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NDIS plan reviews; what now?

October 07 2019

Putting your best case forward for your plan review will increase the chance of your next plan meeting your needs. Your plan review does three things: 1. helps measure progress to your goals; 2. identifies any changes in your life since the plan started; and 3. explores possible new goals. When do plan reviews happen? […]

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Rodney (R) volunteers at Marriott Industries.

Fearful of retiring? I’ve got one word to say to you – Volunteer!

October 07 2019

Are you looking for social connection, skill development, friendships and fun? Volunteer! Many of us take for granted the opportunity to volunteer. Barriers still exist for people with disabilities to volunteer, that’s why we are thrilled to receive a community grant from the City of Glen Eira to support individuals, who are considering retiring or […]

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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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Building the team, disability training.

October 02 2019

Recently our Community staff undertook two useful and memorable training sessions. Key Word Sign Marriott Community team welcomed Cathy Basterfield, Owner of Access Easy English and Speech Pathologist for training in Key Word Sign. Key Word Sign, previously Makaton, is a simplified form of signing and a highly effective form of communication. It builds on […]

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Fun in the Park

September 26 2019

On Tuesday we got the bus and the train to Caulfield where we then waited for a tram to Caulfield Park. At the park, we found the perfect spot for our picnic, we laid out our picnic blankets and put music on the speaker. Isabelle and Jess played throw and catch while Andrew and Michael […]

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The Shrine of Remembrance

September 20 2019

We wanted to make it in time for a remembrance mass for fallen soldiers in the war. They played ‘the last post’ while we paid our respects. There’s a light that shines on a plaque, which says ‘greater love hath no man’. We went upstairs and got some great pictures. The Shrine Museum is below […]

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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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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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Old Melbourne Gaol Tour

September 03 2019

We were excited to visit Old Melbourne Gaol as we all heard so many stories related to the prison. George was a bit scared as he visited the prison before. When the watchtower tour started, the sergeant asked us to stand in a line as the prisoner did. It was funny and she gave us […]

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Mentone Life Saving Club, Beach Road, opposite, Kitchener St, Mentone.

Enjoy breakfast at the beach, starting this Saturday

November 16 2019

Join us for Breakfast every Saturday from 16th November from 8.30am. At Mentone Life Saving Club, Beach Road, opposite, Kitchener St, Mentone. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu EGGS AND BACON ON TOAST VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST Eggs on toast (poached, fried or scrambled) with avocado, roasted tomato, and sauteed mushrooms. BIG BREAKFAST Eggs on […]

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Our Annual Meeting

November 18 2019

Our Guest Speaker is Jill Sears, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Melbourne Water. Announcing that Beau from Enviro Management Services will speak at the annual meeting. At Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road McKinnon. Register at 6pm for 6.30pm start.  

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Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre, 200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability

December 04 2019

Celebrate and have a go at Zumba, Netball, AFL, Basketball, Gymnastics, Dance, Cricket and T-ball. The Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) and Marriott Support Services will once again host the International Day of People with Disability celebration. Wednesday 4th December 9.30am-1.30pm. At GESAC 200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East FREE Come along and […]

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