Chingford Support Group

Meetings are held at: St Thomas of Canterbury Church, 557-559 High Road, Woodford Green. Essex, IG8 ORB


£3 entrance, which includes refreshments (with exception of summer cream tea £4.50)

Most meetings include a raffle.

All contributions by members and guests are used to fund the Support Group for room hire, administration costs, etc.

Please note that Support Group meeting content as advertised may change at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Transport: There is generally plenty of parking at the venue as well as good road, rail and transport links. Woodford Station on the Central Line is the closest station with a 20 minute walk to the venue. Buses 179, 20, 397 and W13 serve the area.

More Information

For further information please contact: 0777 821 6232 after 6pm or email: 

Letter from the Chingford Committee

Welcome to the 10th year of the Chingford NOS Support Group!

We hope that you will join us in celebrating the Group’s success whilst looking back at the developments in osteoporosis care and the vital role of the NOS at our 10th Anniversary meeting in May.

2017 was another busy year for the Committee ladies, who as always worked tirelessly to organise and run a successful programme of five meetings during the year. Two new topics proved very popular with good attendances at the ‘Talking about ourselves’ and ‘Newly Diagnosed’ meetings. We hope to repeat these in the future.

During the past 10 years in our quest for speakers, we have acquired an excellent and diverse network of health professionals, and we continue to maintain our valuable connection with the local osteoporosis team. We are pleased to welcome Dr Simon Donnelly as our new Group Medical Advisor, and we welcome back Stella Scrivener as our NOS Regional Manager.

Working with the NOS, Age UK , GPs and other groups, we hope to see progress in 2018 with the services of Falls Prevention, Fracture Liaison and other osteoporosis related resources in our area.

The programme for 2018 continues with our mission to support and inform those who are living with osteoporosis . Amongst our speakers in July we will be talking about clothing and body image and in September, a Dentist from the Royal London Dental Hospital visits us - all talks relevant to osteoporosis.

Thank you for your support through the past 10 years- it’s great to see so many familiar and, of course, many new faces at the meetings. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018!

 Best wishes from the

Chingford Committee,

Roberta, Tricia, Sheila, Marilyn, Jill, Pam and June





2018 Programme

Monday 12th March Time: 11.00am-2.00pm

Speaker: Dr Simon Donnelly RGC, Consultant Physician, Barts Healthcare & Chingford Support Group Medical Advisor
Subject: Osteoporosis : New Horizons - followed by Q & A
Speaker: Stella Scrivener, Development Manager, London and South East England, National Osteoporosis Society
Subject: NOS presentation- an opportunity to review and discuss

Thursday 17th May Time: 1.15pm-3.00pm
Celebration of 10th anniversary of the Chingford Support Group
Annual Update by Chairman of Support Group Committee.
Speaker: Fiona Rochford, Head of Volunteer Development, National Osteoporosis Society.
Subject: Moving on : The National Osteoporosis Society since its inception in 1986 and current research strategy.

Thursday 12th July Time: 1.15pm-3.00pm
Cream Tea *(£4.50) with homemade cakes and scones with cream and jam.
Speaker: Suzanne Hewitt, NOS Ambassador
Subject: Clothing, fashion and your changing body shape

Thursday 27th September Time: 1.15pm-3.00pm
Speaker: Dr Elena Calciolari DDS, MS, PhD. Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Subject: How conditions like osteoporosis, diabetes , some medications and certain other diseases can affect the supporting structures of teeth

Thursday 6th December Time: 1.15pm-3.00pm
Details to be advised.