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  • Time to shine for young carer

    By age 12, there are few household tasks a teenager shouldn’t be able to handle, but when you are a young carer like Wangaratta’s Lachlan Fraumano, it’s not just as simple as taking out the garbage or doing the dishes. Lachlan is a carer for his older...

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  • Seniors deserve secure housing

    Did you know that older people from culturally diverse backgrounds are at significant risk of becoming homeless? Not-for-profit organisation Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH), Knox City Council and Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) have joined...

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  • Healing powers of the harp

    More than two dozen harpists will gather at Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) in Melbourne next month for an international conference on the healing qualities of the harp, especially for people with dementia or in palliative care. Studies have shownthat...

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  • St Patrick's Day morning tea

    Looking for a fun way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and also visit a friendly and welcoming retirement village Shanagolden Village, in Pakenham, is holding a morning tea to celebrate the day from 11am to 12.30pm on Thursday March 17. Shanagolden Village...

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  • Nutrition on the menu for seniors

    Superfood smoothies and vitamin-packed muffins were on the menu across Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) aged care residences during March to celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016. The global awareness week (March 14-20) aims to shine a light...

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  • Dinner and Art with Heart 2016

    The date has been set for this year’s major Villa Maria Catholic Homes fundraiser- an event that is absolutely vital to raise money for quality and innovative disability, education and senior services that empower and enrich individuals and communities. The...

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  • Chinese New Year

    The biggest and most important event in the Chinese calendar was celebrated with an abundance of food, fun and tradition across VMCH.  VMCH’s Multicultural Wellness Centre (MWC) – which will celebrate its official opening on April 5 – marked Chinese...

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  • The gift of time

    Simon LeMaistre is a perfect example of how volunteering not only benefits the community, but also promotes personal growth. The 66-year-old retiree (pictured top left) has been volunteering at Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ (VMCH) Wantirna aged care residence...

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  • The art of caring

    The art of caring and sharing was the theme for the 9th World Community Arts Day project. Gateway Services in Kew invited aspiring artists at Villa Maria Catholic Homes to help create a piece of art to mark the day. Artist and Gateway Services instructor...

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  • Garden dream blossoms

    Since opening its doors six years ago, Austin Street has had wonderful success in helping its residents, who are young people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), achieve their dreams. However, one big goal that has eluded them has been a garden...

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