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  • Corpus Christi Village High Tea

    Learn about retirement living and enjoy a complimentary high tea at Corpus Christi Retirement Village. Villa Maria Catholic Homes is hosting the high tea at Corpus Christi Retirement Village, in Clayton, on Tuesday May 17 to showcase the wonderful retirement...

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  • Senior volunteers give back

    Two grandparents who have dedicated more than half a century to brightening the lives of others say giving back is the key to staying fulfilled. Kevin Dooley, aged 80, and Colleen White, aged 74, will soon celebrate 25 years and 30 years respectively...

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  • Nurses the 'heartbeat' of aged care

    Compassion, respect and patience.  These are the qualities of a special group of employees to be celebrated on May 12, 2016. Karen Piper, Michelle Willison and Catherine Hammond (pictured L-R) are among more than 1,000 nurses from not-for-profit aged...

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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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  • Parkinson's no barrier for senior artist

    A 75-year-old artist with Parkinson’s disease hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams in his first ever exhibition. Aseervatham Thevasagayam, also known as Victor, began creating charcoal drawings, painting, sculpting and copper-pressed art as...

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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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