Preventing Osteoporosis

Three Healthy Bones – Chautauqua County classes will be held starting in the fall.

Healthy Bones – Chautauqua County is a local exercise program designed using the routines and curriculum known as “StrongWomen” training.

Dr. Miriam Nelson, a professor at Tufts University in Boston, Mass., developed the training from her research concerning osteoporosis. The strength-training curriculum is designed specifically for midlife and older women and has been proven to help to increase strength, bone density, balance and energy and help midlife and older women to look and feel better.

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Local classes include:

Zion Lutheran Church, 45 Falconer St., Frewsburg, from 1-2 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday for 10 weeks starting in September. An informational meeting will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, to introduce new and potential participants to the class at Zion Lutheran. The meeting will introduce participants to the registration process and complete the required paperwork. Exercise classes will begin Tuesday, Sept. 17, and end the week of Nov. 18. The cost is $20 for the 10-week session. Weights are available for all participants. To register, call Nancy Kerrin at 569-6300 or Chautauqua County RSVP at 665-8039.

A seasonal 10-week session at First Presbyterian Church, 509 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown, is also scheduled. An informational meeting for the course will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4. Those attending should use the parking area located on the corner of Prendergast Avenue and Sixth Street and access the church using the rear entrance. Information about the program will be provided and the required registration paperwork will be completed. Classes will begin on Monday, Sept. 16, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church and continue meeting each Monday and Wednesday for 10 weeks, ending the week of Nov. 18. To register, call Joanne E. Nelson at 488-9574.

The “Healthy Bones” classes will continue at Covenant Manor, 23 W. Third St., Jamestown, from 9-10 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An informational meeting will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4. Information will be presented to new participants and the registration process for both returning and new members. The cost is $20 for the 10-week session. Weights are available for participants’ use. To register, call Ann Galbato at 483-1750 or Chautauqua County RSVP at 665-8039.