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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.

The last month has seen OCAV meet with politicians and Commissioners to talk about our work, our operating model and our drive to create new villages in Victoria.

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Two of Rushall Park’s oldest cottages are being restored, with approval from Heritage Victoria, and will soon be ready to accommodate older Victorians for another 100 years. Both have played a significant role in the history and look of the village.

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OCAV is supporting a voluntary Retirement Living Code of Conduct that has been developed by the Leading Age Services Australia, Aged and Community Services, and the Property Council.

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Painting up a storm

July 31, 2018

Ailsa Gaia battles the wind and rain getting to work in winter. Then her challenge is to bring the seasons to life inside the warmth of her workplace. Ailsa is the art therapist at Liscombe House, OCAV’s aged care facility at St Helena.

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At the start of a new financial year, may I take the opportunity to thank everyone who responded positively to our recent Tax Appeal. The appeal will continue for a few weeks, however, to date we have raised almost $12500. It is hugely appreciated and makes a very real impact on some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Thank you!

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OCAV has published a Social Return on Investment Evaluation showing that every dollar invested in OCAV creates over $7.41 of value for residents, the community and the Federal and State Governments.

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More than 50 politicians, philanthropists, industry leaders and residents gathered at Parliament House for the launch of Living Communities Age Well, a report which showed that every dollar invested in OCAV creates over $7.41 of value for residents, the community and the Federal and State Governments.

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Sixty-one years separate Fitzroy High School student Januar Manirambona and Jennifer Barden. But a love of music has brought them together in friendship. Januar is one of the Year 12 VCAL students taking part in the intergenerational project, involving OCAV’s Rushall Park residents and neighbouring Fitzroy High School.

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OCAV is partnering with researchers from La Trobe University and industry specialists Champagne Soda to investigate the potential role virtual reality (VR) might play in the wellbeing of older Victorians.

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OCAV marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by reaffirming its commitment to having zero tolerance towards the issue. Staff and volunteers at OCAV wore purple to bring attention to elder abuse.

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For someone who wants to be a history academic volunteer Liam Nixon is getting some invaluable grass roots learning at OCAV’s Leith Park village.

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