Bay Area OLOC

Upcoming Bay Area ZOOM

Decades of Our Old Lives

You are invited to a Bay Area OLOC Zoom meeting:
March 20, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

We will be discussing how our experiences vary as we age. The meeting will begin with three small panels of OLOC members speaking about their decade of life –60s, 70s, and 80s– and what it is bringing up for them.  Then we’ll break out into smaller random groups to talk about our own experience of aging, and finally return to the full group to report back on what stood out for you.

Being Lesbians over 60, women active in OLOC have a lot in common.  However as we get to know each other and as we age, we realize that a lot can change, and WE change, in the years between 60 and our 80s.   A variety of factors affect our aging lives, but this will be a chance to look at age itself and how we are living it.  We welcome all Lesbians over 60 to attend!

To REGISTER contact Pat Cull at patcull70@gmail.com

The picnic in July was a huge success!

We have had two in-person picnics, one in July and one in September. Because the July picnic was our first opportunity to see one another, there were over 60 women there!  We were overjoyed! The picnic in September had about half as many attendees but those present were equally overjoyed and appreciative.

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 has kept busy over the past year with Zoom workshops on Racism and a Zoom salon of our members’ writings, art and music. The most popular Zoom interactions have been with our Tuesday weekly Zoom meetings. There are usually 16-20 participants in these meetings from all over the Bay Area, including the coast and those who live many miles north of the San Francisco/Oakland/Berkeley center of activities. Our chapter has been doing this for just about the entire pandemic and have all gotten to know one another much better. Most would like to continue this meeting when the pandemic ends!

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 oloc.org/bayareaoloc.