Nottingham

Nottingham Support Group

The Nottingham Osteoporosis Support Group offers essential support and information to those affected by osteoporosis and all others who are interested.

We do this by:

  • Presentations and talks
  • Health and wellbeing advice
  • Fundraising events
  • Social activities

Come along to our weekly tea dance

We help organise a tea dance on a weekly basis at:

Sherwood Community Centre
Mansfield Road
Sherwood
NG5 3FN

Every Thursday, 13:30 until 16:00.

Admission costs £2.50 and includes tea and biscuits.

All members and non-members are welcome to join us. There is a mixture of sequence, line dancing and ballroom.

Please come along and support us. There are representatives from the group in attendance and you are welcome if you just want to come along and have a chat.

There is an excellent bus service to the venue, and plenty of free parking.

Please contact us for more details.

Visit our stall at Ageing Well Day

Members of the Nottingham Support Group are taking a stall to Age Friendly Nottingham’s annual Ageing Well Day in Old Market Square, Nottingham, on Tuesday 11 June 2019.

We'll be there from 10:00 until 15:00 to talk to people with osteoporosis, with all the latest Royal Osteoporosis Society leaflets available. 

Alongside ours, there are at least 36 stalls at the event, with topics including:

  • Health and care services
  • How to stay active, fit and well
  • Staying safe and well at home
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • New ways to meet people, etc.

On occasional Wednesdays...

Committee Members of the Nottingham Support Group attend Prof. Opinder Sahota’s Clinic No 2 at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, with the full range of Royal Osteoporosis Society leaflets etc.

They are happy to give support to osteoporosis patients, both newly diagnosed and existing patients. 

Volunteers needed

We'd like to make an appeal for new committee members and helpers to the group. We need your help to continue the group.

If you, or someone you know, has an interest in osteoporosis, has a few hours a month to spare, and would like to make a difference, increase personal satisfaction, have fun, meet new people and make new friends - we would love to hear from you.

Please either come along to one of our events (details above) or contact us to find out more.

Annual Medical update 2019

We held our annual Medical Update meeting at the QMC Hospital Medical School in Nottingham, on 1 May 2019.

The event was attended by well over 100 people.

The evening was chaired by Professor Opinder Sahota and the speakers and subjects were as follows:

  • Vertebral fractures - Dr Terence Ong
  • Bonedensity (DXA) scanning - Sarah Taverner
  • Diet and osteoporosis - Rachel Lyon
  • An update from the Royal Osteoporosis Society - Fiona Cooper, Regional Development Manager, ROS

There was a question and answer session, which was very popular, and everyone came away understanding much more about osteoporosis, and also the society.

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