Senior Wellness

Boosting Balance and Bone Health

This 4 week program, run by a registered occupational therapist, is designed to gradually improve balance and strength to avoid falls and maintain independence as well as educate individuals on keeping bones healthy. Education sessions include overview of bone health, dietary and medication practices to maintain strong bones, and home safety tips. Individuals who are able to safely take part in a supervised exercise program are invited to register.

Program format Two-hour sessions running one-per-week across 4 weeks. One hour is designated for group exercise, and one hour is designated for education on bone health.

Eligibility: Individuals over the age of 50 who have concerns related to bone health or have been diagnosed with low bone mass/osteoporosis are invited to register.

No physician referral required.

 

Website Links / Videos

Osteoporosis Canada

Clinical Guidelines for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Canada’s 10 year Fracture Risk Assessment Tool

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