Gold Coast retirees get the scoop on ageing well

Local retirees turned out in force to hear from Kay McGrath and a panel of retirement living experts at a special event, Tailor your Retirement, to have all their questions answered and get tips on living well at any age.

Reside Communities
May 19, 2021

We recently welcomed 60 Gold Coast retirees to Links Hope Island Golf Club to hear from award-winning journalist, news presenter and seniors advocate Kay McGrath, and a panel of independent experts and professionals about how to make the most of retirement.

Our panellists covered a wide range of topics including care options, resident services and amenity, contract options, financial benefits and the state of the current property market, leaving guests feeling confident and inspired about this exciting stage of life.

If you weren’t able to make it on the day, here’s a quick snapshot of the insightful advice shared by our panellists!

Each panellist shared helpful insights

The state of the current property market with Travis Brown of Ray White Real Estate

With interstate migration at levels never seen before, property values on Brisbane and the Gold Coast are booming with no sign of slowing down. Travis says there has never been a better time for retirees to downsize from a large family home, making way for young families in need of suitable housing, and freeing up capital for a great lifestyle.

Making your investments work for you with Peter Audet of Varria Personal Financial Advisers

Peter shared his tips for living a long and fulfilling life, saying “you only need enough money to get by every week plus five dollars”. Real wealth comes from how you choose to live your life and Peter recommends looking at retirement as your time to enjoy what you love most.

Understanding retirement living contracts with Danielle Lim of DSL Law

For many people, the retirement living model is unlike anything they have experienced before and can be confusing. Danielle shared some great information about how the Retirement Villages Act actually works in favour of residents and protects people at every stage of their journey.

Care and support that works for you with Simon Lockyer of Five Good Friends

Those that live the longest and happiest lives do so with a support network of five to six close friends. Simon Lockyer and the team at Five Good Friends follow this philosophy and say the secret to living your best life in retirement is building and nurturing connections.

What retirees can expect at Esperance with Glen Brown and Craig Syphers of Reside Communities

The Gold Coast’s most luxurious new waterfront retirement community is now under way with construction of Stage 1 set to be complete by mid-2022. Almost half of Stage 1 is already sold out, showing high demand for first-class resident amenities and quality apartment living on the Gold Coast.

An equally inspiring location

Held at the picturesque Links Hope Island Golf Club, just 2.5 kilometres from Esperance, future-residents will enjoy being so close to the Club’s pristine course along with the restaurant and bar and day spa.

To find out more, click here to make an appointment to visit our Sales Display Suite at 2 Sickle Avenue, Hope Island, open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 3pm. You can also call our Sales Manager Justin on (07) 5510 9555, and follow us on Facebook at


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