The Coventry and District Osteoporosis Support Group was formed in September 2004. We hold regular public information meetings but do not have membership to the group itself, as we encourage our audiences to join the national organisation.

Meeting venue: Unless stated on each dated event in the programme 

St John the Baptist Church Hall, corner Spon Street and Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 3AY

Bus stops FC and FG are nearby. There is on street disabled parking. Maps are available on request. 

All meetings are open to the general public: the admission fee is usually £3.00 including refreshments. 

We do not have membership to the group.  We encourage everyone at a meetings to join the National Osteoporosis Society, the only UK organisation dedicated to supporting people with osteoporosis and their carers.

Our aims are:

    • to offer support to people with osteoporosis, their families and carers;

    • promote local exercise classes to improve bone health;

    • raise awareness of osteoporosis and bone health among people of all ages by giving talks to local organisations and giving assemblies and in-class support in local primary schools;

    • fundraise for research into osteoporosis, to increase understanding of the disease and improve treatment options and patient care;

    • work with health care professionals to facilitate greater understanding of the needs of people with osteoporosis;

    • lobby for local improvements in osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment.

For more information please contact Lynne Adams,  telephone 024 7667 6683, 07910 034653 or email noslynne@gmail.com

Programme 2017

Thursday, 23rd February
2 pm – 3.30 pm
Improving bone health with OTAGO exercises and diet
An interactive session lead by June Barby
Retired Radiographer

Thursday, 27th April
2 pm – 3.30 pm
Fashion, Flair & Fractures: how to deal with body shape changes
Suzanne Hewitt, NOS Ambassador, speaking from personal experience
For further information on this event please contact
June Barby
bj.barby7@myphone.coop
or 02476 451352

Thursday, 29th June
2 pm – 3.30 pm
Annual Medical Update
Dr Christopher Harrold, Consultant Endocrinologist and our Medical Advisor

Thursday, 28th September
2 pm – 3.30 pm
NOS funded research into the combined effects of Vitamin D supplements and resistance training on elderly frail women and men
Anneka Antoniak, PhD student, **TBC

Friday, 20th October                           

World Osteoporosis Day

Thursday, 30th November
2 pm – 3.30 pm
Osteoporosis – How can your pharmacist help?
Baguiasri Mandance, Pharmacist, **TBC

** Please phone nearer the date for confirmation

 

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