We are continually doing research on bone health. Here are some resources that we stand behind and think are key to our program.
Better Bones and Balance® Program ResourceSnow, C. M., Shaw, J. M., Winters, K. M., & Witzke, K. A. (2000). Journal of Gerontology, 55A(9), M491-M498.
The influence of participation in Better Bones and Balance on skeletal health: evaluation of a community-based exercise program to reduce fall and fracture risk
Better Bones and Balance® Program ResourceMcNamara, A., & Gunter, K. (2011). Osteoporosis Int., 23, 1813-1822.
Meeting physical activity guidelines through community-bases group exercise: Better Bones and Balance
Better Bones and Balance® Program ResourceMcNamara, A. J., Pavol, M. J., & Gunter, K. B. (2013). Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 21, 155-166.
Feasibility of a brief community-based train-the-trainer lesson to reduce the risk of falls among community dwelling older adults
Better Bones and Balance® Program ResourceGunter, K.B. and John, D. (2014). Journal of Extension, 52(1), Article 1IAW5.
The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Better Bones and Balance® Program ResourceEl-Khoury, F., Cassou, B., Charles, M., & Dargent-Molina, P. (2013, October). BMJ, 347, 1-13.
Additional OSU Resources
OSU Extension CatalogThis guide offers suggestions to help caregivers maintain their personal well-being while providing quality care for a relative or another care receiver.
OSU Extension CatalogDiscusses the causes of dementia and how to cope with a progressive dementing illness, respond to dementia-caused difficult behaviors, and communicate with a memory-impaired person. Provides guidelines for effective caregiving and for self-care for the caregiver. Covers specific problems such as...
OSU Extension CatalogThis five-DVD set focuses on healthy aging, and how you can acquire practical, research-based solutions to problems you or aging family members may be encountering. Topics include memory difficulties, depression, medication, food, and physical activity in later life.Also available as free online...
OSU Extension CatalogSuggestions for grandparents on how to develop positive relationships with grandchildren. Discusses how to be prepared for visits from grandchildren without their parents--including making children feel at home, hazard-proofing, resting before their arrival, creating a private area for older...