LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO HOST FREE MEETING ON OSTEOPOROSIS

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East County News Service

January 4, 2018 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library in La Mesa will host “Osteoporosis and Exercise: What Is Right and What Is Risky,” a free program on the disease that thins and weakens the bones, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free and RSVP is not necessary. Light refreshments will be served. Handouts will be available. The library is located at 9001 Wakarusa St.

The speaker at the program will be Kristin Schulz, physical therapist, Sharp Grossmont Rehabilitation Services. Schulz, a board certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, has a certification in osteoporosis in the Meeks Method, a program on patterns of postural change. For Sharp HealthCare, she provides outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services, including neurological rehab and balance and vestibular rehab.

According to Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, “Exercise is one of the key components of an osteoporosis treatment program. More than 53 million people in the U.S. either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. Join us to learn about the right kinds of exercise to protect and strengthen your bones and support your back.”

The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and online. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region. For more information, call the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.