Swindon Independent Osteoporosis Group
Although the National Osteoporosis Society does not have one of its own Support Group in Swindon we are happy to publicise the Swindon Support Group.
(Please note the charity does not manage this group)

We are the Swindon Osteoporosis Support Group. We are a friendly self-help group which aims to improve the quality of life of people with osteoporosis living in the Swindon area.

Contact us; For details of our meetings and events, please follow us on our Facebook page or contact us by email at swindonosteoporosis@googlemail.com or telephone on 01793 634424.  Do come and join us – you will be most welcome!

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become more porous and fragile, and the risk of fractures increases.  In the UK about 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will break a bone mainly due to osteoporosis.  The good news is that it can be managed with a combination of lifestyle changes and appropriate medication.  Exercise and diet can help reduce the risk of fractures, control pain and maintain independence.

What we do; We offer people with Osteoporosis and their friends and families opportunities to find out more about the condition, identify ways of managing it and give each other practical support.  We hold our meetings in Central Swindon and invite guest speakers to give us talks on relevant topics such as medication, exercise and diet.  We also enjoy talks on subjects of general interest and hold occasional social events.  We make a small charge for admission to help cover our costs. We have also received financial support from Swindon Borough Council and the Midcounties Co-operative.

 

Our Programme for 2018

9th February
Understanding dementia
Gill McKinnon

9th March
Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool
Neil Montgomery

13th April
Memories of Old Swindon
Andy Binks, The Swindon Society

11th May
Falls Prevention Exercise class
Nick Lowe

8th June
Trading Standards
Carla Baker

13th July
Annual Cream Tea
To be arranged

Meetings are held at the Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon, SN1 5BP at 1.30pm, with exception of the Cream Tea.

 

For further information, telephone Ali on 01793 634424

or email swindonosteoporosis@googlemail.com.