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COVID-19 UPDATES

July 8, 2020

This page includes updates about Liscombe House and COVID-19, main contacts and visitor guidelines.

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There’s something about succulents that Currie Park resident Sandra Cumming loves.

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Will you help OCAV purchase urgently needed medical equipment – items that are critical to the care and comfort of vulnerable older people?

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Julie Hopper and Bryan Lewis had a taste of what living in Leith Park was like before COVID restrictions came into force, they liked what they experienced, and are now looking forward to their world opening up anew.

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There’s been a quiet revolution happening at Liscombe House over the past few months: the use of technology to meet, greet and learn has grown exponentially and according to Shaaron Robilliard, Director of Nursing, it has been a steep and successful learning curve.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has joined the chorus of providers and worker representatives calling on Federal Government to expand the aged care retention bonus to include laundry, cleaning and catering staff in residential aged care.

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What a difference a year makes! This time last year we were preparing a series of events to celebrate our 150th anniversary, a milestone for any organisation.

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Ask any resident at one of OCAV’s four retirement villages what persuaded them to put their name down for a home and the answer is nearly always – I loved the sense of community.

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Work is well under way for the scheduled opening of the second stage of Leith Park’s apartment homes in September.

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There has been no excuse for slackening off on exercise during lockdown at Rushall Park.

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“I remember when I walked into the carpet bowls and the people greeted me and made me feel I had been here all my life,” said Bernard Pidd who, with his wife Jean, moved into Rushall Park after losing their home in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

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