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.

If anyone knows what it is like to have sight problems, it is Currie Park resident Sandra Cumming. Not that it gets her down. It’s quite the reverse.

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Ten years ago Rushall Park volunteer Alex Tarpkos was advised by his GP to take up mindfulness meditation to still his mind.

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Little stands in the way of Robyn Chitty and her zest for life, not even lockdown.

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Architects Maddison have been appointed by OCAV to draw up concept designs for the redevelopment of communal spaces at Rushall Park and Leith Park.

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The Federal government may have accepted the 38 recommendations outlined in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s COVID-19 Special Report but OCAV’s CEO Phillip Wohlers warns that support and resources are needed for the sector.

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When Ian, Currie Park’s maintenance man, found a nest of baby parrots on the ground, he knew exactly what to do.

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Ginger does not eat anything and is very good at cuddling, purring and even better at sleeping. She is an ideal companion, as many Liscombe House residents will tell you.

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Dr Isabella Younger Ross is not a family name in Victoria but it ought to be.

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Ask Miriam Hughes what she would say to her younger self and she has no hesitation: “Be yourself.” Miriam is among several Liscombe House residents who were asked for their views on the International Day of Older Persons.

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One of the joys of working at OCAV is being able to walk around the gardens. Each village garden has its own personality, and at this time of year, they are full of colour bringing with it a sense of renewal and hope.

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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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