Fun and friendship awaits ‘where the mountains meet the sea’

Who Are We?

Illawarra OWN began in 1998 after a meeting held by staff at the Bulli Community Health Centre. Initially there were thirteen members, several of whom are still part of the group today.

We didn’t need to be told twice that to have our voices heard, we had to raise them. In the blink of an eye, we established our singing group, The Silvert’OWNs , and they’ve been a great success. 

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Buoyed by their fame, we established other groups: such as the very feisty Current Affairs discussion group; the Writing group; the Games group; and our (no calories counted) Coffee Club.

Margaret, holding a bouquet of yellow and white flowers
A group of women sitting in chairs
The SilvertOWNs at a gig

Come and meet our members and enjoy the program of activities, including:

  • OWN Group Meeting 
  • Guest Speakers 
  • Coffee Groups – various locations
  • Ladies Luncheon – monthly
  • Games Group
  • Bus Trips
  • Social Events  – various locations

The Silvert’OWNs Singing Group gives concerts at nursing homes, day care centres and community organisations throughout the Illawarra. So if you always wanted to be in demand, perhaps this is your calling? ‑ Because of their popularity The Silvert’OWNs have had to limit their concerts to three per month and are booked out each year by March!

If life on tour sounds too exhausting, maybe you should consider The Wellness Centre at Coniston? Members of the Wellness Centre also become members of Illawarra OWN. The Wellness Centre is a vibrant organisation which offers a wide range of activities to older women at low cost.  These activities vary from engaging, creative pursuits to physical activities that will reconnect you with muscle groups you may have considered retiring years ago.

Fun and friendship awaits ‘where the mountains meet the sea’. Yes, it’s time you re-connected.

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