Abound Communities Stories

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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.

An Update From Tegwen

May 30, 2022

The Banyule Council Community Grant-funded project to restore the bank adjacent to the dry creek bed at the entrance to Leith Park is now underway. The aim of the project is to reintroduce native plant species to the area. Once established, the plants will provide a habitat for local native fauna and will make the experience of the area more enjoyable for residents and their families.

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Jannette’s Story

May 27, 2022

Jannette Fleming commenced as the Home Care Services Manager in early January to encompass the current culture and care provided to our Residents at Abound Communities and have this be encapsulated in the launch and roll out of our Home Care model.

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There is nothing better than getting stuck into digging and overhauling gardens, according to Tegwen King.

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On 8 March – International Women’s Day - the world’s attention focuses on women. Generally, the conversation is about how women are disproportionately affected by lack of gender equality everywhere in the world.

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Philomena Horsley is a well-known community advocate in the aged care, disability and women’s health circles. As a medical anthropologist and researcher, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge which she is happy to draw upon as one of OCAV’s newest councillors.

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Warm sunshine greeted Currie Park residents who recently spring cleaned one of the mounds at the entrance of the village.

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Life! Is for living

November 18, 2021

OCAV has partnered with Diabetes Victoria and Back in Motion to run a free healthy living program for residents, staff and volunteers to reduce the risk of developing diabetes.

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After clocking up 36 years of working at Leith Park, Des Nye is hanging up his boots.

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When Jane moved to Liscombe House from hospital in mid 2021, she struggled with her sudden loss of independence and managing her chronic pain.

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Behind every number, there is a story. And in OCAV’s case, it is a story of older people who thrive in whichever village community they are living.

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Keith White, who had heart surgery two years ago, reckons he’s better now than he has ever been. He puts his state of health and well-being down to the life he has found at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa.

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