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A day out in Melbourne by river cruise, disability support

September 10 2019

On Tuesday we went to the city to go on the Melbourne river cruise, it was great fun. We travelled into Flinders Street and walked to Southbank and looked for Berth 3 to purchase tickets. Today was our lucky day as when we researched the cruises the website told us they only ran twice per […]

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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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Volunteering to employment and halfway around the world – disability services.

August 15 2019

Amy, who hails from Limerick, Ireland joined Marriott three years ago as a Senior Disability Educator at the Community Hub. Stephanie and Rosy, two former Marriott Ambassadors, interviewed Amy. Of Ireland, Amy says, ‘it’s very green and homely in that you always know people or someone always knows you, wherever you go’. How did you […]

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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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What is one of the most popular NDIS supports?

July 21 2019

Not surprising, since the early days of the NDIS people consistently say that participating in the community is a high priority. People with disability often experience barriers to connect in their community and find their social connections are predominantly with family. Here are 3 benefits of participating in our community. It can lead to improved […]

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Positive flow nurtures wellbeing.

July 21 2019

We all want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Cultivating a positive outlook is a good foundation. Positive psychology focuses on the strengths to enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive. It’s not about being happy all the time or avoiding negative thoughts. Difficult or negative thoughts can also help us to learn about ourselves. […]

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Building skills for life, at Westfield Southland.

July 21 2019

Roads To Independence (RTI) received a “ local hero” grant from Westfield Shopping Centre Southland and started a gardening project, planting succulents in quirky pots. The group built life skills needed for independence such as; shopping, money handling and teamwork. While working with the plants they gained a greater knowledge of horticulture, the great diversity […]

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Partnership with inclusive leisure centre recognised.

July 04 2019

The results speak for themselves, Marriott’s partnership with Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) was recognised by winning the Community Impact Award, at the recent Aquatics and Recreation Victoria’s award night. The Attendant Support Program (ASP) was nominated after experiencing substantial growth since its inception less than two years ago. The ASP aims to […]

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Art nurtures creativity, disability, no barrier.

July 02 2019

How about an art program that works with each person, allowing his or her ideas to take shape. Art co-ordinator, Lisa encourages each artist to explore new media and to tap into each artist’s interests and skills. Angus beams with enthusiasm when talking about his favourite movie, the new ‘Aladdin’. After seeing it recently at […]

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September – October holiday activities – BOOKED OUT.

August 22 2019

Not long to go and we are excited. September – October 2019 Holidays program • Melbourne Show; • State Library dome and catacombs; • Queenscliff Fort; • Dandenong maze; • Healesville Sanctuary; • Phillip Island and Churchill Island; • Macclesfield Fishing; • V/line to explore Geelong. Book in your interest now with Julia on 03 […]

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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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