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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

Arizona Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson 4 walks awa

first_imgArizona Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson (4) walks away after missing a field goal as Seattle Seahawks defensive back Neiko Thorpe (23) and Arizona Cardinals punter Andy Lee (2) watch during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Seahawks won 20-17. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) TEMPE, Ariz. — Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson approaches his 300th NFL game Sunday in San Francisco with a heavy weight on his shoulders.The 43-year-old is coming off a missed kick in the final minutes that set up a 20-17 loss to Seattle last weekend.For it, Dawson earned himself a private meeting with head coach Steve Wilks on Monday. That’s never a good thing under such circumstances, but Dawson called it a nice conversation. Coach and kicker are on the same page — that improvement is needed. 17 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Or is there a weight on Dawson? This isn’t the 20-year NFL veteran’s first rodeo.As one of the latest scapegoats for an 0-4 team, the best way to handle all this was to make everyone else feel better.Related LinksIn a loss that had plenty of blown opportunities, Dawson’s kicks stand outThe Consensus Week 5: Cardinals entrenched at the bottomPFF: Josh Rosen tops Baker Mayfield’s high grade for rookie QB debut“I went around today and I told (teammates), ‘You want to be encouraged?’ Of course everyone’s like, ‘Yeah!’” Dawson said Wednesday. “I said, ‘You could be me this week.’“I’m trying to deal with it with some humor and obviously I’m suffering each and every moment. Just want to get back out on the field and try to get going.”Dawson has been in this situation before, survived what few have.He still remembers missed kicks more than a decade old. He remembers as a rookie in 1999 that one coach told him the way to making the team as an undrafted player out of Texas was to — get this — make every kick.Dawson missed two of three kicks on Sunday against the Seahawks, from 50 yards before the end of the first half and then from 45 yards out with 1:55 left in a tie game. He called the final miss all a result of bad execution and “just a good ol’ fashioned miss.” Top Stories Were they signs he’s slowing down?Dawson hit 80 percent of his tries a year ago and knocked in 10-of-14 from 30-39 yards. Prior he’d never missed more than two attempts in that range through an entire season, though he’s only once before taken that many attempts.From 40-49 yards, Dawson went 10-of-13 — a career high in attempts from that range as well — and 4-of-5 from 50 yards or more.As much as he approaches his job simply by taking one kick at a time, Dawson admits analyzing his mistakes keeps the misses fresh in his mind. The makes are just a little easier to forget.“There’s been times I’ve been on a roll, and I’m making everything and I know I’m not kicking well,” he said. “It’ll add up on you here and there. Sometimes you wish you could just go to work, go home and let it go.”A career 84 percent kicker, Dawson is carrying on.Set to become the 11th player in NFL history to reach the 300-game mark, the kicker doesn’t have much time to reminisce. But he does admit that he appreciates surviving this long, playing a high-pressure position where teams are always anxious to place blame and look for replacements. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Dawson can only find humor in these moments to get to the better ones on the field. Take last Sunday, when rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, a player less than half his age, offered the kicker words of encouragement following his miss.“Here’s a rookie making his first start and he comes up to the oldest — second oldest guy in the league and has some words of encouragement,” Dawson said.“Obviously coming off a game like last week, super downer,” the kicker added. “You’re going to have ups and downs, and to be able to survive them and accomplish something like this means a great deal.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more