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The magic of new beginnings

The magic of new beginnings

GemLife residents share their New Year’s resolutions

Every year millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change in their lives. Here is what our residents are looking forward to in 2022.

“Healthwise I’d like to start exercising and walking every day to improve my fitness. I’d also like to get into the community more, volunteer to help others less fortunate and ‘pay it forward’ by buying a stranger a cup of coffee.”
Patsy Richards GemLife Gold Coast
“Our resolution is to enjoy the next chapter of our lives. We are determined to travel more, participate more in our bowls, and spend more quality time with our children and grandchildren. We also want to enjoy our new home at GemLife Gold Coast and the environment that comes with it.”
Keith and Christine Tonkies GemLife Gold Coast
“My resolution is to travel as much as I can in 2022 and that includes getting back into cruising. I’m also keen to make new friends and enjoy the lifestyle in my new home at GemLife Gold Coast.”
George Pusey GemLife Gold Coast
“I’m a patch worker and a cross-stitcher and my New Year’s resolution is to finish my UFO’s (unfinished objects). Sewers will know that term. I keep starting projects such as quilts, cross-stitching and making bags, etc., and I now have 51 UFOs and I want to finish at least 20 by the end of 2022.”
Tanneke Booth GemLife Pacific Paradise
“Our New Year’s resolution is to continue to enjoy the great facilities that we have here and to enjoy our new lifestyle on the lake with the awesome friends that we have made since coming to Gemlife Bribie Island.”
David and Rob Marr GemLife Bribie Island
“I have only been a resident at GemLife Bribie Island for a short time, but I have met some wonderful people and have felt welcome at the events in which I have joined in and those I have ‘gate crashed’. While I believe resolutions are made to be broken, I guess that looking forward without making a resolution, I am excited at what lies ahead in 2022. More activities to join in, more lovely people to meet, more shows and dinners to attend and more street parties to ‘crash’.”
Dianne Baxter GemLife Bribie Island
“To move into our beautiful new home at GemLife Palmwoods and as we have come up from New South Wales and do not know anyone, we want to meet new people, and enjoy the activities and lifestyle. 2022 will be a good year!”
Rhonda Mihaly GemLife Palmwoods
“I don’t think about resolutions. I take each day as it comes because yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is not here. I just like to enjoy today and live a good, happy life.”
Gloria Betts GemLife Palmwoods
“To maintain current fitness levels and enjoy our families, grandchildren and friends as well as enjoy life and have plenty of laughs.”
Graeme Robertson GemLife Woodend
“I’d like to travel and go for a cruise if that is possible in 2022. More importantly, I want to remain healthy and enjoy life..”
Ken Matthews GemLife Maroochy Quays
“We are looking forward to Rodney retiring at the end of 2022. As keen car and caravan travellers, we then plan to travel down the west coast of WA. Can’t wait!”
Jan and Rodney Martens GemLife Maroochy Quays
“My New Year’s resolution is to be more adventurous, and to live and enjoy a `Gem’ Life.”
Kerry Ault GemLife Rainbow Beach
“Making a new life at Gemlife Rainbow Beach.”
Lynn and Donald Shelsher GemLife Rainbow Beach
“COVID-19 permitting, I would like to travel across Australia on the Indian Pacific. I would also like to keep fit and healthy and use the GemLife Highfields facilities as much as possible, and, as a relatively new resident, I want to set myself up and make everything nice and homely.”
Kathleen Duff GemLife Highfields
“We have only moved into our new home at GemLife Highfields recently so our resolution would be to broaden our horizons, meet new people, enjoy the great facilities here at GemLife and to do things we haven’t done before. Every year I say my resolution is to get fit and healthy, but after a week we are back where we started.”
Wendy and Ross Wilson GemLife Highfields
“Our resolution is to eat, drink and be merry. We also want to get fit in the gym and if we achieve the first resolution, we will also have to lose some weight.”
Carol Dauth and Charlie Brun GemLife Highfields
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