Osteoporosis Support Group

A free service sponsored by Catholic Health

Third Wednesday of the Month 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Beechwood Residence
2235 Millersport Hwy.
Getzville, NY

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with osteoporosis or low bone density?

54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. About one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. The disease causes an estimated two million broken bones every year. Broken bones in people over the age of 50 can be the first sign of low bone density or osteoporosis.

This support group is for patients, caregivers and anyone interested in bone health. Although you may learn how to live with the disease from members in similar situations, members are encouraged to speak with their healthcare providers for medical and treatment advice.

Each month features a keynote speaker on a topic relevant to your diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by a registered nurse.

The Osteoporosis Support Group is free and open to all men and women diagnosed with Osteoporosis. New members and walk-ins are welcome anytime. For more information, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205.

Free parking and refreshments.

April 2019 Group Topic

Our next Osteoporosis Support Group meeting is on Wednesday, March 20 at 10 am at Beechwood Auditorium, 2235 Millersport Hwy. The new edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans will be discussed.

Please make every effort to attend and as always guests are welcome. We will feature a webinar on Vitamin D and its role in bone health.

“The Lived Experience of Osteoporosis” Study

Professors and Graduate Physical Therapy students from the Physical Therapy Program at Daemen College are conducting as research study entitled “The Lived Experience of Osteoporosis”. To learn more about the study and how you can participate in it, please click here.