From Robina apartment to a ready made community
After downsizing from a four-bedroom house in Varsity Lakes, Megan found living in a two-bedroom apartment in Robina on her own was isolating and lonely.
When COVID hit last year and restrictions brought an end to her group activities such as book clubs, knitting groups and social card games, Megan found her world became even smaller without her social network and family nearby.
“I lived in an apartment by myself for three years and it was a reclusive kind of existence,” Megan said.
“I’m a very social person so myexperience of apartment living prompted the move to Halcyon and now my life has improved dramatically because there are people here who actually care.
“At any age, it can be intimidating to find a community outside of family, opportunity to move into Halcyon Rise and have activities, groups
and a built-in community on site.”
As one of the first homeowners at Halcyon Rise, Megan is now involved in several social activities including a craft group and helped to set up the onsite library.
“We also have a happy hour every Thursday where we talk and laugh and because of that, we know each other,” she said.
Megan is looking forward to the completion of the onsite recreational facilities at Halcyon Rise, which includes a heated lap
pool, walking and cycling tracks, pickleball courts, full-size bowling green and a fully equipped gym.
“I’m very excited for the facilities to be completed and my goal is to go swimming, try the exercise workouts, play pickleball and learn to play
bowls – there is just so much to do.”
The location of Halcyon Rise at Logan Reserve was also a plus for Megan, offering safety within the gated community as well as being close to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast where her son and daughter live respectively.
“Everything is so close and you don’t need to leave your community to find everything you need within the neighbourhood of Logan Reserve,” she said.
While Megan was ready to make the move from apartment living to a lifestyle community, she recommends that people do their research first
and to find out whether this style of living is suited to their needs.
“I have nothing to regret about moving to an over 50s lifestyle community because Halcyon Rise has the security, community and connection with like-minded people that I was looking for,” Megan said.
“Everyone I’ve spoken to at Halcyon says they wish they had moved here sooner.”