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.

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As we enter April, we do so with Liscombe House in lock down and our villages far more quiet than usual as residents adhere to Stage 3 restrictions. This is an exceptional response to exceptional times, and I thank you for your understanding of the many difficult decisions we have had to make.

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Sing along with Marlene

April 6, 2020

Marlene Timmins loves a song. She also loves to make people smile. Recently the Braeside Park apartments’ supervisor took to her favourite instrument – a banjolele – to spread a bit of happiness.

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Due to the rapid spread of COVID‑19 in our community and the known risk to vulnerable people, we have introduced stringent measures for entry to Liscombe House.

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International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on 8 March, a fantastic way to celebrate women’s achievements.

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The challenge facing many retirement village and aged care providers is how to ensure they have a skilled and responsive workforce as the demand for aged care support continues to grow.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has commended the Federal Government on its draft Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Roadmap as a way of helping the government to prioritise funding for dementia and aged care research.

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In Victoria today there are 1.25 million people aged over 60 – around 20 per cent of the population. Despite this there is no older Victorian older person’s strategy in place, an oversight which the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria wants addressed.

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Alison Campbell was a woman who liked to keep busy, enjoyed the company of animals, and loved to travel. She was also a leader in her professional field, physiotherapy.

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Every week a small group of Liscombe House residents with dementia come together to work with arts and craft materials, and to enter a world of peace even if it is only for a short time.

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Diversional therapist Adrian Onofrio couldn’t be happier that some lucky timing led him to Liscombe House, OCAV’s aged care facility. “This job is about working with people and I know that each day I might make a difference to just one person.

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