Congratulations to Ms Caroline Baum, who was recently appointed as the NSW Ambassador for the Older Women's Network.

The Older Women's Network has been promoting the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women for over 32 years. The Network supports thousands of older women across NSW, connecting them with vital support services and social connections.

In her esteemed career as an author and journalist, Caroline has focused on her experiences of family violence, ageing, ageism and aged care. After being appointed, Caroline noted the pervasive ageism that so often sidelines or limits older women, with wide-ranging impacts on housing, health care and employment opportunities.

Covid-19 has been a stark reminder of just how important it is to support older women, who have been amongst the most vulnerable throughout the pandemic and lockdown.

Older Women's Network volunteers are currently sewing up a storm, selling fabric masks with proceeds going towards building housing for homeless women.

Thank you to all Older Women's Network volunteers, Older Women's Network Chair Beverly Baker for tireless advocacy on behalf of older women in NSW, and congratulations to Caroline Baum on her exciting appointment.