LAKEWOOD, N.J. – More than 40 million people in the U.S. currently have – or are at a high risk of developing – osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low bone mass that can lead to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine and wrist.
To education people about preventing and treating the disease, the Center for Healthy Aging at Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, will host a free Osteoporosis Lunch and Learn on April 22 from noon to 2 p.m. A pharmacist will provide information on osteoporosis and will also be available to review medications.
Lunch will be provided during the session, which will be held at Kimball’s Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by April 17 by calling health coaches Peggy Lomerson at 732-575-0452 or Kelly DeLeon at 732-597-6075.
About Kimball Medical Center
Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, is a 350-bed, fully accredited acute care hospital dedicated to providing high quality medical and healthcare services to the residents of Ocean County and southern Monmouth County.
In addition to offering a full range of innovative diagnostic and treatment services, Kimball Medical Center offers an array of wellness programs. Its ever-growing series of health education programs, lectures, screenings and support groups aim to promote wellness among all age groups.
For more information about Kimball Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
Date: April 8, 2013