Osteoporosis is a health condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a fall or sudden impact causes a bone to break (fracture).
Few people in the UK really know what osteoporosis is. Even fewer know the broken bones it causes are destroying millions of lives across the UK every year. Women and men, young and old are living in pain and fear.
Osteoporosis is one of the largest health crises of our time, not only in human and social terms, but it costs us billions in health and social care and lost productivity.
The reality is that an early diagnosis of osteoporosis and receiving the correct advice and support can make a life changing impact on people of all ages. However, too often, those living with the broken bones, height loss and change in body shape that are a result of the disease are not being heard.
Through prevention, better treatments, improved services and one day, a cure we are determined to end osteoporosis. We’re not prepared for one more person to live with the pain, fear and suffering it causes. We want everyone to get involved and join our mission for better bone health.
In Stockport we have an active volunteer team that put on a range of different events aimed at supporting those people affected by osteoporosis:
For further information about these meetings, including the times, please contact Fiona Cooper Development Manager, see contact details below.
For more information
Events take place on the second Friday of every other month at:
Hazel Grove Bowling and Tennis Club, Douglas Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4JG