About Maureen Helen

Maureen Helen is one of growing band of ‘grandmother bloggers’ in Australia and elsewhere.

She retired from the paid workforce when she was almost seventy to elope to France with her second husband.http://maureenhelen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Maureen-Helen.jpg


Maureen Helen worked as a nurse and family counsellor. Her last position was CEO of an agency that advocates for people receiving aged care.

She recognises the need of older people to support and encourage each other. Passionate about living life fully and actively, she volunteers and continues her life-long learning journey. She sometimes facilitates writing groups and mentors other writers..

She completed a PhD in Writing in her late sixties and eloped at 69. Her first book, Other People’s Country, was published when she was 70. It was .  was listed for a Walkley Award for Best Non-Fiction Book and short-listed for the WA Premier’s History Award.

A large and still growing family (including six great-grandchildren) delight her.