Media Releases

Media Releases

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria today welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government of a Royal Commission into Aged Care in Australia.

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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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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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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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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria welcomes the recommendations to address the quality of aged care, saying that it is critical that past failures are learned from and addressed.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria (OCAV) is honoured that Victoria’s first female Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, has agreed to be its Patron.

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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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