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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.

OCAV is part of the Aged Care Collaboration with other aged care providers, industry associations and trade unions to warn the federal government that care for aged care residents may be compromised if staff are not vaccinated by the time it becomes mandatory.

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Liscombe House resident Joan Hammond loves the days when her great grandson Hudson comes to visit her.

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Ritu Paudel is a familiar face around Liscombe House. She joined OCAV in May 2018 as a Registered Nurse, and now combines nursing with coordinating the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) for the organisation.

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Buddy the greyhound is on a mission. He’s arrived at Liscombe House with his owner, Helena, for an important job: to be on the lookout for familiar and new faces.

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Dr Linda Young loves history and storytelling, and her two passions have neatly coincided in her latest project – volunteering as part of OCAV’s My Life Story project.

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Until her recent move to Braeside Park, Thelma Waghorn has not felt safe.

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OCAV has called on the Victorian government to reinvest in the independent living retirement village sector and to make it easier for not-for-profit providers with a successful housing track record to become community housing providers.

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Gardening is a hobby that many people enjoy at whatever age, but too often older people are not given then chance to garden once they start living at an aged care home.

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OCAV is one of several aged care provider taking part in a Roadmap to Reform campaign to effect change in aged care.

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Dr Linda Young loves history and storytelling, and her two passions have neatly coincided in her latest project – volunteering as part of OCAV’s My Life Story project.

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"There is nothing I would change that would make my life any better. I have two loving sons and family and I thank God every day that OCAV took me in when I had nothing," said Jill Dale, Braeside Park resident.

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