FES­TI­VAL BRINGS CHEER

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Fes­ti­vals aren’t just for the young, they’re also for the young at heart with Lendlease Re­tire­ment Vil­lages hold­ing a Spring Re­tire­ment Fes­ti­val this month and next.

Some of Aus­tralia’s most cel­e­brated per­form­ers, en­ter­tain­ers, mu­si­cians, co­me­di­ans and ex­perts-in-their-fields (in­clud­ing gar­den­ing ex­perts and culi­nary whizzes) are get­ting ready to pro­vide fes­ti­val fri­vol­ity around the coun­try.

Lendlease Re­tire­ment Liv­ing man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Tony Ran­dello said Lendlease Re­tire­ment Vil­lages were full of vi­brant peo­ple who knew that age had noth­ing to do with hav­ing fun or get­ting the most out of life.

“It’s the per­fect place to host an event that cel­e­brates life, cel­e­brates joy and cel­e­brates get­ting older with all the vi­brancy you can muster,” Mr Ran­dello said.

“It’s also the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to meet new peo­ple and have a laugh – whether or not you’re al­ready a res­i­dent.

“The Spring Re­tire­ment Fes­ti­val is a cel­e­bra­tion of ev­ery­thing you live for now.

“It’s the joy of get­ting older, re­main­ing vi­tal and hav­ing the per­spec­tive to ap­pre­ci­ate it all.”

For the past four years, the fes­ti­val was con­tained to Queens­land only and was be­ing fully booked out within 10 days of ticket re­lease.

This year, it’s going na­tional – big­ger, bet­ter and more ex­cit­ing than ever. But you can for­get about pay­ing thou­sands of dol­lars for the priv­i­lege.

The Spring Re­tire­ment Fes­ti­val is free for over-55s, and con­ve­niently lo­cated in Lendlease Re­tire­ment Vil­lages around the coun­try.

The no­tion of Re­tire­ment Liv­ing is clearly evolv­ing and Lendlease said its com­mu­ni­ties were full of vi­brant peo­ple and the per­fect place to host an event that cel­e­brated life, joy and get­ting older.

This year’s pro­gram will con­tain a mix of head­line and lo­cal acts, en­com­pass­ing the idea of cre­ative ageing. There will be en­ter­tain­ment, arts and cul­ture, crafts, com­edy, music, cook­ing and danc­ing.

Book­ings are es­sen­tial and can be made by going on­line – visit springre­tire­ment­fes­ti­val.com.au or call­ing the Spring Re­tire­ment Fes­ti­val hot­line 1800 550 550.

Lendlease Re­tire­ment Vil­lages’ Spring Re­tire­ment Fes­ti­val is gear­ing up. Rhonda Burch­more will be part of the fes­ti­val line-up.

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