Construction of the Living Gems Toowoomba clubhouse is well and truly underway!
On Saturday 24 June, Opal by Living Gems hosted the Neil Diamond Spectacular, with 150 people attending the sold out tribute concert.
Annette Reberger, who has been living at Opal by Living Gems for just three months, heads up the event committee at the resort, and was thrilled to see the success of the sold-out event.
Living Gems Resorts in Toowoomba and Caboolture have shown their support for the Australia Cancer Council and hosted Australia’s biggest morning tea on May 25, and May 31 respectively.
Guests at our Caboolture resort were able to raise $259 for the cause. Residents had a great time with a variety of planned games and activities that helped boost donations on the day.
In Toowoomba, Club Glenvale also hosted a morning tea. Guests enjoyed a selection of sweet treats, savoury canapes, tea and plenty of coffee.
Overall both resorts saw a successful turnout. It proved to be a wonderful morning out for attendees, and all for a fantastic cause. Plans for next year’s event are already in the works!
On May 25, residents from Living Gems by Ruby at Eagleby came together to host Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in support of the Australian Cancer Council. The event was a huge success, raising over $1,500 dollars.
Committee members Beryl Suter and Heather Redman jointly came up with the idea to host an event and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. This was the first time current committee members had taken part in the national morning tea, and they were overwhelmed by the turnout.
Beryl mentioned that a successful event would involve about forty people – but that they would panic if attendance climbed to eighty. They were in disbelief when numbers reached 160, with some guests travelling from nearby residences to be part of the day. After the final count, the actual turnout surpassed expectations with over 200 people showing up armed with a plate of food and donations at the ready.
“We just kept advertising the event at meals, bingo and social evenings – and attendance exploded!” said Beryl.
Beryl and Heather were also able to attract support from local sponsors IGA Eagleby & Woolworths Beenleigh, which both supplied food vouchers to help cater the day. The Beenleigh Cheesecake shop also came on board and donated an assortment of cakes.
To help raise additional funds, Beryl and Heather ran a raffle with gift packs of wine, chocolates, cosmetics and jewellery. The raffles proved popular with residents.
When asked why they wanted to support the cause, Redman noted that,
“It’s important to us, because everyone knows someone who has been touched by Cancer. Many of our residents, friends and family have been affected. We wanted to do what we could to to support”
Cobb+Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum and home to the National Carriage Collection.
On Wednesday May 3, our Toowoomba residents were invited to enjoy a light lunch and private viewing of the national carriage collection at Cobb+Co Museum. The museum features some of Australia’s finest horse-drawn vehicles including farm wagons, delivery carts and the iconic Landau carriage.
This interesting collection features approximately 50 of Australia’s finest of horse-drawn vehicles. Toowoomba residence had a private viewing light lunch and refreshments on Wednesday May 3rd.
We are excited to report that construction on our Caboolture Clubhouse precinct is progressing well and on track to completion.
Currently the under slab plumbing and electrical is finished, as is the pool excavation, with steel work currently in progress. Over half of the footings have been dug out and poured. Block work will commence by the end of May (weather permitting).
For the safety of residents and guests, we ask that you please do not enter the construction zone at any time. Please also note that the front entry and exit gates will remain open during the day while the final road sections are completed over the next week. Once this is finished, all trades will be required to enter through the construction entry at the eastern end of the site.
Our Living Gems Caboolture 50-plus resort is having an Open Day on Saturday May 6th. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 1pm. Drop in, say hello, and have a look around!
176 Torrens Rd, Caboolture South
1800 288 918
Living Gems Caboolture has it all. Enjoy life in a community of like-minded people, make friends and have fun. Nature has provided the surrounds, Living Gems creates the active retirement lifestyle.
Homeowners and their guests have exclusive use of a magnificent swimming pool and spa, a stylish country club featuring a beautiful ballroom with a theatre stage and a luxurious cinema. Sports facilities include a tennis court, a covered bowling green and a gym. Creative people can hone their talents in the art and craft studio, the music room and the fully equipped workshop.
Living Gems Caboolture has it all
Ron and Margaret Gibbs are celebrating 10 years of resort style living at Ruby by Living Gems Residential Resort in Eagleby between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. They were the first people to move into the lifestyle resort and they are enjoying it just as much today as they did when they took possession of their first home. Ron says their first home at Ruby by Living Gems suited them at the time. “About three years ago we decided we wanted a change so we sold our original home at Ruby and bought another one,” he says.
“Margaret is keen gardener; part of the appeal of this house was the perimeter bock with a larger garden. We chose a three bedroom, two-bathroom design with alterations that suited our specifications. It worked out very well.”
Ron and Margaret emigrated from England 44 years ago. Ron is a Londoner and Margaret hails from Portsmouth. Ron says both his older brothers had made the move from Britain to the Gold Coast. “We liked the sound of it so we followed the family and settled on the Gold Coast where we raised our children. When the children grew up we eventually decided to downsize and moved to a boutique retirement village on the northern Gold Coast. “It was okay but we had no garden so we moved to a townhouse in Runaway Bay.
On our fortieth wedding anniversary, I asked Margaret if she could see us living in a townhouse for the foreseeable future and she said no so we started looking at other options. “We had friends living at Sapphire by Living Gems, we liked the look of it and planned to buy until we discovered Ruby was being built across the road and decided to buy there. We love the location and the lifestyle. We are near our children and my brothers who all live on the Gold Coast.
“We really enjoy our social life, it’s a big change for me, until we moved here I never had a social life. We now enjoy the benefits of living in a lifestyle resort with great friends and neighbours plus all the resort facilities under the sun,” he says.
Living Gems has eight residential resorts in South East Queensland. New homes are available at Living Gems Pacific Paradise on the Sunshine Coast, Living Gems Toowoomba, Living Gems Caboolture on the north side of Brisbane and Opal by Living Gems in Logan Village. Established homes are occasionally offered for sale at Ruby by Living Gems and Sapphire by Living Gems Eagleby, Living Gems Maleny, and Living Gems Gold Coast.
Hostess extraordinaire and Living Gems Pacific Paradise sales manager Victoria Dent has planned a Friday night Happy Hour.
Invited guests include people who are already enjoying the lifestyle at the new Sunshine Coast resort and those who are soon to join them. Victoria says she loves hosting events. “I enjoy sharing a few drinks and some tasty canapés with friends.
The Pacific Paradise residents and staff haven’t known each other for very long but we have already formed firm friendships. “About 60 people have been invited to this event.
I like to prepare the food myself, my specialities include canapés and pastries. I will be in the kitchen until everyone arrives and then it will be party time.
The people here enjoy a great social life and they love a party. I am looking forward to helping everyone have a great time. There will be music, dancing and most important of all, good company” Victoria says.
The party people at Living Gems Pacific Paradise were in fine form at the recent Black is Back party. Sales manager Victoria Dent invited residents and guests to mix and mingle as they enjoyed some very tasty canapés and a few drinks.
The foundations of the Living Gems Toowoomba community is on firm ground as friendships begin to form in the new resort. Sales manager Karen Duffy and her assistant Lorraine Walton hosted an impromptu get together last Friday.
The first of the monthly meet and greet events was celebrated with fish and chips for tea.
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 Inga and Charles, everyone joined in the celebration and congratulated them on 50 happy years, it’s a major milestone and one to be very proud of,” Victoria says.