Guernsey Support Group

The Guernsey Group was founded in 1996. It offers support and information to those Islanders affected by osteoporosis and to anyone else who is interested in the subject.

Informal meetings are held throughout the year with talks on a variety of subjects concerning health or of general interest; an annual walk or special event; and fund raising activities. Two lunches are held each year that provides an additional informal opportunity to meet other people affected by the disease.

The Guernsey Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse, Jayne Welbourne, is usually available at each meeting to discuss any concerns that attendees may have.

Meetings, unless otherwise stated, are held monthly and start at 10.30am. They are advertised in the Guernsey Press in the 'What's On' page and broadcast on local radio.

Admission £1 - this includes coffee, tea and biscuits.

The venue is the Harold Collas Room at Vale Douzaine, Maraitaine Road, Vale GY3 5QE. The Room is at the rear of the building. There is plenty of parking on site and Route P2 bus passes the door. There is disabled access. VERY IMPORTANT - The Douzaine's address is incorrectly identified on the Google map for the Support Group. Please see Perry's P10 D1 for the correct location.

Those interested in coming to our meetings or have any other queries, please contact:

Linda (01481 233088) or Jayne (07781 464213).

2018 Programme

January NO MEETING

15th February
AGM

22nd March
National Osteoporosis Society Update 
Linda Toulson, South West and Channel Islands Development Manager

26th April
Spring lunch
Le Grande Mare Hotel

24th May
BBC Radio Guernsey
Kay Langlois
Assistant Editor BBC Guernsey

28th June
Guided walk
Eric Grimsley
Gold Accredited Guernsey Guide

26th July
'Maintaining control (bladder)'
Trish McDermott, Cons. Urology Nurse

August NO MEETING

27th September
Fire safety in the home
Guernsey Fire Brigade

25th October
Christmas Table & Osteoporosis Quiz
Jayne Welbourne
Guernsey OP Specialist Nurse.
NB Starts at 10.00am

22nd November
Prevention of Falls 
Nancy Golland, PEH Falls Clinic

6th December
Christmas lunch (TBA)