Living Choice Kawana Island residents were invited to view the new Estia Health Twin Waters Residential Aged Care Home one hour before the Open Day for the public on Saturday 26 August. More than 60 residents accepted the kind invitation and certainly received red carpet treatment! Estia staff members were on hand to lead small guided tours…

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An estimated 225 residents and visitors attended the Seniors’ Travel & Cruise Expo at Living Choice Kawana Island on 12th August and they were keen to find out about the latest travel destinations and best deals on offer. The eleven exhibitors were kept busy throughout the five-hour expo, with residents given exclusive access for one hour…

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With so many marketing events and sales functions held at Living Choice villages throughout the year, we rely heavily on the support of our Resident Ambassadors. Their involvement ranges from ideas for events, catering and decor to the actual set-up and cleaning up afterwards. We really value their excellent input – after all, they know…

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There were certainly plenty of special moments to treasure at the QLD Gala Reward Event held at Living Choice Twin Waters on 19th July. First cousins Ron Shoemark of Living Choice Kawana Island and Bruce Shoemark of Twin Waters meeting up after 50 years (this deserves to be the subject of a separate article!); referrer…

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Report by Carroll Jacobsen Five Living Choice Kawana Island residents and a resident’s relative, aptly named the “Choice Chicks”, took part in the “Pink Tri” at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Sunday 3rd April and survived with little more than sore hips, tired legs and weary heads. Barb Lindsay and Dusty Smith (daughter…

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 Report by Jake Jacobsen Looking menacing in their new uniform, eight triples teams from Living Choice Kawana Island travelled to Living Choice Twin Waters to do battle for the TWAKI Bowls Trophy. For the uninitiated, TWAKI is an acronym for Twin Waters and Kawana Island! Not unlike the Kawana Island players, the weather was threatening…

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Living Choice Kawana Island resident, Margaret Schausberger, and village manager, Russ Dunstan, had their hair shaved off at the village’s Happy Hour last Friday night, raising more than $2,120 for the Leukaemia Foundation. Kawana Island residents came out in force to support the Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser, with many also opting to have their…

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There was a fantastic turnout at the Living Choice Kawana Island Open House on 16th March and the sales team and resident helpers were kept very busy showing visitors the homes available as well as the village’s extensive leisure facilities. QLD Sales Manager, Suzie Gray, said the response had been overwhelming and she paid tribute to the…

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Living Choice was invited to take part in the Sunshine Coast Retirement Villages Expo held at the Maroochy RSL Club on 5th and 6th March and it attracted plenty of visitors, keen to find out the latest information on retirement living. Organiser Nick Willoughby of Dorsal Media said 477 people visited the expo over the…

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Each March, thousands of extraordinary people help beat blood cancer by getting sponsored to shave or colour their hair for the World’s Greatest Shave. This year, one of those extraordinary people will be Living Choice Kawana Island resident, Margaret Schausberger, who will have all of her hair shaved off in front of fellow residents at…

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More than 270 residents have made the choice to live at Living Choice Kawana Island, the Sunshine Coast’s finest retirement living – and it’s a smart choice too as they are able to enjoy an active, independent lifestyle but have the peace of mind of priority access to Residential Aged Care at their sister village,…

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For many people, the term “Retirement Village” conjures up visions of tiny, boxy homes and elderly residents playing bingo. However, today’s villages are more like lifestyle resorts, offering retirees the ultimate lifestyle. Living Choice’s Sunshine Coast retirement villages not only offer modern, spacious homes but numerous leisure facilities, health, fitness and social activities plus 24-hour…

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Two hundred underprivileged Sunshine Coast children will receive very special gifts this Christmas, thanks to the efforts of the Living Choice Toymakers at Living Choice Kawana Island. The beautifully handcrafted wooden toys were presented to the Salvation Army’s Ray and Sue Sandberg, who said they would bring great joy to the many needy families they were assisting in…

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The Living Choice Classic, a three-day tournament hosted by the Headland Veteran Golfers on the Sunshine Coast, attracted 231 golfers from 32 Veteran golfing groups from Mackay in the north to the Gold Coast in the south and inland to Toowoomba. Once again, Living Choice was the major sponsor, joining fellow sponsors, On Course National…

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To highlight the fact that Living Choice villages are pet-friendly, a Pet Information Day for Seniors was held at Living Choice Kawana Island recently. Residents were invited to bring their pets and clients were invited to learn about how pets can live harmoniously in a village environment and also view the homes available. It was…

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Travel Expo

Living Choice residents and clients love to travel, judging from the great turnout at the Seniors’ Travel & Cruise Expo held at Living Choice Twin Waters on Saturday 20th August! Eleven leading travel exhibitors were available in the auditorium to showcase the latest travel destinations – including Ucango Travel & Cruise Centre, Go See Touring,…

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Five years ago, while living in the suburb of Twin Waters, Judith Vine-Murray spent many happy hours cycling along the pathway outside Living Choice Twin Waters. She was impressed with the build quality of the homes and thought “If only mum would move from Sydney, she could live there”. Judith and her husband Don subsequently…

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We are so proud of our Kawana Island woodworkers and the craft ladies! Over the past year the have been working hard crafting a range of beautiful toys to distribute to needy families on the coast. Last Friday they donated them to the Salvation Army in time for Santa to distribute for Christmas. A big thank-you to sponsors Bunnings Caloundra, Bogaart…

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Research has shown that residents living in retirement villages are more active than those of the same age that live in suburbia – and this was certainly evident at the Inter-Village Challenge between Living Choice Kawana Island and Twin Waters residents on 22nd and 23rd October. There were plenty of activities – from outdoor games…

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