Media Releases

Media Releases

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In a novel way to combine exercise with fun, a new outside exercise park opens today at Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s Leith Park retirement village… for seniors.

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Wooden blocks each with a different word describing what home means to the 450 residents living in the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s four retirement villages will be placed on the steps of Parliament House on Monday 5 August.

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Residents living at the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s Leith Park retirement village are enjoying finding their green thumbs thanks to a stunning sensory garden gifted to them by horticulturalist and TV personality, Melissa King, Northcote Pottery, AMES and The Garden Company.

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Older Australians have missed out in a raft of measures in the 2019 Federal Budget, according to Phillip Wohlers, CEO of the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria is delighted to have been named Victorian/ Tasmanian Organisation of the year in Leading Age Services Australia’s 2019 Excellence in Age Services Awards.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has 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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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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