OCL presents Osteoporosis 101 at 4 branches

TOMS RIVER –  Four branches of the Ocean County Library will host Osteoporosis 101 with a bone density screening in March and April.

The Center for Healthy Aging, in cooperation with the Pharmacy Department at Kimball Medical Center, an affiliate of the Barnabas Health System, will discuss the nature and risk factors of osteoporosis, its warning signs and its symptoms. They will also examine the dos and don’ts of osteoporosis medications.

 The workshop will be followed by free bone density screenings.

 Osteoporosis is the weakening of a person’s bones and it affects men and women of all ages and races.

 The programs begin at 2 p.m. and will be held at:

  • the Jackson branch, 2 Jackson Dr., Tues. Mar. 5, (732) 928-4400;
  • the Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr., Mon. Mar. 11, (732) 657-7600;
  • the Toms River branch, 101 Washington St., Wed. April 17, (732) 349-6200;
  • the Stafford branch, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, Tue April 30, (609) 597-3381.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The workshops and screenings are free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can register on the library’s Web site www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by telephoning the branch.

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