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The OC Connections 26th Charity Golf Day

12 May 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the OC Connections’ 26th Charity Golf Day at the Melbourne Metropolitan Golf Club. When: Monday 11 July, 2022 (7:30am and 12:30pm shotgun starts) What:18 hole Ambrose tournamentLunch and refreshmentsPrizes and Competitions Who: Anyone who likes a round of golf

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Help stop the flu in 2022

18 May 2022

With the easing of international and domestic public health measures arising from the COVID-19 global pandemic, a resurgence of influenza is expected in 2022, with the Australian community potentially more vulnerable to the virus this Winter. The ‘flu shot’ is your protection against this virus and a way in which we can protect those who […]

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The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has made recommendations on a winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

10 May 2022

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends an extra COVID-19 vaccine dose for higher risk groups. This recommendation includes residents of disability care facilities and people aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise, as defined by ATAGI. People who do not meet this description but believe they need a Winter dose should […]

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Time for a fence-lift

29 April 2022

The vegetable garden at 773 Warrigal Road has been a space for OC Connections participants to tend to and reap the harvest of their hard work, encouraging participants to hone their green thumbs, and learn about sustainable living. Crop gathering, and food preparation have been activities enjoyed by participants in our day program. The garden […]

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Cathy achieves her goals and celebrates in style

28 April 2022

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 […]

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OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG)

28 April 2022

The OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG) is an established committee comprised of OC Connections’ participants with a focus on empowering and advocating for all participants at OC Connections. Established in 2019 the PRG consists of 6-8 participants, an independent chairperson – disability advocate Tricia Malowney OAM, deputy chairperson – Board Member Sara, a secretariat […]

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Spotlight on Jiyoung

28 April 2022

Meet Jiyoung, a disability support worker in the OC Connections’ Day Support Team. Jiyoung came to Australia in 2019 with her young daughter at the beginning of the pandemic. With little English, she embarked on a journey to find a suitable career that would accommodate her desire to help others, allow her to learn and […]

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Further ease to restrictions within the community

27 April 2022

The Victorian government announced further easing of restrictions within the community on 20 April, 2022 as a result of the high vaccination rate within the state. However, restrictions are to remain in disability settings, which include: Visitor restrictions will continue in disability residential care settings. Residents can have up to five visitors a day if […]

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Free Rapid Antigen Test to eligible Victorians with disability

12 April 2022

The NDS welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will provide free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to disability support pensioners and NDIS participants aged 16 and over from Saturday, 9 April. Two million free RAT tests will initially be distributed over a three month period, followed by a review to determine if the program should […]

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