Singapore’s first Virtual public forum on bone health and osteoporosis- ‘Healthy Bones Healthy Families’ was held on October 17, to commemorate World Osteoporosis Day. A joint endeavour by the Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Unit and WISHBONE (Women (and Men) In Support of Healthy Bones) Osteoporosis Support Group at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the Osteoporosis Society Singapore (OSS) and Women’s Integration Network (WIN) Council of the People’s Association, the event was conducted via Zoom and simultaneously streamed live on Facebook, and has attracted a substantial 10,000 views to date!
The event featured an ‘Investing in your bone bank to have a fail proof retirement’ presentation by APCO Chair, and founder of WISH BONE, Dr Manju Chandran. In addition, Senior Principal Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy, SGH, Dr Cindy Ng, provided an exercise demonstration titled ‘Move it or lose it’, along with a foot-stomping Bollywood Zumba dance demonstration by Owner and Founder of Dancing Feet Dancing Studio, Ms Sneha Yadav, Singapore.
The event concluded with a lively Q&A session with audience-posted questions answered by Drs Chandran and Ng. The event attracted positive feedback and laid the foundations for further potential virtual bone health forums.