Meet Zane, a regular resident of our Short-Term Accommodation (STA) house located in Oakleigh. Since the start of the year, Zane has become a pillar of the STA community. He’s got a vibrant personality and adores the regular staff and participants at our STA house. He’s even been spreading the word and getting his mates […]
MEET BART Over the last 20 years, Bart has been working with OC Connections to grow his social life, his independence, and his confidence in work. He’s a big Elvis fan, and he loves going to the cinema with friends. There’s something about Bart that makes you feel at ease – he’s kind, charismatic, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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