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  • Standing Tall: Osteoporosis and the Effects on the Spine Register Button

    Men and women may develop osteoporosis as they age which can have a significant effect on the spine. The bones become weaker; they can get small micro fractures or large fractures. Join spine surgeon, Dr. Sergiu Botolin, to learn about maintenance of overall spine health, the effects of osteoporosis on the spine, how to manage osteoporosis-related spine fractures and other conditions and the medical and surgical treatment options. 

    Date - Weds. Oct. 26 
    Time - 6 – 7:30 p.m.     
    Location - St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Road, Conference Room 2
    Cost - FREE

    Stepping On!

    Stepping On empowers older adults to carry out healthy behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. This workshop meets once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who are, at risk for falling, have a fear of falling, or who have fallen one or more times. The workshop is co-led by a health care professional and a lay leader. Local guest experts assist by providing information on exercise, vision, safety and medications. Limited to 14 participants.

    Dates - Fridays, Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
    Time - 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     
    Location - Penrose Pavilion, 2312 N. Nevada Ave., Conference Room B
    Cost - FREE

    To register for the Stepping On program, call 719-776-5926.

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