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Read about the wonderful people living, working and volunteering in our villages. They each bring life and energy to our thriving village communities.

COVID-19 UPDATES

June 16, 2021

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

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Dr Linda Young loves history and storytelling, and her two passions have neatly coincided in her latest project – volunteering as part of OCAV’s My Life Story project.

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Until her recent move to Braeside Park, Thelma Waghorn has not felt safe.

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OCAV has called on the Victorian government to reinvest in the independent living retirement village sector and to make it easier for not-for-profit providers with a successful housing track record to become community housing providers.

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Gardening is a hobby that many people enjoy at whatever age, but too often older people are not given then chance to garden once they start living at an aged care home.

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OCAV is one of several aged care provider taking part in a Roadmap to Reform campaign to effect change in aged care.

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Dr Linda Young loves history and storytelling, and her two passions have neatly coincided in her latest project – volunteering as part of OCAV’s My Life Story project.

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There is nothing like a pandemic to focus the mind. No sooner had we held our wonderful thank you events for our volunteers than we found ourselves plunged back into lockdown to stem the wave of COVID-19 in the community.

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Up to 14 percent of older people are likely to experience elder abuse in Australia and the perpetrators are more likely to be family members, according to OCAV Council member Dominique Horne.

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Did you know that we had 205 volunteers working across all our villages and in Liscombe House? Their contribution to our work is extraordinary and is valued by residents and staff alike.

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Sanctuary is how artist Gillian Coates describes her home at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa. “When I go to Melbourne and I am heading back to Euroa, I can’t wait to get home to the peacefulness of this place. It is like a sanctuary for me."

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