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  • Memories: the soundtrack of life

    Led Zeppelin, Frank Sinatra, ACDC, Aretha Franklin… the music tastes of seniors are interesting, diverse and surprising. The power of music is set to bring joy to aged care residents, reconnect families and help recover memories at Villa Maria Catholic...

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  • Aged care cookery in the global spotlight

    VMCH Catering Manager Ellis Wilkinson will help bring aged care cookery to the global stage as part of international food and beverage festival, Tasting Australia, on May 4. Ellis (pictured above left) will form part of a panel discussion ‘Creating an...

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  • Harp conference brings calm and creativity

    The sweet sounds of the harp rang out in harmony across Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) Wantirna earlier this month – uplifting the spirits of aged care residents. Around 20 harpists from across Australia gathered from April 10 to 15 to learn or refresh...

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  • Memories of war remain

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) has cared for many returned service people and those with family members who went to war over many decades.  Whether through combat on the front line, providing healthcare to returned soldiers, or keeping the home fires...

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  • Secure housing on the agenda

    The future for culturally diverse seniors seeking secure housing is looking brighter following a community forum on April 14. Around 100 representatives from local councils, health, housing and community service organisations and older people from Culturally...

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  • Collaboration of care for older Victorians

    Seniors and their families will be given more choice and control over their future following their hospital stay thanks to a collaboration of care between two Catholic-based, not-for-profit organisations. Cabrini and Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH)...

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  • Victorian-first multicultural centre opens

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) has been hailed as a leader in caring for culturally diverse seniors by the Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs. Mr Hong Lim MP, member for Clayton, made the comment at the official opening of the VMCH...

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  • CALD seniors connect

    A Victorian-first Multicultural Wellness Centre (MWC) in Wantirna is set to help meet the growing needs of older migrants in the East. Run by not-for-profit aged and disability services organisation Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH), the centre supports...

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  • Time to shine for young carer

    By age 12, there are few household tasks a teenager shouldn’t be able to handle, but when you are a young carer like Wangaratta’s Lachlan Fraumano, it’s not just as simple as taking out the garbage or doing the dishes. Lachlan is a carer for his older...

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  • Seniors deserve secure housing

    Did you know that older people from culturally diverse backgrounds are at significant risk of becoming homeless? Not-for-profit organisation Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH), Knox City Council and Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) have joined...

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