Library offers 2 osteoporosis programs this month

Two Ocean County Library branches will present a program on how to stay strong, active, and to thrive with osteoporosis.

The program will be led by Barbara Dean, a Licensed Physical Therapist from the Kessler Rehabilitation Center.

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones and can lead to a greater risk for breaking a bone.

Post-menopausal osteoporosis is the most common type of the disease. Within five to seven years after the onset of menopause a woman can lose up to 20 percent of her bone mass.

With osteoporosis a bone fracture can result from a minor fall.  The most common breaks occur at the hip, spine or wrist.

The programs will be held Tuesday Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Upper Shores/Lavallette branch (112 Jersey City Av.; (732) 793-3996) and Tues. Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Manchester branch (21 Colonial Dr. (732) 657-7600.)

The programs are free and open to the public but registration is required. Telephone the branch or visit the library’s Web site www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register.

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