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Read about the wonderful people living, working and volunteering in our villages. They each bring life and energy to our thriving village communities.

Abound Communities is currently reviewing and updating our processes around waitlists and admissions, and we appreciate your patience as we work through this.   We will no longer be opening the waitlist for callers on the first working day of the year. As you may know, this is the way we were previously accepting entries to our waitlist.   As a result, we will not be opening the Rushall Park waitlist on 2 January 2024 and the waitlist ...

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Tech Support at Currie Park

September 14, 2023

From what started as a request for a tech support volunteer by one of our Currie Park residents, has now turned into a partnership opportunity as Community Learning Euroa extends its ‘Digital Literacy and Digital Skills’ Programs. The first session took place on 7 September 2023 at 10:30am, with volunteers ready to support residents with your tech needs at the Community Hall in Currie Park.  ‘Be Connected’ is one of the ...

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The dramatic changes to the double bedrooms in Currie Wing at Liscombe House are nearing completion, with an expected opening date later this month. The new rooms are all singles with their own ensuites and are bright and fresh with modern tiled bathrooms. The works have gone smoothly so far, despite a few days of earth-shaking concrete cutting and grinding, and every effort has been made to minimize the impacts to residents and staff. Stage 2 ...

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The Voice to Parliament

September 8, 2023

On Saturday 14 October, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum on recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Constitution through the Voice. The referendum is a response from the Commonwealth Government to the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which can be found here: https://ulurustatement.org/the-statement/. The Statement asks Australians to support initiatives that will enable First Nations to make ...

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Spring into gardening! ‘I’ll just pull out that one” is a phrase that is usually muttered at the beginning of an unplanned weeding frenzy that grips many home gardeners. They spy one weed, then another, and another and before they know it they’re repeatedly pulling, twisting, turning, yanking, heaving, dragging, ripping, tossing, flinging, and hauling plant material all over the place. Despite these repetitive movements causing them ...

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  Interviewing Leslie Wood comes easily. She is open. She is honest. She is forward-thinking. She is inclusive. She is what Abound Communities stands for. Leslie joined Council in 2008, at a time when the organisation was known as The Old Colonists Association of Victoria. She was working as a Community Development consultant and was also teaching Business Masters at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Interestingly, a professor put her in ...

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Pictured here is some of our Senior Managers team planting and putting together the Volunteer gifts The Volunteer gifts were made with love and appreciated for all the hard work our amazing volunteers do.   Abound Communities would like to acknowledge National Volunteering Week (15-21 May) We want to take this moment to express our gratitude to all our wonderful volunteers who have made a difference in the lives of others. Abound ...

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The event was held on Friday 21st of April. Our annual family fun day was a hit. It is always lovely to see four generations together for the fun afternoon. This also gives our staff a chance to bring their children, grandchildren, and other family members to the event where they can see where they work. Volunteers are always welcome and make the day that extra bit special. There were animals, a sausage sizzle, retro coffee-cart, lucky dip, ...

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Anzac Day Service   Our Anzac Service, which was held on 24 April at Liscombe House allowed our Residents to reflect on wartime. John McCrohan (Resident) kindly said the ode in service and at the end also spoke about the history of the ode”.  There were tears and everyone listened to “In Flanders Field” and later “For the Fallen” were read out by staff. At the end of the service, Mandy thanked everyone for coming and asked if ...

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Josephine Katite may be a long way from Kenya, where she was born and lived until 2005 but the experience of looking after her elderly grandparents is very much with her every day in her work at Liscombe House.

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