Free osteoporosis prevention program meets weekly around the county

Pictured is the Peterboro Bone Builders group, led by Josie Howlett.

Bone Builders is a free strength training program, with elements to improve balance. The program is designed to promote bone health in senior, and address issues related to osteoporosis.

This is a research-based program developed by Tuft University. Dr. Miriam Nelson performed extensive research for this program and has been featured on shows such as the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN and Good Morning America, to name a few.

She has also written several books such as Strong Women Strong Bones and Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis. The Bone Builder programs in Madison County are delivered by Retired Senior Volunteer Program-trained and certified volunteer leaders. These classes meet at several locations throughout the county, and classes are free! RSVP has had the privilege of providing this service as well as many others under sponsorship from Madison County Office for the Aging. For more information call 315-697- 5700.

These classes meet at several locations throughout the county and classes are free. RSVP has had the privilege of providing this service as well as many others under sponsorship from Madison County Office for the Aging. For more information, call 315-697- 5700.

Locations:

  • Mid-York Bone Builders, led by Josie Howlett, Thursdays at 10 a.m., 310 Madison Lane, Hamilton
  • Canastota Bone Builders, led by Christine Crandall, Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Canastota Library, 102 West Center St, Canastota
  • Cazenovia Bone Builders, led by Beverly Thorp, Mondays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 12 Mill St, Cazenovia
  • Hamilton Bone Builders, led by Alma Bikowsky, Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Cornerstone Baptist Church 2369 Lake Moraine Road, Hamilton
  • Morrisville Bone Builders, led by Jane Trimmingham, Mondays at 10 a.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension, 100 Eaton St., Morrisville
  • Oneida Bone Builders, led by Beverly Zabele, Thursdays at 10 a.m., Oneida Recreation Center, 217 Cedar St., Oneida
  • Peterboro Bone Builders, led by Josie Howlett, Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Peterboro Methodist Church, 5240 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro

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