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Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become thin and break easily. The most common breaks are in the hip, spine or wrist. Osteoporosis is called a "silent disease" because many people do not even know that they have thin bones until a bone breaks.

Osteoporosis and broken bones do not need to be a normal part of aging; you can take action to promote strong bones for life.

Detecting Osteoporosis

If you are at risk for osteoporosis, consult your healthcare provider about getting a Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test. A bone density test is able to diagnose osteoporosis or low bone mass, which may increase your risk for the development of osteoporosis.

Catholic Health provides bone density tests at several facilities.

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Support Groups

Our osteoporosis support groups meet twice each month and feature a different speaker at each meeting. All are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

Second Tuesday of the Month

Elderwood Village
580 Orchard Park Rd.
West Seneca, NY
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This group is led by Debbie Hender-Holzerland, RN.

Third Wednesday of the Month

Beechwood Continuing Care
2235 Millersport Hwy
Getzville, NY
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This group is led by BettyAnn Duguay, RN, and Carolyn Leibring, RN.

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