Red Hot Mamas® — Menopause Education Series

Founded by Karen Giblin in 1991, Red Hot Mamas® is an active, engaging support group that gives you everything you need to live life the way you want during—and even after—menopause. Red Hot Mamas® is sponsored by MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and is dedicated to bringing you the best information and resources for dealing with menopause and enjoying life every step of the way.

If a healthy dose of quality girl time is what you crave, we've got what you need. By joining us, you’ll be in the company of other Red Hot Mamas® who will share their experiences so that you can make the most of this time in your life. Add to that the latest and most comprehensive women’s health resources offered by MedStar Good Samaritan, and you have the perfect recipe for wellness and vitality and a full, active and red-hot life.

To register for these events, call 443-444-4100. Learn more about Red Hot Mamas® meetings across the country at RedHotMamas.org.

Take Charge of Your Health, Be a Red Hot Mama on Facebook!

In case you missed our last event, join the MedStar Good Samaritan Red Hot Mamas Facebook group. As a member, you'll be able to view our speakers' presentations, receive special recipes, interact with other women, and learn tips from our physicians and wellness experts. Most importantly, you can share your story as you pursue good health. Request to join today!

See some of our past events below.

Red Hot Mamas® Menopause Education Series

See the Red Hot Mamas® menopause education series at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in action.

Forget the Pain, Enjoy the Gain: Making Fitness Fun — June 4, 2015

650x324px-Red-Hot-Mamas-Photo-34-resized-for-webRed Hot Mamas® closed out the spring season with a special event offering fitness disguised as a night of fun. Dozens of women came out as we introduced creative ways to get a workout without making it feel like a workout. Community Outreach Nurse Karen Kansler started off the night with dance aerobics. Then, Zumba® instructor Loretta Witomski showed participants how to do the rumba, salsa and other Latin dance exercises. To end the event, Kansler led everyone in light strength training exercises using resistance bands, and Debbie Bena, Community Education and Health Ministry Coordinator, showed participants how to do flexibility exercises. To see highlights from that night, view this photo album on our Facebook page.

Enough Already! New Help for Overactive Bladder During Menopause — September 24, 2015

650x324px-Red-Hot-Mamas-20150924_183226-resized-for-FBKaren Giblin, founder of the Red Hot Mamas® organization, came to Baltimore once again for a lively evening with us. She and guest speaker Brian Murray, MD discussed incontinence, overactive bladder and treatment options that have worked well for those who have already tried other medications during menopause. Attendees also participated in a lively Q&A session. To see highlights from the night, view this photo album on our Facebook page.

 

Keeping Calm During Menopause — October 21, 2015

650x324px-Red-Hot-Mamas-DSCN0674-resized-for-FB-croppedDozens of women came out to hear our panel of experts share ways to reduce stress during menopause. Speakers included yoga teacher Joanna Brandt, acupuncturist Maureen Gary, our clinical dietician Kayla Kopec, our wellness coordinator Karen Kansler, and Michelle Germain, MD, chief of gynecology and director of Women’s Health Services and Urogynecology at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. They discussed many topics including diet, exercise, medical treatment options and holistic techniques. To see highlights from the night, view this photo album on our Facebook page.

 

Time for You, Time for Me – Dealing with the Stress of Caring for Your Kids and Your Parents During Menopause — November 11, 2015

650x324px-Red-Hot-Mamas-resized-for-web-DSC07033Women in the sandwich generation are challenged with raising their children and caring for their aging parents at the same time. Menopause doesn’t make it any easier. At this event, one of our experts shared valuable information on what you can do to take care of everyone…including yourself.

Make the Most of Your Mid-life Health – May 21, 2016

At this event, our women’s health experts explained how women could deal with symptoms before, during and after menopause. They offered information on important health screenings, treatment options for fibroids and painful women's issues, bladder control, and more. Speakers included Chief of Gynecology Michelle Germain, MD, FACOG, physician assistant Myra Katz, PA-C, registered dietitian Jessica DeCostole, MS, RD, LDN, and community outreach nurse Debbie Bena, RN.