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Less is more, the benefits of downsizing to a new home

30 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Decisions, decisions… for most over 50’s, the topic of downsizing looms large when planning for the future. The multiple benefits of downsizing does provide a compelling list of reasons to reduce the hassles associated with living in a large home.

In earlier years a big house made sense, with lots of bedrooms, a large backyard and swimming pool so the kids could play and have heaps of extra room for entertaining friends and family. But as over 50’s reach the ‘empty nester’ phase and the kids have moved out, thoughts turn to downsizing, de-cluttering and the future.

Firstly it’s the financial rewards ...

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Kits will assist women

29 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caboolture Shire Herald, 29 Sept 2016.

Homeowners at a Caboolture over 50s community have banded together to make 1400 birthing kits for women in developing countries.

Halcyon Glades homeowners welcomed not-forprofit organisation Zonta International into their Recreation Club last month where the birthing kits were put together.

About 30 Halcyon Glades homeowners assembled 1400 birthing kits, which will be sent to places such as Ethiopia and Pakistan to assist in safer births.

The group aims to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy and envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognised as human rights.

Halcyon Glades homeowner Barbara Rollins ...

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Are you packing for your next holiday? Here are some gadgets that definitely need to be packed…

23 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Gadgets… whether you like it or not, do serve a purpose in life, some more than others but I guess it depends on who you ask. Make your travelling life just that little bit easier with some handy and very useful gadgets…

Pack a good camera
For a lot of us our phone doubles as a camera, but if you are after really good quality shots at all times of the day, a good camera is priceless. Luckily due to advances in technology you don’t have to re-finance your home to get yourself a high quality camera that suits you. 

Portable charger
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Signs you’re ready to retire right now

16 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Did you know studies have shown that retirement actually makes people happier! Who would have thought? It’s a big life decision and some of us will refuse to accept now is the time to allow yourself the enjoyment and freedom we have worked so hard for. Below outlines some things that may be happening in your life that show you really are ready for the big R.

Your friends are retired and you secretly want to be them. You love listening to their stories of travel, spare time and newfound hobbies but you are silently jealous and might avoid some of ...

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Developing our students

15 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Maroochy Weekly, 15 Sept 2016.

Children at Bli Bli State School have been appointed new “grandparents”, thanks to an initiative introduced earlier this year.

Up to 25 home owners in the over-50s community of Halcyon Landing are participating in the “adopt a grandchild” program, working in the tuckshop, helping students with reading, and gardening.

Halcyon Landing community manager Donna Osborne said it was great to see home owners using their skills to constantly help others.

“Many children either don’t have grandparents living nearby or don’t have any at all,” she said.

“The project is a great opportunity for the Halcyon community ...

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Choosing the right over 50’s living option…

09 September 2016 | by Halcyon

No doubt you’ve spent many a night pondering over your future living options, with a glass of your favourite red in hand… Deciding on where you are going to live is one of the biggest decisions in your life, I always say go with your gut, but for a more conservative approach to the decision making process, breaking things down really helps. 

What is important to you? Do you want to be near your friends and family? Do you want a complete start over? Do you want to be by the water? Do you want to wake up to the ...

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Seniors love new home

07 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caboolture News, 7 Sept 2016.

As Australia’s population grows increasingly older, politicians from everywhere have applauded the opening of Halcyon Glades last Saturday.

Halcyon is a multi-million dollar over-50s gated community in Caboolture with an eight-star rating. It might not be affordable for everyone’s budget, but Glass House state member Andrew Powell welcomed more options in his electorate.

“Over-50s lifestyle communities and age-care are the growth sectors in Queensland and Australia, and I love that we’re seeing range of options in senior years,” Mr Powell said.

“I think as we get older we need an active lifestyle both mentally and ...

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Staying healthy when you hit the road

02 September 2016 | by Halcyon

We know that travelling, particularly caravan or camper vanning is one of the major draw cards of moving into a Halcyon over 50’s lifestyle community, because we offer caravan storage at all of our communities plus the freedom to simply lock and go… But you probably already know that! 

As we have already covered, travelling offers so many health benefits, but we do have to consider the “life on the road” lifestyle and what things we should do to ensure we are looking after ourselves.

As we get (sigh) a little older, the things that never mattered now matter. Considerations around food ...

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