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.

From the CEO

December 9, 2019

What a wonderful year the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has had. While our focus in the last half of 2019 has very much been on our 150th anniversary, the year has been peppered with triumphs as well as ongoing advocacy to assist more older Victorians needing housing and support.

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Judy Drill, who began volunteering 10 years ago, makes Christmas cakes, and residents at Liscombe House, OCAV’s aged care facility, get to enjoy watching them being decorated in the lead up to Christmas.

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Fifty years from 2019, future residents will be urged to dig deep to retrieve time capsules that were buried at each village during the 150th anniversary celebrations. “What each capsule represents is an overview of what OCAV is today, kind of a crossroads between the history of where we've been and the future of where we're going," CEO Phillip Wohlers said.

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Financial Report for 2019

December 6, 2019

OCAV's full financial statement for 2019.

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OCAV's submission into the Victorian Government Inquiry into Homelessness is based on our understanding of what older Victorians need in housing.

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2019 Annual Report released

December 3, 2019

OCAV’s annual report for 2019 has been released and we invite you to read it.

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Margaret and George Young moved to Rushall Park 19 years ago expecting to see out their days there. So far so good. The pair, who celebrated 75 years of marriage this year, are one of the oldest couples in the North Fitzroy village.

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Ken Trimble has made Currie Park his home. So much so, that he is sharing a poem he has written about the village with future residents.

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Exercising outside is enjoyable and inspiring as Leith Park residents are finding out as they take part in ENJOY, a national research program run by the National Ageing Research Institute.

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It’s taken more than 70 years for Mim Dale to find a safe, secure and loving home. After she moved into OCAV’s Braeside Park village in Berwick two years ago, her nervous nights ended and she found the sanctuary she had been hoping to find since she was a child.

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Keith White, who had heart surgery two years ago, reckons he’s better now than he has ever been. He puts his state of health and well-being down to the life he has found at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa.

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