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News & Events

OCAV is well placed to comment in issues relating to ageing and care for ageing Victorians, having provided these services for almost 150 years.

A surprising group of people stand to benefit from the aged care royal commission, whose hearings start today, according to OCAV Councillor Professor Joe Ibrahim. These are residents of nursing homes in the far future — people in their 50s and 60s, and their children. How is that possible?

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What can be done to stop performers falling through the gaps between tax, superannuation and social security systems?

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Compared to other Australian workers, professionals in the performing arts will end up poorer, have worse mental and physical health, and a shorter lifespan ... Maybe, too, we need to go back to the fork in the road others have travelled. The personification of that in Australian theatre was an actor-manager, “low comedian” and later Victorian MLA, George Selth Coppin.

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A long road to the kitchen

December 16, 2018

Abel Liam says his love of cooking came from his mum, Merian. She taught him to cook half a century ago after his older sisters had moved out of the family home in the Philippines. But it was a long time before it became a job.

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Valerie Aristar first discovered the quaint village of Rushall Park when she was a child. It was another 60 years before she ‘found’ her way back. Valerie has called Rushall Park home for almost 11 years and this year took over as librarian after the retirement of her friend, Joan Hutton.

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Looking for a drink that will pack a punch at your Christmas gathering, then try this Punch Infernal by Cocktail historian Sebastian Raeburn. This cocktail recipe was inspired by the closing cocktail from the 1853 Old Colonists' Dinner at the Criterion Hotel.

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OCAV congratulates Daniel Andrews’ Victorian Government on its emphatic victory in the recent state election, and looks forward to working closely with the Government to ensure positive outcomes for older Victorians

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OCAV has received a grant from the Ian Currie Rollo Estate Foundation’s Caring for Rural Australians program to pilot Virtual Reality technology in Currie Park, our retirement village in Euroa.

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OCAV has launched a Christmas Appeal in a bid to continue the wellbeing program, which is running out of funding. The wellbeing program, which received a one-off start-up grant, offers a range of ‘services’ including pet therapy, music and art, to residents at Liscombe House, OCAV’s aged care facility.

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Plans are well underway to celebrate OCAV’s 150th anniversary next year. A range of celebrations is being organised to mark the historic milestone including a history road show, village open days, and the inaugural George Coppin lecture.

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CEO Phillip Wohlers has overseen some big changes at OCAV. But their model of personalised care and community building is something that won't change under his 'watch'.

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