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.

The first time that Phil Robertson visited Rushall Park was in 1986 to find a solution for a roofing problem in a home in Henty Avenue.

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Within days of volunteer coordinator Kim D’Angelis putting out a call to volunteers and residents to see whether they would like to be a part of a pen pal program, she was inundated with offers of support and requests to participate.

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The email comes in. Mandy Williamson, Lifestyle Coordinator, prints it out and takes it to the resident to read out loud and hands it across. She’s greeted with a huge smile and a thank you nod before leaving the room to allow the resident to cherish the moment.

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Josephine Katite may be a long way from Kenya, where she was born and lived until 2005 but the experience of looking after her elderly grandparents is very much with her every day.

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Worms are the latest residents to make Leith Park their home thanks to a grant from Banyule Council.

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Since safe at home measures were introduced by the Victorian Government to stop the spread of COVID-19, Rushall Park resident Irene Renzenbrink has had time to reflect on her working life which has centred on loss and grief, as well as palliative care, and how she is adapting to this strange new world.

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When it comes to keeping busy while safe at home, Leith Park’s Jolan Bird has it sewn up.

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Phil Robertson loves cooking. And part of the fun is finding the best ingredients at affordable prices.

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When it comes to a vegetarian dish, Evon Ingleby cannot go past cauliflower au gratin.

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When Currie Park resident Ellen Doyle has apples in her pantry, she knows exactly what she will bake: her grandmother's Apple Sponge.

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“I want to give them a hug and say don't worry everything will be alright. I can’t say that, but I can promise that we will provide the best possible care for people living with dementia in our care," said Shaaron Robilliard, Director of Nursing.

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