For information about osteoporosis, to find a support group near you or to create a group in your community, please contact:
Chair: Cherylle Unryn
123 St. Anne’s Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 2Z1
Phone: (204) 772-3498
Fax: (204) 772-4200
Brandon and surrounding area:
Email: email@example.com or call the Manitoba Chapter office at (204) 772-3498.
Upcoming Chapter events
2nd Annual Bones ‘n’ Beer
With a sold out event last year, the Bones ‘n’ Beer event is back. This year’s evening will be even bigger and better! Same great ribs, same great drumsticks, premium beers! Join us at Investors Group Stadium! Tickets are just $80 each ~ or ~ buy a table of 10 for your favourite people for $700.
- Thursday, October 15th at The Pinnacle Room at Investors Group Field
Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Public Forum: “Gals Get It…Guys Get It Too!”
Many people don’t know that men get osteoporosis; one in five men will experience a broken bone as a result of osteoporosis during his lifetime. The horrifying reality is more than 95% of men who fracture for the first time aren’t offered screening or treatment for their underlying osteoporosis, i.e., nothing is done to prevent the next fracture! Approximately 250 men in Manitoba break a hip every year. 37% of those men who suffer a hip fracture will die within the year following the broken hip, so awareness is very important.
- Wednesday, October 28th , 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Sturgeon Creek II Retirement Residence in Winnipeg
- Keynote speaker Dr. Cory Baillie, MD, will discuss “Men and Osteoporosis”
- Exercise presentation: “Keeping You Moving” will be presented by Rebecca Atkinson, Physiotherapist
This is a free event but registration is required. Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email email@example.com
5th Annual Bridge Tournament
Monday, November 16th at Norberry-Glenlee Community Club, 26 Molgat Avenue in Winnipeg
Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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‘Reducing the risk of and managing Osteoporosis’
Do you want to learn more about reducing your risk of osteoporosis and practical tips on how to manage osteoporosis? Consider having a trained volunteer spokesperson from the organization meet with you and your group of colleagues for a personalized session. An excellent selection of pamphlets about calcium, exercise, drug therapies and many other topics will be made available to you at each session.
To arrange a date and location that is convenient for both you and the speaker contact the Manitoba Chapter. There is no charge for these services however a donation to the Chapter is appreciated.
‘Supporting the Newly Diagnosed’
This program is designed for individuals who have recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Once a month, we offer the opportunity to attend a presentation containing accurate and pertinent information and an introduction to the variety of resources available through our Chapter. Participants can share their stories and have their questions answered.
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis, contact the Chapter office for further information. There is no fee to attend but registration is required as space is limited. Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email email@example.com
This is a seven-session peer support group program. Participants receive interactive information about bone health and will have the opportunity to actively engage in discussions and share experiences. A new topic will be addressed each session.
Fall 2015 session schedule and location:
Weekly on Wednesdays starting September 9th through October 21, 2015 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at The Waverley/Rosewood Seniors’ Community by revera
Pre-registration is required – contact the Chapter office by phone at (204) 772-3498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Available positions / Volunteer postings
Our aim is to help people avoid or reduce the pain and suffering of broken bones. We can’t do it without volunteers though! Please contact the Chapter office if you can help us help people to keep their bones strong and healthy by volunteering in one (or more!) of the following capacities:
Educators: join us in fulfilling our mission to provide life-changing education to the public and work toward a future Canada without osteoporotic fractures. We provide extensive training with ongoing continuing education and support, and we have a terrific social community of volunteers and staff collaborating and networking toward a common goal.
Join our Volunteer Development Committee to help us make a difference, or join one of our Special Event Committees and help plan and implement our fundraisers!
Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email email@example.com for details about the positions listed here.