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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

October 15, 2021

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

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Ask Miriam Hughes what she would say to her younger self and she has no hesitation: “Be yourself.” Miriam is among several Liscombe House residents who were asked for their views on the International Day of Older Persons.

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One of the joys of working at OCAV is being able to walk around the gardens. Each village garden has its own personality, and at this time of year, they are full of colour bringing with it a sense of renewal and hope.

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OCAV to branch into home care

September 10, 2021

OCAV is to establish a Home Care service for its independent and assisted living residents.

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When Elke Efkemann was offered the opportunity to be part of an intergenerational project with Fitzroy High School, she jumped.

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When Sir David Attenborough put a call out for help to get into homes where Tawny Frogmouths live, Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria jumped at the chance.

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Peter Walton has always enjoyed taking photographs and creating art ever since he was a young lad when his dad gave him a box camera.

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Kelly Fitzgerald is passionate about her work as a Personal Care Assistant at Liscombe House.

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Life has changed pace enormously for volunteer Julia Jones, and she is loving every minute it. She has gone from working long hours on multi-million dollar projects in the fast-moving consumer goods industry to slowing to enjoy life on a farm outside Euroa, as well as volunteer at Currie Park, garden, sew and paint.

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When it comes to community spirit, there is nothing quite like it among the residents of Currie Park. So much so, that it’s been a tight squeeze to fit everyone in let alone the activities.

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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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