Retiring Retirement is an important notion for us here at OCAV. We are an official Victorian Government age friendly community. Of our 180 volunteers, over half are our residents who volunteer in our villages or in the broader community. Of our 119 staff, over a third are aged over 60, and most are women.
In June 2018, we made the decision to retire retirement officially from our admissions policy. We’ve done so for several reasons.
We know that for many of our residents, living off the pension alone is difficult. They need to work. We know that many of our residents want to work. They love working to save up for a holiday, to meet people, to impart their knowledge and experience, and because they love working. We know that many don’t want to be paid to work but they do want to continue contributing. Which they do in so many ways.
Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria (OCAV) 2018