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Kathleen commented on Strong Bones for a Lifetime Educational Program

Good Afternoon Susan,
Thank you so much for your response. The Strong Bones is for all individuals. I have had men in almost all of the programs that I taught. When men get osteoporosis, it is usually later than women unless it is due to medications or chronic disease.
Yes after teaching 10 programs, I would definitely say that two teaching styles would be appropriate for two age groups. My program is a little bit longer than an hour. While it is evidence based, it is not graphs, etc. I am finding that the more older populations don't often want to participate more more than an hour, but then some do. There are a lot of variables. I am going to a center this month of older adults and the program coordinator actually told me to not present the program as they most likely would not engage, so I am going to talk with them about falls prevention. I feel this is a message that is important and understandable. I have been saying for several years that we have to spend more time educating the 50 year old individuals so that they have better health when they get to their 70's. My program would easily be targeted to the 50-70 year old individuals. I have had some younger women in the program for various reasons. I do go over the current medications, and how they are prescribed. I don't like to generalize about age groups, but it has been my experience that some of the much older population isn't interested in medication. Senior Centers provide amazing programs to older adults, one group described chair yoga, every bit of physical activity is beneficial at that age. I hope this answered your questions Susan. Thank you again. Best wishes for your day. Kathleen