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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.

Everyone has a story

May 4, 2021

Everyone has a story to tell, and no one more than Liscombe House resident Don Simpson. Ever a true gentleman, Don is a quiet achiever who rarely talks about himself. We are honoured to tell his story for him.

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On May 12, Damian Davies will do what he always does. He will clock onto the evening shift at Liscombe House, receive the detailed handover notes, have a chat with his team, and start settling the residents in for the night.

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Mani Chilli Chicken .

March 10, 2021

I have chosen this recipe because it was my Mothers  favourite dish. One of my strongest memories was when she taught me how to cook it. I was eight.  

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Kim D’Angelis is OCAV’s Volunteer Coordinator. One of her favourite memories is her nunna Vinnie cooking Sunday lunch.

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Grace Chu is an accountant at OCAV. She is was born and raised in Shanghai, born and raised. Her culture has had a huge influence on her cooking.

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Yvonne was born in Beverwijk in Northern Holland. Although she and her husband moved to Australia in 1979, her family has returned many times to the Netherlands over the years .

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Marika Pedrioli is the Head Gardener at Rushall Park. Her choice for the Taste of Harmony Festival is fried semolina gnocchi with Napoli.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria welcomes today’s release of the final report of the Royal Commission in Victoria’s mental health system.

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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final report is welcomed for its bold and extensive plan to overhaul Australia’s aged-care system.

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From the Director of Nursing

February 25, 2021

Welcome to the start of The United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030), ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.

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Sanctuary is how artist Gillian Coates describes her home at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa. “When I go to Melbourne and I am heading back to Euroa, I can’t wait to get home to the peacefulness of this place. It is like a sanctuary for me."

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