The Wakefield health and wellbeing team is inviting local people to a special event on Monday 27 June to find out more about osteoporosis.
The health and wellbeing service, which is provided by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, consists of a range of distinct services – all aimed at working with local people to help them improve and maintain their wellbeing.
Osteoporosis is a fragile bone disease which can increase the likelihood of people experiencing painful and debilitating bone fractures or breaks. Although the disease is more common in women, one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis.
There are lots of ways that people can protect themselves against osteoporosis and bone fractures including keeping active and having sources of calcium in their diet to strengthen their bones.
Jackie Sharp, health and wellbeing development worker said "During the event people will be able to find out about these activities as well as the causes and symptoms of the disease. A presentation will also be given by the hospital’s therapy team, which includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dietitians, to give people more information about coping with the disease and the services they can go to for help."
The event will be held at the Ash Grove Medical Centre, England Lane, Knottingley on Monday 27 June from 10am to 12 noon.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event. To book a place please contact Jackie Sharp on 07881595968 or 01977 705473
For more information about the Trust including how to become a member visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk