Retirement village or lifestyle resort. What is the difference?

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

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

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

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 [...]