Forecast for a perfect life

14 Jan, 2015

MANY people will remember TV weatherman Brian Bury, who injected a unique energy into his role with Channel 9’s Today breakfast show throughout the 1980s.

For Mr Bury, presenting the weather was more than reading a set of forecasts, it was a chance to have fun, and he was known for the wacky bow ties, coloured glasses and crazy antics he used to spice up his reports.

Mr Bury and wife Margaret now call Seachange Village Arundel home, having moved in recently – for the second time.

The two were living in the over 50s community when they decided to move back to Sydney, but nothing in the southern state could compare with what they’d loved about Seachange, and when a chance rose to return, they seized it.

“We thought we could move to a similar village in Sydney but could not find anything that even came close,” Mr Bury said.

“Seachange is unique and something very special.”

While Mr Bury admitted to missing his television and radio work, he said the couple enjoyed an active lifestyle.

“Seniors are vital in the community and have so much to give,” he said. “My advice to them is don’t let yourself become isolate. Get into an over 50s active community and make the most of this exciting period of your life.”

Mr Bury started out in radio at age 16 and was a weatherman with Today from 1982-1991, retiring in the late ’90s after some time at Channel 7 and with Brisbane’s 4BC radio.

In addition to the friendly community at Seachange, the couple love their Gold Coast location for another big reason – you guessed it, the weather.

Seachange Village Arundel opened in 2009 and comprises architecturally designed two and three-bedroom homes, of which 25 per cent remain available, ranging in price from $374,000 to $687,000.

The five-star Country Club, the centrepiece of the community, includes social, recreational and educational facilities, with a function room and bar, gym, cinema, library, billiards room, computer room, workshop, art room, indoor heated lap pool, spa, sauna, large outdoor pool, lawn bowls and floodlit tennis courts.

The village is opposite the Arundel Plaza Shopping Centre, as well as the Arundel Plaza Medical Centre and Arundel Tavern.