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COVID-19 Update

2 October 2020

Victoria’s Premier Hon. Daniel Andrews, based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, from 11:59pm Sunday 18th October, Melbourne will enter the first stage of the Third Step towards reopening. Statement from the Premier 18 October 2020 Important CEO Update, 19 October 2020 19 October 2020 Dear Families and Friends As you may be […]

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Christmas in July at Dealing

21 September 2020

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 […]

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Images of optimism from lockdown

OC Connections (OCC) participants found ways to remain active, healthy, happy and optimistic during the Coronavirus lockdown period. OCC staff captured some special moments over the recent months.  There were too many to share in our weekly Community Hub email (set up expressly to keep connected with OCC families during this period), so below, we […]

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Celebrations at Rockbeare

Erica’s birthday was certainly different this year but it was still a day full of celebrations! It was a very full and exciting day for Rockbeare resident, Erica. The festivities began when she arrived for breakfast when everyone sang happy birthday to her. Erica was presented with her gift and was excited to open it. […]

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Towards Employment team reflect on their online study

Towards Employment participants, Will, David and Harry, recently celebrated their impressive effort to move their study to an online platform. The team were presented with a certificate and book with photos of their experience studying online with Zoom and Google Classroom. (See photos below). Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator, reflected with the group on their […]

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OC Connections features in the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

“Leaving Allen Street” is a film documenting the journey of the people who moved from the congregate care facilities in Allen Street to new homes in the community. We were thrilled to hear that it has been selected as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020. The festival promotes independent documentary filmmaking from Melbourne […]

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Vassie’s ISO favourites

An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. Vassie is a participant at OC Connections (OCC). She uses OCC Support Coordination and Day Support services. She has worked at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) previously as a supported employee. Vassie has made the most of her supports, including existing ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Lonsdale and Salisbury share their highlights from lockdown

OC Connections (OCC) Board Chair, Tom Baxter has connected via Zoom and Skype with residents and staff of the Lonsdale and Salisbury homes to check on their progress and hear about the activities they have been undertaking these past weeks. Residents were delighted to let Tom know about how they were going and how they […]

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CEO Message of support during COVID-19

OC Connections CEO, Therese Desmond recently contributed to the podcast called So…Podcast.  Eleven CEO’s from Disability Services Providers from around Australia contributed to the podcast by leaving short recorded messages of innovation, support, and creativity during the COVID-19 period. Listen to the message from OC Connections CEO, Therese Desmond.

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