Let’s talk about ageing well: bone health features on ITV
12 Mar 2021
Yesterday evening we were delighted to see bone health discussed on ITV’s How To Age Well? programme.
The Royal Osteoporosis Society’s (ROS) Clinical Lead Jill Griffin, talked to presenter Martin Kemp about the importance of caring for our bones. We also heard from ROS volunteer Jenni, about her experience with spinal fractures – which is sadly a common experience for people affected by osteoporosis. Our amazing fundraiser Nick Gardner, who at 80 years old is taking on all 282 Scottish Munros, also made a special appearance. Through this incredible challenge, he is aiming to raise £28,000 for the ROS and Alzheimer’s Scotland in support of his wife Janet.
CEO Craig Jones said: “We want to do everything we can to encourage people to look after their bone health, so it is fantastic to see this being covered on television. There are 3.5 million people in the UK living with osteoporosis, but only a quarter of adults are even aware of the condition. By increasing awareness of bone health and the condition, as well as driving forward vital research into a cure, we hope to reduce the number of people who will live with osteoporosis in the future.”
If you missed it, don’t worry - you can catch up on the programme.