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After several attempts at retirement, Judy White finally took the plunge and finished up her last day working in a medical practice in Gladstone (QLD).

“They kept asking me back and I found it hard to say ‘no’,” she said.

Of course, this time it worked as she made the decision to move south, closer to two of her children who live in Brisbane.

“I’ve always wanted to move to the Sunny Coast and when I retired last year, I thought it was time to start looking,” she laughed.

“And obviously I can’t work on reception from here.”

Judy is one of the first homeowners to move into Stockland’s Halcyon Nirimba, which is part of the masterplanned community of Aura near Caloundra (QLD).

“There were a few married couples who moved in before me, but the lady next door is on her own and we have become really good friends,” she said.

Judy said has become involved in lots of activities such as craft, movie groups and community drinks but is excited about the facilities opening next year.

“Everyone is joining in really well and when The Clubhouse opens, I’m sure that will take off.”

“I love the beach and walking down to Caloundra, it’s been amazing and I hope I get myself a bike soon so I can take advantage of all the bike tracks around here.”

Judy said her life had changed since making the move.

“I used to be more of a shy person, but now I seem to have really come out of my shell,’ she said.

“I’m really enjoying the company, everyone has just been great.”