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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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  • 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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