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., presented "Osteoporosis in the 21st Century" on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the NOF Tuscon AZ Support Group's last meeting. For details on the presentation and a schedule of upcoming meetings, 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

Boulder County Osteoporosis Support Group

Nancy Phares-Zook
Boulder

The Boulder County Osteoporosis Support Group will meet monthly at public locations, like senior centers or libraries in Boulder county. The group serves as an opportunity for members to exchange information and provide support to one another.

Contact Nancy Phares-Zook (nancypz@msn.com) to learn more.

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. The group hosts monthly events offering free health and wellness information. Upcoming events include:

Prevent the Three B's - BOOM BREAKING BONES!
Friday, February 5, 2016, 12-1pm

Stronger Muscles and Healthier Bones
Friday, March 4, 2016, 12-1pm

Exercise Therapy to Build Stronger Bones
Friday, April 1, 2016, 12-1pm

RSVPs Required. Call (407) 303-1700 to RSVP to attend.

All meetings are held at the Center for Aging and Wellness, 133 Benmore Drive, Suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32792.

Download our event flyer for additional details on the upcoming presentations.

NOF Education and Support Group of Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach

Support group email: nbts88@bellsouth.net; barrpt@bellsouth.net

Don't miss our next educational program on osteoporosis:

Osteoporosis  -- What You Need to Know, presented by Dr. Robin Creamer, D.O., will take place Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4pm at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach Street. For more information and to RSVP that you are coming, please call (386) 673-3535.

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

The Rush Oak Park Hospital support group is no longer meeting. If you're interested in serving as leader to resume the group's meetings, Jill Goldberg is available to help. She will provide the meeting space, help find an M.D. advisor and promote the group in the hospital's newsletter. Please contact Jill at (708) 660-2005 or jill_goldberg@rush.edu if you're interested in learning more about leading the Rush Oak Park Hospital support group.

NOF Sauk Valley Support Group

Franklin Grove

Support group email: Sally.baumgardner@yahoo.com

Maine

Caring Connections Bone Health Support and Discussion Group

Bangor

Support group email: rlong@bangorY.org

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


Better Hearing, Better Balance, Better Memory: Benefits of Treating Your Hearing Loss

Join the Bone Builders' Club on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:30pm at the Krug Chapel Auditorium for this presentation featuring guest speakers Dr. Nancy Hart, Au.DD, FAAA, CCC-A; Dr. Artice Weston, Jr., Au.D., CCC-A; and Stacy Fitzgerald, M.S., FAAA, CCC-A.

Learn more and register to attend the event.

 

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 osteoporosis and all areas of health. 

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 celebrated 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. The meetings 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.

Support group email: NOFrochesterNY@gmail.com

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.

North Carolina

Greensboro Smith Senior Center Osteoporosis Group

Richard von Stamwitz, M.S., Ed., LPC
2401 Fairview Street
Greensboro
27405
336-897-7288

The Greensboro Smith Senior Center Osteoporosis Group aims to promote aging as an opportunity for purposeful goals, despite chronic illnesses and to encourage a positive self-help/mutual aid focus among members. The group meets from 1:30-2:30pm the second Thursday of every month, except July and August. For additional information on upcoming meetings, please email: jennie.matkins@greensboro-nc.gov.

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 meets on the second Saturday of each month at 9:45am 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 and we invite everyone to 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. Please forward our information and invite others to join us.

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 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.

 

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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