Category: OCC News

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An update on OCC operations and disability provider care directives

26 October 2021

To our valued community, We were excited by the Premier’s announcement last Thursday that Victoria had reached the milestone of 70 per cent of people aged over 16 had been fully vaccinated and that Victoria’s 80 per cent double dose vaccination milestone will be reached ahead of schedule, with a further easing of restrictions planned for the community on Friday 29 October […]

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A simple favour leads to a lifelong contribution

25 October 2021

Alastair McDonald is a life member and patron of OC Connections (OCC). Every year he makes a generous donation to OCC in the form of a bursary to support the training of senior management.   Alastair has been involved with OC Connections since the 1970s when he was doing a Master of Business Administration at […]

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Congratulations Lorraine on your milestone birthday

12 October 2021

Congratulations to OC Connections’ resident and passionate Collingwood supporter Lorraine who recently celebrated her 70th birthday.  Lorraine was delighted with the many birthday wishes and phone calls that she received from other OCC residents and staff, friends and family. OC Connections’ staff share special moments with residents and support them to celebrate these in ways that are meaningful […]

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Family Focus Forum on COVID vaccine insights – available to watch now

7 October 2021

OCC Family Focus Forums provide a platform to share information with our community on issues that impact them. These sessions will now be more accessible with online sessions to be held throughout the coming year. To continue our commitment to help our community make an informed decision about becoming vaccinated, OC Connections held a Family […]

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Vale Margaret Blanden

27 September 2021

Margaret Blanden was a long-time contributor and passionate supporter of OC Connections (OCC). Margaret has been involved in one form or another with OC Connections since 1976 when it was known as the Oakleigh Centre. In the late 1980s as the Chadstone Community Health Centre Healthcare Nurse, Margaret conducted health and fitness classes for residents.  […]

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Meet new Casey Hub Coordinator Lyndall Slaney

19 August 2021

Lyndall Slaney, Coordinator of our new Casey Hub, has been busy setting up the operations at its new home at The Cranbourne West Community Hub in the City of Casey. Lyndall has been recruiting staff, liaising with schools, councils, Local Area Coordinators and Support Coordinators to onboard participants. Her focus will be to provide individual […]

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Laura goes extra mile with special event for residents

19 August 2021

Laura Champion, Administration Support Officer at OC Connections has gone above and beyond her day-to-day role at OC Connections. In her own time, Laura developed a fun online music quiz for OC Connections residents. With the support of staff, each of the houses eagerly logged on to join in. Using the online quiz platform, Kahoot! […]

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Hannah Isles receives Allen James Award

22 July 2021

Congratulations Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE), for receiving Rotary’s Allen James Award at the Annual Rotary Changeover Dinner on Monday 5 July. In recognition of her work, Hannah received a vocational scholarship to pursue her education and training in the disability field. The scholarship will help fund her current study […]

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Vassie’s enterprising approach pays off

22 July 2021

OC Connections’ Support Coordination participant, Vassie, has been enjoying her new job with The Information Access Group as a Document Tester.   She started in the role in December 2020 after finding out about it through our Support Coordination team. Together with her colleague Lucky, Vassie provides thoughtful and considered feedback on client content to […]

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