• Volunteer supervisors celebrated

    The best part about being a volunteer supervisor is the volunteers themselves, says Laura Donnelly.  Laura is one of 33 VMCH volunteer supervisors to be celebrated as part of International Volunteer Managers (IVM) Day on November 5.  IVM Day, founded...

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  • Happy reunion for John and Trish

    Sharing a coffee at home with your husband may seem uneventful to many.  However, this is something Trish Walsh treasures since her husband, John, moved to Star of the Sea Residential Aged Care, in Torquay. John was one of the first people to move into...

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  • 2017 Charity Golf Day

    The weather was kind and so were the corporate golfers for our 2017 Charity Golf Day on October 20. Southern Golf Club in Keysborough provided the perfect backdrop for 97 players to enjoy 18 holes of Ambrose golf, with Reflex Technology Group taking...

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  • Tips to boost your memory in retirement

    Outside of people’s physical health, their memory is one of the biggest factors affecting their independence, as they get older. This could be one of the reasons that there is a boom in memory training games and research into ways to boost memory. The...

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  • Panthers win balloon football grand final

      Big congratulations to VMCH’s very own Mt Waverley Panthers who recently won the Balloon Football League’s eastern region grand final for the second year in a row. The Panthers are five people who attend VMCH’s adult day programs for people with a...

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  • Warm welcome for aged care residents

    A knitting group has crafted a warm and friendly welcome for the first residents of Torquay’s new aged care residence. VMCH opens Star of the Sea Aged Care Residential Aged Care in October and it will be next door to its retirement village in Horseshoe...

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  • National Carers Week

    October 16-22 is National Carers Week – recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.8 million unpaid carers make to our nation. VMCH Community Services assist around 4,500 unpaid carers through a variety of respite and support...

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  • Carers Week 2017

    Roseanne Boyle, 62, tries not to dwell on what she and her husband Steve have lost since his stroke in 2008. The pair, from Wodonga, had taken early retirement and were caravanning around Australia when Steve suffered the stroke, which has left him paralysed...

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  • Shining a light on mental health and carers

    A Croydon mother-of-three is urging other carers to seek support and take better care of themselves. Mel Spencer is a full-time carer for her children aged 16, 14 and 11, who have autism.   She is sharing her journey as part of both World Mental Health...

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