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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.

From the CEO

September 12, 2019

The tempo is building. The excitement is evident. We are in the final swing of organising what promise to be entertaining and engaging celebrations at all our villages to mark our 150th anniversary. And we hope you are coming!

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Haven, security, peace, garden, and love were among the words that stood out on 450 blocks of wood that were placed on the steps of Parliament House on Monday 5 August, the start of Homelessness Week.

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A new Indigenous garden has been planted in Rushall Park thanks to the combined efforts of students from Fitzroy High School and residents of the retirement village.

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Plans to create a children’s garden at Liscombe House are going full steam ahead thanks to the generosity of everyone who donated to our tax time appeal.

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Currie Park is gearing up for an afternoon of family fun, music, and entertainment to mark the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s 150th celebrations on Saturday 23 November.

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For the past three years Heather Hodge and Ruth Richardson have been rummaging and reading their way through the archives of Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria helping to uncover 150 years of history.

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Actress and Rushall Park resident Lois Collinder reckons she would have liked Eloise Juno, the woman who moved into the village in 1910 after a career travelling and performing around the world.

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Sanctuary is how artist Gillian Coates describes her home at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa. ‘Sanctuary’ is the word Gillian has written on the artwork being prepared by Currie Park residents for the village’s 150th anniversary open day on Saturday 23 November.

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Dorothy Clayton hopes people will feel a sense of home when they visit her unit as part of Braeside Park’s 150th anniversary open day on Saturday 12 October.

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An afternoon of music, food, and plenty of exercise is on the cards for Sunday 20 October at Leith Park retirement village in St Helena to mark the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s 150th anniversary.

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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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