World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th October. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing amongst women heading towards and who already have reached their menopause.
This year the specific focus of the day is to raise awareness about good bone health and the proactive actions that can be taken to avoid the risks of Osteoporosis and bone fractures in older age.
Andrea Vinten, Head of Communications at Belmont Healthcare says: “We’re choosing to recognise the menopause not just this day but every day. As a company comprising of nearly 98% women it is important for us to recognise, discuss and acknowledge it. We want our team to know that if they are struggling, or need support and guidance that we will help when they need it.”
Belmont Healthcare is raising awareness across the whole Group raising the subject’s importance and to develop greater understanding around what is largely seen as a taboo subject.
Andrea goes on to say: “It's important for everyone to know about and understand the potential signs of menopause. We’re especially keen to raise awareness across all age groups. This isn’t just about middle-aged women it’s about everyone, greater understanding and awareness of the subject can only be a good thing helping people to be aware at work, in their own homes and communities.”
For more information about the day and the menopause take a look at the International Menopause Society website: https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/
Belmont Healthcare offers multiple forms of long or short, respite and day care, or at home care for those in need of support. Specialising in enhanced care and support of older people, care is also offered for those living with Dementia and other life changing conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Our homes are perfectly situated in delightful settings around the UK and provide a very homely atmosphere whilst being safe and secure making the people we care for feel right at home.