NEWS

  • Carers’ voices heard during Carers Week

    Like most carers, sharing the difficulties of her role isn’t all that comfortable for Sheryl Phin. She and her husband Rod have cared for his mum, Val, aged 91, for the past nine years in their Kilsyth South home following her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disea...

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  • Get Involved Morning Teas

    VMCH is a large organisation with a variety of services, supporting people with different needs and from all walks-of-life. A great aspect of belonging to such a diverse community is the opportunity for people to get more involved in the organisation, or within...

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  • Fawkner Fellowship Luncheon

    Around 40 of VMCH’s most dedicated supporters gathered for the ninth annual Fawkner Fellowship Luncheon at St Joseph’s Mews in Hawthorn on Tuesday, September 18. The Fellowship was established in 2013 to thank a very special group of VMCH supporters who hav...

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  • Zoe’s future looks bright

    Zoe is a vibrant, sociable and loving 17-year-old who makes her parents Edmond and Natasha extremely proud. Her development over the last ten years at Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ specialist school St Paul’s College is nothing short of extraordinary, her Dad...

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  • Regional carers need more support

    Feelings of isolation and loneliness are common among carers. Studies show these feelings are amplified in regional and remote areas, where support can be more difficult to find. Shepparton resident Debbie Harris has cared for her husband John, who has Parkinso...

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  • Christmas hampers bring joy and accolades

    Santa’s little helpers have begun creating fantastic craft items to be included in more than 500 Christmas hampers this year. The hampers are part of the VMCH Arts in Action program, which sees aged care residents use their artistic skills to make crafts for ...

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  • Flexi renovation almost complete

    Thanks to an enormous amount of community and donor support, work to transform our Flexible Respite Service is almost complete! The space is currently being re-modelled into a modern, interactive and calming environment for 200-plus children and adults with dis...

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  • Villa op shop news

    It’s been a busy few months across our four Villa op shops. Heathmont op shop volunteer Maddison Lacey (below right) was among many young volunteers celebrated during National Student Volunteer Week in August. Maddison began volunteering at Heathmont f...

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  • Vale Dino Bernardini

    The team at Bundoora aged care is mourning the huge loss of beloved long-term volunteer, Dino Bernardini. Dino passed away peacefully on July 19 surrounded by his wife Carmel and family. Dino dedicated more than 15 years of his life to the VMCH Bundoora comm...

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  • A day in the life at Corpus Christi!

    Nivia Nivia lives at Corpus Christi, in Clayton. She says that after searching for a friendly retirement community in her local area she found what she was looking for at Corpus Christi. In her words… Corpus Christi appealed to me mostly because I like...

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