Dinner Dance Hawaiian Style


Hawaii came to OCC last month with the annual dinner dance.  The 170 guests were greeted by a vibrant scene of coconut trees, lei’s, pineapples and beachscapes at Merrimu Receptions in Murrumbeena. Participants and staff got into the spirit and dressed in the theme as well, with many of our female participants preparing what they … Continue reading Dinner Dance Hawaiian Style

A word from the chair


An Interview with Mr Peter Willcocks, Chair OC Connections. Why did you decide to be a Board Director with OC Connections 12 years ago? A recruitment consultant I was dealing with asked if I would be interested in joining the board of OC Connections. I said “yes”. I was at a time in my life … Continue reading A word from the chair

Community Spotlight May 18


Welcome to the fourth episode of our Community Spotlight video series. This month, OC Connections’ CEO Therese Desmond is joined by a supported employee, Jack W to discuss the importance of providing meaningful employment opportunities for people with a disability. Watch this short 5-minute movie that shows OC Connections’ support for the new Victorian Government’s … Continue reading Community Spotlight May 18

All Abilities Cricket at the MCG


On Saturday 20th January, David, Roger and Tim played in an exhibition cricket match on the hallowed turf of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). “It was good, it was fun, it was fantastic” David The men play for Moorabbin All Abilities Cricket Club and competed against Ferntree Gully on the day. “It was fantastic” Tim … Continue reading All Abilities Cricket at the MCG

Gardening with Richard


Richard is an avid gardener who spends a lot of time nurturing the flowers and vegetable patches he has helped grow at his home in East Hampton. Richard takes a great pride in the gardens around the house and ensures they are watered and cared for regularly. His daily routine includes watering the gardens to ensure … Continue reading Gardening with Richard

Accommodation Family Forum


OC Connections held our second Family Forum for 2018 on Tuesday 20 March with a focus on Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) for our families and participants. Our guest presenter, Illowra Projects, provided advice on Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), in particular: participant pathways to SDA funding, community living options for SDA funded participants and SDA ownership … Continue reading Accommodation Family Forum

Having a Say in Geelong


On 6 February representatives from the Residents Advisory Group attended the annual VALID ”Having a Say“ conference in Geelong. The group had been looking forward to attending the conference since September last year when Bernadette (Bernie) brought it to the group’s attention at one of their regular fortnightly meetings. Six people were keen to attend even … Continue reading Having a Say in Geelong