NEWS

  • Respite a tonic for carers and clients

    There are over 2.8 million carers across Australia who provide unpaid care and support to a loved one with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, or who are frail aged. Villa Maria Catholic Homes recognises the valuable work carers do in our...

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  • VMCH connections: we two

    Jane Parsons is the Pastoral Care Worker at Shanagolden Retirement Village and Aged Care in Pakenham. Father John Readman is a Shanagolden resident, who celebrated his 90th birthday and 60 years as a Priest this August. Together, they provide spiritual...

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  • Danielle says thank you

    Danielle Burnet would face an impossible choice without the St Paul’s College chaperoned bus service. She would have to decide which of her two sons, Sebastian, 9, and Charlie, 7, she could take to school. The boys have Multiple Sulphatase Deficiency,...

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  • Young carer's mentor program

    The role of mentoring is simple, but its impact on young carers is immeasurable. Villa Maria Catholic Home’s (VMCH) Young Carers Mentor Program is the focus of our annual Christmas fundraising appeal. Grant funding for this unique initiative has run...

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  • CEO's summer message

    At this festive time of year, it is appropriate to reflect on some of the year’s achievements and say ‘thank you’ to you, our most valued donors and supporters. Without you, our organisation could not achieve many of the amazing things that we do to enhance...

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  • Justice statement launched

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes was proud to launch the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2016-17 at one of its aged care communities recently. St Catherine’s Residential Aged Care, in Balwyn, hosted a liturgy for the Catholic Archdiocese...

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  • Planning for a happy future with help from the NDIS

    Carla wants her son Orlando to enjoy a happy life and have as much independence as possible. For 11-year-old Orlando and his family, there are many challenges in front of them to achieve this because he has severe autism. They hope the National Disability...

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  • CEO's message

    July 1 marked one year since our two organisations Villa Maria and Catholic Homes united to become one and we are pleased to say the transition has been a successful one. To acknowledge this great milestone, staff and volunteers from service sites celebrated...

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  • ‘Encore’ evokes memories

    When Romany Flanderka created a playlist of her mother’s favourite Jazz music she suspected it would have a powerful impact on her. “Mum has always been involved with music – it’s been a large part of her life,” Romany says.  “She grew up in a musical...

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  • Pool Dream hits Milestone

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes wanted to Make a Splash for our warm-water pool and the people that use it. And we are excited to say we are on our way to doing that. The Make a Splash campaign has raised over $270,000 since it was launched earlier this year....

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