Join EMMC to Get Fit to a T

05/05/2009

The statistics are alarming -- in the United States alone, one in every two women and one in every four men will suffer an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime, one out of every four persons with a hip fracture due to osteoporosis ends up in a nursing home for long-term care, and more than 30 percent of men who suffer a hip fracture will die within a year.

EMMC's orthopedic and rehabilitation services have been working closely to improve the care of our patients who are admitted with a fragility fracture. But we understand the best way to prevent osteoporosis is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Join EMMC on May 14 at 5:30 pm as we celebrate national Osteoporosis Month with a special program aimed at getting you "Fit to a T."

"Fit to a T" is a one hour presentation about osteoporosis and the services EMMC provides to help patients. You'll hear from orthopedics, rehabilitation, nutrition services, breast and osteoporosis center, and pharmacy. The event will be held at the Bangor YMCA, located on Hammond Street. If you or someone you know would like to attend, please call Caring Connections at 941-2808 x338 to RSVP.