Project Healthy Bones Wellness Program

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Helping Seniors Stay Strong & Live Independently

Project Healthy Bones is an osteoporosis prevention exercise and education program for older women and men at risk for, or who have osteoporosis.

This 24-week, free exercise program targets the body’s larger muscle groups. It is  designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility – crucial to preventing falls and broken bones in the senior population.

In addition, Project Healthy Bones participants learn about the importance of exercise, nutrition, safety, drug therapy, and lifestyle factors that relate to osteoporosis. Another important benefit of the program is opportunity for social engagement of its participants.

Launched by our agency in 2012, this beneficial program is provided through a partnership between the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the North Jersey Regional Arthritis Center, Morristown Medical Center.

PHB May Free Program

Learn About Bone Health During Osteoporosis Month

Join us Wednesday's - May 8,15 ,22, and 29 at 10:00am for FREE Exercise And Education Program. Call 609-393-1625 to register.

What You Need to Register

The program is free-of-charge, but registration is required. 

Please call Maria Sergio at (609) 393-9922 to enroll in the program.

To participate in the class you will need to provide Medical Clearance Form, completed by your physician, and sign a Participant Agreement/Release Form . You may fax the completed forms to our office, at 609-586-1919.

Classes Schedule & Locations

Monday — 9:30 & 11:00 am – Hamilton Twp. Library
1 Justice Samuel A Alito Jr Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

Tuesday — 1:30 pm –  Lawrence Senior Center
30 Darrah Lane East, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Wednesday — 2:30 pm –  North 25 Apartments
260 N Willow St, Trenton, NJ 08618

Thursday —  10:00 am  – St. Mary’s Cathedral
151 N. Warren St., Trenton, NJ 08608

Virtual Class – Thursday — 10:00 am (for  existing participants only)

Project Healthy Bones Balance exercise

For more information or to sign up for classes, please contact:
Maria Sergio, PHB Program Coordinator.

Community Advocate Award 2023

2023 Community Advocate Award

Congratulations to our Project Healthy Bones Program Coordinator, Maria Sergio, on her well-deserved Community Advocate Award from New Jersey’s Interagency Council on Osteoporosis for her work in Osteoporosis Prevention!

Members of the ICO are appointed by the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Service to support the Council’s mission and to advise the Department on and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive osteoporosis prevention and education program for the benefit of New Jersey residents. We are so proud to have one of our team members selected as an appointed member of this prestige council. Way to go Maria!

What PHB Program Participants Are Saying...

It has provided me with the awareness that changes can be made to reverse bone loss or maintain present level.
Osteoporosis has been with me for a number of years. These classes give me hope that I can work on being in charge of it rather than letting it take over my life. These classes are a gift to me.

Mary L.

PHB has helped me be more consistent in doing the exercises—the group setting, the class commitment and the people all keep me interested and committed to keeping it up.

Susan J.

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