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  • Student volunteering a win-win

    When she’s not tied to her desk studying for her medical degree, Stella Ngyuen can be found hanging out with seniors at Corpus Christi aged care residence. The 20-year-old is one of 50 secondary and tertiary students who volunteer their time with VMCH....

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  • Your Retirement Living questions answered

      Where are VMCH Communities located? Villa Maria Catholic Homes currently operates retirement communities across Melbourne, including Bacchus Marsh, Camberwell, Clayton, Greensborough, Hawthorn, Pakenham and Torquay. Who can live at one of our communities? Our...

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  • More than just child's play

      Tips to help children of all abilities learn as they play Resilience, communication, making friends, social skills, confidence, problem solving - this all develops when children play. Shh! Don’t tell the kids they learn all this during child’s play. We...

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  • Planting early communication seeds

      Words don’t come easily for all kids. But, help is out there.  VMCH's speech pathologists help young children find their voice at our Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS). We reached out to understand what a typical day is like for our speech...

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  • NDIS opens up a new world for Dario

    Dario lifts the exercise ball at his local gym as his SEEDS support worker, Jessica, (pictured) encourages him and counts his repetitions. She says he has come a long way since he first started visiting the gym. In the future, Dario dreams of reaching...

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  • Make Your Drive Count

    Our annual Charity Golf Day will be held on Friday October 20 and all money raised will go towards supporting children and adults with a disability, their families and carers. The Ambrose Competition will again be held at the Southern Golf Club in Keysborough. There...

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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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