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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.

If music be the food of love, play on. And that is what is going to happen at Liscombe House this year thanks to music therapist Rachael Martin coming on board to run weekly music sessions with residents.

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Every Victorian deserves a safe and secure home. However, housing affordability presents challenges particularly for older women many of whom have long been priced out of the market, face precarious housing and experience financial hardship.

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Older people who do regular physical activity at Seniors Exercise Parks show significant improvements in physical and mental health and wellbeing, new research by the National Ageing Research (NARI) Institute published in BMC Geriatrics shows. 

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If the chimneys at Rushall Park could tell tales, one of the most interesting would be the story of Jessica Deakin who was the first occupant of the Charles Young cottage in Coppin Avenue.

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We need your help. Over the past two decades, successive governments have failed to act on more than 20 independent reports signalling the need for major reform in aged care.

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After a lifetime of travel, Christine Gage knows that there is no place like home.

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When it comes to making friends 19-year-old Tessa Osborne has struck gold thanks to her volunteering experience at Liscombe House.

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Nursing has always been in Theresa Marsh’s blood, thanks to a family member who encouraged her to consider it as a career.

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A new mulberry tree stands sentinel in one of Rushall Park’s extensive lawns, a symbolic gesture to mark OCAV’s 150th anniversary and to pay tribute to a former resident, a pioneering silk grower in Victoria.

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Living in her “bushland’ home at Leith Park has been a short 15 years for Gina Louis who moved from Blackwood to the retirement village.

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I love the ‘magimix’ of people who make up the community and that it is a safe and happy place to live. - Jo Portlock

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