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 email: abramini@shc.org

NOF Tucson AZ Support Group

Tucson
Osteoporosis Consultant, Dana Kurland, R.Ph., presented “Osteoporosis in the 21st Century” on Wednesday, January 28 at the NOF Tuscon AZ Support Group’s last meeting. For details on the presentation and a schedule of upcoming meetings, please email: rxdana@cox.net.
Support group 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’s 2016 meetings will take place on April 5, June 7, August 9 and October 4. 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

Boulder County Osteoporosis Support Group

Boulder
The Boulder County Osteoporosis Support Group meets monthly at public locations, like senior centers and libraries in Boulder county. The group offers members an opportunity to exchange information and provide support to one another. Please contact Nancy Phares-Zook nancypz@msn.com to learn more.

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 is presenting a series of educational programs on osteoporosis this fall at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 South Beach Street. On Tuesday, October 11 at 4pm, Dr. Michael McDonough, D.P.M. will present “Healthy Feet Will Support and Protect Your Bones” and on Tuesday, November 15 at 4pm Ann Forsell of Yoga Bala will present “Enjoy Safe Yoga for Healthy Bones.” Please call Barr & Associates Physical Therapy at (386) 673-3535 for more information and to RSVP.

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. Upcoming meeting topics include: November – back braces, December – balance, January – stress, February – massage to help people with osteoporosis, March – medications affecting people with osteoporosis, April – osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, May – diet. 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.

Illinois

NOF Rush Oak Park Hospital Osteoporosis Updates

Oak Park
The Rush Oak Park Hospital support group is no longer meeting. If you’re interested in serving as leader to resume the group’s meetings, Jill Goldberg is available to help. She will provide the meeting space, help find an M.D. advisor and promote the group in the hospital’s newsletter. Please contact Jill at (708) 660-2005 or jill_goldberg@rush.edu if you’re interested in learning more about leading the Rush Oak Park Hospital support group.

NOF Sauk Valley Support Group

Franklin Grove
Support group email: Sally.baumgardner@yahoo.com

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

Please join the Bone Builders Club on Wednesday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the Wellness Center for “Managing Your Pain by Pinning Down your Ailments,” a presentation by Janice Novak, Lac from Ark Acupuncture. As part of her presentation, Ms. Novak seeks to uncover each participants’ whole health and wellness picture and has many techniques and tools to help manage your chronic pain to stay active and keep your bones strong. She will also demonstrate ear acupuncture during the event. Registration is required. Please call 443-605-1070 to register.

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.

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 will celebrate 10 years of meetings in May 2015. The group 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

Barbie Nesser
Rochester
The Let’s Talk BONES support group 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.
Support group email: NOFrochesterNY@gmail.com

NOF Hospital for Special Surgery Support Group

New York
Support group email: wieselr@hss.edu

NOF Southtowns Osteoporosis Support Group

Orchard Park
Support group email: hothipmama@yahoo.com

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

he 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 meets from 1:30-2:30pm the second Thursday of every month, except July and August. For additional information on upcoming meetings, please email: jennie.matkins@greensboro-nc.gov.

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.

Vermont

Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, VT

Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org
BetterBonesNEK.org
The Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, VT support group aims to provide the community with a forum of osteoporosis support and education and the opportunity to learn from a variety of guest speakers.  For a complete meeting schedule, please visit our website and click on “meeting schedule.”

West Virginia

NOF HIMG Support Group

Huntington
Support group email: pattydickey@uhswv.com

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