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.

Christine Dang has a story to tell. She and her family fled Vietnam as refugees, ending up in a refugee camp in Malaysia before transferring to Australia as new migrants through a relative sponsorship program.

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Despite a bumpy start with a lack of vaccine supply and never-ending changes to the aged care vaccination rollout, Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria is delighted that all Liscombe House staff have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Retirement homes can appear fairly sombre but Leith Park in St Helena by MGS Architects is far from ‘beige’. An Australian Institute of Architects award winner, these 46 units capture the wonderful hues found in the many native plants on the elevated site.

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They are lapping it up

August 9, 2021

Eileen Rainsbury has always loved cats. She loves having cuddles with Mister, a senior cat volunteer from the Cat Protection Society.

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If Helen Besley had to advise her younger self, she is under no doubt what she would say.

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OCAV's research partner, the National Ageing Research Institute, has has been recognised for its work to create age-friendly outdoor spaces for older people to engage in physical and social activities.

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Writer, artist, independent curator and art critic Peter Hill moved into Currie Park, Euroa recently.

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There is something about older patients and aged care that geriatrician Dr Mary Britton loves.

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The OCAV Council recently committed to becoming an energy efficient and sustainable community.

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In a single century, we have gone from one of the most age-integrated nations on earth to its mirror opposite. How can we find new ways to do old things, to rediscover the joys of intergenerational connection?

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"I love the fact that Rushall Park residents and volunteers are so active – contributing to life in the village. The sense of the community is strong which is why I put my name on the waiting list" - Maggie Birkett.

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