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Meet the Lendlease living retirees embracing life post-pandemic

Adventurous holidays, hot air ballooning and finding new love are all on the table…

 

The events of the past two years have sparked a renewed focus on health and a desire to get the heart racing with new adventures. Meet the ‘Seawolves’ - an inspirational group of ladies from Martha’s Point, a Lendlease retirement village in Victoria who are embracing their newfound paths and keeping their mental health in check.


Helen Luxton is one member of the group who is looking forward to “flourishing” post-pandemic. Every day she and her fellow Seawolves seize the day and share a laugh by taking an early morning dip at Mount Martha beach at Port Phillip Bay – rain, hail or shine. “We walk into the water holding hands, form a ring and do a countdown: 3, 2, 1. We duck down together, howling like wolves,” Helen said.

Helen’s partner passed away last year and her brisk dip each morning has been her “saving grace”. Helen and the Seawolves have garnered media attention over the past week, being featured on Channel 7, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail and the Adelaide Advertiser.

 

 
[The Seawolves seize the day at Mount Martha | Picture: Jake Nowakowski]

 

[The Seawolves: ‘It jolts you awake.’ | Picture: Jake Nowakowski]

To continue supporting residents lead full and exciting lives, Lendlease recently surveyed 4380 retirees across Australia to find out their aspirations, and how they’ve been impacted by the pandemic. We found that retirees want to:

 

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