News & Events

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.

Mona Burke-Kennedy can’t imagine that her story will interest anyone much. She’s wrong. Years down the track when the Braeside Park time capsule is opened people will get a glimpse of the amazing world community that makes up OCAV’s four villages.

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It was a wonderful feeling being able to hand over the keys to new residents Lyn and Keith Geer, the first to move into our just opened multi-million dollar apartments in Leith Park. As you will read in this newsletter, the couple are thrilled to move in and be a part of a community which they have wanted to join for some time.

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From the CEO

September 12, 2019

The tempo is building. The excitement is evident. We are in the final swing of organising what promise to be entertaining and engaging celebrations at all our villages to mark our 150th anniversary. And we hope you are coming!

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A new outdoor exercise park has been opened at a Melbourne retirement village, giving residents a healthy – and fun – opportunity to get active and socialise.

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A one-year professional development program focusing on wellbeing and mental health will be rolled out by the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria thanks to support from HESTA.

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Haven, security, peace, garden, and love were among the words that stood out on 450 blocks of wood that were placed on the steps of Parliament House on Monday 5 August, the start of Homelessness Week.

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RETIREMENT village residents in Melbourne's north-east are enjoying finding their green thumbs thanks to a stunning garden reno. The outdoor space at Old Colonists' Association of Victoria's Leith Park village did a double take when their new-look communal garden - which they won in a national garden makeover competition - was unveiled.

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The eight-station exercise park for seniors was opened in a novel way, with Commissioner for Seniors Victoria, Gerard Mansour standing on one leg.

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A new Indigenous garden has been planted in Rushall Park thanks to the combined efforts of students from Fitzroy High School and residents of the retirement village.

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Plans to create a children’s garden at Liscombe House are going full steam ahead thanks to the generosity of everyone who donated to our tax time appeal.

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“Our home has always been a place where family and friends are welcome.  Our cottage at Rushall Park is no different and the community of friends here is important to us and that’s why their work is part of my art box,” Jennifer Barden said.

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