Category: OCC Stories

Selling, selling, SOLD!

9 January 2023

OC Connections participant and resident artist, Mandy Ebbott recently submitted a mosaic to the SASI Art Exhibition. The SASI Art Show aims to provide a platform for collaboration and inclusion, welcoming all people with a disability, to exhibit. To Mandy’s surprise, her art piece was selected by the Shire of Dunkley to use as their […]

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Work of art

6 December 2022

Earlier this month the SASI Art Show & Competition showcased some of OC Connections participants’ artwork at the Frankston Art Centre. This was a creative exhibition of contemporary art to celebrate the outstanding artwork of people with autism and other disabilities. With the encouragement, support and guidance of Val Rowe, OC Connections Disability Educator, 12 […]

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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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Planting Trees for the Queen’s 70th Jubilee Program – Grant

6 December 2022

OC Connections was invited earlier this year, by the Federal Member for Hotham, The Hon. Clare O’Neil MP, to apply for a tree planting grant that was established by the Commonwealth Government of Australia in recognition of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th Jubilee. This project received funding from the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for […]

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Where to purchase your tree this year

23 November 2022

With Christmas just around the corner, this year’s festive season brings with it much hope and opportunity to reconnect with family, friends and the community.  Buying a tree from our Christmas Tree Fundraiser is an annual tradition for many families, including staff and participants as well as an important fundraising opportunity for OC Connections. OC Connections […]

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Baristas in training

30 October 2022

The OCC Enterprises Towards Employment team attended the Melbourne Coffee Academy to learn the skills of a barista. This is all part of their journey in exploring and experiencing a variety of occupations and industries, with the aim to find one that suits them. Check out the video for some highlights from the day:

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Bocce team brings home the medals

26 October 2022

Congratulations to OC Connections’ participants Craig, Darren and Damian who came home from the National Special Olympics with an array of golf, silver and bronze medals from their Bocce events. The men travelled by plane to Launceston for the five-day competition with the support of a support worker. They were very excited and happy that […]

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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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Aidan interviews Day Support Team Leader Jessica Lilburne

6 October 2022

Day Support Team Leader Jessica Lilburne has been working at OC Connections for 10 years this year. Six of those years have been in Day Service and 4 years in Community Living. In Community Living she became Team Leader supporting residents.  She made sure all the right people were in the right programs to support […]

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