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November 13, 2023
Abound Communities is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Katherine Burton. Katherine has extensive experience in senior executive positions in public health, as well as not-for-profit and private aged and home care services. She joins us from Mercy Health where she held the position of Executive Director: Quality, Safety, and Innovation. Dr Philomena Horsley, Acting Chair of Abound Communities, said the ...Read More
20 June 2023 Dear all, This letter is to provide an update following the difficult news last Thursday regarding Phillip’s passing. Yesterday, Council and I agreed to my appointment as Acting CEO effective immediately for at least the next eight weeks, and likely until a permanent replacement is appointed. During this time, Abound’s Vice President, Dr Philomena Horsley, will step in for me as Acting President. In making this appointment, our ...Read More
June 19, 2023
It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Phillip Wohlers, CEO of Abound Communities. Phillip passed away at his family home on Thursday 15th of June. He had been a valued key part of Abound Communities since 1999 and will be dearly missed. Many of you knew him for a long time and enjoyed a deeper connection, we do realise how difficult this news is. Phillip was incredibly caring and dedicated and he ...Read More
October 8, 2020
The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria today said that the 2020 Federal Budget was a mixed package for older Australians but far more investment was needed to have the best possible housing, care and support for elders.
October 5, 2020
The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has given a cautious welcome to the Royal Commission’s report into COVID-19.
March 19, 2020
Due to the rapid spread of COVID‑19 in our community and the known risk to vulnerable people, we have introduced stringent measures for entry to Liscombe House.Read More
In a novel way to combine exercise with fun, a new outside exercise park opens today at Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s Leith Park retirement village… for seniors.
Wooden blocks each with a different word describing what home means to the 450 residents living in the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s four retirement villages will be placed on the steps of Parliament House on Monday 5 August.
July 8, 2019
Residents living at the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s Leith Park retirement village are enjoying finding their green thumbs thanks to a stunning sensory garden gifted to them by horticulturalist and TV personality, Melissa King, Northcote Pottery, AMES and The Garden Company.Read More
April 3, 2019
Older Australians have missed out in a raft of measures in the 2019 Federal Budget, according to Phillip Wohlers, CEO of the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria.Read More
The apartments are beautiful, with lovely, open and bright rooms, and a balcony for growing plants in pots. I am starting to make my apartment into a home.