first_imgArtists impression of the Aveo Newmarket redevelopment Lendlease has entered into a development agreement with Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) to develop an integrated retirement and aged care precinct in Ascot, Brisbane.Retire Australia was also recently granted approval to build a three to five-storey complex next to the Tarragindi Recreation Reserve.At least 12 projects are also being considered by Gold Coast City Council.A recent report by Urbis found the top 10 suburbs for future retirement unit supply was spread across the southeast, and the move to ‘vertical’ retirement living was really beginning to take shape.Urbis regional director Ben Slack said retirees had no interest in ‘being locked up in facilities on the fringes’ and that could be seen in the number of ‘vertical retirement villages’ springing up or being proposed in the inner suburbs of Brisbane. Pradella Seachange CoomeraDeveloper Pradella has launched its third retirement community – Seachange Riverside Coomera.The over-50s lifestyle resort will consist of 124 homes, a five-star Country Club and River House within the gated country estate.center_img An aerial view of the future Riverside Coomera Seachange Lifestyle Resort by PradellaSeachange Riverside Coomera was officially launched on February 20, and follows the developer’s move into the sector with Seachange Arundel in 2007 and Seachange Emerald Lakes in 2014More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoTwo more retirement communities are also in the works – Seachange Toowoomba and Seachange Victoria Point.Pradella Property Ventures chief executive Phil Goodman said their focus was on lifestyle – residents living active lifestyles in communities of like-minded people.“We don’t see ourselves as operating in the retirement sector. We are operating in the over-50s lifestyle resorts sector,” he said.Many developers and service providers have dropped ‘retirement’ or ‘aged care’ from their promotional flyers, instead opting for the phrase ‘over-50s lifestyle resorts’.Last year, social demographer Bernard Salt suggested retirement was for “old and obsolete people”.“Lifestyle is what people want. So, if you have the word ‘retirement’ in your product, remove it now,” he said.Mr Goodman said that when Pradella, a relative newcomer to the sector, started Seachange Lifestyle Resorts their goal was to deliver an award-winning facility.He said “five stars are now the norm”, and the market had changed significantly over the past decade, with buyers cashed up, healthier and living longer.And the battle for the grey dollar is heating up, with a host of new developments approved or before town planners for determination.Recently, Aveo was granted the green light to redevelop its Newmarket community, Tricare is set to launch the next stage at its Stafford Lakes development, a development application has been submitted for a health care and aged care development at Woolloongabba, and Lendlease recently announced that it had entered in to an agreement with Brisbane Racing Club to develop an integrated retirement and aged care precinct in Ascot.last_img read more

first_img Published on September 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 A couple of weeks later, Horwitz received a text from Kolinski, now Buffalo’s director of basketball operations. It read: “Hey, spoke with Coach (Boeheim), give him a call tomorrow, he wants to talk to you about the graduate assistant position,” Horwitz recalled. Horwitz called Boeheim the next day and was offered the position within minutes. Wellman, whom Horwitz calls one of his mentors, had vouched for him. Two days later, Horwitz called Boeheim back to accept the position. He arrived at SU in late August and has started sitting in on coaches’ meetings. “It is very special for him to be back in Syracuse, because his dad went there,” his mother, Bonni, said.Ben Horwitz (right), pictured with his twin brother Dan and his late father, Richard. Richard also attended SU. Courtesy of the Horwitz FamilyAs a freshman at SU, Horwitz’s goal was to become the graduate assistant someday. Long term, he wants to coach a Division I team alongside his twin brother, Dan. They coped together with their father’s death, because both were in Syracuse in the summer of 2016. Dan was interning with SU Athletics and Ben stayed busy in the Carmelo K. Anthony Center as a student manager. Horwitz said no task is beneath him. When he arrived at SU as a freshman, he put together a resume for his basketball manager application. He “was so excited, ecstatic,” just to haul the luggage on Syracuse’s charter, Bonni said. As a freshman, he told her to turn on the SU game because he wanted her to see him mopping the floor. Horwitz’s brother said coaching appears to be his eventual destination. On his seventh-grade football team, Horwitz got a hold of the coach’s whiteboard and drew up a play that produced a 15-yard gain, one of the more successful plays all season. In the Syracuse locker room, only a few weeks into his role, he already has begun to try to leave a mark. He started a theme of the week quote routine, where he’ll put a motivational quote in the team room. One of his first,  from Walter Winchell: “Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.”“This means so much to me,” Horwitz said. “This is my second home.” Comments Ben Horwitz’s return to Syracuse as the graduate assistant has a heightened meaning. His father, Richard, graduated from SU with a degree in accounting. Richard encouraged Ben to apply to SU in the first place. He tried to attend all of Ben’s youth basketball and high school baseball games, and he frequently visited the Carrier Dome for men’s basketball games to support Ben, a student manager from 2012-17. In April 2016, shortly after Syracuse’s loss to North Carolina in the Final Four, Richard died. It shook Ben, who was still disappointed after SU’s season-ending loss. The silver lining from his father’s death, Ben said, was that it narrowed his focus to find something worth doing for the rest of his life. It helped him assign more value to each day. And it provided Ben a reminder to appreciate the little things in life, like his dad would: Richard grew excited when he saw Ben on TV doing the simplest of managerial tasks, such as fetching towels for players or cleaning up sweat. “When he passed away, it was devastating,” Horwitz said. “I called him at about 5:30 that day, talking for the first time Syracuse loss. He was telling me, hours before his death, about going to watch games the next year for my senior year as a manager. I was so close to having him be that much more invested in what I cared about. That was the hardest part.”Horwitz is a 23-year-old native of West Hartford, Connecticut, who graduated from Syracuse with a degree in sport management in 2017. He served as a student manager for four years. He returns this year to replace Katie Kolinski on the Orange bench, sharing an office between Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and Director of Operations Kip Wellman, a former graduate assistant.   “He was one of the best managers we’ve ever had,” Boeheim said last week of Horwitz. “The grad assistant does a lot of the same things as the managers, but now he can go on the court. Ben’s good, he knows the program well. He’ll be really helpful for us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBen Horwitz, pictured in the suit and orange tie, was a manager for Syracuse from 2012-17. Courtesy of the Horwitz FamilySix weeks ago, Horwitz was a year and a half removed from SU graduation, searching for a graduate position. He created a spreadsheet that outlined available positions, emailed about 40 Division I schools and interviewed with seven. He had served as an assistant coach at Division II Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, last season. In that role, he recruited, scouted, coached, handled meals and did laundry. One day two months ago, Horwitz was helping organize a camp for top high school recruits in Pennsylvania. At Albright College in Reading, he had a chance encounter with Boeheim and SU associate head coach Adrian Autry, who were both recruiting there. As Horwitz was leaving the gym, Autry posed a question. “Would you be interested in the graduate assistant position for next year?” Autry asked, according to Horwitz. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more