Seasoned Saints Building Healthy Bones Community Conversation
December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church is hosting an education workshop, “Seasoned Saints Building Healthy Bones Community Conversation”. You’ll hear from local experts in bone health, nutrition, and fitness, plus a personal story of fracture recovery. *LUNCH WILL BE SERVED*
Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which bones lose their density, becoming thinner and weaker and more prone to breaking. This condition can cause debilitating pain making it challenging to perform everyday activities. Having strong, healthy bones is important as we grow older.
Our bodies begin to absorb calcium and phosphate from our bones over time- making them weaker and more porous. Bone loss affects postmenopausal women, in particular, and can lead to osteoporosis.
If you talk to most African Americans about osteoporosis and they may tell you that it’s a white women’s disease. It’s a common misconception which prevents African Americans from getting educated, screened and informed about treatment options. Our speakers will share data and prevention measures that’ll help guide the conversations to have with your doctor to promote good bone health.
FREE BONE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Participants will have the opportunity to take a free bone fracture risk calculator that will show their level of risk to experience bone fractures and how to discuss their bone health with their doctor.
Reverend Larry L. Roundtree, II, Senior Pastor, New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Deaconess Mary Priester, Health & Wellness Ministry, New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Dr. Noella C. West, DNP, ARNP, APP Manager for Medical Surgical and Neuroscience, Tampa General Hospital
Shawn Windless, Diabetes Educator
Annette Gibson, My Fracture Story, Member of New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church