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EMS plants 18,000 indigenous plants to improve open spaces.

December 10 2018

Enviro Management Services is undertaking a re-vegetation project for the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) planting 18,000 indigenous trees and grasses. The re-vegetation involves two sites Davy Reserve in Forest Hill, which forms part of the Healesville Freeway Reserve and Eastern Freeway Trail reserve in Nunawading located at the corner of the Eastern Freeway and […]

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Mindy and her Mum

How the NDIS can support carers

December 07 2018

Carers make an enormous contribution to families, to our communities and to the national economy. As the NDIS supports people with a disability, NDIS can support carers too. As carers, it is important to understand that you have access to support through the NDIS, this support includes: • Funding for when extra support is needed […]

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Working up at sweat at Star Fitness

Marriott members get active with Star Fitness

December 07 2018

Social inclusion is good for everyone At Marriott, we support people to lead healthy and independent lives and one fabulous way that more and more people are doing this is by working out at a local gym. This is no different for a group from Roads to Independence (RTI), with Angus and Alex researching which […]

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Loneliness

Christmas can be a time of loneliness. It is everyone’s concern

December 07 2018

  Loneliness is growing in Australia with 25% of adults experiencing loneliness on a regular basis according to the 2018 Australian Loneliness Report. Christmas can be a time where loneliness is felt more intensely for some.  In the midst of the busyness of the season  it’s a good time to be more aware of loneliness […]

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Out and About in Albert Park

Out and about, Albert park picnic

December 06 2018

Recently, we went to Albert Park for a picnic. First, we went to Woolworths to purchase roast chicken, bread rolls and salad. We caught the train to Malvern, then jumped on the 64 tram to St. Kilda Road and walked to Albert Park. We walked around the lake and counted the birds, Alex loves the […]

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Our community project – collection for RSPCA

December 06 2018

This week, the Transition Education group visited the RSPCA at Burwood. We have been collecting goods such as towels, dog and cat food and blankets as part of a community project. On arriving at the RSPCA centre we met Jane, from customer service, who helped us unload our 5 large boxes. She thanked the group […]

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Building Independence at Scienceworks

Exercising our curious minds at Scienceworks

November 28 2018

Great place to spend a day. From the Scienceworks website, ‘Scienceworks is bursting with things to challenge curious minds of all ages. In just one visit, you can stroll among the gigantic machines that kept the city running, enjoy electrifying theatre in the Lightning Room, wander through our immersive exhibitions and drop into deep space […]

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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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End of Year closing dates

December 10 2018

          Marriott Community Hub Last day is Wednesday 19th December and First day back is Tuesday 15th January 2019. For NDIS Transition Team the Last day of 2018 is Friday 21st December and First day of 2019 is Wednesday 2nd January. For Marriott Industries – Last day of 2018 – Friday 21st December […]

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Holiday program

December 11 2018

Holiday program for Community is BACK in January 2019. Dates – Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th and every day between Monday 7th and Friday 11th January. For full details and to book-in contact Julia before 20th December on 9577 6909 or [email protected], and from 2nd January contact Lomani through 9276 4300

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