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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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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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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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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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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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Wendy and Angus

why we care

October 11 2018

Carers come with many faces and we say thank you to them all. With #Carers2018 Week coming up we will show you some of the carers at Marriott. Angus enjoys attending a number of our community supports like the GESAC basketball comp where he captains the Warriors. At home Angus’ Mum, Wendy does a wonderful […]

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a great day at the Zoo – holiday support

October 09 2018

a great day at the Zoo. Last week  as part of our Out and About holiday supports, we went to the Melbourne Zoo. We caught two trains to get to there. We split up into groups so we can see lots of different animals. We saw the tiger doing the prowl, lions sun baking, monkey […]

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Sleep and NDIS

Are you getting enough sleep, does it matter? how can NDIS help?

October 04 2018

Did you know 38% of Australians don’t get enough sleep? That’s 4 out of every 10 people, amounting to 7.4 million tired Aussies. The Australian Sleep Health Foundation recommends that the average adult aim to get between 7 and 9 hours sleep per night, however many Australians are getting far less. And if you think […]

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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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