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Golden years shine bright

No longer dreaming of an early retirement, Latitude One residents, Lynne and Steve, downsized in their early 60s to enjoy their golden years sooner than planned.

With past careers as an executive assistant and bank manager, Lynne and Steve’s life in Sydney was a busy one.

As they hit their early 60s they decided to trade it all in for an early retirement, to downsize their home, unlock more capital for their superannuation and fund their retirement plans.

“We had the ‘McMansion’ with the double story home, pool, spa, big yard and gardens to maintain,” Lynne said.

Adding to their new gold class lifestyle is Latitude One’s multi-million dollar resort clubhouse which was soft-launched to residents in late-2019.

Final preparations for the clubhouse’s official opening celebrations are now falling into place and residents are looking forward to the grand opening public event on Saturday 1st February.

“We are excited about the clubhouse opening, it’s beautiful.

“Our favourite part about the clubhouse is the Mix and Mingle events, the resort swimming pool, and the activities in the clubhouse.

“The craft room operates on a Tuesday with knitting in the morning and cards in the afternoon.

“On a Wednesday I can head to the Sterling Lounge for a massage and facial with the visiting beautician.

“Every Friday we socialise in the lounge and the special events, like New Year’s Eve, were such a great night.

“On a Sunday we walk over to the jetty and we watch the model yacht club, sitting beside Lake Latitude in the warm morning sun.

“We’ve always been healthy and fit people and Latitude One meant we could maintain our healthy lifestyle using the pool and the gym while also strengthening our social networks.

“We recommend land lease living to all our friends, and in fact we have referred three new residents to Latitude One already, we love it that much,” Lynne exclaims.

When comparing their past busy life to what it is now after downsizing, they agree it’s still busy but it feels like they’re living on a holiday.

“After 12 months living at Latitude One it feels like home to us and when we come back from visiting Sydney, we’re coming home,” Lynne said.

Guests are invited to the Grand Opening event of the clubhouse on Saturday 1st February. To find out more please call Sheree Richardson on 0408 295 737 or visit