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  • SEEDS ready to bloom

    Meet Ella, Jordon and Baden. Villa Maria Catholic Homes helps them achieve their individual goals and dreams. You will be seeing more of them as part of the VMCH SEEDS advertising campaign. SEEDS is a new acronym that VMCH staff and the community...

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  • Seniors find mateship at Men's Shed

    Don’t let the tools fool you – this Men’s Shed is more than just a workshop, it’s a place of friendship and fun. This week (June 13-19) is Men’s Health Week; aimed at raising awareness and prevention of men’s health issues and to celebrate men’s roles...

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  • DAWH event smashes fundraising target

    Water helped Sam Bramham win five Paralympic swimming medals, but he says it gave him something even more important – independence and confidence. Sam was the special guest speaker at our fourth Dinner & Art with Heart (DAWH) event held at Crown Melbourne...

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  • Carers recharge their batteries

    Caring for someone with mental health issues, while rewarding, can be emotionally and physically taxing. More than 20 carers looking after someone with mental health issues, supported by VMCH’s Eastern Metropolitan Carer and Home Support Program, enjoyed...

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  • Making a Splash for Julian and Orlando

    Disability Support Worker, Emma, helps adults with a disability who attend the Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ (VMCH) warm–water pool program each week. One of those people is her brother, Julian, who has a severe intellectual disability and cerebral palsy. “I’m...

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  • Big (Apple) delivery

    Melbourne couple Lisa Buxton and Ariel Lakman have kept a busy schedule planning a wedding and moving into a new home since recently returning to Australia after living in New York. However, on top of their priority list has been a visit to Kew specialist...

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  • CEO's Message - Winter

    The past few months have been a busy time for the Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) community.  On April 5, the Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs, Mr Hong Lim, officially opened the VMCH Multicultural Wellness Centre (MWC),...

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  • A taste of Sri Lanka

    Did you know Sri Lanka is one of the largest producers of tea in the world? This fun fact was among many shared with around 20 seniors during White Road Activity and Respite Centre’s annual Cultural Day on May 16. Guest speaker Felicia Devinka presented...

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  • Palliative Care Week

    Palliative care isn’t the most popular topic.  However it’s a subject most people will have to face at some point; either personally, or by the side of a loved one. May 22 to 28 is National Palliative Care Week.  Driven by Palliative Care Australia,...

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  • Generations unite

    They are separated by generations – but united by the simple joy of sharing each other’s company. Each Monday, a group of youngsters from Beaconsfield Children’s Hub eagerly await a special group of visitors from Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ (VMCH) aged...

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