The Voice of Midlife and 
Older Women in Illinois

Most OWL members are women 50+; many are senior citizens. But OWL is open to both women and men of any age.

OWL is especially concerned about:

  • Financial Security (preserving Social Security)

  • Health (including health policy, Medicare, and long-term care)

  • Access to Housing and Housing Alternatives (affordable senior housing, etc.)

  • Employment and Unemployment among Older Women

  • Personal Growth, Managing Personal Change

  • End-of-Life Decisions (advance directives for health care, etc.)

  • The Image of Midlife and Older Women

  • Ending Violence against Women and the Elderly

OWL-Illinois provides support to OWL chapters in Illinois (in Chicago and DuPage County). Nonmembers are welcome to attend chapter meetings, which involve both formal programs and social activities. OWL is a good place to meet new friends.

Our chapters provide programs on issues of concern to older women.

OWL-Illinois also has a listserve (an e-mail list) that all Illinois OWLs are welcome to join. The listserve is a discussion forum for Illinois OWLs and provides information on events of interest, OWL-National activities, etc.

OWL-Illinois does not collect dues; its activities are supported by the generosity of contributors and volunteers. All members of an Illinois OWL chapter are considered members of OWL-Illinois.

If OWL is an organization you would like to be involved with, find a chapter in Illinois and come to a meeting, or e-mail us through the Contact Us link. If you do not live in Illinois, search for a chapter near you with Google.

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OWL-Illinois Chapters
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OWL (Illinois)
401 S. LaSalle St. (The Atrium Building)
#801 U
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 324-5539

Last updated March 29, 2017