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Sat, 10 Aug


Ayers House

Silver Sirens Redefining Ageing 2024 - Adelaide, South Australia

The Silver Sirens' signature Redefining Ageing Event is coming to Adelaide! Take this opportunity to join like-minded women in a gathering that is a brave space in which to explore the riches, superpowers, and challenges that come with ageing.

Silver Sirens Redefining Ageing 2024 - Adelaide, South Australia
Silver Sirens Redefining Ageing 2024 - Adelaide, South Australia

Time & Location

10 Aug 2024, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ayers House, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia


About the event




As a mental health professional, Faith has encountered numerous women in midlife who yearn for a more fulfilling life but feel hindered by various obstacles. These perceived barriers often include statements such as:

  • "I never pursued my true calling."
  • "I'm stuck in an unfulfilling job because of financial obligations like my children's university fees."
  • "I'm trapped in an unhappy marriage, but leaving seems too daunting."
  • "My relationship with my mother is fixed and cannot be improved."
  • "I must give up on the idea of romantic happiness; it's too late for me."

However, the third phase of life can present a remarkable opportunity to reinvent oneself, breaking free from these perceived limitations:

  • Career, Business, and Vocation: It's never too late to change careers, start a new business, or pursue one's true calling.
  • Relationships, Family, and Identity: Midlife can be an ideal time to begin a new relationship, forge stronger connections with family, or embrace one's authentic self.
  • Trailblazers and Changemakers: Age should not deter anyone from positively impacting their community, society, or the world.

Ultimately, embracing this stage of life as an opportunity for self-discovery and transformation can lead to a more fulfilling and liberating experience.


For the past 36 years, Catherine House has been supporting women who experience homelessness. Catherine House not only provides safe accommodation; their support service is much more than providing a bed. Catherine House assists each woman in finding solutions by connecting her with employment, education, housing, health services, family, and social support to aid in her recovery from experiencing homelessness. Catherine House aims to end every woman’s homelessness.

Catherine House is the only accommodation and recovery service for women experiencing homelessness in South Australia. Sadly, there is no shortage of demand for its services. It assists these women in finding solutions by connecting them with employment, education, housing, health services, family, and social support.

All funds raised at the event will be donated to Catherine House.


Kay Hannaford

Kay's multifaceted career spans more than 30 years, encompassing education, media, communication, and various leadership roles in the public sector, her businesses, and as a senior executive in a global company. Her vast experience includes serving on several boards, such as Bank SA, the South Australian Tourism Commission, the SA Museum, and the Leaders Institute of SA. She chaired Edge peer mentoring groups during her eight years at the Leaders Institute.

Kay's diverse skill set has led her to become an organizational coach, mentor, and art therapist. She is a graduate of the Neuroscience Academy and an Associate of the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership in Sydney. She represents the IECL in Adelaide as a coach and facilitator. Additionally, she has held the position of a senior Associate of the Uncharted Leadership Institute. Drawing on her expertise and passion for empowering women, Kay has led workshops titled The Best Is Yet To Come.  She focuses on writing, continuously shifting her paradigms and exploring new opportunities.

Margie Fischer

Margie began writing, producing, performing and publicising in 3rd class at Primary school and kept going.

Originally from Sydney, she was part of Pipi Storm Circus, touring nationally. She came to Adelaide by accident and cofounded Vitalstatistix Women’s Theatre Company in 1984, then cofounded Feast Adelaide Queer Arts and Cultural Festival in 1997, where she continued what she did in 3rd Class.

She has written and performed her own woman shows and worked on a kaleidoscope of community cultural development projects.

Now, she is a freelance arts worker still doing what she did in 3rd class.

Rosemary Wanganeen

Rosemary Wanganeen, an Australian Aboriginal Griefologist, has significantly impacted Indigenous communities through her specialised Griefology work. She developed the Seven Phases to Integrating Griefology©, a framework addressing Aboriginal Australians; unique

cultural, spiritual, and historical challenges. This model also serves universally, recognising that grief affects all people. Rosemary's leadership is evident in her founding of the Healing Centre for Griefology. With over 30 years of experience, her approach facilitates individual healing and bolsters community resilience, effectively engaging individuals with loss and grief according to their needs. She is currently pursuing an MPhil at the University of Adelaide.

Mayor Moira Were

Mayor Moira Were AM was elected Mayor of City of Onkaparinga in November 2022. She brings her facilitation and advocacy skills and strategic experience in community, public and private sectors to the role.

Moira is well-connected to our community through many years of involvement with local grassroots community organisations. She was

awarded an Order of Australia in 2019 for her services to our community, specifically in the social welfare sphere. Moira is a trained Social Worker and holds a master's degree in economics and ethics.

Moira is the founder of Chooks SA, a 4,000-strong online community closing the gender investment gap. She co-founded a national award-winning team and social enterprise intermediary, Collab4Good, supporting systems to shift towards more equitable and just futures. Moira has previously served in several significant leadership and governance roles, including as Chief Executive Officer of Volunteering SA&NT, Global Director of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), board director of the Medical Board of SA, and a Deputy Commission on the SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission.

Moira has lived in the City of Onkaparinga for around 30 years, having brought her family up in Willunga and Port Noarlunga South. She now resides in Sellicks Beach and loves where she lives.

Corrina Wright

Corrina Wright has wine – and more than 180 years of family grape growing –flowing through her veins. Described by WBM Magazine as a “legend in the making” and by James Halliday as being part of a “remarkable dynasty” she’s treading a slightly different path among the vines that her forefathers planted, in the Seaview sub-region of McLaren Vale.

​She, with cousins Brioni & Sam Oliver, is the leading voice of the Oliver family’s sixth generation and the impetus behind their own wine label – Oliver’s Taranga. After growing up among the family vineyards and enrolling in a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Oenology) in 1994, it was only fitting that she convinced her Grandfather and Uncles to let her have some fruit from the vineyard and the Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards label was born.

​Above all else, Corrina is a down-to-earth, hard-working mother of two and a talented winemaker with a true sense of her land and the wines that she produces. She sums it up best when she says: “I’m just so proud to be part of the 6th generation of Oliver’s in our special patch of McLaren Vale. I hope that my ancestors look down and smile at the wines that Oliver’s Taranga produce. They and the present-day Oliver’s inspire me every day to express the wonderful fruit that our vineyard produces.



Louise McCabe

Louise McCabe has been writing, producing and performing for over 35 years. As a theatre actor, she worked with Boiler Theatre Company in Adelaide (The Paradox of Pain, Persona Non Grata, The Birthday Party, End Game), The Canberra Theatre Company (Balancing Act) in the ACT, HardSun Theatre (Army Wives), and TropicLine Theatre (Dump) in Townsville. She’s performed cabaret in Adelaide, Sydney, Byron Bay, Tasmania, Gold Coast, Townsville, and Brisbane.

Louise writes, produces and performs unique, tragi-comic cabaret/theatre hybrid productions. These include:

  • A Night To Baguette (recipient of Adelaide Fringe Grant)
  • The Runner-Up (winner, audience pick: 2017 Hot Shorts)
  • Who Killed Lulu (winner, best cabaret: 2018 Gold Coast Short and Sweet Festival)
  • Conversations with Goddesses.

As a producer, Louise worked in conjunction with the world-famous team at Brunswick Picture House to produce Guilty Pleasures Cabaret and Burlesque Festival 2016 – a weekend of outrageous cabaret and sultry burlesque at Byron Bay’s vintage neighbour, Brunswick Heads. She also made three seasons of A Deal With God: The Songs of Kate Bush, featuring world-renowned Celtic soprano Siobhan Owen and supported by some of Adelaide’s finest musicians.

Louise has also appeared in two award-winning films: Men's Group (produced by John L Simpson) and the short film Something's Not Quite Right (produced by Never Too Late Pictures).

Louise has a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Theatre Nepean, UNSW, a Grad Dip in Creative Writing from UTS and has trained in singing with Parissa Bouas and Samantha U’ren.

‘Louise plays the audience like a cabaret veteran… her energy and commitment are a solid tribute to the feminine spirit.’

– Ewart Shaw, The Advertiser


1. Welcome beverage & morning tea 

2. Five inspirational speakers, a seasoned entertainer, and interactive activities

3. A lush gift bag filled with products from our sponsors


  • Early Ticket

    AVAILABLE UNTIL 20th of June

    +$1.48 service fee
    Sold Out
  • General Admittance

    +$1.98 service fee
  • Make A Donation to our Charity

    Donate any amount towards a ticket for women with low or no income to attend the in-person event

    +Service fee



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