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Family Forum: Pre-planning for NDIS

21 August 2020

Time spent preparing and planning for your NDIS planning meeting increases your chances for a successful NDIS Plan that reaches the goals, needs and aspirations of you or your family member. The importance of pre-planning is not lost on our OCC families, with over 40 people attending our Family Focus Forum on pre-planning in May.  […]

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Dinner Dance Hawaiian Style

20 August 2020

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 […]

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Gardening with Richard

19 August 2020

Richard is an avid gardener who spends a lot of oc connections gardeningtime nurturing the flowers and vegetable patches he has helped grow at his home in East Hampton. Richard takes a great pride in the gardens around the house and ensures they are watered and cared for regularly. His daily routine includes watering the […]

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Certificate 1 Graduates

18 August 2020

OC Connections, in partnership with Go Work Skills, is extremely proud to congratulate the recent graduates of the Certificate One Training Course in Literacy. A graduation celebration held in December at OC Connections Enterprises, was well received by all who attended. All 11 participants were brimming with pride at their achievements and expressed how excited […]

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Goodbye to the old home

16 August 2020

The completion of OC Connections’ Accommodation Redevelopment Project resulted in participants moving out of congregate care facilities into their new purpose-built homes. Key to the redevelopment’s success was the commitment of everyone who was involved to work with the residents to identify how they wanted to be supported and the model of housing that reflected […]

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Aidan’s Starlight Wish Comes True

12 August 2020

If you are granted one wish what would it be? Some people might wish for something grand like winning Tattslotto, a world trip or world peace others wish for smaller things like an opportunity to meet their childhood hero. Several years ago, Aidan, a participant at OC Connections, was recommended by his healthcare professional to […]

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Defence Administrative Assistance Program Launch

9 August 2020

DAAP hosted by OC Connections is a partnership with local Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) to provide people with disability the opportunity to engage in meaningful work. This partnership enhances Defence capability by providing administrative support at Defence bases across Australia. The DAAP provides administrative support at Campbell Park (ACT), Gallipoli Barracks (QLD), RAAF Amberley (QLD), […]

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