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 Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has joined over 300 organisations from across Australia calling on the Prime Minister to commit to significant new investment to reduce homelessness and create construction jobs.
It has been a long year for all of us but as the days grow longer, and we embark on the road to COVID-19 Normal, there is renewed sense of energy around all villages, and some welcome news too.Read More
Like most of us, the ageing residents of Liscombe House have been holding out for the simple pleasures of life. A coffee and a chat. A chance to listen to some old melodies and remember times gone by. I think they deserve it after the year we’ve all had.Read More
October 16, 2020
When Year 11 student Charlotte Cattell heard that Liscombe House residents were missing family and friends, she had an immediate solution: let’s get the school to write to them.
October 8, 2020
The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria today said that the 2020 Federal Budget was a mixed package for older Australians but far more investment was needed to have the best possible housing, care and support for elders.
October 7, 2020
A passer-by could have been forgiven for wondering what was going on in Liscombe House early Wednesday 7 October. The sound of laughter followed by silence was deafening.
October 5, 2020
The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has given a cautious welcome to the Royal Commission’s report into COVID-19.
October 2, 2020
By the end of 2020, every resident in Liscombe House will have a personalised health kit hanging behind their bedroom door thanks to the generosity of philanthropic trusts and donors.
October 1, 2020
There is nothing better to cheer the soul than a hearty sing-a-long and that is what Lynette Occhipinti is looking forward to offer Braeside Park residents.
Two major restorations of heritage homes are underway at Rushall Park, including one in Sumner Avenue built in memory of Melbourne business legend Randal Alcock.
Volunteering is important to Deb, enabling her to contribute in the aged care sector. “I love it when the residents get downright cheeky. I love it when we get a bit too loud with laughing."