Fit to a T is a program on fracture prevention and osteoporosis. The goal of the program is to educate both men and women on the necessary steps to assess their risk for fracture and osteoporosis, and how to prevent bone loss and a fragility fracture, particularly secondary fractures. Participants will learn about the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis. Join us for this informative presentation!
Thursday, October 25
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Campus
5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, KS
This program is free, but reservations are requested by calling The Heritage Center reception desk at 913-327-8044.
This education program is called “Fit to a T” because the T-score is the measure of a person’s bone density and susceptibility to fracture. Weak bones can affect individuals of all ages. Knowing what a T-score is and what “bone health” means are important first steps.
Facilitator: Dr. Kim Templeton, MD is professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City. She is past president of the US Bone and Joint Initiative. One of her areas of focus with the USBJI has been to reach out to the public to discuss common bone and joint problems, to improve prevention and early treatment.