Fulton County and East Point NORC Want Seniors to Determine if They Are “Fit to a T”
Fulton County and the East Point NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) are collaborating with the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) to teach seniors the necessary steps to prevent or slow down bone disease. Seniors are invited to attend a public education session entitled “Fit to a T” on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. The program will be held inside the chapel of Peachtree Christian Church located at 1706 Washington Road in East Point Georgia.
The information session will focus on prevention of broken bones, lifestyle changes and risk management to prevent future fractures if a participant has experienced a fracture.
Fit to a T is a free public education program on bone health and osteoporosis developed by members of the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI). The program was created in response to the Surgeon General’s first report on bone health and osteoporosis. Designed to help older adults learn more about bone health, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of osteoporosis, Fit to a T is appropriately named because the T-score is a measure of a person’s bone density and an estimate of their risk of breaking a bone.
A healthy snack will be provided for senior participants who would like to attend. East Point Seniors are urged to register by Friday, October 19, 2012. For more information, contact Leslie Bridges at 404-762-2094.
East Point NORC is a collaboration of service agencies/organizations designed to reduce service fragmentation and create healthy, integrated communities in which seniors living in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities are able to age-in-place with greater comfort and security in their own homes.