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Bay Area OLOC


Sunday, September 10, 2023 
3:00 – 5:30 pm

Berkeley UU Fellowship Hall
1606 Bonita Street at Cedar

Live DJ Renee Archer

Bay Area Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) Invites Women of all Ages to Dance with Us! 

• Live DJ Renee Archer Will Spin Great Dance Music Including Oldies & Goodies 
• Light refreshments provided
 BYO Beverages (beer/wine OK) 
Fully wheelchair accessible
Masks optional
Donations accepted
Please be scent-free so all can enjoy

Spread the word! 
Questions, (415) 750-1935

See you there!

Our Bay Area OLOC Annual Picnic
July 23, 2023

Live Oak Park in Berkeley, Noon–4:00 pm

On July 23rd, Bay Area OLOC had a picnic at Live Oak Park in Berkeley, Picnic Area 2, 12:00-4:00. We invited all lesbians 60 and over—plus partners and caregivers of any age—to this annual event. we had a great turnout, over 50 Lesbians! It is a great way to meet new friends and connect with women you haven’t seen for a while. We’ve resumed picnics after the worst of the pandemic, and those attending have raved about getting hugs and seeing actual live Old Lesbians in the flesh! Most of us have been vaccinated and boosted and many have had Covid. If you have immunity, you’re welcome to wear a mask or not. We ask that you wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated or recovered from Covid. Some women can’t get vaccinated for health reasons or are immune compromised, so we don’t make assumptions about mask wearers.
The site has water, ample seating, and there is an accessible indoor restroom at the Berkeley Art Center right by our area. A public restroom for able-bodied women is across the street. Parking is on the street. The wooded, shady site is accessible and served by paratransit.

Hope you had a good time! See you next year.


Our location, Enchanted Hills Camp, has been undergoing extensive renovation and rebuilding since fires devastated the Napa region and their operations had also been interrupted by the pandemic. Plans are underway for more construction and that is the reason that our plans to return in fall 2023 have had to be cancelled. Enchanted Hills serves blind children and adults over the summer, so the important project of “undergrounding” their electrical lines to protect them from wind and fire means that the camp will be closed in the fall. Bay Area OLOC has reserved weekends in spring, and fall, 2024 for our retreats.

Memorial Day Weekend 2 Night Retreat

May 19–21
Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa County

Photos: Molly Martin

Past Events

Our picnic on July 31, 2023 was in person at Live Oak Park in Berkeley. Everyone who attended had a great time. 

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Photos: Laura Tow

Bay Area OLOC is a community partner for the free film festival sponsored by the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP). The festival will be in-person this year at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 10, 11, and 12, 2022.  QWOCMAP‘s director, Madeleine Lim is premiering her new documentary on OLOC luminary Jewelle Gomez on Saturday.

Bay Area OLOC provides Old Lesbians with the opportunity to meet like-minded women in our common goal to challenge ageism, to share mutual interests, and to experience the joy and warmth of playing and working together.

BAOLOC chapter kept busy during the early years of the pandemic with workshops on Racism and a Zoom salon of our members’ writing, art and music. We’ve had an ongoing Zoom on Tuesday mornings that is still going after 3 years as well as a regular Death and Dying group. In this later part of the pandemic, we have held in-person picnics and dances. Our twice-a-year retreats at Enchanted Hills Camp are all set to resume with the first one being from May 19-21 this year!

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We promote the visibility and pride of Old Lesbians. We celebrate our strengths, our talents, and our diverse life experiences.

We raise our voices against injustice of all kinds: racism, ageism, and homophobia.

We are a proud and active presence in social justice activities. Many of us are life-long activists and we appreciate working with other groups on today’s issues.

We call ourselves OLD with pride because we will no longer accommodate ourselves to language that implies in any way that “old” means inferior.

Bay Area OLOC organizes six events each year in addition to one-time-only activities as energy permits.

  • RETREATS: 2 nights at a camp in the Napa woods in May and September.
  • Three all-day GATHERINGS held in various locations in the Bay Area.
  • A PICNIC held in an accessible park.

All of our events accommodate the hearing impaired and differently abled. Fees are based on each woman’s ability to pay.

We publish a newsletter six times a year preceding our scheduled events. We maintain this web page at

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