OCAV Newsletters

Newsletters

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.

What home means to us

June 10, 2019

What home means to us is an important question that is being discussed across all OCAV villages in the lead up to Homelessness Week in the first week of August.

Read More

Volunteer Week, celebrated nationally in May, is a chance for Kim D’Angelis, OCAV’s Volunteer Coordinator, to reflect on the amazing work of the volunteers, but also to plan ahead.

Read More

OCAV residents at Liscombe House are taking part in a major befriending program, one of the first to be run in Australia. The clinical research trial is run by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) which has been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and beyondblue.

Read More

“We’ve never seen anything like this, what an amazing story,” is how Korean journalist Hye Ran Kang described her recent visit to Rushall Park. She was one of a group of eight people – four Korean journalists, representatives from the Walkley Foundation, Australia-Korea Foundation and the Korea Press Foundation who visited Rushall Park to learn more about policies and trends in ageing in Australia.

Read More

OCAV has congratulated Senator Richard Colbeck on his appointment as Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians but has also cautioned the Morrison Government to focus on fixing funding so that providers are better able to meet the growing costs of delivering high quality care

Read More

OCAV homes made safer

June 9, 2019

A range of safety measures will be implemented across OCAV’s four villages in coming months to improve the security of residents as part of a Home Safe project.

Read More

Working with people who have dementia can be extraordinarily challenging and OCAV is ensuring staff are as well trained as possible. Twenty-five staff from Liscombe House, OCAV’s aged care facility at St Helena, will participate in a three-day course, Dementia Essentials, in July.

Read More

Rushall Park’s heritage garden has undergone a tree audit by arborists to determine what trees need special attention and what trees are in tiptop condition. Head gardener Marika Pedrioli said the audit has given OCAV a great map for planning our next five years because it tells what work is a high or low priority.

Read More

I have been considering the definition of community over the past weeks after a recent visit from Korean journalists to Rushall Park. The four journalists were overwhelmed by the extraordinary vision of our founder George Coppin and others to provide homes and financial assistance for ‘poor and distressed old colonists.’

Read More

A Camel bariatric lifting chair will be purchased for use at Liscombe House, OCAV’s aged care facility, thanks to a $3000 donation from Tobin Brothers Foundation.

Read More

Model trains capture most little boys’ hearts and imaginations. But it seems grown men and a few grown women are just as interested.

Read More

Enquire today about securing a position at one of Melbourne's longest established and highly reputable independent living estates.

Enquire Now