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.

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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Sanctuary is how artist Gillian Coates describes her home at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa. “When I go to Melbourne and I am heading back to Euroa, I can’t wait to get home to the peacefulness of this place. It is like a sanctuary for me."

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