Last Sunday, residents of Dealing Drive celebrated Christmas in July. Everyone thought it would be a fun distraction for residents given the extra time they have at home due to the new COVID-19 restrictions.
It was truly like Christmas with the staff busily wrapping presents until midnight the night before.
As always, the fun was in the preparation, with residents helping to decorate the house including making a fireplace with boxes they had painted. (See first image below).
On the day, the dining table was decorated beautifully, and everybody dressed up especially for the occasion. The highlight of the day though was the lovingly prepared and delicious three-course lunch. A pumpkin soup entree was followed by roast pork, homemade apple sauce, roast potatoes and cauliflower and cheese sauce. To top it off, they enjoyed a delicious arrangement of deserts.
MasterChef eat your heart out!
Roger was Santa for the day and distributed gifts to the household. It’s safe to say that Julie’s charismatic cat, Archie, was pretty happy to be included in the festivities.
He wore a cute Christmas collar and even received a gift from Santa too!
Long-serving OC Connections volunteer, Mr David Hawkes, passed away on 29 October 2020. David played an important role in the success of OC Connections from when we were known as the Oakleigh Centre through to our current rebranding. David started volunteering at OC Connections (then the Oakleigh Centre) in September 1964, one week after arriving […]
An update on this year’s Christmas Tree fundraiser
2020 has been an extraordinary year and as Victorian’s, we’ve all made sacrifices to keep each other safe. We’ve worked hard to ensure the safety of our OCC community and will continue to do so. While Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions are easing, we are going to extend our people-first approach, and unfortunately, our annual Christmas Tree […]
Staff from Insurance Australia Group (IAG) volunteered their time at OCC Enterprises (OCCE), the social enterprise and employment arm of OC Connections on Monday 5 October. Six staff from IAG’s Enterprise Program Management Office and the CFO Risk and Operations teams volunteered their time. OCC Enterprises is the Social Enterprise and Employment arm of OC […]