2016 Dates Announced For Helen Hayes Hospital Osteoporosis Wellness Program

November 11, 2015

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY will offer the 8-session Osteoporosis Wellness Program “Strong Bones, Stronger Me” monthly in 2016. The program, which will also run in December of this year, serves to empower individuals with osteoporosis to manage the condition at a physical level, employing exercise to maintain and improve bone health.

Fractures will occur in one in two women with osteoporosis and one in four men with the condition. Devised and led by a licensed Physical Therapist, Strong Bones, Stronger Me is an evidence-based program that seeks to lower an osteoporosis patient’s risk by providing participants with strength and flexibility exercises specifically tailored to improving bone health. Program highlights include:

  • Flexibility Exercises
  • Strength Training
  • Balance Exercises
  • Body Mechanics Training
  • Diet and Nutrition Education

Each one-month 8-session program meets on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:30am – 12:30pm at Helen Hayes Hospital. Upcoming program start dates are:

December 3, 2015
January 5, 2016
February 2, 2016
March 1, 2016
March 29, 2016
May 3, 2016
June 2, 2016

The program cost is $96 and participants should bring their own exercise mat and dress comfortably. For more information, please contact Payal Sahni, PT at 845-786-4177 or sahnip@helenhayeshosp.org.

The Osteoporosis Center at Helen Hayes Hospital is the headquarters for the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP). The mission of NYSOPEP is to educate all New Yorkers about the causes of this bone condition, the importance of preventative measures and early detection, and the variety of treatments available. Visitors to the Osteoporosis Center at HHH can benefit from bone density testing, physician evaluations and counseling, exercises classes, support groups, and educational opportunities. For more information, contact 845-786-4318.