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COVID-19 UPDATES

November 18, 2020

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

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has joined over 300 organisations from across Australia calling on the Prime Minister to commit to significant new investment to reduce homelessness and create construction jobs.

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It has been a long year for all of us but as the days grow longer, and we embark on the road to COVID-19 Normal, there is renewed sense of energy around all villages, and some welcome news too.

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Like most of us, the ageing residents of Liscombe House have been holding out for the simple pleasures of life. A coffee and a chat. A chance to listen to some old melodies and remember times gone by. I think they deserve it after the year we’ve all had.

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When Year 11 student Charlotte Cattell heard that Liscombe House residents were missing family and friends, she had an immediate solution: let’s get the school to write to them.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria today said that the 2020 Federal Budget was a mixed package for older Australians but far more investment was needed to have the best possible housing, care and support for elders.

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A passer-by could have been forgiven for wondering what was going on in Liscombe House early Wednesday 7 October. The sound of laughter followed by silence was deafening.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has given a cautious welcome to the Royal Commission’s report into COVID-19.

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By the end of 2020, every resident in Liscombe House will have a personalised health kit hanging behind their bedroom door thanks to the generosity of philanthropic trusts and donors.

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There is nothing better to cheer the soul than a hearty sing-a-long and that is what Lynette Occhipinti is looking forward to offer Braeside Park residents.

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Leith Park is a wonderful place for single older women because of the community and the age-friendly accommodation. I don’t think I have ever felt as safe as I have here.

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