Screening & Education


Bone Health and Fracture Prevention

OUR MISSION. Our nonprofit is committed to preventing falls and fractures, osteoporosis awareness and prevention, and building and maintaining strong bones. With free educational and screening events, we focus on maintaining quality of life and independence for older adults in our region. 

Global Statistics (iof.org)

  • 1/3 of women and 1/5 of men aged 50+ will suffer an osteoporotic fracture


  • 8.9 million fractures annually... 1 fracture every 3 seconds


  • After a hip fracture:  40% are unable to walk independently, 60% require assistance a year later, 33% dependent or in a nursing home in the year following a hip fracture


  • 50% of people with one osteoporotic fracture will have another


  • Mortality--up to 20-30% in the first year after a hip fracture 

Preventing Falls and Fractures.  

WorldOsteoporosisDay

​      October 20, 2021 

Falls Prevention​ 

Strides For Strong Bones is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

TAKE THE IOF ONE MINUTE 

OSTEOPOROSIS RISK TEST

(click here)

Our FREE Screenings are important for identifying and understanding your individual risk of fracture and knowing your risks for falling. Your donations allow us to continue our efforts! Thank you. 


This website provides resources that are important not only for older adults (men and women), but individuals of all ages.

 

Joins us for the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Falls Prevention Awareness Week

September 20-24, 2021 

#fallsfree 


Take the Falls Free Check Up here:


https://ncoa.org/article/falls-free-checkup