NEWS

  • Meet Joanne Walker, Pastoral Care Outreach Worker

    Joanne wears a couple of hats across VMCH. She provides social and emotional support to around 400 residents across 21 VMCH Affordable Housing sites, and also takes property maintenance calls from residents; ensuring sites and units are running as they should. ...

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  • Oasis welcomes visitors

    With its indoor climbing wall, a fish tank that takes up a large part of another wall, a backyard featuring specially designed outdoor play equipment, landscaped garden and a cool cubby house – VMCH’s newest short-term accommodation for children with disabilit...

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  • Long Table Talk

    Spirituality is more than religion – maintaining identity in Aged Care There is a push, a growing dialogue around perceptions of ageing and the realisation it is a crucial part of life which is largely ignored through fear or denial. What should be the comin...

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  • Sun shines on transformed service

    A beautiful, sunny spring day set the perfect scene for the official unveiling of VMCH’s new-look Flexible Respite Service on September 22. Flexi visitors, family members, friends and VMCH staff gathered at the Wantirna South site to see the amazing transform...

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  • Learn about retirement living at Athelstan

    One of the great things about living in a retirement community is meeting new friends. That’s certainly the case for Betty and Nance who have become great friends since moving to VMCH’s Athelstan Retirement Apartments, in Camberwell.  They even volunteer t...

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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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  • 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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  • There’s no place like home

    It’s hard to believe anyone could be grateful for having a stroke. But Colleen Fagan is. Without it, she would never have learned about Home Care Packages (HCPs), which have allowed her and her mother, Lorna, to remain living together in their Moama home. ...

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  • Volunteer goes above and beyond

    The Willowbrooke aged care community will benefit from a $1,000 grant thanks to long-time VMCH volunteer Raelene Olsen. Raelene – who visits Willowbrooke weekly with her lovely Labrador Harry – nominated Willowbrooke via her employer ExxonMobil Australia’...

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  • World Sight Day 2018

    The smooth and velvety voice of VMCH volunteer John Doherty has been enjoyed by thousands of people for 19 years. Each week from his Adelaide home, John records text from Catholic magazines, Sunday Mass readings and newsletters for vision impaired people supported...

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