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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.

OCAV has published a Social Return on Investment Evaluation showing that 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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More than 50 politicians, philanthropists, industry leaders and residents gathered at Parliament House for the launch of Living Communities Age Well, a report which showed that 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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Sixty-one years separate Fitzroy High School student Januar Manirambona and Jennifer Barden. But a love of music has brought them together in friendship. Januar is one of the Year 12 VCAL students taking part in the intergenerational project, involving OCAV’s Rushall Park residents and neighbouring Fitzroy High School.

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OCAV is partnering with researchers from La Trobe University and industry specialists Champagne Soda to investigate the potential role virtual reality (VR) might play in the wellbeing of older Victorians.

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OCAV marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by reaffirming its commitment to having zero tolerance towards the issue. Staff and volunteers at OCAV wore purple to bring attention to elder abuse.

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Researcher Pao Franco could turn out to be one of the ageing community’s myth busters. His research into ‘consumers’ experiences with technology’ may turn out to be yet another chapter in the story of how older people are wrongly pigeonholed.

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The country gardens that make up part of Currie Park, OCAV’s Euroa village, now feature stunning garden art thanks to an artist, keen residents and an eye for recycling. The three glass panels, with an aquatic theme, were made with glass plates painted by residents under the watchful eye of artist and resident Gillian Coates.

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We may be heading rather rapidly into the middle of 2018 but here at OCAV, there is no time for hibernation. The last six weeks have been hectic on different fronts, as we continue our commitment to evolve into industry leaders, find ways of assisting more older Victorians in need, and to ensure that OCAV is a happy and vibrant place to live and work

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OCAV’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Scott is a familiar figure around the rubble of the building site at Leith Park. He is overseeing a multi-million dollar development at OCAV’s St Helena village.

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OCAV’s CEO Phillip Wohlers was among 20 of Australia’s aged care leaders who were invited to discuss the future of the sector at a round table organised by the National Ageing Research Institute.

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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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