Category: OC Co Achieve

ADRIAN’S SUPPORTED HOLIDAY WITH CLUBMATES

3 April 2024

Adrian, a Supported Employee at OC Connections Enterprises, has recently achieved his long-term goal! With the encouragement of his sister, Support Coordinator, and carers in his Specialist Disability Accommodation, Adrian booked an amazing trip to Illawarra. The holiday program, facilitated by Clubmates, included an incredible opportunity to ride in a helicopter and visit the largest […]

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The Spirit of Giving: OC’s Partnership with Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm

24 February 2024

For 50 years, Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm has been a loyal supporter of OC Connections. Previous owner Jim Boucher, and his wife Lorna, built the partnership with OC Connections (which at the time was called the Oakleigh Centre) to engage and bolster fundraising efforts in the local community. Neil and Neal (the two Neil’s) purchased […]

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SASI Art Show

17 November 2023

The opening night of the SASI Art Show was a heartwarming, resounding success. Staff from across OC Connections came to support our participants in exhibiting their beautiful works of art to the community, including OC’s CEO Therese Desmond. I can only urge you to take a drive to Cube 37 in Frankston and see the […]

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“EXPRESSION” EXHIBITION AT CARDINIA CULTURAL CENTRE

“EXPRESSION” EXHIBITION AT CARDINIA CULTURAL CENTRE

19 September 2023

The OC Art Space provides a welcoming, encouraging environment for participants to learn creative forms of self-expression. Living with intellectual and developmental disabilities can feel isolating, especially when your natural type of communication isn’t widely understood. That’s why support staff Renate, Rose, Michelle and Val have worked to build a strong foundation at OC Connections […]

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TIM & BART’S ALL-ACCESS AFL TRIP TO ECHUCA

2 August 2023

In July, two residents from our Oakleigh Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) made the trip up to Echuca to participate in a game of footy with Moama Rockets! Tim and Bart are members of the Mazenod Panthers in Glen Waverly, an all-abilities football club that goes up against teams from around Victoria. They woke up bright […]

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27th annual charity golf day

27TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF DAY

17 July 2023

On Monday 10th July, we held our Annual Charity Golf Day at the Metropolitan Golf Club. This is one of our largest fundraisers, and we couldn’t have done it without the efforts of the organising committee, our volunteers, business partners and sponsors. The prestigious Metropolitan has been supporting OC Connections for 27 years – their members […]

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Vale Rosemary

6 December 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of long-time resident and OC Connections participant Rosemary. Rosemary passed away earlier in 2022 after more than 35 years of attending the OC Connections Day Support program. In November, Rosemary’s friends, housemates and OC Connections Support Workers, organised a COVID-safe lunch at a local […]

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‘It’s not just a 9-5 job’ – Deepak Sahu

19 October 2022

Deepak Sahu is a disability support worker in OC Connections’ Community Living, providing support to residents in one of our Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes.  He supports Erica, Greg, Vlada, David and Carolyn at home and in their daily routine, access day programs and provide individual supports. Deepak loves the flexibility that working in supported […]

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