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Halcyon cures winter blues

30 June 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caboolture Shire Herald, 30 June 2016.

Homeowners at Halcyon’s over 50s lifestyle communities are welcoming winter this year as the developer’s sustainability initiatives help keep homes warmer during the cooler months.

Initiatives such as Hebel panelling and thermal insulation are eliminating the need for heating. Each Halcyon home across southeast Queensland also has light-coloured roofing, waterefficient fixtures and other environmentally sensitive elements to reduce energy costs.

Halcyon Glades homeowners Carolyn and Tony Kellerman recently monitored their Caboolture home’s insulation power through thermometer testing.

They discovered there was 4C to 5C difference between the inside and outside temperatures during the day. ...

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Stylish lock-and-go living on offer

30 June 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caboolture Shire Herald, 30 June 2016.

Halcyon Glades, one of the fastest-selling over 50s lifestyle community on the northside of Brisbane, has reached another milestone in its evolution with the community’s exclusive multi-million dollar lifestyle and recreational precinct now open.

Homeowners are already making use of the2 25mh heated swimming pool, championship-sized bowling green, communal garden, floodlit tennis court with pavilion and pickleball courts – a small court combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis.

The highlight of the precinct is the Recreation Club, featuring an indoor gym, library and cinema, craft room, fireplace, dance floor, kitchen with bar, ...

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The Bucket List

24 June 2016 | by Halcyon

Fifty is as good a time as any to take stock of what you’ve accomplished in your life. It’s also the perfect time to work out what more you’d like to do, what’s stopping you?

Here’s a list of things that we think you should do at least once in your life…

1.  Walk/Dance barefoot in the rain
2.  Go on a road trip with friends
3.  Have a complete make-over
4.  Learn a new language
5.  Take dance lessons
6.  Go horseback riding
7.  Travel to an exotic destination
8.  Go skinny dipping
9.  Build something yourself (Ikea assembly, while impressive, ...

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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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