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Volunteers Needed to Lead Free Bone Builders Classes Throughout Montgomery County

 

Free Bone Builders classes to prevent and slow development of osteoporosis are offered at nine Montgomery County sites.  Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin and easily broken. Although osteoporosis can strike at any age, it affects one in three women and one in eight men over the age of 60. One out of every two women and one in four men over 50 will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime. The daytime Bone Builders classes help regular participants increase bone density naturally.

Bone Builders is sponsored by Montgomery County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Aging and Disability Services, and is based on research conducted at Tuft’s University.  Each one-hour session includes balance and weight training. Because teams of volunteers staff the program, there is no charge for instruction or equipment. 

Volunteer leaders receive a full day of free training and ongoing supervision by a master trainer. The next training is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Takoma Park Community Center. Space is limited.

For more information or to register for the training, contact Shawn Brennan, program manager for Senior Health Promotion, at 240-777-1350 or shawn.brennan@montgomerycountymd.gov.