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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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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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Be Winter ready.

May 16 2019

When we think of winter, often our minds turn to the dreaded thought of being sick. About 20% of people will get the flu or colds this winter, but there is still plenty to do to reduce the chances. Let’s start by building up our immune system. What is the immune system? The immune system […]

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Empowering people with disability to shop

April 03 2019

Zoe, Angus, Kim and Wells write about their trip to Southland. We were all are very excited to go to Southland as everyone had something to get from there. We started our journey from Moorabbin station and got off at Southland Shopping Centre, it was easy. We reach the shopping mall and wandered around at […]

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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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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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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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