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  • A partnership in managing pain

      VMCH physiotherapist, Vivian Kong, often meets people who believe they are beyond help when it comes to managing their pain. Vivian disagrees. “If you never try you will never know if it makes a difference,” Vivian says. “I would encourage them...

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  • Us Two

    Retired nurse, Dorothy O’Meara, 90, is one of the original residents of Corpus Christi Village in Clayton. Since the passing of her husband John, her friendship with Joan Waters, an ex-classical singer from Cairns, has deepened.  It’s connections like...

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  • Disability support staff inspire photographer

    When you look at the work of photographer, Julian Demsky, it is hard to believe he become interested in photography only 18 months ago. Julian lives at Austin Street, VMCH’s purpose-built residence for people with high medical and physical support needs...

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  • Tips to boost your mental health and wellbeing

    Be active Exercise is key to a healthy mind and body. Go for a daily walk or swim, do Tai Chi in a beautiful garden, join a senior exercise class at a gym or community centre. If you have physical limitations, try chair exercises or gentle water aerobics....

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  • Pain relief comes from trying something new

    Trevor Miller tried his first “proper” massage at the age of 82 and says it changed his life. The great grandfather of three, who lives in Melbourne’s south-east, suffers from lymphedema, lower back pain and what he calls the aches and pains of old age. “I...

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  • 5 Steps to Retirement Living

    Step One Select your preferred home based on what’s right for you in terms of location, size, aspect and price. Step Two Register your interest with a fully refundable reservation fee. There is a 21 day cooling off period so you have time to review...

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  • Meeting puts spotlight on Younger Onset Dementia

    Kate Swaffer was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 49 and since then she has written books and spoken around the world as a leading authority on the condition. She spoke to an audience of about 120 people at the inaugural Younger Onset Dementia Public...

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  • Fundraiser to change young kids lives

    It was the words of a dedicated mum that stole the show at this year’s major Villa Maria Catholic (VMCH) Homes fundraiser, Art After Dark. Catherine Devine told an audience of around 240 guests about her family’s journey with VMCH’s support services...

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  • We say thank you to VMCH volunteers

    We celebrated National Volunteer Week with a function for 300 VMCH volunteers at the iconic Melbourne Town Hall. The annual luncheon is an occasion where we acknowledge the significant contributions volunteers make to our organisation. As individuals...

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  • Celebrating our volunteers

      Shoppers can find many pre-loved gems at Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ (VMCH) four opportunity shops. Volunteer, Tracey Taylor, says she finds purpose, friendship and fun when she helps out at the Ferntree Gully op-shop. “I enjoy meeting different types...

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