Walking their worries away, residents flock to the Seachange walking group
Queensland’s most awarded over 50s lifestyle resort Seachange Village Arundel is proving to be a popular spot for residents to catch up on their fitness.
If you happen to find yourself in the inner Gold Coast suburb of Arundel early one morning, don’t be surprised if you see a large group of seniors walking speedily through the neighbourhood.
Walking group co-ordinators and keen walkers like Brian and Di Dawson state residents are flocking to the popular Seachange Walking Group eager to work up a sweat and socialise.
While Brian and Di are moving into their ‘third age of life’ they’re certainly not slowing down when it comes to keeping active.
“This is our respite, you might say,” said Mr Dawson who tries to do a lap of the surrounding community each morning.
“Seachange’s location really promotes an active lifestyle,” he said.
“It makes it easy when you’re surrounded by spectacular parks and I can call the Gold Coast’s Coombabah Wetland my backyard.”
As proprietors of the local Arundel shopping centre arrive to open up – members of the group have a stretch to warm-down from the walk, the all-important catch up over coffee begins, which Mr Dawson says is a key attraction of the group.
Seachange Project Director Mr Phil Goodman said he was struck by the enthusiasm of residents to maintain such an active lifestyle.
“It’s great for us here at Seachange to be around a group of older people who are seeking to invigorate their minds, bodies and souls through regular exercise,” he said.
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Seachange Village Arundel sets a new benchmark in over 50s living, providing a location and lifestyle for residents to feel energised and refreshed.
The community is rich in amenities, with a highlight being the 5-star Country Club built in mind for residents who want to get the most out of life. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, tennis courts, gym, cinema and a village green.
The community has easy access to the bus and rail system, and is within a short drive to the best of the Gold Coast’s beaches, golf courses, major shopping centres and the M1.
For a guided tour of the country club or to register for a complimentary morning tea, visit the Welcome Centre at 299 Napper Road Arundel to learn how you can love the way you live.
As seen in the Gold Coast Tweed Seniors July 2015.