The Wakefield health and wellbeing team is inviting local people to a special event on Monday 13 February to find out more about osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a fragile bone disease which can increase the likelihood of people experiencing painful and debilitating bone fractures or breaks. It is a long term condition which means there is no cure however there are many things that people can do to reduce their risk or aid their recovery if they have experienced a bone fracture.
During the event NHS professionals including physiotherapists and dietitians will be on hand to offer people with osteoporosis information and advice about the steps they can take to continue leading healthy, active and independent lives.
Laura Quinn, health and wellbeing development worker said "Staying fit, maintaining good physical and mental health and effectively dealing with minor ailments can help people to lead a better quality of life, remain independent and manage the symptoms of their condition effectively. People will be able to find out about how they can do this during the event, as well as take the opportunity to find out about the causes and symptoms of osteoporosis and information about the local services they can go to for help."
The event will be held at the Salvation Army, Booth Street, Castleford, WF1 1SA on Monday 13 February from 2.00pm until 4.00pm Everyone is welcome to attend the free event. To book a place please contact Laura Quinn on 01977 705473
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.
For more information about the Trust visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk