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RSVP Bone Builders


There Is Something YOU CAN DO About Osteoporosis. Did you know that one out of four women over the age of 45, and nine out of ten women over 75 have osteoporosis? Did you know that of the 28 million people that have this potentially crippling condition, six million are men?

  • Class Directory
  • 2009 RSVP Bone Builders Survey Narrative Summary
  • 2009 RSVP Bone Builders Survey Comments on what folks like least and most about the class.
  • 2009 RSVP Bone Builders Survey General Comments
  • 2009 RSVP Bone Builders Survey Observations about what changes folks have experienced since taking the class.

    • Taking care of yourself is essential to living a longer, healthier and happier life.
    • Joan Rivers on Osteoporosis
    • Join an RSVP Bone Builders class to improve your bone density and balance while having fun. (Guys welcome too!)
    • In Her Own Words: Judy Rook RSVP Bone Builders Class Leader
    • National Osteoporosis Foundation
    • It's Your Time
    • RSVP Bone Builders song

      Osteoporosis is a thinning and weakening of the bones which can lead to pain and fractures. Bone density peaks at about 30 years of age and then begins a slow and gradual degeneration, which is part of the natural aging process. RSVP Bone Builders exercise class can help you prevent or slow the osteoporosis process. There is no jumping around or Lycra required! RSVP Bone Builders is a twelve week class that meets twice a week for about one hour. Using professionally designed exercises, the class is led by trained volunteers. It is a no impact, weight training class using hand weights provided in one pound increments. You will start slow and go at your own pace, increasing the weights you use on your ankles and in your hands. The program is fun as well as good for you (sssshhhh, don't tell any one that part!) While there is no fee, $1 donation per week is requested, (but no one is turned away.) You will laugh, meet old friends and make new ones, strengthening your bones at the same time.

      Currently, we have RSVP Bone Builders classes in the following New Hampshire towns: Bethlehem, Canaan, Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Lincoln, Littleton, Monroe, North Haverhill, Orford, Plainfield, and Plymouth. For class times and quotes from class leaders, see our Class Directory. If you are interested in observing or attending one of these classes, or starting a class in your area, please give Teresa Volta a call: toll free 1-877-711-7787.

      RSVP & The Volunteer Center meet community needs by matching volunteers of all ages with agencies in Grafton and Sullivan Counties. Locally RSVP is sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc. RSVP is affiliated with the Corporation for National and Community Service.

      Updated 11/11/2010.

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Mailing address: 10 Campbell Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
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