Our Work

What we do

Our Voice

We are often asked what we do and what we offer and the answer is simple. We are the voice for older women in NSW.

Our mission is to empower women as they age, so our work is to identify the areas where older women are left behind and to work towards closing the gap.

As such, we run a variety or different groups that women can belong to and feel connected. We also work as a group to raise issues that concern us and work towards a fairer outcome for older women.

We have identified our major areas of focus as homelessness, wellbeing and connectedness, income security, ageism, violence against women and elder abuse. Our work in each of these areas is outlined below.



Wellbeing & Connectedness

Violence Against Older Women

Financial Security

Abuse of Older Women

Women are traditional spinners - of tales, of cloth, or many fine things. May we in OWN continue to spin strong webs of support which create a safety net for older women's emotional and physical wellbeing; and create a sling from which to catapult into the wider community older women's aspirations for a better world. 

- Noreen Hewett -


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