What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease in which bones become weak and fragile. Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for more than 44 million Americans, 80% of whom are women. A "silent disease", because bone loss usually occurs without symptoms, people may not know they have osteoporosis until their bones become so fragile that a fracture occurs.
What is BONE BUILDERS?
BONE BUILDERS is an exercise program designed to help individuals maintain bone mass and build on existing bone mass. Trained CVAC volunteers lead weekly one-hour sessions in progressive weight-bearing exercises intended to reduce the onset or progression of osteoporosis.
Why Strength Training?
Scientific studies conducted at Tuft's University in Boston show that strength training is an effective means for the prevention of osteoporosis.
Where Are BONE BUILDERS Sessions Held?
Bone Builders classes are held at various locations in Chemung County. Classes vary in size depending on the size of the facility. Please call CVAC for an Enrollment Packet - 734-4453.
|Big Flats Community Center, Tuesday, Thursday - 10:00 am|
|Chapel Park, Pine City - Thursday - 12:30 pm|
|Erin Town Hall Evening - Monday, Thursday - 3:00 pm|
|First Presbyterian Church on W. Clinton - Tuesday, Thursday - 9:30 am|
|First UMC - Broad Street, Horseheads - Tuesday, Thursday – 9:30 am|
|Grace Episcopal, Church Street, Elmira - Monday, Wednesday – 10:00 am|
|North County Senior Center, now at Appleridge Senior Living - Mon., Wed., Friday - 10:15 am|
|Pennsylvania Avenue UMC - Pine City - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9:30 am|
|Spencer-Van Etten - Van Etten Village Hall - Monday, Wednesday - 10:00 am|
|West Elmira Town Community Center - Monday, Wednesday - 9:00 am|
|Westside UMC, 743 W. First Street, Elmira - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 2:00 pm|
How can I join BONE BUILDERS?
Contact CVAC at 734-4453 for more information and ask to have an enrollment packet sent to you.
Last updated March 9, 2022