Oxford and District Support Group

An introduction: The Oxford and District Support Group offers people affected with osteoporosis the chance to meet other people in the area and get information for support.We run bi-monthly informal pub lunches where people can chat and share their experiences.

We organise an annual Osteoporosis Information day where we invite local experts to speak and give people an opportunity to ask questions about the condition and treatment. This information day takes place in a different part of the county each year to give as many people as possible a chance to attend.

Information is also available about an exercise class in Oxford we have helped to create, run by a trained physiotherapist and devised specifically to benefit people with osteoporosis.

In order to spread information in our area we set up stalls wherever and whenever councils, supermarkets, festivals etc.  accept our request to do so and we also engage in a few fundraising events.

If you wish to volunteer to help us, please contact either Anne on 01865 872 628 or Sue on 01235 537684 or write to us at nos.oxfordshire@gmail.comOur local patrons are Nicola Blackwood MP and Dr Kassim Javaid Consultant Rheumatologist.

Chair/Leader: Lyliane Doumèche 075 0394 3812
Secretary: Anne Ambler 078 1633 6947
Treasurer: Sue Russell 078 6604 6677

Support Group Activities

Regular informal pub lunches are held the first Friday of the month at the:

The Britannia Pub, London Road, Headington Oxford OX3 7AA Time: 12noon - 2pm 

3rd February - 7th April - 2nd June - 4th August - 6th October - 1st December 2017

White Horse, Ock St, Abingdon OX14 5DW Time: 12noon - 2pm

3rd March - 5th May - 7th July - 1st September - 3rd November 2017

We would be pleased to see members and non members. Easily accessible by bus. Parking available

More information

For further details please telephone 01865 872628 or 01235 537684 or email nos.oxfordshire@gmail.com Please only telephone between normal office hours, 9am - 5pm.

Specialist Osteoporosis/Pilates Class - Mat based
Information available on: www.oxphysio.co.uk/pilates/botley.aspx www.oxphysio.co.uk/team/helen-stevens.aspx

info@oxphysio.co.uk
or Tel: 01865 764 613
The class gets full but you can be put on a waiting list. £48 per 6 weeks block.

Medical Update 2017

Medical Update 2017

Osteoporosis information talks will be held on Thursday 27th April from 6pm to 8pm

at the Lecture Theatre of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, OXFORD, OX3 7LD.

Our distinguished guest speakers and the titles of their talk are:

Dr M K JAVAID FRCP PhD

"Osteoporosis: Using research to sift the truth from lies"

Professor S LANGHAM-NEW RNutr FAfN FRSB

"Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health: Current issues and future perspectives"

H STEVENS MCSP HPC

"Keeping Active"

S MARX NOS Regional Development Manager

"About the National Osteoporosis Society"

 

Refreshments will be available at the end of the meeting.

 

For more information:

please contact Anne on 01865 872628 or email nos.oxfordshire@gmail.com