The Bone Health program is an interactive and educational group designed to optimize bone health.
Participants attend a 2.5 hour group session where they will learn about:
the definition of low bone mass and osteoporosis
how fracture risk is determined
dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D
calcium and vitamin D supplements
medications used to treat bone loss, their risks, benefits and costs
exercise and falls prevention
community resources for patients with low bone mass and osteoporosis.
The program is facilitated by Dr. Adina Birenbaum and a Registered Nurse with cameos from our Team Pharmacist and Registered Dietitian.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?
Patients are referred to the program by their family doctor, NP, RN, or other health care professional within the Kingston Family Health Team. Please speak with your healthcare professional if you have questions or would like to find out more about the program.
Some additional online resources you may find helpful:
Physical Activity Tips for Older Adults (65 years and older)
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
National Osteoporosis Foundation (US)