Osteoporosis, the condition characterized by weak and fragile bones, is responsible for more than 1.5 million bone fractures each year — many resulting from falls.
If you suffer from osteoporosis, you’ll want strong muscles to maintain balance. Exercise can be an important component in treating your condition, but you need to take precautions to avoid doing more harm than good. For instance, avoid exercises that force you to bend forward or round out your spine, such as sit-ups.
Talk with your physician before beginning an exercise program. He or she will likely recommend a program that considers your degree of bone loss and combines different safe exercise such as resistance training, weight-bearing, balance and back exercises.
Dr. Cynthia Booth will be holding a round table discussion regarding women over 50 at our next Senior Circle Lunch and Learn. The program will be held April 28 from11 a.m. to noon. A light lunch will be served and is free to Senior Circle members. The event will discuss women’s wellness checks for women over 50, osteoporosis and how the new healthcare bill might affect you. Sign up now for this free event by calling (928) 472-9290.
Senior Circle member lunch
The next Senior Circle member lunch will be held on April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Circle will be serving baked chicken, and the rest is potluck! There will be games and prizes and lots of laughs and fun. Keep the date open and sign up now! Call (928) 472-9290. It is not mandatory that you bring a potluck dish to attend.
Big Band tickets on sale
Pick up your tickets to the “Best of the Big Band Sounds” at the Senior Circle Office. The cost of the tickets is $18. The event is on Sunday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Payson High School Auditorium. The program is hosted by