OCAV Newsletters

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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.

There is nothing better than getting stuck into digging and overhauling gardens, according to Tegwen King.

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On 8 March – International Women’s Day - the world’s attention focuses on women. Generally, the conversation is about how women are disproportionately affected by lack of gender equality everywhere in the world.

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Philomena Horsley is a well-known community advocate in the aged care, disability and women’s health circles. As a medical anthropologist and researcher, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge which she is happy to draw upon as one of OCAV’s newest councillors.

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Behind every number, there is a story. And in OCAV’s case, it is a story of older people who thrive in whichever village community they are living.

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Serendipity struck when Michelle Stanton was looking to volunteer locally in Berwick.

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Whenever Meryl Van Donkelaar has spare time, she inevitably reaches for her knitting needles or crochet hook to create something.

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OCAV residents at Leith Park and Rushall Park will have the opportunity to take part in a study exploring whether the heavily plant-based Mediterranean diet and daily exercise can slow the development of dementia in older people.

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A study into the impact of dairy intake on reducing fractures and falls in older adults has shown that the risk is lowered considerably.

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Sustainability Victoria has awarded a grant to Braeside Park to undertake an energy audit on the assisted living and communal areas of the village.

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Catrine Berlatier is not one to waste time. Life is too short, and there is far too much to do as far as the Leith Park resident is concerned.

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Josephine Katite may be a long way from Kenya, where she was born and lived until 2005 but the experience of looking after her elderly grandparents is very much with her every day in her work at Liscombe House.

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