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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.

For the past three years Heather Hodge and Ruth Richardson have been rummaging and reading their way through the archives of Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria helping to uncover 150 years of history.

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Actress and Rushall Park resident Lois Collinder reckons she would have liked Eloise Juno, the woman who moved into the village in 1910 after a career travelling and performing around the world.

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Sanctuary is how artist Gillian Coates describes her home at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa. ‘Sanctuary’ is the word Gillian has written on the artwork being prepared by Currie Park residents for the village’s 150th anniversary open day on Saturday 23 November.

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Dorothy Clayton hopes people will feel a sense of home when they visit her unit as part of Braeside Park’s 150th anniversary open day on Saturday 12 October.

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An afternoon of music, food, and plenty of exercise is on the cards for Sunday 20 October at Leith Park retirement village in St Helena to mark the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s 150th anniversary.

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Rhys Corr will be done up as a scarecrow at the Rushall Park 150th anniversary garden party on Sunday 27 October to add some fun, nostalgia and colour to the day. But he will also have something serious to tell people who come to look at the village’s beautiful gardens.

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An afternoon of good old fashioned fun is being planned for Braeside Park’s celebrations to mark the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s 150th celebrations on Saturday 12 October. Music, history, dance and afternoon tea with scones are all in the mix for what should make for a celebration to remember by all, according to Mary Tasker, Residents’ Committee Coordinator.

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It was a trip back in history for 70 residents, volunteers and staff who were treated to afternoon tea at Government House. The occasion, hosted by OCAV Patron Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard QC, marked the start of the organisation’s 150th celebrations, a year which the Governor described as a ‘hallmark’ and ‘something to be celebrated.’

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Welcome to our 150th anniversary, and what a marvellous year we are about to have from birthday parties for our residents, to celebratory festival days and a garden party in our villages, through to a host of smaller functions all aimed at raising awareness about our history and track record of providing housing and support to older Victorians.

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Diversional therapist Adrian Onofrio ‘fell into’ his work in aged care. And he couldn’t be happier that a series of events and some lucky timing led him to Liscombe House, OCAV’s aged care facility.

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CEO Phillip Wohlers has overseen some big changes at OCAV. But their model of personalised care and community building is something that won't change under his 'watch'.

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