The time to give Menopause the recognition, education, and management strategies it deserves is here!

Since 2009, the International Menopause Society (IMS) alongside the World Health Organization (WHO) designated October as World Menopause Awareness Month. In recognition of menopause "having a moment" of revived importance with deeper patient education, understanding its impact on women in the workplace (especially higher education), and the need to establish positive coping cultures, Hamilton Wellness is launching our inaugural Menopause Moment focus group. 

This 3-part series is designed to educate, collaborate and support our Hamilton community. Beginning on National Menopause Day, October 18th, Maureen Hughes will lead 3 one-hour sessions over the course of 6 weeks to educate, support, and provide resources to manage this life process that affects so many that suffer in silence. Just imagine how it might look if we changed our mindset around this chapter of life from laughing about hot flashes and mood swings to deeply understanding the mental and physical toll that menopause can take on our well-being.

  • Are you struggling with perimenopause, menopause or post-menopause?
  • Do you want to learn the basics and more?
  • Do you need to feel more supported around this process? 
  • Are you curious about what is to come and want to feel more prepared?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, join this focus group on October 18th, November 1st, and November 15th from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. via Zoom. Each session will have a particular area of focus, discussion, and Q&A. Attending the entire series is strongly recommended. Please Register to receive access links and communications with Maureen.

Articles and Resources

World Menopause Day patient information packet


Maureen is a registered Nurse with over 35 years of experience, including seven at Hamilton College from 2014-2021. She most recently completed her training to become a certified Nurse Coach.

As a nurse coach, Maureen believes the key to wellness is seeing each person as the sum of their parts and individual story. Her goal is to empower her clients to gain agency over their health and live life to their fullest potential, regardless of their medical conditions.

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