Who Are We?
The Older Women’s Network Sydney was formed in November 2001 following the establishment of the Older Women’s Network NSW as the peak body for groups in NSW.
We are managed by a Working Group which meets bi-monthly to develop and support an environment in which the social, political and friendship needs of older women are met.
Our goals, as a self-help group run by volunteers, are to promote enrichment, mutual support and companionship/friendship amongst older women; challenge negative attitudes about ageing; promote healthy ageing which includes social intellectual, physical and emotional factors and influence the outcome of policy decisions affecting our lives.
We offer a wide range of interest groups and activities designed by and for older women, including:
- Workshops, seminars and training
- Interest groups
- Discussion groups
- Social events
- Physical activities
Through our energy, competence and wisdom – and our readiness for fun – OWN Sydney can make a difference socially, politically and in our OWN lives!
Membership of OWN Sydney is $10. The annual subscription rate to OWN Matters (the quarterly magazine) is $25.
Upcoming dates for your diary:
Guided tour of Old Government House
Wed 11th May 10 am. Meet at Parramatta Station to walk to Parramatta Park to enjoy a guided tour of Old Government House. (There is also parking available.) Situated on the traditional lands of the Burramatta Darug, World Heritage listed Old Government House is the oldest surviving public building in Australia.
Built by convicts, it became the decision-making centre of the colony and served as the ‘country residence’ for the first ten Governors of Australia. Today, this elegant Georgian house stands in 200 acres of parkland, overlooking the Parramatta River. It is home to the National Trust’s premier colonial furniture collection, early textiles and significant homewares from the time of the Governors.
If you are a member of OWN Sydney, entry is free. Otherwise, it will cost $10. Those of you who care to do so, can then join up afterwards at the Parramatta Club for lunch.
Film Discussion Group
Sick of going to the movies on your own? – well why not go with OWN?
We get together on the SECOND Tuesday of each month and the LAST Monday of the month to check out a film that has received some rave reviews and is showing at a cinema and price we like!
Want to know more? Contact Lola below:
Lola Cummings: email@example.com or 0432 885 354
Bondi Junction Coffee and Gossip Group
Starts at 11am – on the last Friday of each month, and meanders through lunch, at Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club. You enter the club from 93-98 Spring St, and like all clubs you’ll need to sign in.
Lola Cummings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Held on the Third Monday of each month – from 12.30pm at 8-10 Victoria Street, Newtown.
New books are chosen each session for the following month. Contact Anne-Marie to find out what we’re reading now!
Anne-Marie Kestle – email@example.com or phone 0408-740-435
Bring your lunch at 12:15 pm, and be prepared to have fun.
Dates as follows:
2021: 21st June, 19th July, 16th August, 20th September, 18th October, 15th November and 13th December.
2022: Jan 17, Feb 21, 21st March, April 11, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, Sep 15th, October 17th, Nov 21st, and Dec 12th.
Click here to download the 2022 book reading list.
Click here to download: Guidelines: OWN Sydney Organizational Guidelines 2010
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Find out today how you can get involved and shape the future of older women in Australia.
We would love to hear from you.
Any enquiry is welcome and we value your contribution.