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.
April 9, 2019
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
In a novel way to combine exercise with fun, a new playground will shortly open at OCAV’s Leith Park village… for seniors. The new seniors' exercise park is being installed in partnership with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) with funding from Perpetual's 2018 IMPACT Philanthropy Program and Gandel Philanthropy.
OCAV is urging all parties and candidates in the Federal Election to show their commitment to Australia’s older people through supporting four major priorities.Read More
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.Read More
Hayley Stokes has learned a lot about people since she began as a support worker at OCAV’s Currie Park village in Euroa over a year ago. Along the way she has made friends and settled into work in the small village community where everyone, residents and staff, does ‘a bit of this and that’ to support one another.Read More
It’s almost 75 years since Avis Wadmore joined the military to help out during the Second World War. She spent two years as a teleprinter operator with the Air Force in Adelaide.Read More
What matters to women as they grow older is having meaningful conversations with friends and family and to be taken seriously, according to a research snapshot of older women living in Greater Melbourne.Read More
Every Monday and on several nights through the year Michelle Nye is an all singing, all dancing ‘showgirl’, on those days and nights she sings and dances, dresses in silk, satin and sequins and has the time of her life.Read More
Razia Ross can hear the groundswell of concern about climate change all around the world, including at OCAV’s Rushall Park village. She and a few other residents recently joined thousands of people, including school students, in the Climate Strike in March.Read More
Lucy Coppin, the daughter of OCAV founder George Coppin, was a formidable woman. There are facts and anecdotes that paint a picture of a woman who successfully carried on many of her father’s endeavours, including the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria.Read More
Pete Zawacki drove to Leith Park twice a week to visit his mother, Helen, until her death a year ago. After she died he wanted to honour her memory and ‘repay’ the kindness staff showed her by volunteering.Read More