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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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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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EMS plants at Seaford Level Crossing Removal.

August 14 2019

Enviro Management Services’ (EMS) crews have planted 30,000 plants as part of the Seaford level crossing removal project. Crew members with disability are integrated into operational teams to deliver quality work as part of the project. EMS crews will now maintain the site with more planting likely as the project advances. Take a look next […]

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Escape Hunt Experience

August 12 2019

Recently, a group from Roads to Independence travelled into the city to the Escape Hunt. The objective is to escape through four rooms in one hour. We were given a walkie-talkie and were able to ask for clues by a member of the staff, we were also given small flashlights (that did not work too […]

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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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Carers, are you uncertain about future arrangements for the person you care for?

March 15 2020

You may be concerned or confused about what powers are required to ensure their best welfare into the future. Even if you think you know, there are recent changes to the legislation affecting carers, so join us to hear from the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA). You will understand better the new changes from […]

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Never be stuck for holiday ideas, holiday activities are on again

April 14 2020

Save the dates – Tuesday 14th April – Friday 17th April. Never be stuck for holiday ideas or people to enjoy them with ever again. Marriott offers a variety of fun and interesting holiday activities including attending events, movies, zoos, ferry rides, theme parks, sand sculpting and country train trips to explore new places. We […]

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Glen Eira City Council Gallery

“Connected” – Marriott’s 2020 Art Exhibition

April 23 2020

Our art program is vibrant and productive and this year we are excited to be exhibiting at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery Theme – Connected Glen Eira City Council Gallery Save the date 23 April – 10 May  

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