Ageing Well Public Talks Series 2023-24. Talk 2 MENOPAUSE and changing attitudes to what people want from this stage of life
Talk 2 – MENOPAUSE and changing attitudes to what people want from this stage of life - Ageing Well Public Talks Series 23/24
18th October 2023 - In this talk we will discuss some most common age-related conditions such as osteoporosis and frailty and explore with Catherine menopause, andropause and how hormonal changes associated with ageing may affect us? Lyndsey will also be exploring why is it important to tackle ageism and how we might need to go about that. We will also look at the changing attitudes to what people want from this stage of life/retirement.
Dr Catherine Pestano - Visiting Fellow and Associate Lecturer at Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies, The Open University. Catherine is a social worker, community musician and menopause warrior/activist. Catherine is working on a book gathering diversity informed menopause musings.
Lyndsey Simpson - Founder and CEO, 55/Redefined Group. A serial entrepreneur on a mission to combat ageism Globally and add 10 productive years to life. Lyndsey is listed in the ‘UK’s 50 Most Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs’ and ‘Top 35 Business Women’ in both Management Today magazine and The Sunday Times. She exited her position in The Curve Group, a Recruitment Process & HR Outsourcing Company, in March 2020 after 13 years and taking the business to £24m turnover. After graduating from Kings College London, her early career was in Barclays where she spent 8 years undertaking Global strategic and M&A leadership positions.
- Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)