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Keep in touch with what is happening in The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria community. Each edition we feature profiles of the people who make up our villages and discuss village developments, and broader issues that affect ageing Victorians. Click the 'Subscribe' button above.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on 8 March, a fantastic way to celebrate women’s achievements.

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The challenge facing many retirement village and aged care providers is how to ensure they have a skilled and responsive workforce as the demand for aged care support continues to grow.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has commended the Federal Government on its draft Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Roadmap as a way of helping the government to prioritise funding for dementia and aged care research.

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In Victoria today there are 1.25 million people aged over 60 – around 20 per cent of the population. Despite this there is no older Victorian older person’s strategy in place, an oversight which the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria wants addressed.

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Alison Campbell was a woman who liked to keep busy, enjoyed the company of animals, and loved to travel. She was also a leader in her professional field, physiotherapy.

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Every week a small group of Liscombe House residents with dementia come together to work with arts and craft materials, and to enter a world of peace even if it is only for a short time.

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Sanctuary is how artist Gillian Coates describes her home at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa.

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Vera Lay's father joined the Salvation Army when he migrated from England in 1927.  He gave his family sound advice, one being to "Go through life with the palm of your hand down, in that way you are giving, not taking".

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Carole Baxter is discovering some of her old haunts and creating new ones as she settles into her new home at Rushall Park in North Fitzroy.

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OCAV has taken its seat at the table this year, making submissions to all key inquiries and advocating for residents during State and Federal election campaigns. It has been an important year for the aged care sector in light of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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“I want to give them a hug and say don't worry everything will be alright. I can’t say that, but I can promise that we will provide the best possible care for people living with dementia in our care," said Shaaron Robilliard, Director of Nursing.

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