When teachers Victoria and Luke Taber and their two young sons moved from Canberra to Twin Waters four years ago, they were motivated by the desire for a better lifestyle. Three years later, Victoria persuaded her mum, Brenda Winter, who had lived in Canberra for 45 years, to move to the Sunshine Coast too. At…

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Brenda Winter accepts the $5,000 voucher on behalf of her daughter, Victoria Taber, from Living Choice director Ian Tregoning.   Third time lucky. The annual QLD Gala Reward Event is usually held in the third week of July, was pushed back to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then finally got the green light…

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The food was sizzling, the games were set, and the Aussie flag was flying high. Living Choice Kawana Island celebrated Australia Day in true fashion, with a beer in hand. The Leisure Centre was filled with 77 proud residents. The tables were set with Australian flags as the residents wore their best patriotic outfits. There…

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PHOTOS BY BARRY LEGG.

PHOTOS BY BARRY LEGG. At Living Choice Kawana Island, there was one very special Christmas raffle prize that everyone wanted to win in the lead-up to Christmas – a magnificent wooden jeep, complete with two surfboards, a trailer and beach buggy, beautifully handcrafted by resident Don Lindsay. The raffle was a fundraiser for the Kawana…

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With thanks to Barry Legg for some of the photos. Following a year of cancelled events and celebrations, Living Choice Kawana Island ended the year on a high with four standout performances by The Living Legends at the Old Time Music Hall concerts. Produced by resident Maree Sutton, the concerts were held over three weeks…

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For the past 16 years, come rain or shine, the Australian flag and two Living Choice flags have been hoisted by a very special resident at Living Choice Kawana Island, Malcolm Thiess. At 4.30pm on 31st December, he will take them down for the last time, following his decision to retire from his flag duties,…

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Natasha Woodward reports The Toymaking elves of Living Choice Kawana Island once again spent most of the year hard at work making wooden toys for the children of Central Queensland that are doing it tough. This year, the Toymaking team managed to make over 200 wooden toys which were presented to St Vincent de Paul…

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The residents at Living Choice Kawana Island love socialising and organised outings are often held outside the village. Recently, the ladies’ group enjoyed a fabulous day out at the Gun Cotton Coffee Café in Yandina. Their last outing of the year will be on 23rd November when they will have breakfast at the Pocket Express…

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It was a gloomy October 30, the day before Halloween, the storms were rolling in and the trick or treaters were getting prepared , however the residents of Living Choice Kawana Island celebrated the spooky season the best way they know how, dressed up, in good spirits and a day early. There were witches and…

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Sadly, there was no Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany this year but this did not deter the fun-loving residents of Living Choice Kawana Island from celebrating this much-loved annual event. Resident Carole Harrison teamed up with her husband Michael and Manfred and Janne Bernhard to hold the event over three different nights, to comply with COVID-19…

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There are currently no upcoming events at this village but check again soon as Living Choice regularly holds village events throughout the year.

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The annual 3-day Living Choice Classic at Headland Golf Club is always a popular annual fixture on the QLD Veterans’ Golf calendar but this year, the tournament had to be tweaked to accommodate the COVID-19 rules. The competition was scaled back to two days and had to be restricted to 126 players, all Headland Veteran…

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The Living Choice Planking Challenge has defied all border controls and spread from South Australia to Queensland. What’s more, the record of 8 minutes and 15 seconds set at Living Choice Fullarton a few weeks ago has been well and truly broken! An initiative of Living Choice director Graham Hobbs, a keen fitness enthusiast, the…

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With no seniors’ tennis tournaments taking place in Australia since March, it’s not surprising that the first seniors’ tournament permitted since the outbreak of COVID-19 attracted such a big turnout! The Living Choice Mooloolaba Seniors’ Tennis Tournament was given the green light by Tennis Seniors’ Australia just a few weeks before the event was scheduled…

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Many outstanding examples of resilience have emerged at Living Choice villages during the COVID-19 crisis, including finding innovative ways to keep oneself busy. For Living Choice Kawana Island resident, John Sutton, the time has been well-spent making exquisite hand-carved walking sticks – and not even crippling hand arthritis would stop him! As a former cabinetmaker,…

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It’s great to see village activities resuming again in the wake of the Covid-19 restrictions lifting. Kayaking is one of the many sporting activities residents enjoy at Living Choice Kawana Island and resident Maree Sutton sent us these photos of the kayaking group making the most of the winter sunshine this week. It’s easy to…

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Benita Cheatley reports Residents and staff at Living Choice Kawana Island celebrated the birthday of a special resident at their village on 14th May. Eric Brusewitz, also known as “Eric the Stamp Man”, turned 83 and his friends in the village did not let the current pandemic stand in the way of letting Eric know…

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Many Living Choice Kawana Island residents heeded the call to “Light Up The Dawn” on ANZAC Day, standing on their apartment balconies or at the end of their villa driveways, holding candles. Poppies lined the roadway and flags were draped over balconies as residents observed a minute’s silence and listened to The Last Post on…

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Flashback: Jenny Wood performs at the Seniors Superstar final, which she won, at Caloundra RSL. Jenny Wood of Living Choice Kawana Island is an acclaimed soprano singer and has published books. She reflects on how she is coping during the COVID-19 Pandemic. What do I like about living here? “Living Choice” is what it is called and…

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Gerry and Chris Lewis (left) pictured at a photo shoot several years ago at Living Choice Kawana Island. Talented musicians Gerry and Chris Lewis have been responsible for bringing joyful times to Living Choice Kawana Island residents for the past eleven and a half years. Not only have they played music at various village events…

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