Probus South Pacific Limited Chairman Douglas Geekie and his wife Suzanne.
Probus South Pacific Limited Chairman Douglas Geekie and his wife Suzanne. Murray Rix

Probus chairman happy to call Halcyon Greens home

HALCYON Greens at Pimpama has lured Probus South Pacific Limited Chairman Douglas Geekie and his wife Suzanne with its active and social lifestyle offering.

As chairman of a 125,000-member organisation promoting active retirees, Mr Geekie quickly identified the Halcyon lifestyle would agree with his sociable and energetic outlook.

He and his wife Suzanne decided to move to Halcyon Greens last year after living at Hope Island Resort for 17 years.

"We wanted to downsize because the house we had placed increasing demands on our time as we grew older," Mr Geekie said.

"Halcyon Greens was the perfect fit for us because of its sense of community and the opportunities it provides.

"It's a great place to live and we have lots of fun, but it is even better when you realise that you are part of the extensive communities of the Halcyon Group," he said.

The community's frontage to the 18-hole Gainsborough Greens Golf Course was a big drawcard for the former competitive golfer, who is looking forward to playing socially.

The couple have found it easy to connect with their new neighbours at Halcyon Greens.

"We really enjoy going for walks here which often turns into 15 minutes of actual walking and 45 minutes of talking because of the friendships that exist here," he said.

"It's an amazing characteristic of the Halcyon communities - we talk to all sorts of people we've never met before."

Mr Geekie very much subscribes to the Probus philosophy that people retire from work, not life. He believes it's vital for seniors to widen their horizons as much as they can and become even more active than prior to retirement.

Probus is for retired and semi-retired people and involves regular get-togethers and activities such as morning teas, movie clubs, lunches, bus trips, walking groups, card playing, travel and guest speakers.

Now in his final year of his role as chairman, Mr Geekie is eager to start two clubs in the rapidly growing Pimpama area, which he believes will ultimately support four clubs.

Located in Gainsborough Greens in Pimpama, on a spectacular 34-hectare island parcel surrounded by conservation wetland and the golf course, Halcyon Greens will comprise more than 500 homes.

Homes in the community's third release are priced from $485,000 to $725,000.

To learn more about Probus, visit probussouthpacific.org or look them up on Facebook.

For more information on Halcyon Greens, visit lifebeginsathalcyon.com.au or call 1800 050 580.


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