What is Osteoporosis 2000?
Osteoporosis 2000 is a patient-led support group, based in Sheffield. Our aims and objectives are to:
- Provide support to patients with osteoporosis and their carers.
- Provide easy access to information about osteoporosis for those concerned about the disease.
- Promote healthy bones through the provision of suitable exercise and mobility classes with trained instructors.
- Raise awareness about osteoporosis, its consequences and available treatments.
The helpline is available Monday to Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm. Volunteers who have osteoporosis themselves are on hand to offer support and share their experiences about coping with this disease.
Our premises at Hillsborough Barracks are open for visitors Monday to Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm. The Centre Manager or one of our volunteers will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If they cannot provide the answer straight away they will endeavour to find out on your behalf and get back to you as soon as possible.
The Bone Health Assessment includes an ultrasound scan of the heel and a fracture risk assessment (FRAX) as part of a comprehensive Bone Health assessment.
Please support our charity by becoming a member for just £10 per year. Your support will contribute greatly to the furtherance of our work and understanding of Osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis 2000 has a range of patient information literature. Most of the general information is free with the option to purchase more detailed booklets at a small cost.
The charity sponsors exercise classes at a number of venues around Sheffield. The classes are suitable for men and women of all ages and abilitites including those limited by osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and/or other health related problems. Attending a class on a regular basis will help develop muscle strength, flexibility, balance and most importantly help to keep you independent.
The people who attend our classes cover a wide age range so the exercises are tailored to suit individuals’ needs. Those with good mobility use weights for extra resistance and those who are less confident can use chairs for support. The improvement in fitness, strength, balance and flexibility is clearly visible in those who attend regularly. The social side of the classes is also significant. An hour of movement to up beat music, a laugh with friends and coffee to finish is equally important.
Aromatherapy and Chiropody treatments are available in a relaxing therapy room at the Drop in Centre.
The charity operates an outreach programme to help raise awareness about osteoporosis in the community. Promoting a bone friendly diet and an active lifestyle can help influence the development of strong bones in the younger generation. This will help prepare bones for the natural decrease in bone density which occurs in later life.
Occasional social and educational meetings are arranged during each year. These meetings provide the opportunity to socialise and chat to other people who are affected by osteoporosis.
This website is an online resource for information relating to Osteoporosis and the charity ‘Osteoporosis 2000’. You’ll find general information on osteoporosis in the leaflets section if you follow the ‘information’ link on the left. The support group’s newsletters and membership details are also available.
If you cannot find the answer to your question or would like to find out more, then please get in touch through our ‘Contact Us’ page (which lists our phone number as well as our address).
Osteoporosis 2000 – Registered Charity No. 1043657Patrons: Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire, Lady Sitwell, Professor J Kanis