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. 

WorldOsteoporosisDay

​      October 20, 2022 

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.

 

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Falls Prevention​ 

Bone Health and Fracture Prevention

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

Screening & Education


Preventing Falls and Fractures.  

TAKE THE IOF ONE MINUTE 

OSTEOPOROSIS RISK TEST

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Sign up today for our FREE Virtual (Zoom) Falls Prevention Program for Older Adults. "Strides Toward a Healthy and Independent Life".


Click here to register. Space is limited so sign up early!

You will need to have the Zoom app downloaded onto your device before the workshop date. 

Questions? Email us! 

Dates: June 7, 10 and 14

Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am


June 7 - Learn why staying active is so important and learn about the evidence-based balance and exercise programs that can help you reduce your risk for falls. 


June 10 - Find out more about which healthy practices can help prevent falls and which habits can increase your risk of falling. Learn which regular check-up's are an important part of reducing your risk for falls, and what medical conditions may put you at risk for falling.


June 14 - Take the Falls Risk Assessment Survey with us and learn from EMS/Medics and Trauma Coordinators about what to do when a fall occurs. Simple home modifications can help prevent falls and fall-related injuries.   

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