the Performing Arts Centre once in a blue moon is a thing of the past. Not only is your transport taken care of, but you don’t even need to drag the husband along. Based on community interest, ...

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Community living not only for you but your motorhome too

18 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Living a ‘lock and go’ lifestyle is one we’ve all dreamt of… a ‘one-day’ mentality. The ability to lock up the house and go off on a whim, not having to worry about the bins, the mail, your pet or the security of your home… and let’s not talk about actually having the time to do this… I mean who is going to mow the lawns whilst you’re away?

And let’s not forget about when you get home, unpacking the van then having to drop it back to where it's stored. Well, now you live in a Halcyon community, these problems ...

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Over 50’s communities… Fun for the young and young at heart

18 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Are you thinking…. Did I read that right? Over 50’s communities are fun for both young and old (young at heart)?

I’m telling you, yes, it is. Our communities are a ball of fun for your grandkids, I mean if you didn’t have a pool, tennis court, bowling green and cinema in your family home, then you are going to be in the good books with the grand kids.

There is the connotation that an over 50’s or any gated community is not welcome to anything that makes noise; kids, pets, etc. But really its quite the contrary. Our communities are thriving ...

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Pickleball appears on the ABC news!

11 January 2018 | by Halcyon

The team was recently interviewed by the ABC as part of their coverage of the fastest growing sport, Pickleball! Halcyon Glades has the first purpose built court in Australia, with home owners meeting twice a week to pull up their socks and have a hit.

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