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The Menopause Situation & A Shopping Spree - free Spirit of Women program on Dec. 2

November 30, 2015

Nothing better than a good shopping spree to help keep those menopause symptoms at bay.

The Menopause Situation & A Shopping Spree, to be held Dec. 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Baystate Health Education Center in Holyoke, is just what the doctor ordered.

Menopause is a natural part of being a woman. It may, however, have some not so fun symptoms and issues. Knowing what to expect helps ease worries and helps keep a woman healthy.

Dr. Mary Pat Roy, an endocrinologist at Baystate Medical Center, will answer common, and not so common, questions about menopause and other conditions that concern women.

After the menopause talk, Debbie Wright will share fashion tips and tricks on how to look and feel your personal best, followed by shopping.

The night’s agenda includes 5-6 p.m., visiting with vendors and grabbing a bite to eat and beginning your shopping spree; 6:15-7 p.m., menopause talk and fashion show; 7-8 p.m., more shopping and door prizes.

The menu for the night includes Mediterranean cold hors d’oeuvres, bruschetta topping sliced baguette, toasted crostini and shredded Parmesan cheese, hummus and pita wedges, and veggie and dip platters.

Sponsored by Baystate Health’s Spirit of Women, the event is free. To register, call 1-800-377-4325.

The Baystate Health Education Center is located on 361 Whitney Avenue.

The free Spirit of Women program offers the latest women's health information through seminars with physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals, in a comfortable and lively setting. The program is designed to increase your knowledge of women’s health issues, and in turn, provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions regarding your health. For more information, or to join, visit

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