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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 to branch into home care

September 10, 2021

OCAV is to establish a Home Care service for its independent and assisted living residents.

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When Elke Efkemann was offered the opportunity to be part of an intergenerational project with Fitzroy High School, she jumped.

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When Sir David Attenborough put a call out for help to get into homes where Tawny Frogmouths live, Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria jumped at the chance.

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Peter Walton has always enjoyed taking photographs and creating art ever since he was a young lad when his dad gave him a box camera.

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Kelly Fitzgerald is passionate about her work as a Personal Care Assistant at Liscombe House.

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Life has changed pace enormously for volunteer Julia Jones, and she is loving every minute it. She has gone from working long hours on multi-million dollar projects in the fast-moving consumer goods industry to slowing to enjoy life on a farm outside Euroa, as well as volunteer at Currie Park, garden, sew and paint.

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When it comes to community spirit, there is nothing quite like it among the residents of Currie Park. So much so, that it’s been a tight squeeze to fit everyone in let alone the activities.

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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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The apartments are beautiful, with lovely, open and bright rooms, and a balcony for growing plants in pots. I am starting to make my apartment into a home.

– Catherine, Leith Park

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