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.
July 27, 2020
Can taking part in an outside exercise program make a difference to the health and wellbeing of aged care residents living with dementia?
It has been almost a year since Catherine Brown moved into her new apartment at Leith Park, and what a turning point it has been.
I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the many generous supporters who donated to our Winter appeal.
July 1, 2020
There’s something about succulents that Currie Park resident Sandra Cumming loves.
June 24, 2020
Will you help OCAV purchase urgently needed medical equipment – items that are critical to the care and comfort of vulnerable older people?Read More
June 10, 2020
Julie Hopper and Bryan Lewis had a taste of what living in Leith Park was like before COVID restrictions came into force, they liked what they experienced, and are now looking forward to their world opening up anew.
There’s been a quiet revolution happening at Liscombe House over the past few months: the use of technology to meet, greet and learn has grown exponentially and according to Shaaron Robilliard, Director of Nursing, it has been a steep and successful learning curve.
The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has joined the chorus of providers and worker representatives calling on Federal Government to expand the aged care retention bonus to include laundry, cleaning and catering staff in residential aged care.
What a difference a year makes! This time last year we were preparing a series of events to celebrate our 150th anniversary, a milestone for any organisation.Read More
Ask any resident at one of OCAV’s four retirement villages what persuaded them to put their name down for a home and the answer is nearly always – I loved the sense of community.
Dorothy Clayton has felt very much ‘at home’ since she moved into Braeside Park nine years ago. Now, Dorothy, the village’s volunteer pastoral care worker, tries to ensure that others also feel a sense of belonging in the Berwick village.