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  • Serge's model hobby

    If you visit Serge Marini’s place for lunch, you’re likely to be eating on the couch. His kitchen table is reserved for model project work. Trains, planes and ships… he’s created hundreds over a lifetime. Serge moved to Shanagolden Retirement Village...

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  • A little help at home

    Guy Wesley is a man who likes to keep busy.  And while Parkinson’s may have slowed him down in recent years – the 82-year-old does his best to stay socially and physically active. Guy credits VMCH with helping him maintain his quality of life – at home...

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  • A delicious fundraiser

       Some caring secondary school students have raised $900 for VMCH specialist school St Paul’s College.  St Columba’s College students have developed a connection with St Paul’s College over the years that has included visiting the school and fundraising.  This...

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  • Caring for CALD seniors

    VMCH’s innovative Multicultural Wellness Centre (MWC) has expanded its reach to help connect more socially isolated seniors. The centre has gone from strength to strength since opening 17 months ago; building its Chinese and Filipino social groups to...

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  • An innovative approach to dementia

    An innovative approach to supporting people living with dementia is brightening the lives of seniors and their families in Sunshine North. St Bernadette’s Community Respite House – run by not-for-profit organisation Villa Maria Catholic Homes – has introduced...

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  • Arts in Action wins CHA award

    Congratulations to the VMCH Pastoral Care team for winning Catholic Health Australia’s (CHA) 2017 Arts in Health award. The team accepted the award and $5,000 prize at CHA’s National Conference in Hobart on Wednesday, August 30. The innovative VMCH...

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  • Teach & Tumble raises $135,000

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ (VMCH) major fundraising appeal for the year has raised $135,000 to buy new toys, digital resources and equipment for a service that supports young children with additional needs. About 150 children, who use VMCH’s Early Childhood...

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  • Jim ensures June's legacy lives on

    It’s hard not to shed a tear when listening to James ‘Jim’ Wells talk about his wife of almost seven decades. He lost his beloved ‘Junie’ to dementia 12 months ago, and the grief is understandably raw. “She stood beside me for nearly 70 years…never put...

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  • Celebrating 100 years of inclusiveness

    In 1907, a young, courageous and partly-blind woman, called Louisa Fawkner, led a group of volunteers to establish the Catholic Braille Writers Association, later called Villa Maria. From those humble beginnings of transcribing Catholic literature into...

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  • Positive ageing

    Embrace your new life  ‘Positive ageing’ is a term used to define the process of keeping a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, staying fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life as you get age. It’s also about recognising that as an older...

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