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Over 50s make downsizing their first choice

Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania has fast-tracked the release of homes in Stage Four and Five, following sell-out sales results for the first three stages with demand from local over 50s looking to downsize.

Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania resident Peter Lavelle and his dog Hilda May, made the choice to downsize, selling his large apartment in Brisbane to travel in a caravan around Australia, which was a trip to find his next home.

“It was just after the floods in Bundaberg so I packed up everything in my apartment and decided to give away whatever I didn’t need to the flood victims,” Mr Lavelle said.

“After travelling for three years I finally came to Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania one Saturday morning, I took a tour and it was almost Hilda May who made the ultimate decision, she loved the backyard.

“It felt so right to me too, and it still feels right. I thought I would always find exactly what I wanted and Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania was it.

“My advice to someone considering the move to a community would be to think of yourself and what is good for you.

“The financial model was attractive as a land lease model as it makes life as easy as possible after I am not here – that was part of the planning. Sometimes what people leave behind is a spot of bother. I have always been very careful and thought things through and this made sense for minimalising bother for family.

“It doesn’t matter what others think because I have done what makes me happy! Not what others wanted.

“Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania is all about that feeling of community. When I moved in it was perfect, it was fenced to keep my little dog safe and it was everything I wanted.

“I really enjoy it here as you can be involved as you want to be, but you still have the company and nice faces with someone to speak to. I’m going away again and the lady next door is going to water my garden when I go. We look after each other. That’s what community living is about.

“It’s total freedom and control for me,” Peter happily states.

Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania has brand new homes selling from $299,000 and is located at 41 Radke Road, Bethania. For more information, call Project Sales Manager Sharon Manson on 0448 165 524 or visit