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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.

There has been a lot of sawing and hammering going on in the Men’s Shed at Leith Park – and all for a good cause.

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Liscombe House has been given the tick of approval and a further year’s accreditation from the Australian Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission.

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OCAV’s CEO Phillip Wohlers has commended members of the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria for recognising the critical role that access to adequate housing and income support plays in both preventing and responding to homelessness.

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The year of the lockdown is how the majority of OCAV residents will remember 2020.

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Research has shown that letter writing and phone calls between volunteers and aged care residents helped to stave off loneliness during lockdowns in 2020.

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Fancy a trip to Italy without leaving Liscombe House? You are in luck thanks to the arrival of a pop-up retro café funded by Collier Charitable Fund.

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Alan Ely is in seventh heaven. A keen cook, he is ready to move back into his renovated independent unit in Currie Park and make the most of his new kitchen.

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The two new developments at Leith Park and Rushall Park have been shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Architecture Awards in the Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing category.

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Life has not always been easy for Isabel Pollock, but one thing is certain, keeping busy and independent makes all the difference.

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What a difference a year makes. This time last year we were in lockdown, a time many of us found unsettling and difficult. As I write this, I am enjoying the sunshine and making the most of walking around without a mask, admiring the gardens, and catching up with residents and staff I have not seen face to face for far too long.

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Model trains capture most little boys’ hearts and imaginations. But it seems grown men and a few grown women are just as interested.

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