Shepparton Villages is the 10th subject Malvern historian Stella Barber is writing a book on.
Ms Barber has published books on the history of Goulburn Valley Grammar School, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Prahran Library, Myer and Elwood Life Saving Club.
The mother of two sons plans to launch the book detailing 45 years of Shepparton Villages history at the aged care organisation's 2013 annual meeting.
"(Shepparton Villages) is unique because it's the first time I'm writing about aged care and there is so much to think about," she said.
"The organisation is responsible for people's futures and, even though it's the later years of their lives, it's interesting to hear how people end their lives in a happy situation."
Ms Barber's history gathering includes interviewing Shepparton Villages visionaries such as Keppel Turnour, Lance Woodhouse and Barry Campbell and organisation life member Father John Price.
Tarcoola Village was the first Shepparton aged care facility, which expanded to include Rodney Park and Kialla Gardens.
"It was a forward concept at the time and lot of Goulburn Valley Grammar School visionaries were (Shepparton Villages) visionaries," organisation president Graham Hill said.
"The time is right to document what developed from a small idea and dream into a huge organisation that is a leader for aged care in Victoria."
Ms Barber said workshops would allow village volunteers and residents to share stories and be involved with the book's research.
She compared completing a historical book to having a baby.
"A lot of hard work goes into developing the story to produce the end product," she said.
"I'm proud of all my books, I think of them like they are my children."
Ms Barber can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
As printed in the Shepparton News on Wednesday 13th April, 2011.