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Kindness boosts wellbeing.

October 07 2019

Have you ever bought a new pair of shoes, or a power tool or a doughnut to help you feel happy? Why not consider a random act of kindness – the benefits will go further! In the busyness of life and 24/7 connectivity, it is easy to drop or minimise kindness out of our daily […]

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Winter CEO post

September 04 2019

              Winter has been long and cold this year but we are entering spring – my favourite season. Spring heralds change, growth and warmth. Marriott has always embraced change through its partnerships and connections. Rather than be dormant over winter we have been busy working with other organisations to […]

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Recognising 40 years of volunteering, Pam Rivers.

September 03 2019

Forty-five years ago, Marriott Support Services did not exist. In the 1970s, a group of local people who were concerned about the lack of options for young people with intellectual disability about to leave school formed the Moorabbin Association for the Intellectually Disabled. A former hospital site in Anne Street McKinnon provided limited services; and […]

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July holiday activities -the MCG, Bendigo by train and getting lost at the Zoo.

July 23 2019

At the MCG our tour guide was volunteer Malcolm who had been a member for 50 years and he was so knowledgeable. We loved hearing about the history of the stadium and seeing the memorabilia. Wells, a big Saints fan, loved all the pictures of AFL players and got to run up the race. Bendigo […]

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A day in the city, what we learnt – disability support.

July 22 2019

We were all are excited to go to the National Gallery of Victoria; we learnt a few things from this outing. When travelling in a group it is very important to do proper co-ordination so we do not get lost. It helps to listen actively and pay attention to others. We learnt how to participate […]

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Quality Support Co-ordination saves time and headache.

June 26 2019

Support Co-ordination helps to connect to services that align with the goals in your NDIS plan, building independence through increasing choice and control of your life. Finding a Support Co-ordinator is not easy. So we asked Support Co-ordination customers, ‘what was important when accessing support co-ordination?’ Here is a sample of what was said; We […]

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Disability holiday support around Melbourne

May 02 2019

Getting out and about in the holidays We had a ball last week with some fabulous activities. We got the VL train to Castlemaine, had a day at Sovereign Hill, checked out both Werribee and Melbourne Zoos and went to the Melbourne Museum. All were thoroughly enjoyable. Due to high winds on the bay on […]

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New Equipment at EMS

Give a shout out to staff making a difference…

April 04 2019

Dave Fraser joined Marriott Support Services 11 years ago and brought with him loads of experience in the horticulture industry and specialty skills in turf management, particularly golf courses and sporting grounds. As Operations Manager for EMS, Dave focuses on managing resources to deliver quality and safety on all projects. Projects include ground maintenance, landscaping, […]

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What we discovered at Marvel Stadium

February 19 2019

A group of sports mad friends from Roads to Independence travelled to Marvel Stadium. On Tuesday 12th February we took the train to Southern Cross station to take a tour of the newly named Marvel Stadium. We met our tour guide named Ken who had worked there for 15 years. He showed us the corporate […]

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Travelling independently to Prahran

Catching the train to Prahran Markets

January 31 2019

On Tuesday, we went to the Prahran Market. We walked from Marriott, Roads to Independence to Moorabbin station; we caught a train to South Yarra then changed to the Sandringham line to get to Prahran station. We decided to have morning tea at the park; we stopped and took a picture at Allison’s Bakery, it […]

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Wills and Trusts Information Session

October 22 2019

Are you uncertain how to ensure the person you care for is provided for in the future?’ Tuesday 22 October 6pm-8pm At Community Hub 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon Disability has a large impact on all aspects of life; managing caring and finances can be overwhelming. Life may be unpredictable but planning for the financial security […]

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Our Annual Meeting

November 18 2019

Put the date in your diary and join us at the annual meeting. Our Guest Speaker is Jill Sears, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Melbourne Water. At Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road McKinnon. Register at 6pm for 6.30pm start.  

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Westfield Southland

Promotion at Westfield Southland

November 20 2019

The gardening group from Roads to Independence (RTI) are promoting Marriott at Westfield Southland, in front of the Commonwealth Bank. Come and say Hello, hear about Marriott and make a donation to receive a lovingly made succulent mini garden. When – Wednesday 25th September, 10am-5pm Contact – Lucy for more details [email protected]  

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