Retirement video battle: Aussies up the ante

The state of play in the international promotion of retirement communities has intensified with the latest entry by Ocean Club Resort, Lake Cathie / Port Macquarie.

In response to the Americans’ Clark Retirement Community video (featuring the Michael Buble song ‘Feeling Good’ with 1,581,199 YouTube hits ) and the Kiwi’s video for Julia Wallace Retirement Village, (performed to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it off’ with 1,463,026 hits), the Aussies have hit back with their contender for the world’s best seniors community video.

Backed by Kim Dotcom’s catchy hit Live My Life and featuring 100 Ocean Club Resort homeowners, the video profiles a typical day-in-the life compressed into an enthralling 180 seconds.

“Ocean Club Resort has pioneered active five-star living for the over 50s, and our video captures the essence of our community:  seniors retired from work but not from life where the emphasis is on friendships, fun and keeping busy,” said John Gilmour co-owner.

“The community here has grown past 250 and with an average age in the mid-sixties, the homeowners relish any opportunity to get amongst any of the 24 activities that are on offer. Bowls, tennis, golf, swimming, water aerobics walking, rock n roll dancing, creative colouring, yoga and Zumba seem to be the most popular”, added John.

If the objective was to create a vibrant younger retiree community, where homeowners are encouraged to remain physically and socially active then the Live My Life Video may be an inspiration to a new generation.

The video can be found on YouTube, search Live My Life.

For more details call: Paul Adams 0419 422 325

About Ocean Club Resort

Now in its’ fourth year and quickly growing to a population over 250, Ocean Club Resort  provides an opulent environment, Architect designed homes and the very best facilities money can buy yet the essence of its’ success lies in the vibrant community where homeowners relish each others company at many of the numerous recreation or social gatherings.

Remarkable in design and quality of facilities, the resort leads the way in meeting the needs of the newly retired.

Coastal Location

Located some 15 minutes south of Port Macquarie in Lake Cathie, homeowners have immediate access to the ocean and a vast range of bowling, golf and other recreational venues. Medical, specialist consultant and hospital services have grown considerably in recent years to match the growth in the seniors’ population.


As a gated and fenced community, homeowners feel secure knowing that in the evening public access is restricted: no strangers & no worries.

Affordable Quality Homes

Ground level, energy smart homes with a range of floor plans and including Miele appliances start from $470,000.

Wide Range of Facilities

The extensive array of world-class facilities reflects the lifestyle needs of active retirees. The full size (club standard) bowling rink has earned a reputation to be the very best in the region and is complimented by a 25m heated pool, tennis court and multimillion-dollar clubhouse with a private cinema. Recently the caravan /RV storage area is proving to be real hit with the travelling set.

Financially Unrestrained

In a stark contrast with traditional retirement villages, homeowners enjoy financial benefits avoiding entrance or exit fees, stamp duty or Council fees.

For more details call 1800 462 326 or visit

Alana Lowes
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