Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will be offering its seven week course “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 1” starting on Monday, January 28 in the BMH Exercise Room.

Classes take place from 4:00 to 5:00 PM every Monday through March 11. Advance registration is required and the fee is $60. Contact the BMH Rehabilitation Services department at 802-257-8255 for more information or to register.

Each class consists of a brief educational session followed by guided exercise. Education topics include instruction in safe movement for fracture prevention, strength and flexibility exercises, balance and fall prevention, and nutrition for bone health.

Osteoporosis is often called the “silent thief” because it is often advanced before any signs or symptoms occur. Research shows that physical activity helps to maintain healthy bones, reduce falls and decrease the risk of fractures.