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Osteoporosis - What You Need To Know!
Thursday 9th September, 2010

The National Osteoporosis Society will hold a free osteoporosis information afternoon at St Peter’s Pavilion, Hindley, Wigan on Friday 17th September from 2pm until 4pm.

This is a free meeting open to everyone and will include talks that answer common questions:

· What is osteoporosis?
· How is it diagnosed and treated?
· How can I look after my bones?
· What can the National Osteoporosis Society do for me?

Dr C Chattopadhyay, Consultant Rheumatologist at the Wrightington and Royal Preston Hospitals, and Sue Doyle, Strategic Falls Prevention Co-ordinator for Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Community Healthcare (ALWCH), will deliver presentations on osteoporosis and will be available to answer questions.

Free, informative literature will be available and there’s no need to book - just turn up on the day. The event has been organised in conjunction with Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Community

Anne Carus, Regional Support Officer for the North West of England at the National Osteoporosis Society says, “This event is a wonderful opportunity for residents in Wigan and surrounding areas to find out more about osteoporosis and the support that is available to them. We are delighted that Dr Chattopadhyay and Sue Doyle have agreed to come and speak at the event and it should be an informative, sociable and enjoyable afternoon.”

This event has been organised in conjunction with ALWCH who are running a local osteoporosis awareness campaign, which has been funded by Wigan and Leigh Soroptimists.

Managing Director of ALWCH, Dr Kate Fallon, said: “We are delighted that the National Osteoporosis Society is coming to Wigan to host this event. It will complement the work we are doing in the borough to raise awareness of osteoporosis, its prevention and management.”

The event will be held at St Peter’s Pavilion, Hurst Street, Hindley, near Wigan, WN2 3DN, starting at 2pm and ending at 4pm. Those wishing to attend should arrive before 2pm in good time for the start of the event.

To find out more, visit www.nos.org.uk or call Anne Carus on 01204 602 545.

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