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Census shows retirement villages improve quality of life

first_imgRetirement lifestyle resorts like Orianna Sandstone Point, offer health benefits.“Orianna Sandstone Point is a master planned, boutique community with 122 two and three bedroom resort-style homes on low-maintenance blocks,” Ms Lombe said.“The resort at Sandstone Point will attract like-minded, active over 50s looking to free up their lifestyle by transitioning into either a semi or full retirement lifestyle.“Residents will have access to a wide range of facilities and activities as part of the planned recreation centre, fondly named ‘the Boathouse’.“The Boathouse will be the hub for the community to catch up, have a drink at the bar, grab a coffee with friends, or strike up a game of lawn bowls.“Those seeking a little more daily adventure can book out the Orianna boat and spend the afternoon on the water, or jump in the resort mini-bus and venture to one of the areas many local attractions.”Ms Lombe said Sandstone Point also provides an exciting new model where those leading into retirement can transition into a brand new home located on a dedicated site at one of South East Queensland’s premier island locations.“The fact there is no entry, stamp duty or exit fees is another appealing feature of these lifestyles,” Ms Lombe said.“Sandstone Point embraces the small-town feel of a peaceful, coastal community with all the retail convenience and health services of Bribie Island just a short trip over Pumicestone Passage.” Property Council of Australia chief executive Ken MorrisonMr Morrison said retirement villages were a positive move for older Australians encouraging them to remain independent and active for as long as they possibly could.“They provide a service that doesn’t just help residents but their families as well,” he said.“Growing old is never easy, often compounded by the loss of mobility and the loss of loved ones and friends.“Retirement villages play a vital role in supporting residents physically and emotionally.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago Orianna Resort Group General Manager, Brett Robinson said Orianna lifestyle resorts provide a new environment where people at common stages in life come together and discover new friendships and opportunities to explore new adventures“While Orianna resorts do not offer units as such, our new two and three bedroom homes provide a comparable value offering for this mature generation seeking to consolidate their assets and free up their lifestyle,” Mr Robinson said.“Living in a lifestyle resort allows you to invest more in your lifestyle at your own pace.”Orianna’s Sandstone Point Sales Manager, Karen Lombe said Orianna Lifestyle Resorts would provide a new standard in resort-style community living for those looking to downsize ‘in style’. “Retirement villages play a vital role in supporting residents physically and emotionally” — Ken Morrison, chief executive, Property Council of Australia.RETIREMENT villages are growing in popularity with Australian villages now showing a 92 per cent occupancy rate according to new data.The 2016 PwC/Property Council Retirement Census of more than 53,000 retirement and independent living units across Australia showed strong rates of occupancy across the country.Property Council of Australia chief executive Ken Morrison said the research showed that retirement villages could extend the independence and quality of life of their residents.“The 2016 PwC/Property Council Retirement Census indicates retirement villages are growing in popularity and are an affordable downsizing proposition that provide real lifestyle and health benefits to residents,” Mr Morrison said.“According to the Retirement Census, the average two-bedroom unit is priced at 67 per cent of the median house price in the same postcode.“This enables older Australians to make the move while ensuring they also have cash on hand for their health and lifestyle needs.”last_img read more

This terrace house was designed with the environment in mind

first_img1/45 Parkside Cr, Hamilton.Completing the upstairs level are a study nook and powder room, with other features of the house including ducted airconditioning and ceiling fans throughout, an intercom to the front gate, 100 per cent wool carpet to the bedrooms, a Villeroy & Boch bathroom, linen cupboard, gas hot water system and double garage.There is also direct access to the Riverwalk, with established parklands and a riverfront beach nearby. 1/45 Parkside Cr, Hamilton.Ample natural light and cooling breezes trickle into the double-storey design through this void, with multiple living areas upstairs and down.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019From the courtyard, the front door opens to a central sitting room and staircase to the upper level. Next to the sitting room is a laundry, and past here a lounge, bathroom and two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes.One of these bedrooms opens to the courtyard, while the other opens to a second external courtyard at the rear of the house. From this courtyard, steps lead up to a covered patio that can be accessed from the lounge. 1/45 Parkside Cr, Hamilton.Upstairs, the main bedroom sits to the front of the house and includes both walk-in and built-in wardrobes and an ensuite with a separate bath and shower, and twin vanities.The upper level is also the main hub of the home, with the rear of the floor taken over by an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area and adjoining balcony with river views.Neutral colour schemes and bamboo timber flooring decorate the space, with features in the kitchen being reconstituted stone benchtops, a splashback and Miele appliances including an electric oven, gas cooktop, rangehood, microwave, dishwasher and built-in coffee machine. center_img 1/45 Parkside Cr, Hamilton.GREEN design principles such as rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic arrays for power generation, and double glazing were a key element in the creation of this three-bedroom terrace house by architects Rothelowman White.The home at 1/45 Parkside Circuit, Hamilton is in Green Quarter, a boutique complex of 12 terrace homes, the residence is anchored around a two-storey void constructed of floor-to-ceiling glass that overlooks a courtyard with a vertical garden and pond. last_img read more

Suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder

first_imgBrandon Spencer, a 20-year-old security guard from Inglewood, pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to four counts of attempted murder in connection with an on-campus shooting last Wednesday, prosecutors told the Los Angeles Times.Spencer allegedly opened fire after he became engaged in a verbal dispute with Geno Hall, a former football player at Crenshaw High School, at an Oct. 31 party promoted by LA Hype in association with the Black Student Assembly. Hall sustained several gunshot wounds in his leg, thigh, stomach and buttocks, Hall’s father told the Times.Prosecutors believe Spencer, who also wounded three others outside the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, is affiliated with a gang. None of the victims from Wednesday’s incident were affiliated with USC, and the three other victims were transported to California Hospital Medical Center, where they were reportedly expected to make a full recovery.The case will be prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Antonella Nistorescu of the hardcore gang division.A preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 6, according to ABC News. If convicted, Spencer will face up to life in prison.last_img read more

Wendell Of Women’s Basketball Wins Fourth MVC Player Of The Week Award This Season

first_imgST. LOUIS – Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team won her fourth Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award this season, the league announced Monday, Feb. 1.Wendell had impressive performances in Drake’s road wins at Bradley and Loyola this past weekend. She averaged 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 56-percent (19-of-34) from the floor and hitting 7-of-14 (50-percent) from three-point range.Friday at Bradley, Wendell scored a game-high 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting along with pulling down six rebounds, nabbing three steals and handing out three assists. Sunday at Loyola, she poured in another game-high 25 points, adding four boards, six assists, one block and one steal. Her 50 points in the two games puts her 11th all-time in program history in scoring with 1,621 career points.Wendell was named MVC Player of the Week each of the first three weeks of the season. She leads the MVC in scoring at 20.5 points per game, which ranks 22nd in the nation.Drake hosts Wichita State Friday night at 7 p.m. before welcoming Missouri State Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. contest.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more