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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 phone (402-280-4810) or email.

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

Arizona

NOF Scottsdale Healthcare Osteoporosis Support and Education Group

Scottsdale
Support Group website: HonorHealth.com

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 every other month and will meet on the following dates in 2018: February 21, April 18, June 20, August 15, October 17 and December 19. Visit HonorHealth.com 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 Eisenhower Osteoporosis Medical Center Support Group

Rancho Mirage
Support group email: RFausel2@emc.org

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.

San Diego Bone Health Group

San Diego
Support group email: hhofflich@ucsd.edu
The San Diego Bone Health Group’s goal is to share information about calcium, vitamin D, prevention and therapies for osteoporosis. The group meets consistently every month and brings in excellent guest speakers to present on topics related to osteoporosis. To learn more, please visit the group’s website or email Heather Hofflich at hhofflich@ucsd.edu for meeting details.

Colorado

NOF Lakewood Osteoporosis Support Group

Littleton
The NOF Lakewood Osteoporosis Support Group is currently looking for a leader. Please email sharan.christ@comcast.net if you’re interested in learning more.

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.

NOF Education and Support Group of Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach
Support group email: nbts88@bellsouth.net; barrpt@bellsouth.net
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.

NOF Englewood Community Hospital Osteoporosis Education and Support Group

Englewood
Support Group Leader: Pat Burkey
Phone: (941) 460-0022
The NOF Englewood Community Hospital Osteoporosis Education and Support Group meets the second Monday of each month from November – May. Call Pat for complete meeting information.

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. Classes for the Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group will start up again in March. Meetings are held at the Nampa Senior Center at 2:30. Call or email Greta Leonard RN, CBDT at leonardg@slhs.org or (208) 505-2644 for additional meeting information.

Indiana

NOF Community Healthplex Sports Club Support Group

Indianapolis
Lcampbell4@healthplexsportsclub.org
Support group email: Lcampbell4@healthplexsportsclub.org

NOF Break Free From Osteoporosis – Plymouth Support Group

Indianapolis
The NOF Break Free From Osteoporosis – Plymouth group meets the last Monday of the Month at 1pm at Lifeplex, 2855 Miller Drive, Suite 101, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Support group email: cwendelb@iusb.edu

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.

Maryland

NOF Bone Builders’ Club

Westminster
Support group email: dexajo@comcast.net

Massachusetts

NOF Metrowest Osteoporosis Support Group

Framingham
Support group email: allenjoanmetcalfe@rcn.com
The NOF MetroWest Osteoporosis Support Group meets from 10 – 11am on the second Thursday of each month from September – May. The group does not meet during the summer. For meeting details, please call Joan at (508) 954-7729.

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
The NOF Omaha Area Bone Health Group provides a place where the public can find accurate and up to date information on osteoporosis and all areas of health. To find out about upcoming meetings, please call Susan Recker at (402) 280-4810.

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: margepete32@gmail.com

The Bone Boosters of New Mexico meets the first Thursday of each month from September through May at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Learn more about the group and their meetings at: www.boneboosters.com.

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.

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  to learn more.

Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group

Buffalo
Support group email: mmccabe@chsbuffalo.org
The Northwons Osteoporosis Support Group is the area’s first NOF affiliated support group and was started in January, 2000. The group meets on the 5th floor of the Catholic Health Administrative & Regional Training Center, 144 Genesse Street in Buffalo. The Osteoporosis Support Group is free and open to all. The meetings feature guest speakers discussing various topics of interest to help people living with osteoporosis or at risk for developing the condition, to live safely and comfortably. New members and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 716-447-6205.

NOF/NYSOPEP Helen Hayes Osteoporosis Support Group

West Haverstraw
Support group email: silversteins@helenhayeshosp.org

Northern Westchester Osteoporosis Support Group

Support group email: Bornstein@mkmg.com.
The Northern Westchester Osteoporosis Support Group aims to help participants learn about exercise, diet and medications and provide a forum to discuss the physiological and psychological impact of osteoporosis.

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

Pennsylvania

NOF Fayette County Support Group

Uniontown
Support group email: sunyecz@menopauserx.com
The Fayette County (of Pennsylvania) Osteoporosis Support Group meets quarterly at the Caring Mission Home Care, 160 Pittsburgh Street, Uniontown, PA.

Tennessee

NOF Gibson General Area Support Group

Gibson
Support group email: Felicia.ingram@wth.org

Tennessee Valley Healthy Bones

Support group email: TNvalleyhealthybones@gmail.com.
The Tennessee Valley Healthy Bones support group aims to provide forum style osteoporosis education featuring experts addressing medically-related subject areas with plenty of opportunity for participant Q&A.

Texas

NOF Dallas Education & Support Group

Plano
Support group email: eshenderson@tx.rr.com
Support group website: dallasbonebuddies.org

The Bone Buddies support group meet on the second Saturday of each month at 9:45am.  We meet at the Methodist Richardson Medical Center (Bush @ Renner). Bring your booklet “Boning Up” if you have one. The  meeting is free and open to all.  We invite you for lunch at a local restaurant after the meeting.
Group meetings are a fun, relaxing way to learn new information about bone health and managing osteoporosis.  And it’s interesting to meet others who are dealing with low bone density. You are welcome to forward our information to others.

The campus address is:
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
2821 Geo. Bush Hwy
Richardson, 75082

The 2821 building is the 5-story Physician Pavilion, between the single story Cancer and Emergency Departments.  There is an entrance to this small campus on either the service road side of Geo. Bush, or off Renner Road.  Suite 200 is the only Conference Room in the building.  Take either the stairs, or an elevator, to the 2nd floor.The only other building on the site is the new hospital that’s under construction.  There should be plenty of parking, being a Saturday.

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 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 email: justine@elementscenter.com

Join the NOF Support Group of Washington, DC for the following support group meetings planned for 2018:
Thursday, May 24, 6-7pm with Justine (Doctor of Physical Therapy) and Stephanie (Trainer)
Saturday, September 22, 1-2pm with Lisa (Doctor of Physical Therapy) and Nina (Trainer)
Thursday, December 6, 6-7pm with Justine (Doctor of Physical Therapy) and Julia (Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist)

Meetings are held at the Elements Fitness & Wellness Center, Georgetown Plaza, 2233 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite 217. There is no charge to attend the events, but please email Justine ( justine@elementscenter.com) if you will attend a meeting. The outside building doors lock at 6pm, so please call (202) 333-5252 if you are running late and someone will come down to let you in to the meeting.

 

West Virginia

NOF HIMG Support Group

Huntington
Support group email: pattydickey@uhswv.com

 

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