RAVENNA, Ohio – During Robinson Memorial Hospital’s celebration of healthy aging month, there will be a program on Osteoporosis on Wednesday, September 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Robinson Medical Arts Building Abraham Family Room 150.

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It happens when you lose too much bone; make too little bone or both. As a result, your bones become weak and may break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, even from simple actions, like sneezing or bumping into furniture. About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because you can’t feel your bones getting weaker. Breaking a bone is often the first sign that you have osteoporosis or you may notice that you are getting shorter or your upper back is curving forward.

To learn more about Osteoporosis, the screening and prevention you can do, register for the event by calling the Health Education Center at 330-297-2576.