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2020, a home odyssey

31 December 2019 | by Halcyon

The year 2020. Sounds almost intergalactic, doesn’t it?

It’s predicted by the year 2030 the world’s population aged over 65 will reach one billion.
We’ll be in driverless cars and coffee will be poured from your refrigerator. Secretly, we think ‘coffee on tap’ is a fantastic idea.

The past decade has been a phenomenal time of growth for Halcyon and we thank you for your ongoing support.

Our aim is to reshape what retirement looks like, and with your inspiration we’ll continue to pave the way on this revolution.

To this new decade, Halcyon is committed to stepping up and growing, but without compromising ...

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Nasho's Reconnect

16 December 2019 | by Halcyon Greens

It’s amazing who you bump into at Halcyon.

Barry Adams and Bruce Midson reignited their friendship at Halcyon Greens more than 50 years after they first met at National Service (‘Nasho’) training in late 1966.

They reconnected after Barry recognised Bruce’s name on the homeowners’ website and wondered if it was his old roommate from the Army’s 1st Recruit Training Battalion (1 RTB) at Kapooka, NSW.

“A few days later, I was down at Happy Hour and I was talking to some of his neighbours, and I asked them what he looked like,” Barry explained. “They said, ‘oh he’s a mad horse man’ ...

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Kevin’s role in mankind’s giant leap

16 December 2019 | by Vision by Halcyon

Mementos of that iconic July 20, 1969 event adorn the walls and line the shelves of the converted
“man shed” in Kevin’s Vision by Halcyon home.

A young radio technician at Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station just outside Canberra, the-then 27-year-old was among the team maintaining communication links with astronaut Neil Armstrong 
as he became the first man to  walk on the moon.

The moon landing images that Kevin’s team transmitted were watched by 600 million people across the world. He started working at Honeysuckle Creek in early 1968 after a nine-year stint as a radio technician in the Royal Australian Navy.

NASA set ...

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A passion for practical makes John a handy man

16 December 2019 | by Halcyon Lakeside

Drop by the Halcyon Lakeside work shed and you’re likely to see John Davis hard at work. He’s been a regular visitor since moving to the community  with wife Jocelyn last year, revealing his passion for DIY and his latest creation, a wooden horse.

“I’ve been good with my hands all my life. I built a dinghy when I  was about 13 years old because  we lived near the water in New Zealand.

My biggest project was when I designed and built a full-size (8.5-metre) yacht, which I named State of the Ark.   Several years ago, I began sculpting and I made a rocking ...

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Styling 101: How to style your coffee table

16 December 2019 | by Coco Republic

From an early morning cup of coffee to a relaxing afternoon with a good book, the coffee table is often the most used item of furniture in the house. It’s also the easiest to style.

Coco Republic interior design stylist Laure Bebbington says the humble coffee table can show off your personality and inject fun into your living space.

“Coffee table styling is one of my favourite things to do and can be done quite frequently to change the look and feel of your living space,” Laure said. “I always encourage clients to use items collected during travel and items that show off your individual ...

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Five signs your body is out of balance

16 December 2019 | by Charmaine Renaud

How healthy are you really? You may eat well, exercise regularly and take time out to relax but are you missing tell-tale signs that stop you from feeling your best?
Five signs your body is out of balance:

1. Can you walk five kilometres in one session?
2. Is your stomach settled before or after eating?
3. Do you sleep seven hours comfortably at night?
4. Are you pain-free all the time?
5. Can you sit calmly for 20 minutes?

If you said “no” to any of these questions, it’s time to consider taking proactive steps towards becoming healthier and happier.

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Around the World in 132 Days

16 December 2019 | by David Snell, Halcyon Landing home owner

“David, could you share some highlights of your recent World Cruise on the Silversea Whisper?”
An almost impossible request after returning from a 132-day cruise where my wife, Una, and I visited 52 ports across 31 countries, experienced seven lavish special events, took thousands  of photos and made hundreds of new friends.

We certainly weren’t “cruise-a-holics” having been on three cruises previously, so why a massive luxury cruise like this? It was an invitation from our Halcyon Landing neighbours, John and Lynn Carr, to join them on their half-world cruise.

With 14 cruises under their belt, we trusted their judgement and decided it was a ...

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The ‘Santa’ chat with Leila

16 December 2019 | by Rob Davis, Halcyon Parks homeowners

Recently I've been thinking about santa and my part in perpetuating the whole myth. Consequently, I decided it important i should cautiously present a measured argument to my granddaughter on the possible fantasy surrounding Santa Claus.

Leila, a newly minted teenager, likes a robust discussion so we sat down over a chocolate frappe to talk calmly about the possible non-existence of Mr Claus.

‘Leila,’ I began, ‘there are some people who are real though we might wish they weren’t.’ 
‘Like my brother,’ she announced. ‘Really?’ I said, ‘which one?’ ‘You know,’ she answered.  ‘OK,’ I said, pushing on and not naming anyone, ...

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Dog's life a walk in the park

12 December 2019 | by Halcyon Glades

A dog's life is anything but 'ruff' for the pooches living at Halcyon Glades.

The community’s canines are lapping up the benefits of having their own private dog park just minutes from their doorstep. The fenced and double-gated park, the first of its kind in a Halcyon community, comes complete with seating, landscaped gardens and a tap with built-in water bowl.

There’s simply no excuse not to take your best friend for ‘walkies’. It’s regularly the scene of playful canine catch-ups, giving grateful owners the chance to connect and compare notes on everything from doggy dramas to the price of petrol.

For Gill West, who ...

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2020 Halcyon homes range now on display

12 December 2019 | by Halcyon

Halcyon's new range of homes reflects a move toward larger scale living, more flexibility and future-proof design.

Aimed at delivering a lifestyle that works now and 10 years down the track, the new architect designs are based on extensive feedback from Halcyon homeowners and buyers. Halcyon Joint Managing Director Dr Bevan Geissmann said the new collection reflects the Baby Boomer generation’s desire to ‘right-size’ their home as they upsize their lifestyle.

“After 15 years in the lifestyle community sector we understand that one size does not fit all and everyone has their individual needs and desires,” Dr Geissmann said. “These homes are ...

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50,000 reasons for Gold Coast local Louise to smile

04 December 2019 | by Halcyon

Halcyon is thrilled to announce, Louise Pickup of Arundel ‘picked up’ a $50,000 prize after entering Halcyon’s Do It Your Way competition, open exclusively for baby boomers.

Louise had the option to choose between three incredible prizes: a caravan valued at $57,950, gold bullion valued at $50,000 or a bucket-list European holiday worth $50,000.

Surprised while playing golf at the Southport Golf Club with friends, Louise chose to walk away with the $50,000 gold bullion to put towards her and husband Ray’s retirement.

Louise said she had “never won a thing in her life, not even a meat raffle.”
Louise’s win proves you ...

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