Nowra OWN was established in 1992, with the aim of being an information hub for older women in the region, and a mouthpiece for their concerns. Rights, dignity and wellbeing have always been central to our charter, and with them the importance of friendship as we age, and its role in maintaining health and wellbeing and preventing social isolation.
At Nowra OWN we have chosen to do this by holding fortnightly meetings which combine information sessions with social gatherings. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month except during the December/January break. You can find us in the Nowra Neighbourhood Centre, 134 Kinghorne Street, Nowra.
Occasionally we may go ‘off-site’ for an excursion into the outer lying areas, as many of the members of Nowra OWN come from villages away from the main township. This helps bridge the distance often felt by older women living in rural communities where transport options are limited.
In 2012 we participated in the Shoalhaven Wellness Festival and with this opportunity to let women in the region know about our group. Nowra OWN made the decision to publish a booklet in which each member wrote a little about their background and their reason for joining with OWN. This has inspired some new members to join our group.
Our regular activities may include the following:
- Discussion Groups
- Guest Speakers
- Morning Teas
- Writing Group
We aim at supplying information to our members through invited speakers. We also aim at encouraging friendships and fun through members’ talks and activities
Our Contact Details
Coordinator: Pamela Wells
Phone: 4443 5209