Category: OCC Story – My Days

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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Residents nurture their gardening skills

2 November 2021

The beautiful Spring weather has been welcomed by OCC residents Deb and Greg who have taken full advantage of the change in season. They have been out in the garden tending to the fulsome vegetable garden that they can now harvest for their meals. Residents are delighted by the growth of their vegetable seedlings that […]

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Celebrating birthday milestones

2 November 2021

OCC residents have been celebrating birthdays in creative ways and have been sharing their special moments with housemates. Residents Greg, Frank and Lorraine recently celebrated important milestones; Greg celebrated his 57th birthday, Frank his 60th and Lorraine celebrated her 70th birthday with a special Collingwood footy theme. Happy birthday to all! The OCC staff have […]

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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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Residents wrap up footy season

27 October 2021

OCC Community Living residents Carolyn, Erica, David, Greg and Vlada enjoyed a day of footy activities to celebrate the AFL Grand Final day in September. Disability Support Workers Ajia and Adriana supported the residents to create and hang some colourful footy decorations and assisted residents to prepare a footy feast for lunch as well as […]

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