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.

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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Leith Park is a wonderful place for single older women because of the community and the age-friendly accommodation. I don’t think I have ever felt as safe as I have here.

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