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  • Lauren finds her calling

    Lauren Bisignano always knew she wanted to work with kids. But volunteering at Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ (VMCH) specialist school, St Paul’s College, in Kew, has solidified her dream to support children with disabilities. December 5 is International...

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  • Friendship and fitness on the coast

    Use it or lose it! That’s the realistic attitude towards exercise adopted by Star of the Sea Retirement Village resident Lois Harding. Lois (pictured second from right) and six of her friends created a Ladies Walking Group back in 2012.  The women meet...

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  • New VMCH office in regional Victoria

    Sean likes having a laugh, high adrenaline sports, keeping fit, playing wheelchair basketball and spending time with his adorable puppy, Ruby. The 28-year-old has cerebral palsy and has never let his disability or people’s attitudes get in the way of...

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  • A Christmas wish

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) is urging the community to get behind its Christmas Appeal to help brighten the lives of children and adults with disabilities. Lachie, aged 13, is one of around 200 children and adults with disabilities who attend VMCH’s...

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  • Help at hand for Western seniors

    Margaret Lay was a woman used to doing things for others.  The Gordon resident had found her calling in caring for children with disabilities and various volunteering roles until a severe back injury in 2000 turned her world upside down. Suddenly, Margaret...

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  • Volunteer supervisors celebrated

    The best part about being a volunteer supervisor is the volunteers themselves, says Laura Donnelly.  Laura is one of 33 VMCH volunteer supervisors to be celebrated as part of International Volunteer Managers (IVM) Day on November 5.  IVM Day, founded...

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  • Happy reunion for John and Trish

    Sharing a coffee at home with your husband may seem uneventful to many.  However, this is something Trish Walsh treasures since her husband, John, moved to Star of the Sea Residential Aged Care, in Torquay. John was one of the first people to move into...

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  • 2017 Charity Golf Day

    The weather was kind and so were the corporate golfers for our 2017 Charity Golf Day on October 20. Southern Golf Club in Keysborough provided the perfect backdrop for 97 players to enjoy 18 holes of Ambrose golf, with Reflex Technology Group taking...

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  • Tips to boost your memory in retirement

    Outside of people’s physical health, their memory is one of the biggest factors affecting their independence, as they get older. This could be one of the reasons that there is a boom in memory training games and research into ways to boost memory. The...

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  • Panthers win balloon football grand final

      Big congratulations to VMCH’s very own Mt Waverley Panthers who recently won the Balloon Football League’s eastern region grand final for the second year in a row. The Panthers are five people who attend VMCH’s adult day programs for people with a...

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