Support groups play an important role in helping individuals learn more about osteoporosis.
Sharing knowledge, feelings and experiences with other people in similar situations can help individuals overcome the challenges of osteoporosis and gain a positive outlook in a social and relaxed atmosphere.
Contact the NYSOPEP STATEWIDE OSTEOPOROSIS RESOURCE CENTER at Helen Hayes Hospital to find out more about how to start a program in your community. Support groups empower individuals with knowledge and help individuals cope with their disease. The NYSOPEP STATEWIDE OSTEOPOROSIS RESOURCE CENTER can help guide you to form a program by providing:
- • Evidenced based information about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis
• Program topics
• Educational materials that can be distributed at meetings
Call NYSOPEP at (845) 786-4772 or toll free at (888) 70-REHAB x 4772 to start a program near you.