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Old colonists hit milestone

October 16, 2019

The Old Colonists Association of Victoria has come a long way since it was founded to provide housing and care for fallen pioneers, with the association celebrating its 150th birthday next month.

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The Berwick Star News joined OCAV in inviting locals to the village's 150th anniversary celebrations.

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A new outdoor exercise park has been opened at a Melbourne retirement village, giving residents a healthy – and fun – opportunity to get active and socialise.

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RETIREMENT village residents in Melbourne's north-east are enjoying finding their green thumbs thanks to a stunning garden reno. The outdoor space at Old Colonists' Association of Victoria's Leith Park village did a double take when their new-look communal garden - which they won in a national garden makeover competition - was unveiled.

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OCAV volunteer Mary McLure received an Order of Australia in the recent Queen's Birthday honours list. Mary is well-known and loved at Liscombe House, OCAV's aged care facility.

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RETIREMENT village residents in Melbourne's north-east are enjoying finding their green thumbs thanks to a stunning garden reno. The outdoor space at Old Colonists' Association of Victoria's Leith Park village did a double take when their new-look communal garden - which they won in a national garden makeover competition - was unveiled.

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Safeguarding the health of residents has always been central to the Old Colonists' Association of Victoria, founded 150 years ago this year.

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The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory have been recognised at LASA’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, presented at the 2019 Tri-State Conference in Albury.

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OCAV has been well represented at LASA’s state Excellence in Age Services Awards, taking out an important award.

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The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory have been recognised at Leading Age Services’ (LASA) Excellence in Age Services Awards, presented at the 2019 Tri-State Conference in Albury.

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Dorothy Clayton has felt very much ‘at home’ since she moved into Braeside Park nine years ago. Now, Dorothy, the village’s volunteer pastoral care worker, tries to ensure that others also feel a sense of belonging in the Berwick village.

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