Category: OCC Story – My Days

Five, six, seven, eight.

27 September 2022

Dance is an activity for all to enjoy, whether it’s moving to the beat or just listening to the music. This activity allows for self-expression and creativity through the music, while learning new ways to move, practice listening and following direction. It’s also a great social interaction for those who take part.     Dance class is […]

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Coffee catch ups

27 September 2022

With the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions, it has been wonderful to see a return to in-community activities for OC Connections’ day support participants.    Activities such as Explore Melbourne; Shop, Cook and Learn; Parks and Gardens; and Coffee Catch up see participants head out and enjoy the sights and experiences Melbourne has to offer.  Supported […]

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A person sits at a table working on a mosaic of a dog. The photograph of hte black dog sits on the table next to the mosaic

Mandy’s mosaic keeps her connected to family

30 August 2022

We are always pleasantly surprised by the work OC Connections’ artists produce in their art classes. Supported by staff and guided by the passionate leader Val, participants have produced some amazing works of art over the years. When we visited recently, Mandy was producing a mosaic of her brother’s dog Maggie from a picture her […]

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Benjamin takes pride in his health and safety role

30 August 2022

Day Support participant Benjamin is passionate about contributing to OC Connections’ growth and continuous improvement as a disability provider.  He is a representative on the Participant Reference Group, Day Support Participant Group and provides participant feedback on the OC Connections Health and Safety Committee. He has also, in the past, been a member of the […]

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Going for gold at the Special Olympics.

23 June 2022

Congratulations to OC Connections Day Support participants Darren, Craig and Damien who have been invited to represent the Victorian Bocce team at the Special Olympics in Launceston, Tasmania this year. Darren, Damien, and Craig all started with the Bocce team back in 2019 and the other team members welcomed them with open arms. They joined […]

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Greg, Colin and Richard connect with the lawn bowls community

23 January 2022

Participants Greg, Colin and Richard are long time lawn bowls enthusiasts. Since their return to onsite support in November, the three of them have been practising their skills at the South Oakleigh Bowling Club. The bowling club is the site of one of our Day Support hubs, which assists OC Connections continue to provide on […]

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2 people sitting with party hats and holding presents. A 3rd person stands behind wearing a hat and holding chocolates.

An end of year celebration

22 December 2021

Participants at the North Road Day Support hub celebrated the end of year with a day of making Christmas hats and gift giving. Colin, Don and David enjoyed the chance to celebrate and be in the company of friends before our Day Supports program closes over the Christmas break. Friendship and community are a big […]

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Support for our artists from The Metropolitan Golf Club

22 November 2021

The OC Connections art program is a popular activity within our Day Supports Program and has fostered some talented and prolific artists, under the guidance of our creative support staff: Val, Rose and Michelle. Over the years the work of our participant artists have featured on our Christmas and gift cards. This year is no […]

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Creativity flourishing in lead up to Christmas

2 November 2021

With the excitement of some lockdown restrictions coming to an end, OCC residents had a new lease on life and have been super busy creating decorations for festivities over the coming months. Disability Support Workers Jo and Val, organised a selection of art supplies and supported the entire household to get involved. Residents rolled their […]

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