Category: OCC Stories

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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Images of optimism from lockdown

OC Connections (OCC) participants found ways to remain active, healthy, happy and optimistic during the Coronavirus lockdown period. OCC staff captured some special moments over the recent months.  There were too many to share in our weekly Community Hub email (set up expressly to keep connected with OCC families during this period), so below, we […]

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Celebrations at Rockbeare

Erica’s birthday was certainly different this year but it was still a day full of celebrations! It was a very full and exciting day for Rockbeare resident, Erica. The festivities began when she arrived for breakfast when everyone sang happy birthday to her. Erica was presented with her gift and was excited to open it. […]

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Vassie’s ISO favourites

An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. Vassie is a participant at OC Connections (OCC). She uses OCC Support Coordination and Day Support services. She has worked at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) previously as a supported employee. Vassie has made the most of her supports, including existing ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Lonsdale and Salisbury share their highlights from lockdown

OC Connections (OCC) Board Chair, Tom Baxter has connected via Zoom and Skype with residents and staff of the Lonsdale and Salisbury homes to check on their progress and hear about the activities they have been undertaking these past weeks. Residents were delighted to let Tom know about how they were going and how they […]

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Triumphant in times of change

An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. David has been coming to OC Connections since January 2011 and attends Day Support services five days a week. He has a lot of energy and enjoys physical activities like walking, swimming and basketball. He loves his six-week-long overseas holidays with family to countries like […]

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Bethany seizes the day in Day Support

An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. Bethany started attending OC Connections Day Support in 2018. At that time she was not very confident and did not engage a lot with others or readily initiate involvement in many activities. Recently though, and even during this especially challenging period, Bethany has developed a […]

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Community Supporting Community

The Christmas Spirit was alive and well in December when a group of ten volunteers from Diversified Communication volunteered their time at OCC Enterprises’ (OCCE) Centre Road site. Diversified Communications is an event management company in Melbourne and for the last two years over 20 staff from the company has volunteered their time at Christmas […]

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Having their say at the 2020 VALID conference

In February, OC Connections (OCC) participants, Aidan, Ben, Bernadette, Colin and Richard took part in the Having a Say Conference, held at the Deakin University, Waterfront Campus in Geelong. Tina, OCC Disability Educator, instigated the group’s participation at the conference. Some of the group were attending the Having a Say conference for a second time, […]

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