Local groups enable people ageing without children to come together for peer support, share experiences, obtain information and work with local organisations to ensure that the needs of people ageing without children are included in policy, planning and services for older people.
Organisations wanting to set up groups can download our guide for organisations here - Guide to Running groups for people ageing without children
There are informal AWOC groups in different parts of the country and if you would like to explore forming a new one or help in finding a group close to you, please contact us through our Facebook group. Each group runs independently and controls its own agenda. The four largest are:
Spurred into action by a meeting with Kirsty Woodard in the summer of 2015, we held an AWOC workshop in the York 50+ Festival that September, and then convened the first AWOC York meeting in January 2016. We have continued our monthly meetings at the Cross Keys Pub in Goodramgate ever since, alternating between afternoons (2 - 4 pm) and evenings (5.30 - 7.30 pm). The pub have kindly provided the room free of charge which is key to the whole enterprise!
Speakers have shared information and entered into lively discussion on issues such as wills and powers of attorney, advance decisions, health and wellbeing, dementia, homeshare, de-cluttering, alternative funerals, telecare, first aid, volunteering, neighbourhood support etc. It’s all grist to the mill!
We meet for a snack lunch at the pub before afternoon meetings and enjoy a curry or wherever the fancy takes us after evening meetings. Getting to know one another socially helps to build relationships which will hopefully lead to peer support in time of need.
For more information:
or call Sue Lister, AWOC York Coordinator, on 01904 488870
For more information contact
We are a local group that meets the third Wednesday of the month 2 – 4pm at:
Equality Together, Manningham Mills, BD9 5BD
The group is open to all those ageing without children; this includes:
· Those without children
· Those whose children live far away
· Those who are estranged from their children
We also welcome organisations that wish to work positively with those ageing without children.
For more information please contact Rachel on
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07742 521 787 or