Our GemLife Highfields’ residents banded together on the weekend to support Queensland’s fire and drought victims, donating a van-full of supplies to local non-profit group, Purple Dove. The community generously contributed non-perishable food and toiletries with the donated goods being squeezed from floor to roof inside the group’s van. GemLife Highfields’ resort managers, Rick &
GemLife’s Sales & Marketing Director, Andrew Coulter, shared his top tips for downsizing and selling a home at an informative, relaxed dinner presentation at GemLife Highfields last night. Guests heard ready-to-implement practical tips to help sell their homes over an enjoyable, informal two-course dinner. Andrew offered food for thought for guests looking to downsize and
Spring is finally here and we’re looking forward to some sunshine in Highfields! We enjoyed some great social activities last month. About 20 of our residents, current and future, learned how to make kokedama, a type of bonsai that uses moss and string to create a sculptural ball. Later in the month we took a
More than 20 of our GemLife Highfields residents – current and future – learned the 600-year-old Japanese art form of kokedama, a unique style of bonsai. Guided by teacher Rose Smit, attendees made two kokedamas (Japanese for ‘moss-ball’), a bonsai that uses moss to retain moisture and is then bound with string to create a
Our July Mystery Tour combined arts and eats, with our future residents taking a guided tour of Toowoomba’s cutting-edge street art, followed by lunch at Zack’s Restaurant & Bar. Toowoomba’s street-art hub, off the lanes of Ruthven Street, is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery with more than 55 masterpieces by local and international artists.
GemLife Highfields’ multimillion-dollar Country Club took top honours at the prestigious Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction Awards 2019 in the Community Service Facilities category. Held in Toowoomba last Friday night, the awards honour the year’s best building and construction projects across the Downs and Western region. The win for the Highfields clubhouse, which was
Retirement living has been reinvented with a focus on like-minded communities in a resort-style environment. Easy friendships and an active like-minded community were at the top of the checklist for Belinda Cook, 60, when she and husband Phil decided to downsize and move to the new GemLife over 50s lifestyle resort in picturesque, rural Highfield.
Our May Mystery Tour – GemLife Highfields GemLife Highfields’ May Mystery Tour got extra mysterious thanks to our bus driver, Peter, taking a few deliberate wrong turns and a back-track to keep our residents, current and future, guessing! Our Mystery Tour ended up at the picturesque Bunnyconnellen Olive Grove & Vineyard, a rustic country getaway
Lesli and Rob Bencze moved into GemLife Highfields at the beginning of October and are over the moon with their new home. Both are still working, but as empty-nesters they wanted a low-maintenance home that would let them embrace their dream to travel. “We knew we were ready to move on from our home in