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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.

An evaluation of a not-for-profit retirement living and aged care provider’s housing and care services for older people in need has found that every dollar invested creates more than seven times that in value for residents, the community and governments. The Living Communities Age Well study undertaken by Think Impact uses the Social Return on Investment framework to measure the economic and social impacts of services provided by the Old ...

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Spreading the word

June 15, 2018

Emily Churcher turns up to Liscombe House each month with ideas, music, poetry, stories and a glimpse into a different world. This month she will talk with residents about weddings and the recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is sure to be a focus of the Words on Wheels discussion.

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Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria today launched a Social Return on Investment Evaluation showing every dollar invested in OCAV creates over $7.41 of value for residents, the community and the Federal and State Governments.

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In 2017, the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria commissioned Think Impact to measure the economic and social impacts of the operation of its villages and to support the vision and strategic direction of OCAV.
The Social Return on Investment analysis found that for every $1 invested in OCAV, $7.41 of value is created for residents, the community, and the Federal and State Governments.

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OCAV’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Scott is a familiar figure around the rubble of the building site at Leith Park. He is overseeing a multi-million dollar development at OCAV’s St Helena village.

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Jill Dale get’s called an angel by some people in Braeside Park, but she’s having none of it. “If I’m an angel, my halo is rusty". She says any service to other residents is just her way of giving back and showing gratitude for all she has been given over the years.

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OCAV’s CEO Phillip Wohlers was among 20 of Australia’s aged care leaders who were invited to discuss the future of the sector at a round table organised by the National Ageing Research Institute.

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Residents in Euroa and North Fitzroy are signing up to join Winternet Café, a research program run by La Trobe University and funded through the Australian Research Centre.

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Tony Kelly and Rushall Park resident historian Ruth Richardson are a dynamic duo when it comes to piecing together parts of OCAV’s early history. Tony, who owns Archiva Lucida, an archival business, has digitised more than a thousand nomination forms that include the likes of former Prime Minister Alfred Deakin, media founder Keith Murdoch and philanthropist and entrepreneur Alfred Felton.

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Dr Kay Patterson, AO, Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner will deliver the second Conversations for Change Let’s Retire Retirement at OCAV’s Rushall Park village on Friday 22 June.

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Model trains capture most little boys’ hearts and imaginations. But it seems grown men and a few grown women are just as interested.

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