An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic.
David has been coming to OC Connections since January 2011 and attends Day Support services five days a week. He has a lot of energy and enjoys physical activities like walking, swimming and basketball. He loves his six-week-long overseas holidays with family to countries like Japan. He especially enjoys visiting Vietnam.
David enjoys having a routine, so the recent changes at OC Connections due to the restrictions put in place by the government had an impact on David’s daily activities.
Since working with staff member Angie, David has become more receptive to change and engages in activities like walking in the garden, puzzles and artwork. Angie developed a timetable with David that gives him the control to make his own choices about how he spends his day.
“David is visibly happier and more engaged. He has shown incredible resilience in adapting to this new way of life.” OC Connections Disability Support Worker
Long-serving OC Connections volunteer, Mr David Hawkes, passed away on 29 October 2020. David played an important role in the success of OC Connections from when we were known as the Oakleigh Centre through to our current rebranding. David started volunteering at OC Connections (then the Oakleigh Centre) in September 1964, one week after arriving […]
An update on this year’s Christmas Tree fundraiser
2020 has been an extraordinary year and as Victorian’s, we’ve all made sacrifices to keep each other safe. We’ve worked hard to ensure the safety of our OCC community and will continue to do so. While Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions are easing, we are going to extend our people-first approach, and unfortunately, our annual Christmas Tree […]
Staff from Insurance Australia Group (IAG) volunteered their time at OCC Enterprises (OCCE), the social enterprise and employment arm of OC Connections on Monday 5 October. Six staff from IAG’s Enterprise Program Management Office and the CFO Risk and Operations teams volunteered their time. OCC Enterprises is the Social Enterprise and Employment arm of OC […]