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Find an Osteoporosis Support Group

Support groups are a great way to learn more about osteoporosis and how to live with the disease directly from those in similar situations. Use our directory below to find a support group in your area. If we don’t have a support group in your area and you’re interested in starting one, please review and complete the NOF Online Support Group Application or visit our Online Support Community hosted by Inspire.

If you have questions about starting a support group, National Osteoporosis Foundation Support Group Leader, Susan Recker is available as a resource. Please contact her by email.

Please contact us if you’d like to edit or update your support group listing.

Support Group Curriculums

On a bi-monthly basis, NOF creates Support Group Curriculums to assist leaders with their patient meetings. The curriculums showcase timely/seasonal information, user-friendly information about nutrition, exercise, falls prevention and other lifestyle daily practices.

2021 Support Group Curriculums

February/March Curriculum
April/May Curriculum
May National Osteoporosis Month Resources

2020 Support Group Curriculums

June/July Curriculum
August/September Curriculum
October/November Curriculum
December/January Curriculum

Arizona

NOF Scottsdale Healthcare Osteoporosis Support and Education Group

Scottsdale
Support Group website: HonorHealth.com/events

The Scottsdale Osteoporosis Support and Education group offers participants an opportunity to give and receive support from those in similar situations, enjoy expert speakers on a wide variety of topics related to osteoporosis and low bone density, and learn tips on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. The group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, every other month at the Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, Brady Conference Center, 9003 East Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. The meetings are FREE and open to anyone living with osteoporosis or low bone density. To learn more about the group, please visit HonorHealth.com/events or call (480) 323-3691 for additional information.

NOF Tucson AZ Support Group

Tucson
Support group email: rxdana@cox.net

For a schedule of upcoming meetings, please email: rxdana@cox.net.

California

NOF South Bay Osteoporosis Support Group

Torrance
Support group email: CarolH726@aol.com

The NOF Southbay Osteoporosis Support Group meets in Torrance, CA at 3pm on the first Tuesday of even numbered months, except December. The group meets at the Little Company of Mary Hospital, in the health education building on Earl Street in Torrance, California. Please email Carol Harrison at CarolH726@aol.com with questions or for additional meeting details.

University of California, San Diego Bone Health Group

To join, please contact the support group coordinator, Dr. Jeanne Nichols, at j6nichols@health.ucsd.edu.

The San Diego Bone Health Group’s goal is to share the latest up to date information about fall and fracture prevention that includes both lifestyle recommendations as well as information regarding therapies for osteoporosis. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month from August through June from noon to 1pm. To learn more, please visit UCSD’s Health System website: https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/endo/osteoporosis/pages/default.aspx

Florida

Central Florida Healthy Bones

Winter Park
Support group email: CentralFloridaHealthyBones@gmail.com

The Central Florida Healthy Bones support group aims to improve bone health in the community through education and exercise. The group hosts monthly events offering free health and wellness information. All meetings are held at the Center for Aging and Wellness, 133 Benmore Drive, Suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32792. Please email CentralFloridaHealthyBones@gmail.com for additional information and upcoming meeting dates.

NOF Education and Support Group of Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach
Support group email: barrpt@bellsouth.net; nannine@dahlen1.com
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Education & Support Group of Ormond Beach regularly presents educational programs on osteoporosis at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 South Beach Street. Please call Barr & Associates Physical Therapy at (386) 673-3535 for more information and to RSVP for an upcoming event.

For more information, please call Barr & Associates Physical Therapy at (386) 673-3535.

Idaho

Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group

Nampa 
Support group email: leonardg@slhs.org

The Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group aims to educate the public on osteoporosis, its prevention and treatment. Under Greta Leonard’s leadership for the last 22 years, the group is one of NOF’s longest standing support groups. All classes are held at the Nampa Senior Center 207 Constitution Way, Nampa, Idaho @ 2:30 pm and are free to the public. Call or email Greta Leonard RN, CBDT at leonardg@slhs.org or (208) 505-2644 for additional meeting information.

Boise Osteoporosis Support Group

Boise
Support Group email: schucks@slhs.org

All classes are held at the Boise Senior Center, 690 Robbins Rd, Boise, Idaho at 12:45 pm and are free to the public. For more information, contact Shenel Schuck, RN, Fracture Liaison Service Nurse Navigator at schucks@slhs.org.

Indiana

NOF Break Free From Osteoporosis – Plymouth Support Group

Indianapolis
Support group email: cwendelb@iusb.edu

The NOF Break Free From Osteoporosis – Plymouth group meets the 4th Monday of the Month at 2pm at Lifeplex, 2855 Miller Drive, Suite 101, Plymouth, IN 46563. Email  cwendelb@iusb.edu for additional information and upcoming meeting dates.

Maine

Caring Connections Bone Health Support and Discussion Group

Bangor
Support group email: rlong@bangorY.org

NOF Greater Portland Osteoporosis Support Group

South Portland
Support group email: bestbone@maine.rr.com

The NOF Greater Portland Osteoporosis Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm. Meetings are held at 800 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106. Email bestbone@maine.rr.com for additional information and upcoming meeting dates.

Maryland

NOF Bone Builders’ Club

Westminster
Support group email: dexajo@comcast.net

GBMC Healthy Bones Information and Support Group

Baltimore
Support group email: healthybones@gbmc.org

The group offers an opportunity to learn about managing bone health along with other local participants. There will be an educational component with rotating speakers and subjects, as well as a sharing/support component, addressing various medical and social aspects of living with osteoporosis. Please register here to receive a welcome letter with topics and link for upcoming meetings.

Virtual group meetings are held every month on the first Thursday at 11 am.

Massachusetts

Osteoporosis Resources and Support Group of Greater Boston

Support group email: osteoboston@gmail.com

This group  focuses on helping its members to feel supported and knowledgeable as they make choices pertaining to their diagnosis. Meetings will take place on Zoom and are hosted by Support group facilitator, Shelly Gladstein. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.
Please contact Shelly at osteoboston@gmail.com to receive the link for the monthly meeting and to become a member of the group.

Michigan

NOF Ann Arbor Support Group

Support group email: NOFannarborMI@gmail.com

Nebraska

NOF Omaha Area Bone Health Group

Omaha
Support group email: srecker@creighton.edu

Due to COVID-19, the NOF Omaha Area Support Group is not meeting in person at this time. We do, however, send relevant information to our members on a regular basis. If you would like to receive materials, please send an e-mail to srecker@creighton.edu.

New Jersey

NOF Saint Barnabas Osteoporosis Support Group

Livingston
Support group email: jpetersen@barnabashealth.org

New Mexico

Bone Boosters of New Mexico

Las Cruses
Support group email: margepete@hotmail.com

The NOF/New Mexico Bone Boosters is a lifestyles support group and stresses the idea that almost anything one does for a healthy lifestyle will benefit and nourish the bones. The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm MT at Mountain View Regional Medical Center S A Building in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Meetings include classes taught by healthcare professionals from the group’s family of mentors that’s been formed over the past decade and food tastings to introduce new bone-healthy foods. Learn more about the group and their meetings at: www.boneboosters.com or contact support group coordinator Marge Peterson at margepete@hotmail.com or 575-522-5106.

New York

Let’s Talk BONES

Rochester
Support group email: NOFrochesterNY@gmail.com

The Let’s Talk BONES support group is led by Barbie Nesser and provides support and a place where members can share osteoporosis experiences and helpful ideas to cope. The meetings provide a forum for attendees to share experiences and different sources of information and useful tips to help people with osteoporosis and low bone mass. Please email NOFrochesterNY@gmail.com for additional information and upcoming meeting dates.

NOF Hospital for Special Surgery Support Group

New York
The Hospital for Special Surgery no longer offers a support group but does offer educational programs on osteoporosis. Please email pped@hss.edu or visit their website to learn more.

NOF Catholic Health Osteoporosis Support Group

Buffalo
Support group email: mmccabe@chsbuffalo.org

The NOF Catholic Health Osteoporosis Support Group (previously known as the Northtowns Osteoporosis group)  was started in January of 2000. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 10-11:30 am. Meetings are held at Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 JJ Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228. Meetings are free and open to all, and they feature guest speakers discussing various topics of interest to people living with osteoporosis or at risk for developing the condition. New members and walk-ins are welcome.

NOF/NYSOPEP Helen Hayes Osteoporosis Support Group

West Haverstraw

The Osteoporosis Support & Education Group is coordinated by the Helen Hayes Hospital NYSOPEP team. Featured speakers include multidisciplinary professionals specialized in reducing the risk factors for osteoporosis and broken bones. Programs are complimentary and open to any individual in the community interested in the promotion of stronger bones. For more information, call the NYSOPEP Office, (845) 786-4772 
or Toll Free (888) 70-REHAB x 4772.

North Carolina

Greensboro Smith Senior Center Osteoporosis Group

Greensboro
Support group email: jennie.matkins@greensboro-nc.gov

The Greensboro Smith Senior Center Osteoporosis Group aims to promote aging as an opportunity for purposeful goals, despite chronic illnesses and to encourage a positive self-help/mutual aid focus among members. The group is currently not meeting and looking for a new support group leader. Please contact jennie.matkins@Greensboro-nc.gov if you’re interested in leading the Greensboro support group.

Oregon

Eugene-Springfield Support Group

Eugene
Support group email: cindyobrienconnect@gmail.com

The Eugene-Springfield Support Group meets the first Monday of every month from 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Campbell Senior Center, 155 High Street in Eugene, Oregon.

Pennsylvania

NOF Fayette County Support Group

Uniontown
Support group email: sunyecz@gmail.com

The Fayette County (of Pennsylvania) Osteoporosis Support Group meets quarterly at the Caring Mission Home Care, 160 Pittsburgh Street, Uniontown, PA. Please email sunyecz@gmail.com for additional information and upcoming meeting dates.

Texas

NOF Dallas Education & Support Group

Support group email: eshenderson214@gmail.com

The Bone Buddies support group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10am on Zoom. The meetings are free and open to all. 

We meet every Saturday at 10:00 a.m.central time on Zoom for free exercise sessions on the weeks  when we don’t have our support group meeting. 

A healthy eating discussion takes place every third Thursday at 2:00 p.m.central time on Zoom. You can submit questions for a registered licensed dietitian. She will have an outline from the questions. She will also answer your questions when you attend the meeting. 

Group meetings are a fun, relaxing way to learn new information about bone health and managing osteoporosis.  It’s interesting to meet others who are dealing with low bone density. Email Elaine for the Zoom links. (eshenderson214@gmail.com) Please feel free to share our meeting information with others who may be interested in joining. 

North Texas Healthy Bones Society

Fort Worth
Support group email: NOFtexashealthybones@gmail.com

The  North Texas Healthy Bones Society aims to educate the Fort Worth community on bone health, in order to help participants attain the lowest risk possible for fracturing and to enhance their quality of life. The group is passionate about providing education on osteoporosis and fracture prevention. The group meets quarterly at the Burleson Recreation Center, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd. in Burleson, Texas. Other community centers are also available to host meetings in the Fort Worth area. Please contact NOFtexashealthybones@gmail.com for additional details on the group’s meeting times and locations.

Washington, DC

NOF Support Group of Washington, DC

Washington, DC – support group currently online
Support group email: justine@elementscenter.com
Office phone: 202-333-5252
For more info, check out: ElementsCenter.com/workshops

A National Osteoporosis Foundation Osteoporosis Support Group led by physical therapists Dr. Justine Bernard, Dr. Lisa Grimmer and Elements trainers. The group will explain managing osteoporosis with exercise and provide an opportunity to meet other people in the community dealing with this diagnosis.

Join the NOF Support Group of Washington, DC, for the following support group meetings planned for 2021: https://bit.ly/ElementsOsteoSupportGroup

Meetings are held on Zoom for now. There is no charge to attend the events, but please register with the link above or email FrontDesk@elementscenter.com to RSVP for a meeting; the Zoom link will then be sent to you on the day of the meeting. 

West Virginia

NOF HIMG Support Group

Huntington
Support group email: pattydickey@uhswv.com

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