Let's get the party started
Halcyon communities are designed to provide our homeowners with the ability to do as much or as little as they like.
Our homes are built to allow ageing in place while our facilities offer a platform for homeowners to form numerous recreation and sporting groups.
When it comes to bringing the fun to a community, it is the social group which really gets the party started. At Halcyon Greens, the ‘fun committee’ is back with a vengeance after the restrictions and lockdowns of 2020.
Under the stewardship of group president Ann Ryan and events coordinator Jenny Hale, the homeowners are spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety of events on offer this year.
“Jenny and I get together and work out what the community may like in terms of music, shows, dancing and Jenny loves to dance,” Ann laughed.
“We are such a large community so we have to be mindful of everyone’s needs. “Whether it is just a Sunday roast, a themed dinner, mystery bus trip, fashion parades, trivia or musical acts, we try to find something for everyone.”
Ann said the best thing about being involved with the social group is having the opportunity to meet more people in the community.
“It brings homeowners together from the single homeowners to the couples to socialise and connect with the rest of the community,” she said.
“It’s great watching people who haven’t danced in a long time on the dance floor, seeing the people who have just joined our community happy and talking to new friends.”
Ann said the social group is run entirely by volunteers from the bar manager and bar staff to those who work in the kitchen for catered events, and twice weekly at the Box Office, where homeowners can pay for their tickets in person.
“It is hard work at times with late nights and early starts but we have a great team on the social group and our “soldiers” who turn up to help out with the heavy lifting all help to make it happen,” she said.
Ann said at big events such as the recent Friday night concert with the Koi Boys, paid bar staff are hired to carry the load and allow all social group members to relax and enjoy the evening.
“We are spoiled for choice as you need to prioritise what you want to go to each week as there are so many things on offer.” she said.