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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.

When home beats a lottery win

November 19, 2019

Kay Baker felt like she had won the lottery when she arrived at Leith Park in 2015. Four years down the track she reckons it was better than winning the lottery.

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OCAV’s Leith Park residents can grow their own vegetables and make their own compost thanks to an environmental grant from Banyule City Council.

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Rose knows what it is like to be homeless. She had too many years of couch surfing, living in precarious private rental accommodation, and being forced to move from one residence to another as a result of domestic violence and elder abuse.

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Like many of you, I have been dismayed by the interim report recently handed down by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The title says it: Neglect.

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When Currie Park residents put the call out to the local Euroa community to take part in the 150th celebrations on Saturday November 23, they were not expecting the reception they have had. “We have been overwhelmed by the support from the community,” 150th Currie Park coordinator Ellen Doyle said.

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Tribute to Old Colonists

October 29, 2019

The Berwick Star News paid tribute to the Old Colonists' in a report on its recent 150th Anniversary celebrations at the Braeside Park village in Berwick.

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The Cranbourne Leader joined in the OCAV's 150th celebrations at Braeside Park village in Berwick recently. Families from across Casey came to party and to find out more about the village.

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Old colonists hit milestone

October 16, 2019

The Old Colonists Association of Victoria has come a long way since it was founded to provide housing and care for fallen pioneers, with the association celebrating its 150th birthday next month.

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The Berwick Star News joined OCAV in inviting locals to the village's 150th anniversary celebrations.

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Three years ago a group of women from OCAV’s Rushall Park village, armed with a needle and thread, embarked on a project to showcase their beautiful cottages. Marrying photography, painting and embroidery the women created stunning embroidery panels, which are now exhibited in the village’s community centre to mark the 150th anniversary of the organisation.

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“Our home has always been a place where family and friends are welcome.  Our cottage at Rushall Park is no different and the community of friends here is important to us and that’s why their work is part of my art box,” Jennifer Barden said.

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