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Empowering Women Through Menopause

Sunday, October 22nd

In Support of

Sunday, October 22, 10 am- 2 pm

About the Event

Hormones and High Tea, is a charity event in support of Halton Women's Place that will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Gellert Recreation Centre in Georgetown, Ontario. This event aims to empower attendees by providing valuable insights on embracing "the change" and navigating menopause positively while enjoying afternoon of fashion &  tea service with all the fixings catered by Kit’s Little Kitchen.

High Tea catered by Kit’s Little Kitchen, includes:

• Scones with Cream and Jam

• Tea Sandwiches with a Selection of Fillings

• Mini Quiche

• Phyllo Ricotta Pastries

• Shortbread

• Empire Cookie

• Gourmet High Tea Cupcake

• Array of Fine Teas

• Cold Fizz Drink

* If you require any special dietary or allergy restrictions

please email Julia at

Amidst the delectable treats and invigorating conversations, prepare to be enthralled by the elegance of the fashion show presented by Elizabeth's Fashion Georgetown. Witness the latest trends gracefully strut down the runway, showcasing the local essence of style.

Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of empowerment, education, and enjoyment at "Hormones and High Tea." Mark your calendar for October 22, 2023, and secure your spot to celebrate womanhood in all its facets. We look forward to sharing this memorable experience with you.


Guest Speakers

We are excited to have the following guest speakers joining us for this informative and engaging 

morning, with proceeds benefiting Halton Women’s Place.

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Meryl Da Costa

 Registered Physiotherapist & Pelvic

Health Physiotherapist

Navigating Physical Changes of Menopause and Aging

Let’s dive into the intricate connections between hormone changes and their effects on the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems and on pelvic health. Discover strategies to empower yourself, learning how to proactively manage symptoms that may arise. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insights into optimizing your wellbeing through menopause and beyond

Join  Meryl, a physiotherapist with over 20 years experience as she delves into the intricate connections between hormonal changes and their effects on multiple body systems during menopause. Explore how these changes influence the Musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pelvic health, and metabolism. Backed by up-to-date research, Meryl will shed light on the latest insights, offering you a comprehensive understanding of this transformative phase. Discover strategies to empower yourself, learning how to proactively manage and control any symptoms that may arise. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insights into optimizing your wellbeing during menopause.

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Julia Fountain

 Naturopathic Doctor & NAMS-Certified

Menopause Practitioner

A Modern Menopause: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

We start by serving up the day’s events on a platter of education – What is happening hormonally in midlife? We consider 4 tiers of care - Education, Lifestyle + Self Care, Professional Services, Menopause Hormone Therapy – and how they can work together to help women have their cake and eat it too! That is, experience the best of what midlife can offer without the downside of a rough perimenopause.

Julia Fountain is a Naturopathic Doctor, NAMS-Certified Menopause Practitioner and founder of HealthSpan Wellness in Georgetown. Her clinical practice is wholeheartedly focused on helping women in midlife navigate their health and hormones through education, practical lifestyle, nutrition and self-care strategies and prescribing menopause hormone therapy when indicated.  Her intention is to provide reliable and actionable information that helps women explore their options, inspires them to take care of themselves in strategic ways, advocate for themselves when needed and hit ‘play’ not ‘pause’ in midlife!

Holly Dickinson

Holly Dickinson

Registered Dietitian &

Registered Psychotherapist

Mindful & Intuitive Eating: Moving Beyond Calories & Diet Culture

Join me as we talk about stepping away from dieting behaviour and moving toward a mindful and intuitive eating approach in midlife and beyond. We’ll explore what mindful and intuitive eating is, how to practice it and why it promotes a more positive relationship with food and our bodies as we age.  We’ll examine what it means to truly nourish ourselves, not only with food but with kindness, compassion and respect. Let’s take time to celebrate the amazing things our bodies can do!

Holly Dickinson RD RP started working as a Registered Dietitian in the area of eating disorders and mental health 17 years ago. She later returned to school, completed her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and is pleased to say she is a Registered Psychotherapist, as well as a Dietitian. Holly uses a weight inclusive approach, helping clients recognize and learn the skills needed to improve and normalize their relationship with food as well as meet goals and facilitate behaviour change. Holly has worked in both inpatient as well as outpatient settings, but now works fully in private practice. She co-owns a practice with her colleague called Eating Essence as well as does some associate work for 2 other clinics working both as a dietitian and psychotherapist.

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Teresa Isabel Dias

Pharmacist, BSc Pharm, RPh, & 

NAMS-Certified Menopause Practitioner

Menopause Hormone Therapy – Is it for me?

There’s a sharp decline in estrogen and progesterone through the menopause transition and a lower, stable level in the post-menopause. Yet hormone therapy doesn’t relieve every symptom of menopause. Let’s have a straight-up conversation about hormone therapy for women in peri-menopause and post-menopause- What are the benefits? Risks? How do you know if you’re a candidate for hormone therapy?

Teresa Isabel Dias is a pharmacist, with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, and a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). Teresa provides education and support on symptom management for women at work and at home so that they feel like themselves again and enjoy a vibrant, and productive life. Because 1 in 4 women contemplate quitting their jobs or their careers during menopause Teresa also offers corporate lunch & learns and manager training.

Event Sponsors

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