Last opportunity to buy on the Sunshine Coast

With only a few houses left to sell, the award-winning Sunshine Coast Lifestyle Resort – Living Gems Pacific Paradise Living Gems Pacific Paradise – is preparing to say goodbye to its Sales Manager, Victoria Dent. Ms Dent has been working at the Resort since its inception in 2015 and says she has mixed emotions as […]

Retirement village or lifestyle resort. What is the difference?

Many of us have heard the terms retirement village and lifestyle resort – but, what’s the actual difference? While there are definitely similarities between the two (in that they both appeal to older people who live independently and have communal facilities), the key difference between the two sectors is the contractual and financial models that […]

Top 5 Day Trips from Living Gems Pacific Paradise

Pristine beaches and tropical rainforests make up the long stretches of coastline just waiting to be explored. Here is our shortlist of the best places to get out and about to enjoy the Sunshine Coast. Noosa National Park – 30 minutes’ drive Loved by locals and tourists alike, Noosa National Park is an unmissable destination. […]

Living Gems celebrates Seniors Week

Throughout the state our community will come together to celebrate Seniors Week. This event is held from 18-26 August to recognise the value of the contribution older people have made in the workforce and community throughout their lives. Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland coordinates Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government. The event […]

Living Gems Home Owners making a difference

Home Owners Jan and Barry Smith have spent their working lives in a nomadic fashion, moving all over New South Wales, from Boorowa to Dubbo and everywhere in between. 12 months ago, they made the move to Living Gems Pacific Paradise and aren’t planning on leaving anytime soon. Jan tells us more about their lifestyle […]

A White Christmas in Germany and Austria

Dreams of a white Christmas inspired Michael Holder and Karen Hawkings to travel to Germany at the end of 2016, a country that captures the spirit of the season like no other. The Deutschland Christmas charm is showcased at its wintertime markets and beer halls where the amber liquid flows freely and the wine is […]

Pacific Paradise Celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Living Gems Pacific Paradise residents Inga and Charles Somers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary  with friends old and new on Saturday. They held their lunch party at Curlys on the Boardwalk in Mt Coolum but cut the cake at Pacific Paradise. Sales manager said everyone had a great time. “It’s wonderful to meet people like […]