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Panthers come and try days!

3 February 2023

Interested in football? The Mazenod Panthers Football Club will be holding some Come and Try days for all-abilities football! All are welcome to come and have a kick of the footy! Wednesday 1, 8, 15 and 22 February, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm at Mazenod College, 5 Kernot Ave Mulgrave. For more information you can email […]

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Selling, selling, SOLD!

9 January 2023

OC Connections participant and resident artist, Mandy Ebbott recently submitted a mosaic to the SASI Art Exhibition. The SASI Art Show aims to provide a platform for collaboration and inclusion, welcoming all people with a disability, to exhibit. To Mandy’s surprise, her art piece was selected by the Shire of Dunkley to use as their […]

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OC Eco T-Top Bollards® at the Social Traders event

6 December 2022

In our last blog post, OC Connection employment and enterprise arm, OCC Enterprises (OCCE) announced the launch of their OC Eco T-Top Bollards® This month we are excited to share that in collaboration with Social Traders, an event was held on behalf of OCCE OC T-Top Bollards for their industry-wide launch. This event was a […]

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Christmas Closure

6 December 2022

With the holiday season fast approaching, here are some key dates to put into your diary. Some OC Connections services will be closed from Friday 23 December 2022 until Monday 9 January 2023. Below you can find more information has to how this may effect the different areas of OC Connections. Reception / Admin Team Reception […]

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Work of art

6 December 2022

Earlier this month the SASI Art Show & Competition showcased some of OC Connections participants’ artwork at the Frankston Art Centre. This was a creative exhibition of contemporary art to celebrate the outstanding artwork of people with autism and other disabilities. With the encouragement, support and guidance of Val Rowe, OC Connections Disability Educator, 12 […]

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Vale Rosemary

6 December 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of long-time resident and OC Connections participant Rosemary. Rosemary passed away earlier in 2022 after more than 35 years of attending the OC Connections Day Support program. In November, Rosemary’s friends, housemates and OC Connections Support Workers, organised a COVID-safe lunch at a local […]

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Getting out and about on Brikes

6 December 2022

OC Connections participants and staff had the opportunity to test out a new bike initiative, The Brike Project. Social Enterprise Brite has brought to market the Brike e-bikes, specifically designed for people living with disability and their families. The Brikes allow people on wheelchairs to experience the joy of being on a bike, with assistance […]

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Planting Trees for the Queen’s 70th Jubilee Program – Grant

6 December 2022

OC Connections was invited earlier this year, by the Federal Member for Hotham, The Hon. Clare O’Neil MP, to apply for a tree planting grant that was established by the Commonwealth Government of Australia in recognition of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th Jubilee. This project received funding from the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for […]

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Where to purchase your tree this year

23 November 2022

With Christmas just around the corner, this year’s festive season brings with it much hope and opportunity to reconnect with family, friends and the community.  Buying a tree from our Christmas Tree Fundraiser is an annual tradition for many families, including staff and participants as well as an important fundraising opportunity for OC Connections. OC Connections […]

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