Volunteers Needed to Lead Free Bone Builders Classes in Silver Spring, North Potomac and Germantown
Volunteers are needed to teach free Bone Builders classes at locations in Silver Spring, North Potomac and Germantown. The daytime classes are designed to prevent and slow development of osteoporosis and help regular participants increase bone density naturally, an effective option for those who may not wish to use anti-osteoporosis medicines. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin and easily broken. Although osteoporosis can strike at any age, it affects one in three women and one in eight men over the age of 60. One out of every two women and one in four men over 50 will have an osteoporosis related-fracture in their lifetime.
Bone Builders is sponsored by Montgomery County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services and is based on research conducted at Tuft’s University.
Each one-hour session includes balance and weight training. Because teams of volunteers staff the program, there is no charge for instruction or equipment. Volunteer leaders receive eight hours of free training and ongoing supervision by a master trainer. The next training is scheduled for March. Space is limited. For more information or to register for the training, contact Shawn Brennan, program manager for Senior Health Promotion, at 240-777-1350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.