The HSS Asian Community Bone Health Initiative (ACBHI) has been addressing the growing health needs of Asian seniors in New York City since 2011. The ACBHI helps the community stay active and better manage chronic bone and joint disease through culturally-relevant education and exercise programs.
Information for the Community
- Low-Impact Chair Exercises
A low-impact physical activity program that is proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. The routines include gentle range-of-motion and strengthening exercises.
This course teaches simple-to-follow yoga stretches and gentle body movements that help gain confidence, balance and strength.
Interactive programs in the community that address:
- Joint pain
- Knee joint OA diagnosis and treatments
- Hip joint OA diagnosis and treatments
- Healthy Eating
ACBHI Community Partners
Mott Street Senior Center
180 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012
Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center
(Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center)
45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
7 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013
NYS Department for the Aging
NYS Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
For more information about finding this program in your community, please contact Maggie Wimmer, at 212.774.2647 or email@example.com.
Information for Our Partners
To date, the Initiative has reached over 6,300 individuals through its programming and has had a significant impact on improving participants’ quality of life, reducing pain and lessening stiffness and fatigue.
All the programs are delivered directly in the community.
To date, we've reached over 560 participants in the exercise program. Below are some statistically significant findings from 249 respondents:
- 28% fewer participants had pain on a daily basis after completing the program
- 55% more participants could climb several flights of stairs after the program
- 46% more participants could bend, kneel or stoop
- 46% more participants could lift/carry groceries
- 35% participants felt the program reduced their fatigue
- 95% of participants felt the program reduced their stiffness
- 51% decrease in proportion of respondents that fell after completion of the program
- Respondents indicated that their pain level decreased by 43% after participating in the program
We’ve conducted 11 educational programs reaching over 330 participants. Below are some findings from 292 respondents:
- 91% felt the information learned was relevant to their health
- 90% would likely use the information they learned in the future
- 86% felt confident they could manage the symptoms of their condition after participating in the program
- 84% understood the program material
For More Information
For more information about this program, please contact:
Coordinator, Programs & Outcomes
Public and Patient Education
HSS | HSS Education Institute
212.774.2647 or firstname.lastname@example.org