Category: OC Co Achieve

If you think Alyson has a passion for crocheting, yarn knot wrong.

21 June 2022

OC Connections’ long term Supported Independent Living resident, Alyson has a passion for crocheting. Alyson not only makes a wonderful blanket, but she also crochets a variety of other woollen items such as booties, beanies, and scarves. After some research and discussion with her support staff, Alyson decided that she would like to donate her […]

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Cathy achieves her goals and celebrates in style

28 April 2022

With the easing of restrictions, some participants have begun to set goals that involve getting out in the community and reconnecting with family and friends.   Long term Community Living resident, Cathy, set out two goals earlier this year: to celebrate her birthday with her sister and fellow residents, and to attend her niece’s wedding. Celebrating her […]

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OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG)

28 April 2022

The OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG) is an established committee comprised of OC Connections’ participants with a focus on empowering and advocating for all participants at OC Connections. Established in 2019 the PRG consists of 6-8 participants, an independent chairperson – disability advocate Tricia Malowney OAM, deputy chairperson – Board Member Sara, a secretariat […]

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Specialised support for individual needs

28 February 2022

Joshua has goals just like many others: he would like to get his license; maintain a job that he enjoys; live on his own and maintain his independence; and have the opportunity to socialise with friends and participate in the community. As an NDIS participant, Joshua is using his funding to find the supports that […]

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Residents support 2021 Odd Socks Day

27 October 2021

OCC residents supported Odd Socks Day on October 8, an initiative from GROW Australia to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental ill-health, while having some fun. Residents Greg, Lorraine and Debbie got involved and in the process developed new skills to create a colourful Odd Sock Day poster that displayed the household’s diverse […]

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Supporting participants to become active citizens

27 October 2021

While on his daily park walk, OCC Day Support participant, Matthew came across a misplaced trolley, which caused him some concern. Disability Support Worker Anna assisted Matthew to call the Monash City Council to make a report about the trolley. Matthew was proud of his achievement and was delighted that Simon from the Council followed […]

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Participant spotlight – Georgie

13 October 2021

Meet Georgie. She is a young woman who joined the OC Connections (OCC) Day Support program eight years ago after she finished her schooling at the Monash Special Developmental School in Wheelers Hill. The OC Connections Day Support program offers individuals like Georgie the opportunity to pursue activities that focus on building everyday life skills, […]

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Kathleen & Rodney Embracing & Smiling At Their Commitement Ceremony Event

Congratulations Kathleen and Rodney!

23 March 2021

We are so excited to congratulate Kathleen and Rodney on their recent Commitment Ceremony. Originally planned to be held in February 2020, their special event had to be postponed three times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, on 28 February 2021, family and friends, including some fellow residents, participants and staff from OCC, gathered at […]

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Christmas in July at Dealing

21 September 2020

Last Sunday, residents of Dealing Drive celebrated Christmas in July. Everyone thought it would be a fun distraction for residents given the extra time they have at home due to the new COVID-19 restrictions. It was truly like Christmas with the staff busily wrapping presents until midnight the night before. As always, the fun was […]

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