Category: OCC Story – My Home

If you think Alyson has a passion for crocheting, yarn knot wrong.

21 June 2022

OC Connections’ long term Supported Independent Living resident, Alyson has a passion for crocheting. Alyson not only makes a wonderful blanket, but she also crochets a variety of other woollen items such as booties, beanies, and scarves. After some research and discussion with her support staff, Alyson decided that she would like to donate her […]

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Cathy achieves her goals and celebrates in style

28 April 2022

With the easing of restrictions, some participants have begun to set goals that involve getting out in the community and reconnecting with family and friends.   Long term Community Living resident, Cathy, set out two goals earlier this year: to celebrate her birthday with her sister and fellow residents, and to attend her niece’s wedding. Celebrating her […]

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Jane and Fred – staying connected throughout the pandemic

25 March 2022

Jane and Fred are long-term friends who live in separate OC Connections’ supported accommodation.  During lockdown they had to rely on phone calls and zooms to say connected. Fred also sent cards to Jane and a video performance of him playing the didgeridoo. As restrictions lifted, the two have been able to spend some more […]

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Spreading joy this Christmas

23 December 2021

Christmas celebrations are in full swing at our OC Connections Community Living houses! Staff and residents took part in a competition for best decorated house. It was difficult to decide the winner with everyone bringing their A-game, from hand made decorations, to our Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm donated trees! What a lovely way to forget […]

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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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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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