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Older Women Find Their Niche in OWN Older Women’s Network (OWN) a nonpolitical, non-religious organisation has been providing older women with mutual support through the development of friendships while promoting health and personal development over the past 25 years.

Here on Bribie Island, we are a relatively new but very active branch which meets twice a month. Last month we celebrated our second birthday. Over those two years, we have grown to a membership of 63 ladies.

Branch meetings are held at the RSL (upstairs in the ANZAC Room) on the third Thursday of each month (February – December) from 10 am to 12 noon. Guest speakers are invited to speak on a variety of topics of interest to the group. Alternatively, the ladies participate in fun activities or games to keep our brains active. After the meetings, our ladies can be found on the deck at Social Cafe enjoying a chat over a light lunch. On the first Thursday of each month, we meet for a social event. An attempt is made to support local businesses but as we grow we will start to venture further afield for some future events. In recent months we have dined at Charlie’s Restaurant at the Bribie Island Hotel (wearing our Easter Hat creations); enjoyed a coffee morning at Cafe 191 followed by a bushwalk from the Art Centre; celebrated our birthday in the undercover area at Sunset Pier Cafe and participated in a fun morning of barefoot bowls at the Bongaree Bowls Club.

If you are looking for companionship or opportunities to participate in new experiences with women at a similar stage of life then OWN can fill that niche. Should you be interested in joining our group come along to a meeting or social. You will be most welcome.

Contact Betty 0409 470 100, Jeannine 0439 149 020 or Leonie 0467 686 900 for further information.