OCAV Stories

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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.

Christine Dang has a story to tell. She and her family fled Vietnam as refugees, ending up in a refugee camp in Malaysia before transferring to Australia as new migrants through a relative sponsorship program.

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Despite a bumpy start with a lack of vaccine supply and never-ending changes to the aged care vaccination rollout, Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria is delighted that all Liscombe House staff have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

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If Helen Besley had to advise her younger self, she is under no doubt what she would say.

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OCAV's research partner, the National Ageing Research Institute, has has been recognised for its work to create age-friendly outdoor spaces for older people to engage in physical and social activities.

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There is something about older patients and aged care that geriatrician Dr Mary Britton loves.

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The OCAV Council recently committed to becoming an energy efficient and sustainable community.

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In a single century, we have gone from one of the most age-integrated nations on earth to its mirror opposite. How can we find new ways to do old things, to rediscover the joys of intergenerational connection?

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Leith Park blokes love their Men’s Shed so much so that they have outgrown their existing shed.

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Two of OCAV’s major housing projects have been recognised at this year’s Victorian Architecture Awards in the Residential Architecture Multiple Housing category.

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There is a lot of cutting and shaping going on at Currie Park, OCAV’s Euroa village, thanks to resident artist Gillian Coates.

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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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