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Jess in the kitchen

Finding my interest – in a commercial kitchen, Jess’ story.

November 13 2018

18 months ago, I started volunteering at Fairway Aged Care Hostel in Sandringham, in the commercial kitchen. At first, I was very nervous but then I got used to it and really like it. What I like about volunteering at Fairway is working with the chefs especially Carl, who is cool to work with; he […]

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A very happy Anne

Janine’s reflections on our annual meeting

November 13 2018

Last night was a great success and I thank all staff who gave of their time to help or attend our AGM. We farewelled our current Chair and Treasurer (Virginia and Richard) and thanked them for their nine years of dedicated service. I am reminded of their strong contribution and commitment to Marriott. They will […]

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Marriott Industries celebrates 10 years

Marriott Industries celebrates 10 years at Keys Road Cheltenham

November 05 2018

Marriott Industries (MI) has much to celebrate especially over the last 10 years when we moved to our current site at Keys Road Cheltenham. Before moving to the Keys Rd site the Supported Employees said there were too many days without enough work and remember being bored, saying it was unpleasant being idle. Listen to […]

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Chris Varney, I CAN Network

An Australian of the Year nominee comes to Marriott.

November 01 2018

Here’s an opportunity to meet an Australian of the Year nominee. Where? At our AGM. On Monday 12th November 2018 at Kingston Town Hall, 6.30pm. Chris Varney, who is Chief Enabling Officer for I CAN Network and is passionate about seeing an Australia that embraces autism, has been nominated for Australian of the Year, 2019. He along […]

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A day at the races, the Moto Grand Prix

October 31 2018

On Friday 26th October five people from Roads to Independence (RTI) went to the MotoGP at Phillip Island. We drove down there, it was a long trip. We bought our tickets as soon as we arrived there. We split up and did our own things like looking at the bikes and getting signatures from the […]

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Gabrielle at the Block

In Memory of Gabrielle.

October 25 2018

Gabrielle joined us at Marriott in 1986. She was one of 12 siblings and was the gossip and glue of an incredible family. Despite facing significant health challenges, Gabrielle stared them down with a cheeky grin and an inspiring joy for life’s simple pleasures –time with people, music, nature, humour and fine food. Gabrielle was […]

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Community inclusion – we organised our trip to Mordialloc

October 22 2018

A group from Roads to Independence (RTI) caught the train to Mordialloc. The weather was perfect. We had fish and chips in the rotunda at Mordialloc beach. Yum! Then a group of us walked along the pier, which was a really nice walk. We saw lots of rocks and seaweed and people fishing. Michael even […]

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Community Hub Participants say thank you to carers

We recognise and celebrate Carers.

October 22 2018

National Carers’ week recognises and celebrates the contribution of 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia. Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and to the national economy; if carers were to stop performing their caring role, it would cost the country $60.3 Billion per year to replace those supports – that is over $1 […]

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Ben riding his bike

Carer’s Week – Sarah’s reflection

October 17 2018

On the weekend, I find it helpful to have support in my caring role. If I am doing something with Ben that means he can be very anxious then extra support can ensure his safety and make it a social event as well. Carers can often feel isolated, as usually the role is the carer […]

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Social inclusion – getting ready to vote

October 16 2018

                  We had a visit from the Victorian Electoral Commission to show us how to enrol to vote and how the voting process works. Voting is important for people to have a say. Sometimes people with a disability can feel excluded from voting and no one communicates […]

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Bentleigh Bowling Club, 1 Higgins Road Bentleigh

Our Volunteers do a fabulous job.

November 21 2018

Our volunteers enable  us to do that bit extra and we are so grateful to each and every one of our volunteers. We are celebrating International Volunteers Day and great work done at Marriott by our fabulous volunteers. We will say THANK YOU over dinner and barefoot bowling. Date: Wednesday 21st November Time: 6pm-8pm RSVP […]

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Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre, East Boundary Road, East Bentleigh

International Day for People with Disability

December 05 2018

Come and Try Sports Day At Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre On Wednesday 5th December Time – 9.45am-1.30pm There will an exhibition game of Wheelchair AFL featuring players from the recent grand final teams. There is a good chance that there will be some current AFL players attend the event! Watch this space… Save […]

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