A few women share their thoughts on being a part of PS OLOC.Kathy, 82 years old
My partner Kelsey and I lived here on the farm in Olalla (Kitsap) for 30 years. She passed four years ago and I had no community. Finding PS OLOC in March, 2014—what a gift! Now I host two PS OLOC-West events a month (bbq’s, cards & games, video—or we go out for lunch together). I had 16 women here—all without (biological) family–for Thanksgiving, 2014. My life is wonderful with my PS OLOC women friends.
Diane, 76 years old
Ever since the PNW OLOC Gathering in Tacoma (2011), my life as an old lesbian has gotten richer and richer with all the opportunities of meeting old lesbians and supporters, so many things to do and women to do them with; opportunities to stretch my thinking and especially building supportive relationships. In my younger years, I may have hung out in crowded, dim, noisy bars hoping someone would not only notice me but want something a little more. But especially as a single lesbian, connections/friendships seemed to…