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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.

Building has started on a multi- million dollar development at the heritage-listed Rushall Park village in Fitzroy North, Melbourne. The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria (OCAV) has appointed Manresa Constructions as builders. The anticipated completion date is mid 2019, in time for the Association’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

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The role of new technologies in the age friendly community of 2030 was a contribution from Dr Raelene Wilding, an academic and researcher at La Trobe University. Her research has included exploring the ways in which migrants in Australia use communication technologies and visits to care for their elderly parents in the home country.

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Is Homeshare the Answer? Was a contribution from Dr Patricia Edgar, the author of In Praise of Ageing ( 2013), PEAK, Reinventing Middle Age (With Don Edgar) 2017, who attended the first Conversations for Change.

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On April 20 2018 Minister Richard Wynne launched our first publication What Should An Age-Friendly Community Look Like in 2050?

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OCAV has made a submission to the Aged Care Workforce Inquiry.

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OCAV has joined Everybody’s Home, a national campaign which plans to fix Australia’s housing system.The plan will focus on tax reforms as well as stronger legislation to protect renters.

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Truus de Man might be 91 but she isn’t sitting in her ‘armchair waiting for the end to come’. No way. Instead, she’s still in the thick of things with her family and the communities she has been a part of through the decades.

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OCAV has collaborated in recent weeks with the Little Sisters of the Poor to offer housing to more older Victorians in need. This collaboration has enabled older Victorians to access quality housing at either of the two organisations’ villages in Fitzroy North and Northcote.

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Leading Conservation Framer Tony Rich is playing a major part in preserving OCAV’s heritage. Tony’s team at Art Conservation Framers specialise in the conservation and restoration of photographs, artworks and artefacts, with a particular interest in the care of historical frames.

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Roz Johnson never stayed long in most of her previous jobs. After a couple of years she would look around for a new challenge and something to hold her interest. Things changed when she came to OCAV.

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For someone who wants to be a history academic volunteer Liam Nixon is getting some invaluable grass roots learning at OCAV’s Leith Park village.

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