NEWS

  • CEO’s Message – Autumn 2016

    Welcome to the first edition of the new look Seasons. We have tried to give it a fresher, more modern feel - I do hope you enjoy it. To coincide with the move to 486 Albert Street, East Melbourne, the VMCH website has also been updated to make it more accessible ...

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  • The rewards of giving

    Alistair and Shirley Lloyd have spent almost 59 years of their married life giving – whether it is through fostering more than 70 babies or adopting two children with disabilities and this is on top of raising their own three children. They say that through giv...

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  • Tuning into dementia

    It is hoped a new, ground-breaking study into television watching habits within aged care will improve the lives of residents living with dementia. Around 20 seniors from four Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) aged care residences in Balwyn, Clayton, Sunshine No...

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  • School’s back at St Paul’s

    With its colourful superhero pictures on the classroom walls, teeny tiny chairs and tables and adorable children dressed in shiny new school uniforms – this looks like your average prep class starting off the school year. But the St Paul’s College Bridging Pr...

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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 that would...

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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 Melissa...

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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 sin...

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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 Ne...

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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 fou...

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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 on the import...

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