Bowling Fun


OC Connections Day Support Program provides a multitude of activities for participants to take part in throughout the year.  The aim of the program is to assist our participants to develop life skills, confidence, social skills, team work, independence as well as extend their knowledge in new ways. Lawn bowls at the Mount Waverley Bowling … Continue reading Bowling Fun

Avengers: Infinity War


I saw Avengers Infinity War with Dad on Sunday. I quite enjoyed the movie. It was about Superheroes like Spider Man – Peter Parker, Thor, The Hulk – Bruce Banner, Iron Man – Tony Stark, Captain America – Steve Rogers. So the Superheroes all had an adventure. The movie was shot at places around the … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War

Oklahoma!


I saw Oklahoma with Mum and Patti’s step-mum, Anne and step-sister, Catherine. It was marvellous, terrific, and incredibly beautiful. It is most definitely out of this world. One of the most beautiful shows that I have ever seen. Also one of the best shows that I have seen this year. The production and the cast … Continue reading Oklahoma!

New Jersey Nights


Mum and I went to see New Jersey Nights on Monday Night at the Comedy Theatre and we loved it. They sang the music of the Four Seasons. There were four male singers. They were terrific and very talented. One of the songs included was ”Walk Like a Man”, which was sung so well. Also … Continue reading New Jersey Nights

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert


Mum, Patti, and I saw Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical. It was one of the most fabulous shows that I have ever seen. The Costumes, the singing, the performances, and the dancing, everyone did so well. The costumes looked beautiful and so colorful. The singing was magnificent and the dancing was very impressive. … Continue reading Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

Craft for a Cause


Sewing is a favourite past time for many people.  It is one of many activities available to day support participants at OC Connections.  Neil, Margaret, Pauline and Susan have been taking part in our Tuesday sewing group run by day support worker, Roberta. Sewing projects usually include heat packs which have a simple design and … Continue reading Craft for a Cause

Work Experience


Work experience provides an opportunity to trial work, build job-ready skills, find out more about a particular industry and assist in transitioning to full-time employment. For some of our OC Connections participants, work experience also helps to integrate them into the community. Day support participants Jay, Artishna, Cal, Sarah and Mohammad take part in the … Continue reading Work Experience

Dinner Dance Hawaiian Style


Hawaii came to OCC last month with the annual dinner dance.  The 170 guests were greeted by a vibrant scene of coconut trees, lei’s, pineapples and beachscapes at Merrimu Receptions in Murrumbeena. Participants and staff got into the spirit and dressed in the theme as well, with many of our female participants preparing what they … Continue reading Dinner Dance Hawaiian Style

A word from the chair


An Interview with Mr Peter Willcocks, Chair OC Connections. Why did you decide to be a Board Director with OC Connections 12 years ago? A recruitment consultant I was dealing with asked if I would be interested in joining the board of OC Connections. I said “yes”. I was at a time in my life … Continue reading A word from the chair