Research

Research

OCAV is committed to creating an environment where residents, whether in independent living, assisted living or aged care facilities, are offered the best possible services. Participating in research means we can offer best practice in our four villages.

Research has shown that letter writing and phone calls between volunteers and aged care residents helped to stave off loneliness during lockdowns in 2020.

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Older people who do regular physical activity at Seniors Exercise Parks show significant improvements in physical and mental health and wellbeing, new research by the National Ageing Research (NARI) Institute published in BMC Geriatrics shows. 

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In 2017, the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria commissioned Think Impact to measure the economic and social impacts of the operation of its villages and to support the vision and strategic direction of OCAV.
The Social Return on Investment analysis found that for every $1 invested in OCAV, $7.41 of value is created for residents, the community, and the Federal and State Governments.

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Liscombe House, OCAV’s residential aged care facility at St Helena, is taking part in a research project which is investigating if increased dairy consumption in the elderly will reduce fractures and preserve bone strength.

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Model trains capture most little boys’ hearts and imaginations. But it seems grown men and a few grown women are just as interested.

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