With the inevitable arrival of winter, we find ourselves getting out the heavier bedding, coats and scarves. We let the dog sleep inside and in Queensland we close the windows and doors that little bit earlier each day. If the earlier sunsets and lower temperatures have snuck up on you this year and you feel a touch unprepared, here are a few tips to help you make the most of the cooler months…
When we think of our mums it’s hard not to smile. Her warm hug and friendship are easy to love. And as the years go by we begin to celebrate our daughters too, who are now mothers. What are you doing to make this Mother’s Day special? Click for six of our favourite Mother’s Day ideas that could make this year one to remember.
Is there any better feeling than a fit of uncontrollable laughter? The act of making someone smile is just about the best thing you can do for them. Make a conscious effort to inspire happiness with a joke straight from the heart. Make a friend, family member or random passers by day saying something impossibly smile inducing – you won’t believe the effect a simple joke can make. Comedy festivals and world-renowned comedians aside, anyone can engage in some good old fashion joke telling. Enjoy life with a smile on your face by embracing the art of comedy.
When you think of Queensland’s best-known travel destinations, Surfers Paradise, The Whitsundays, Noosa and Brisbane immediately spring to mind. But did you know that the Sunshine State is also home to some incredible destinations that locals have been trying to keep secret for decades? Click for six of our favourite hidden gems for your next holiday.
If you’re looking for a retirement village that provides as much vibrancy as it does relaxation and comfort, Buderim Gardens is the place for you. This tranquil yet fun-filled village offers many activities for a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle, all with a backdrop of 60 acres of peaceful rainforest. Whether you’re a social butterfly or you prefer to sit back with a cuppa while overlooking a serene setting, Buderim Gardens provides the best of both worlds. Discover everything this welcoming village has to offer, just minutes from Mooloolaba beach and Headland golf course.
February 14 celebrates the feast of Saint Valentine, who as legend tells us, defied the laws of Roman Emperor Claudius that prohibited his soldiers from marrying. Valentine married couples in secret, quite literally putting his life on the line for the sake of love.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake up among the treetops? Nestled in a lush native rainforest, The Terraces are more treehouse than retirement community. Like Tarzan and Jane, residents are immersed in their spectacular natural surroundings.
Soak up the sun with a selection of stylish, Spring Summer staples. The stunning variety of stores at Caneland Central and Sunshine Plaza are bursting with new, Spring Summer stock. If you’re wondering which new pieces are worth investing in and how best to wear them, take note of our top five staple pieces for the seasons ahead.
From the yearly childhood holiday spent at a beachside campsite with familiar faces to that overseas adventure to unchartered territory, we all cherish the memories from holidays we’ve taken throughout our lives. This month, we’re looking at the exciting ways to create memories, whether you’re planning a big overseas adventure or you’re after a simple holiday to relax. Click through to read about the beauty of the journey and how adventure takes on a whole new and exciting meaning in retirement.
Thanks to our gorgeous Queensland climate, we get to experience a near-eternal summer. But when winter rolls around, we don’t have to linger by the fire like so many of our unfortunate foreign friends. Instead, we get to enjoy all the best parts of the warmer months, without the sweat! Gone are the days of heat and humidity; our wonderful winter weather is perfect for almost every outdoor activity. From strolls on the sand to the perfect gardening weather, get outside this August and enjoy everything our beautiful state has to offer.
Studies have found that learning a new skill and exercising your creativity leads to a healthier and happier life. Retirement is the perfect time to get in touch with your creative side and learn new skills that you may have put off earlier in life. Every Friday, personal trainer Ama Kainano visits the Keperra Sanctuary to teach Zumba to a very eager and appreciative group. Not only are the classes helping with health and wellbeing, as the students open their minds to creativity, they’re seeing improvements with memory and stress. Ama discusses the benefits Zumba is having on the minds and bodies of her students at Keperra Sanctuary over on our website.