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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.

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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Two major restorations of heritage homes are underway at Rushall Park, including one in Sumner Avenue built in memory of Melbourne business legend Randal Alcock.

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Portrait artist Miklos Szilagyi and his wife Lyn moved into Rushall Park almost a week before the first lockdown happened in March this year.

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There is not one person on earth that does not have a story locked up inside them whether it be growing up, some adventures or simply a story of fiction deep inside them ready to leap out onto a blank page, according to Leith Park resident Peter Smith.

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Pam Wanless knows all about the importance of connections and resilience, possibly because of her grandfather who invented Clag glue.

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Mobility is critical to fend off injuries and to improve bone density, muscle strength, balance and stability, as exercise physiologist Claudia Callagher knows only too well.

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Every second, two people celebrate their 60th birthday. According to estimates, persons aged 60 and above currently account for 901 million and are expected to grow to more than 1.4 billion by 2030. However, older people are often portrayed as frail, weak and an economic burden on society. The reality nevertheless, is very different.

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Evon makes it a priority to help people make the move into a village as easy as possible. She also works to ensure the new residents feel a strong sense of welcome and belonging.

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