The National Osteoporosis Society has a network of Support Groups and volunteers around the UK. The Support Groups are run by people who are affected by osteoporosis, for the benefit of people with the disease.
Most Support Groups meet on a regular basis to offer support and information to people living with osteoporosis. Our groups are able to provide information about local services and practical matters that affect people with osteoporosis. Many members enjoy the social contact, meeting other people affected by osteoporosis and sharing their experiences with others who understand how they feel.
Support Group activities include meetings with speakers on topics relating to osteoporosis, like pain control, exercise, treatments and the latest research. Some also organise walking groups and exercise classes, providing the opportunity to socialise and help our bones! Local Support Groups may also become involved in fundraising for local or national projects and appeals.
Our Support Groups are run by committees, consisting of a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and local telephone contact. There are usually several other committee members who help in a variety of ways.
Find out if you have a Support Group near you.
If you would like to become involved in a Support Group near you, please contact Linda Toulson Tel: 01761 473122 or email: email@example.com.