News & Events

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.

Dorothy Waddington retired a few years ago, but that doesn't mean she wants to stop working. Like many residents across OCAV’s four villages, Dorothy retired from full-time work but enjoys picking up some part-time work when she can.

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Author, academic and Rushall Park resident Irene Renzenbrink could well be one of OCAV’s ‘ambassadors of ageing’. She keeps busting myths that suggest older people retire at a certain age, withdraw from ‘active service’ and quietly fade into anonymity.

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Starting over isn’t always easy but, Stephen Hince, Currie Park’s youngest resident, is slowly finding his feet in OCAV’s Euroa village. He moved into Currie Park in February after living in Euroa for a while with his elderly father who died earlier this year.

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The last month has seen OCAV meet with politicians and Commissioners to talk about our work, our operating model and our drive to create new villages in Victoria.

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Two of Rushall Park’s oldest cottages are being restored, with approval from Heritage Victoria, and will soon be ready to accommodate older Victorians for another 100 years. Both have played a significant role in the history and look of the village.

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OCAV is supporting a voluntary Retirement Living Code of Conduct that has been developed by the Leading Age Services Australia, Aged and Community Services, and the Property Council.

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Cynthia Aliphon has captured most of the big moments at OCAV’s Braeside Park village since she moved in almost a decade ago. Her photo collages capture the faces of current residents and those who have died or moved from the village.

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Painting up a storm

July 31, 2018

Ailsa Gaia battles the wind and rain getting to work in winter. Then her challenge is to bring the seasons to life inside the warmth of her workplace. Ailsa is the art therapist at Liscombe House, OCAV’s aged care facility at St Helena.

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At the start of a new financial year, may I take the opportunity to thank everyone who responded positively to our recent Tax Appeal. The appeal will continue for a few weeks, however, to date we have raised almost $12500. It is hugely appreciated and makes a very real impact on some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Thank you!

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In June 2018, our second Conversations For Change was Let’s Retire Retirement. The keynote speaker was Dr Kay Patterson AO, Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner with resident Irene Renzenbrink providing her perspective on the importance of retiring retirement.

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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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