Silent Thief: Osteoporosis and Bone Health

“Osteoporosis, the ‘silent thief’, slowly steals your bone density over a period of many years without giving you any signs or symptoms, so many people do not even know they have osteoporosis.” (Mayo Clinic, 2017). According to Osteoporosis Canada, one in three women and one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined.

This health education session is for everyone. Come by the Vision offices in the Douglastown Community Centre on Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m., and find out how to maintain an active lifestyle and ensure your bone health.

A minimum of 10 people must register before this event can take place. Please contact the Vision office for more information or to register: 418-368-3212 or info@vgpn.ca.

Find out About:
1. What is Osteoporosis?
2. What are the risk factors?
3. How to prevent, diagnose and treat osteoporosis
4. Available resources

Presenter Myra Siminovitch, B.Sc., MBA, is a physiotherapist with a special interest in arthritis and osteoporosis. A popular and frequent return presenter, she continues to work with people of all ages who are affected by osteoporosis.

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