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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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  • Teach & Tumble: Change a young child's life

    Meet Joshua: a gorgeous 2 year-old who loves to play with toys and dig in sandpits. Joshua was born without functioning thumbs, and a hole in his heart.  He has endured multiple surgeries on his hands which have involved wearing full-arm casts for months....

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  • Our veterans remember

    Barry McKillop grew up in Hobart surrounded by rough seas and salty air.  The son of a cray fisherman, and grandson of Captain William McKillop, the last of the Tasmanian whalers, a career in the Navy felt like destiny. At the age of 17, Barry boarded...

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  • You make all the difference

    As a not-for-profit leader in the provision of high quality disability, specialist education and aged care services, fundraising is a core element of our business.  Without generous public and individual support, Villa Maria Catholic Homes could not...

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  • St Paul's celebrates 60 years of teaching

    VMCH specialist school, St Paul’s College, celebrates 60 years of teaching this year. It is a celebration close to the hearts of Peter Walsh and Bill Jolley. They both attended the school when it first opened its doors on February 12, 1957. When they...

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