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News & Events

OCAV is well placed to comment in issues relating to ageing and care for ageing Victorians, having provided these services for almost 150 years.

Tribute to Old Colonists

October 29, 2019

The Berwick Star News paid tribute to the Old Colonists' in a report on its recent 150th Anniversary celebrations at the Braeside Park village in Berwick.

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The Cranbourne Leader joined in the OCAV's 150th celebrations at Braeside Park village in Berwick recently. Families from across Casey came to party and to find out more about the village.

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Old colonists hit milestone

October 16, 2019

The Old Colonists Association of Victoria has come a long way since it was founded to provide housing and care for fallen pioneers, with the association celebrating its 150th birthday next month.

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The Berwick Star News joined OCAV in inviting locals to the village's 150th anniversary celebrations.

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Three years ago a group of women from OCAV’s Rushall Park village, armed with a needle and thread, embarked on a project to showcase their beautiful cottages. Marrying photography, painting and embroidery the women created stunning embroidery panels, which are now exhibited in the village’s community centre to mark the 150th anniversary of the organisation.

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A Virtual Reality research project involving OCAV’s Currie Park residents in Euroa and La Trobe University in Bundoora has found that the technology can improve well being for older people, particularly those in isolated areas and retirement villages.

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Peter Johnson, the great great-grandson of George Raymond Johnson (1840-1898), knows a lot about the architect who played such a pivotal role in the early development of the Old Colonists’ Association of Australia. Not only are they related, but also Peter inherited George’s love of building and is himself an architect.

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For almost 150 years OCAV has been home to many of Victoria’s most talented artists and musicians. The local talent will exhibit their work at Art on the Verandah as part of Rushall Park village’s 150th celebration Garden Party, which proved to be the hottest ticket in town and has now sold out.

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Lyn and Keith Geer moved into one of Leith Park’s new apartments in September and within a few days of unpacking Keith had discovered the men’s shed.

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Gillian Allen won’t be at her Euroa unit to welcome visitors when it opens for tours as part of Currie Park’s 150th anniversary celebrations on Saturday November 23. But you can see and hear her at the celebrations. She will be the one playing the glockenspiel with the Euroa Citizen’s Band.

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Leith Park is a wonderful place for single older women because of the community and the age-friendly accommodation. I don’t think I have ever felt as safe as I have here.

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