York National Osteoporosis Society Support Group
YORK NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP
The York National Osteoporosis Society Support Group was formed over 20 years ago. It was founded by patients who were dedicated to establishing a group that would offer support and information to others in the area suffering from osteoporosis and to campaign for improvements to local services.
Osteoporosis occurs when the struts that support the bone become thin, causing bones to become fragile and break easily following a minor bump or fall. These broken bones, commonly referred to as fragility fractures, are most common in the wrist, hip and spine although other parts of the body can also be affected. Osteoporosis is commonly linked to women over the age of 50, however, men, younger women, pregnant women and children can be affected. Almost one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone, mainly due to osteoporosis.
The York Support Group hold meetings every two months at The Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York and give members the opportunity to hear the latest in treatments for the disease and research. The group is run by a team of dedicated volunteers, many of whom have been involved since the group’s inception. Throughout this time the volunteers have raised awareness of osteoporosis locally, giving talks and presentation to other interested parties including medical teams at the University, fundraising to support their activities and those of the National Osteoporosis Society and campaigning for better access to treatment and diagnosis.
In celebration of the Group’s activity in York there will be a special Osteoporosis Medical Information Evening, open to all, on:
Thursday 26 July 2012
7.00 – 9.00pm
at The Novotel Hotel
For further information about the Group please contact:
Mrs P Chalk 01904 541392
Mrs B Bygott 01904 790484
Registered Charity Number in England and Wales : 1102712