We think a lot about pink in October, because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that is awesome. However, this week, you may choose to opt for a signifying blue ribbon for arthritis awareness; pearl, white or clear adornments representing osteoporosis; or maybe cream-colored ribbons in support of sufferers of spinal disorders and spinal cord injuries. We can actually accessorize with any or all of these different colors, each day of this special week!
October 12-20, is Bone & Joint Health Action Week, with specific awareness days scattered throughout, to increase our recognition of seniors with bone and joint disorders in Pinellas and Pasco Counties in Florida, and those who suffer from various forms of these diseases and dysfunctions on a regular basis.
October 12 - World Arthritis Day
October 16 - World Spine Day
October 17 - World Trauma Day
October 19 - World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day
October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day
Who do you know who is negatively affected by these conditions?
During this special week of awareness, we are encouraged to engage ourselves, friends and loved ones in activities focused on improving and inhibiting disorders such as arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and trauma.
“Bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide affecting hundreds of millions of people. The events and projects organized by individuals and organizations worldwide are designed to raise awareness of prevention, disease management and treatments, as well as advances in a number of areas,” according to the United States Bone & Joint Initiative.
Our Home Helpers professionals can advise you about ways you can take action to prevent, treat and manage bone and joint disorders suffered by seniors in Pinellas and Pasco Counties in Florida. Plus, we offer FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATIONS, where we carefully match you with a compassionate caregiver to serve as a companion, assist with transportation needs, run errands, perform light housework, help with personal care, and aid in non-medical care. Call Home Helpers today: 727.942.2539
Source: US Bone & Joint Initiative