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Social Inclusion

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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How exercise improves mental health

February 21 2019

The beginning of a new year is a great time to pay some attention to healthy habits. What about healthy habits to get our mental health in good shape? What is mental health? Mental health is about our sense of wellbeing. Having balance mental health helps us to cope with everyday stresses of life, work […]

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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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Supported Employment - Enviro Management Services

18,000 plants to improve open space.

December 10 2018

Enviro Management Services is undertaking a re-vegetation project for the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) by planting 18,000 indigenous trees and grasses. EMS crews delivery quality work integrating people with disability into real operational situations. The re-vegetation project involves two sites; Davy Reserve, in Forest Hill, which forms part of the Healesville Freeway Reserve, and […]

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An event at Marriott Day Program is enjoyed by Mindy and her Mum

How the NDIS can support carers

December 07 2018

Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities, the national economy, and as the NDIS is supporting people with a disability, this can also support carers. 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 e.g. during […]

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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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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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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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Biggest Morning Tea 2019

Join us for Biggest Morning Tea

April 04 2019

It’s that time again. We love hosting Biggest Morning Teas in our community. Join us on Thursday 30th May 2019 at 9.30am. At Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon. RSVP to Julia on 9557 6909. [email protected]  

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100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon, Melbourne

April holiday activities are all FULL. Get in quick next time.

April 04 2019

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E.E. Gunn Reserve, Ormond

Fair Go Footy season starts

April 28 2019

FairGo Football program for people with disability in Ormond What is Fair Go Footy A training program centred on having fun, playing games and developing basic AFL skills through drills. Although it is centred around Australian Rules Football, there is a no-contact policy in relation to drills or activities to allow for a wide range […]

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