Taking the plunge to a better lifestyle with GemLife

Fed up with the maintenance and upkeep of a large home in Gisborne, David and Wendy McKay downsized and moved to GemLife Woodend over-50s lifestyle resort, and they’ve never been happier. (supplied)

The security and peace of mind that comes with being a homeowner at GemLife Woodend over-50s lifestyle resort are among key reasons David and Wendy McKay downsized and took up residence there earlier this year.

“The move was something we had been thinking about for many years and when we were fed up with all the maintenance and upkeep required at our previous and much larger home and were finally ready to move, we took the plunge, and couldn’t be happier,“ said Wendy.

Having lived at nearby Gisborne for the past 43 years, David and Wendy knew the area well and were not surprised to find many familiar faces already living at the resort when they arrived.

“A lot of former `Gisbornites’ are now our neighbours here at GemLife Woodend,“ said Wendy.

The couple loved everything about the resort and were especially impressed with the style and layout of their north-facing home which also featured big windows across the back to make the most of the sun.

“It’s such a beautiful place. Our spacious home also has zoned, electric heating and double-glazed windows which is wonderful in all types of weather. In addition, the facilities are first class, and we are only a short walk from the fabulous Country Club,“ said Wendy.

David and Wendy, who have been married for 53 years, were also impressed with the number of hobbies and interests that could be pursued within the GemLife resort.

“We haven’t been able to get right into it yet but I have been to the gym a few times. There are so many things to do or get involved in ranging from writing clubs, mahjong and craftwork to ten-pin bowling, walking and cycling groups. There seems to be something for everyone.“

They also love the security that GemLife’s gated community offers.

“We can go away at any time without worrying about anything at all. It’s such a great feeling,“ said the couple.

The last of GemLife Woodend’s Final Stage home sites are selling now. Each site features one of a selection of three-bedroom home designs with between 187sqm to 212sqm of living space, a generous array of premium inclusions and designer finishes plus a 6-star energy rating.

Telephone 1800 931 188 to find out more at gemlife.com.au