This week I met with such a woman from Northside OWN (Older Women's Network); a volunteer organisation that promotes the rights, dignity and well being of older women. They offer discussion groups, workshops, and recreational and cultural activities, such as Mums on Drums. North side OWN is at the Dougherty Centre in Chatswood. Third Age University is also housed there, offering a variety of courses to the retired and semi-retired. With so much on offer, the tragedy of old age is not in the passage of time, but in the running out of it!