Bone health topic of April Healthy Aging Lecture Series

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Juniper Village at Brookline will host “Healthy Bones for Life,” as part of the Healthy Aging Community Lecture Series, at 10 a.m. on April 20 at Juniper Village at Brookline, 1930 Cliffside Drive, State College.

Mary Jane De Souza, professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State, will talk about the science behind keeping bones healthy and strong, threats to bone health, and how to boost a long-term healthy lifestyle.

She will also discuss non-pharmaceutical alternatives to treat osteoporosis — a condition in which bones become brittle and fragile — such as eating dried plums. 

“I am running a large study testing the effectiveness of dried plums on the treatment of low bone mass in postmenopausal women at Penn State,” De Souza said. “I look forward to sharing the details of this study.”

The lecture series is a community partnership developed and sponsored by the Penn State Center for Healthy Aging, Juniper Village at Brookline, the Penn State Bookstore, Foxdale Village, The Village at Penn State, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State.

The next lecture will be “Memory As We Age,” presented by Nancy Dennis, associate professor of psychology at Penn State, in October at Foxdale Village in State College.

To see details on the upcoming lectures, for more information on the series, or parking, call 814-863-7903 or visit healthyaging.psu.edu.

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Last Updated April 04, 2017