Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for health care professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, rehab care staff) and exercise practitioners/trainers to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. A number of upcoming workships are scheduled across Ontario. More information can be found at: www.bonefit.ca

Bone Fit™ Basics is a 1-day workshop aimed at exercise and fitness professional working in the community with uncomplicated osteoporosis clients. Bone Fit™ Clinical is a 2-day workshop aimed at rehabilitation professionals working in a clinical environment with simple or complex osteoporosis clients. Breakfast & lunch is included in the registration fee for both Basics ad Clinical workshops. Please see our calendar for upcoming 2019 Bone Fit™ workshops in your communities of for more information visit: www.bonefit.ca 

This is a policy summary of the Canadian Medical Association which advocates for programs and supports to promote healthy aging; a comprehensive continuum of health services to provide optimal care and support ot older Canadians; and an environment and society that is "age friendly." 10 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

This review explores the evidence which stronly supports the positive association between increased levels of physical activity, exercise participation and improved health in older adults. 7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

This publication investigates the predominantly sedentary lifestyles of older adults in the UK and how they can be encouraged to increase their activity levels, including possible risks and benefits. 24 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

November 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 1:00pm at the Peterborough Naval Association. Join Dr. Adachi for "Osteoporosis 101"; Sue Bitonte for "The Do's and Don'ts of Yoga and Osteoporosis" and Shannon Burton for "Exercise and Movement in Your Community". A light lunch will be served.  Registration is free but required by November 9th. Call Cathy Pearcy at 705-761-0223 or email cpearcy@osteoporosis.ca. Registration is available online here.

November marks Osteoporosis Awareness Month in Canada and a great opportunity to learn more about osteoporosis and bone health. Attend an osteoporosis community education event being held at the Richmond Hill Central Library on Thursday, November 1 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm to hear from a team of osteoporosis healthcare providers including: a doctor specializing in osteoporosis care, a pharmacist, a dietician, an occupational therapist and a kinesiologist from Southlake Regional Health Centre. Space is limited. Please register for this free event by October 26, 2018 by emailing: jweldon@osteoporosis.ca or calling toll free 1-800-463-6842. ext. 2313 or 416-508-8209.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to osteoporosis. Topics include:

  • the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and osteoporosis
  • diabetes and lower bone mineral density
  • falls and fractures
  • exercise interventions
  • frailty and osteoporosis
  • osteoporosis in men
  • osteoporosis in women
  • glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
  • nutrition

5 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Nov. 3rd, 2018 from 9am - 12pm at the St. George Banquet Hall, Waterloo.  The Centre for Bone Health presents a free education event titled ‘Osteoporosis: Updates & Controversies’ on Saturday, November 3 from 9 am to 12 pm. The event is scheduled to take place at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo, Ontario. Limited seats available. Please register for the event by October 19, 2018 at: www.bit.ly/CentreForBoneHealth or call Crystal Hughes @ 519-743-5201 ext. 233

The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence of the effects of Tai-Chi Chuan on bone mineral density and its potential for prevention of osteoporosis. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

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