Osteoporosis Dorset is a registered charity established in 1992 to raise awareness and increase public interest in bone health, falls and fragility fractures through our educational initiatives.

Supporting the Dorset community since 1992

Thanks to our amazing volunteers, partners and staff, Osteoporosis Dorset has helped to positively impact the lives of thousands. For over a quarter of a century, we’ve been providing evidence based information to the Dorset health community and general public.

What is Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis means porous bones. It is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Our support groups focus on improving quality of life and enabling people to to live independently.



Your support can help us make a difference to people's lives today and in the future!

Anne & Pamela

Sylvia, 77

I broke my wrist in my fifties, but I didn't realise there might be a connection with osteoporosis until some years later, when releasing the handbrake in my car, some of the bones in my spine broke. The knowledge I've gained now can protect my daughter Annette and granddaughter Olivia's bone health.

Linda, 50

Staying fit and healthy is important to me, as I live a busy life. A DXA bone scan showed I have osteoporosis. Information from the charity is helping me manage my bone health effectively.

Anne & Pamela, 72

Everyone is an individual. Do not give up if your first medication does not suit you.

Nick, 43

I have spinal fractures due to osteoporosis. A useful tip from the dietitian at the charity's support group was to use linseeds to help cope with the constipating side effects of strong pain killers. A fun way is to make flapjacks with my daughter Jessica.


Osteoporosis Dorset’s annual medical conference on osteoporosis and bone health

On behalf of Osteoporosis Dorset we like to thank everyone who supported the 2022 two day annual medical conference in Bournemouth. Over 200 delegates and international renowned...

31 Jan

Annual Medical Conference 2019

On behalf of Osteoporosis Dorset we like to thank everyone who support the 2019 annual medical conference in Bournemouth. Close...

31 Jan

How to improve your bone health – Dorchester 2019

In collaboration with the Royal Osteoporosis Society, the Charity successfully held a free patient event in Dorchester on 23rd October...

31 Jan

Poole Support Group

Osteoporosis Dorset has a very successful Poole Support Group that meet on the first Monday of month at Poole Community...