Falkirk care home hosting menopause café

A Menopause Café, aimed at breaking down the stigma around menopause and increasing awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their family, friends and their colleagues is being held at Wallside Grange Care Centre in Falkirk.
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A Menopause Cafe is a discussion group, open to all ages and genders: no talks, no experts, topics are chosen by participants. The Wallside Grange event is being held on Thursday, February 29 at 2pm and thereafter on the first of every month going forward, following the success of the first one held in February.

The Menopause Café movement started in Perth, Scotland, in 2017 and has spread worldwide, with volunteers now hosting pop-up events in the UK, Bahrain, Mexico, USA, Austria and India. The charity also organise an annual Menopause Festival, #FlushFest, which will be held in Edinburgh and online on September 8th and 9th 2023.

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Wallside Grange Care Centre specialises in nursing care for older people, on a permanent or respite basis.

Wallside Grange care centre.Wallside Grange care centre.
Wallside Grange care centre.

Rachel Weiss, founder of the Menopause Café charity, says: “The Menopause Café is for everyone who wants to talk about the menopause, to share their stories, experiences and questions - all made that little bit easier with tea and cake.

“Unfortunately, many people feel that they should just ‘get on with’ the menopause, with some never talking to their friends or family about it. People can come along and just listen, or join in the discussions, hopefully leaving with a clearer sense of the impact of the menopause on those who are experiencing it, alongside their families, friends and colleagues.”

Melanie Bundy, manager at Wallside Grange Care Centre said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to host regular Menopause Café sessions. It’s a vital resource for local people living through the menopause and enables them to talk freely and share their own unique experiences.

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“At Wallside Grange we pride ourselves on being an active part of our local community and this is an excellent example of that in action.”

Kirsty Wark, patron of the Menopause Café Charity, says “ I am delighted to be a patron of this charity which is dedicated to get everyone talking about the menopause. This is the way to a healthier, happier future”.

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