Feature Articles

Closing of Bone Health Educational Campaign

Ref Number: ESEAOR200712

  • Date29 Dec 2007
  • Category FPA Message
  • Targets Women Public
  • AuthorFPAHK
  • Topic Menopause

The three-year Bone Health Educational Campaign, jointly organized by FPAHK and the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), was officially closed with a grand finale at the Theatre of the Hong Kong City Hall on 29 December 2007.

The Closing Ceremony was graced by Professor Grace Tang, President of the Hong Kong Osteoporosis Society. She commended FPAHK and the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, CUHK for their work in promoting bone health and preventing osteoporosis, a gender prevalent disease affecting menopausal women. Tributes were paid to 118 dedicated Bone Health Ambassadors from the FPAHK Women’s Clubs, who have led the community in practicing the “Ten-Combo Tai Chi”, a weight bearing exercise specially designed to help people improve body co-ordination and balance with an aim to reduce risks of fall and bone fractures.

To mark the closing of the Campaign, the FPAHK Women’s Club Drama Troupe performed a 1-hour drama “Every Bone Counts”. A post-drama discussion was held among the audience and invited guests, namely, Prof. Kwok-sui Leung from the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, CUHK; Mr Anthony Kwok, physiotherapist from the CUHK Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control as well as Ms Flavia U, dietitian from the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. Practical advice was given to the audience on the maintenance of bone health.

A DVD documenting the drama “Every Bone Counts”, tips on prevention of fall and fracture as well as demonstration of the “Ten-Combo Tai Chi” is being produced. It is scheduled to be distributed to the public in early 2008.