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Friends make a plan to play golf

March 05 2019

Recently, we went to Dingley village to play mini golf. First, we got a train then we got the bus. We had a plan which we followed led by George and Michael. It was an easy journey. When we got to mini golf, we paid and got our golf club, golf ball and scorecard. Michael […]

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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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Young man with a disability has artwork exhibited at New York Art Fair

February 21 2019

We are excited that Samraing Chea, had his work exhibited at the New York Outsider Art Fair last month. The New York Outsider Art Fair began in New York in 1993, and concentrates specifically on self-taught art. Samraing has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 2011 and is now supported through […]

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Getting a Companion Card

How to get a disability Companion Card.

February 20 2019

Would you love to get to leisure and sporting events but need assistance? A companion card can make that happen. The benefits of Companion Cards are not well known for people with disability and their carers. To assist those who are eligible Taylor, who was a volunteer with Marriott, is now assisting people to get Companion […]

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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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CEO Janine, hope for 2019 – let’s be brave

December 15 2018

                As we prepare to farewell 2018 and head into the Christmas season, I particularly enjoy this time of the year, as it is an opportunity to reflect on our achievements both individually and for us at Marriott. 2018 has been a year of many challenges and rewards […]

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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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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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Westfield Southland

Promotion at Westfield Southland

August 21 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 21st August, 10am-5pm Contact – Lucy for more details [email protected]  

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Out and about

Holiday activities coming up

September 30 2019

The holiday activities are on again. From Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October Details to follow. Book in your interest now with Julia on 03 9557 6909 or [email protected]

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Our Community, 2018 AGM

Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Our Annual Meeting

November 18 2019

Join us to hear about the year at Marriott. Put the date in your diary with more details to follow.

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