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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.

Lance Nash knew he had arrived home the moment that Myrtle the Turtle Dove chose to nest in his parsley planter on the balcony of his Leith Park apartment.

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It is finally Spring. There are signs of new life everywhere in our villages: bulbs emerging through the winter soil, birds nesting and trees waking up. It has been a very difficult winter for us all locked up in our homes as we endeavour to beat the pandemic.

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Harry Singh’s go-to meal is a chicken laksa, a slurp-worthy staple across Southeast Asia. It is not a one-size-fits-all dish, rather each region has its own variation whether it is a rich coconut sauce, a tamarind tang or a belacan punch.

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Seven of Currie Park’s units are getting a new lease of life thanks to three philanthropic foundations: the Danks Trust, Ian Rollo Currie Perpetual and the Marion and E H Flack Trust.

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“Legs 11…”  “Knock at the door – four….” “Two little ducks – 22”…And so the Monday calling of bingo begins down the corridors of Liscombe House.

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Not everyone can see the beauty in fallen leaves or blooms let alone turn them into works of art.

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The situation in Victorian aged care with high incidences of positive coronavirus cases and an ongoing battle to manage the coronavirus– reflects the growing concern that the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has about the aged care model in Australia, and how aged care is perceived in the community.

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Rushall Park is one of five Australian architectural projects which has been shortlisted in the World Architecture News Awards, and the only one in the best affordable housing project.

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We have put together links, podcasts, puzzles and downloads for your mind, body and most importantly, your soul, to stay active and healthy during lockdown.

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

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Keith White, who had heart surgery two years ago, reckons he’s better now than he has ever been. He puts his state of health and well-being down to the life he has found at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa.

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