Find a Support Group

Support groups are a great way to learn more about osteoporosis and how to live with the disease directly from those in similar situations. Use our directory below to find a support group in your area. If we don’t have a support group in your area and you’re interested in starting one, please review and complete the NOF Online Support Group Application or visit our Online Support Community hosted by Inspire.

If you have questions about starting a support group, National Osteoporosis Foundation Support Group Leader, Susan Recker is available as a resource. Please contact her by phone (402-280-4810) or email.  

Please contact us if you’d like to edit or update your support group listing.

United States

Arizona

NOF Scottsdale Healthcare Osteoporosis Support and Education Group

Scottsdale

Support group email: abramini@shc.org

NOF Tucson AZ Support Group

Tucson

Osteoporosis Consultant, Dana Kurland, R.Ph., will present "Osteoporosis in the 21st Century" on Wednesday, January 28. For details, please email: rxdana@cox.net.

Support group email: rxdana@cox.net

California

NOF Eisenhower Osteoporosis Medical Center Support Group

Rancho Mirage

Support group email: RFausel2@emc.org

NOF South Bay Osteoporosis Support Group

Torrance

Support group email: CarolH726@aol.com

The NOF Southbay Osteoporosis Support Group meets in Torrance, CA at 3pm on the first Tuesday of even numbered months, except December. The group meets at the Little Company of Mary Hospital, in the health education building on Earl Street in Torrance, California. Please email Carol Harrison at CarolH726@aol.com with questions or for additional meeting details.  

San Diego Bone Health Group

San Diego

Support group email: hhofflich@ucsd.edu

The San Diego Bone Health Group's goal is to share information about calcium, vitamin D, prevention and therapies for osteoporosis. The group meets consistently every month and brings in excellent guest speakers to present on topics related to osteoporosis. Please email Heather Hofflich at hhofflich@ucsd.edu for meeting details.

Colorado

NOF Lakewood Osteoporosis Support Group

Littleton

The NOF Lakewood Osteoporosis Support Group is currently looking for a leader. Please email sharan.christ@comcast.net if you're interested in learning more.

Florida

Central Florida Healthy Bones

Winter Park

Support group email: CentralFloridaHealthyBones@gmail.com

The Central Florida Healthy Bones support group aims to improve bone health in the community through education and exercise.

NOF Education and Support Group of Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach

NOF Englewood Community Hospital Osteoporosis Education and Support Group

Englewood

Support Group Leader: Pat Burkey

Phone: (941) 460-0022

Idaho

Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group

Nampa

Support group email: leonardg@slhs.org

The Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group aims to educate the public on osteoporosis, its prevention and treatment. Classes for the Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group will start up again in March. Meetings are held at the Nampa Senior Center at 2:30. Call or email Greta Leonard RN, CBDT at leonardg@slhs.org or (208) 505-2644 for additional meeting information.

Illinois

NOF Rush Oak Park Hospital Osteoporosis Updates

Oak Park

Support group email: Karen_L_Fatta@rush.edu

NOF Sauk Valley Support Group

Franklin Grove

Support group email: Sally.baumgardner@yahoo.com

Indiana

NOF Community Healthplex Sports Club Support Group

Indianapolis

Maine

Caring Connections Bone Health Support and Discussion Group

Bangor

Support group email: rlong@bangorY.org

The Caring Connections Bone Health Information and Discussion Group's next meeting will be February 10th at 10 am at the Bangor YMCA, 17 Second Street, Bangor.

NOF Greater Portland Osteoporosis Support Group

South Portland

Support group email: bestbone@maine.rr.com


The NOF Greater Portland Osteoporosis Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm. Meetings are held at 800 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106.

Maryland

NOF Bone Builders’ Club

Westminster

Support group email: dexajo@comcast.net

NOF Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital Osteoporosis Education and Support Group

Baltimore

Support group email: Karen.kansler@medstar.net

The NOF Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital Osteoporosis Education and Support Group covers the following areas of interest:

  • Medication updates
  • Easy calcium and vitamin D rich recipes
  • Strength training exercises

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30am from April - June and September - November. Meetings are held at the Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Russell Morgan Building Conference Room #1. For additional information and to register, please call (443) 444-4100.  

Massachusetts

NOF Metrowest Osteoporosis Support Group

Framingham

Support group email: allenjoanmetcalfe@rcn.com

The NOF MetroWest Osteoporosis Support Group meets from 10 - 11am on the second Thursday of each month from September - May. The group does not meet during the summer. For meeting details, please call Joan at (508) 954-7729.

 

Nebraska

NOF Omaha Area Bone Health Group

Omaha

Support group email: srecker@creighton.edu

The NOF Omaha Area Bone Health Group provides a place where the public can find accurate and up to date information on steoporosis and all areas of health. Learn more about the group and view their schedule of upcoming meetings.  

New Jersey

NOF Saint Barnabas Osteoporosis Support Group

Livingston

Support group email: jpetersen@barnabashealth.org

New Mexico

Bone Boosters of New Mexico

Las Cruses

Support group email: margepete32@gmail.com

The Bone Boosters of New Mexico will celebrate 10 years of meetings in May 2015. The group meets the first Thursday of each month from September through May at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Learn more about the group and their meetings at: www.boneboosters.com.

NOF Mimbres Support Group

Deming

Support group email: marion_kleber2@chs.net

New York

Let's Talk BONES

Barbie Nesser
Rochester

The Let's Talk BONES support group provides support and a place where members can share osteoporosis experiences and helpful ideas to cope.

Support group email: NOFrochesterNY@gmail.com

The group's first meeting will take place Tuesday, February 10 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Gates Library located at 902 Elmgrove Park in Rochester. The meeting will provide a forum for attendees to share experiences and different sources of information and useful tips to help people with osteoporosis and low bone mass.

NOF Hospital for Special Surgery Support Group

New York

Support group email: wieselr@hss.edu

NOF Southtowns Osteoporosis Support Group

Orchard Park

Support group email: hothipmama@yahoo.com

NOF/NYSOPEP Helen Hayes Osteoporosis Support Group

West Haverstraw

Support group email: silversteins@helenhayeshosp.org

Northern Westchester Osteoporosis Support Group

Support group email: Bornstein@mkmg.com.

The Northern Westchester Osteoporosis Support Group aims to help participants learn about exercise, diet and medications and provide a forum to discuss the physiological and psychological impact of osteoporosis.

Oregon

Eugene-Springfield Support Group

Eugene

Support group email: cindyobrienconnect@gmail.com

Pennsylvania

NOF Fayette County Support Group

Uniontown

Support group email: sunyecz@menopauserx.com

The Fayette County (of Pennsylvania) Osteoporosis Support Group meets quarterly at the Caring Mission Home Care, 160 Pittsburgh Street, Uniontown, PA.  

Tennessee

NOF Gibson General Area Support Group

Gibson

Support group email: Felicia.ingram@wth.org

Tennessee Valley Healthy Bones

Support group email: TNvalleyhealthybones@gmail.com.

The Tennessee Valley Healthy Bones support group aims to provide forum style osteoporosis education featuring experts addressing medically-related subject areas with plenty of opportunity for participant Q&A.

Texas

NOF Dallas Education & Support Group

Plano

Support group email: eshenderson@tx.rr.com

Support group website: http://www.dallasbonebuddies.org

The Bone Buddies support group meet on the second Saturday of each month at 9:45am.  We meet at the Methodist Richardson Medical Center (Bush @ Renner). Bring your booklet “Boning Up” if you have one. The  meeting is free and open to all.  We invite you for lunch at a local restaurant after the meeting.

Group meetings are a fun, relaxing way to learn new information about bone health and managing osteoporosis.  And it's interesting to meet others who are dealing with low bone density. You are welcome to forward our information to others.

The campus address is:

Methodist Richardson Medical Center

2821 Geo. Bush Hwy

Richardson, 75082

The 2821 building is the 5-story Physician Pavilion, between the single story Cancer and Emergency Departments.  There is an entrance to this small campus on either the service road side of Geo. Bush, or off Renner Road.  Suite 200 is the only Conference Room in the building.  Take either the stairs, or an elevator, to the 2nd floor.The only other building on the site is the new hospital that's under construction.  There should be plenty of parking, being a Saturday.

 

Vermont

Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, VT

The Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, VT support group aims to provide the community with a forum of osteoporosis support and education and the opportunity to learn from a variety of guest speakers.  For a complete meeting schedule, please visit our website and click on "meeting schedule." 

West Virginia

NOF HIMG Support Group

Huntington

Support group email: pattydickey@uhswv.com

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