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HSS Asian Community Bone Health Initiative

The HSS Asian Community Bone Health Initiative helps older Asian adults in New York City to stay active and better manage chronic bone and joint diseases. Culturally relevant education and exercise programs are facilitated through our community partners. Programs include:


Low-Impact Chair Exercises

Gentle range-of-motion and strengthening exercises are proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness.
Watch this exercise in action on our HSS YouTube Channel!


Simple-to-follow yoga stretches and gentle body movements help you gain balance, strength, and confidence.

Interactive Educational Workshops

  • Joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Healthy eating for healthy aging
  • Diabetes management
Group of older adult asian women participating in low impact chair exercises.

Program Impact

The evaluation of the Asian Community Bone Health Initiative demonstrates that it has had a positive impact on health outcomes and quality of life of Asian older adults in NYC. This report provides an overview, the reach and impact of the program.

Read the Program Impact Report

Asian Community Bone Health Initiative Program Impact on the Community


Become a NYC Partner!

We are currently seeking partners to help improve the health of older Asian adults in New York City. To learn more, read about the ACBHI program’s impact and view the Greater New York Hospital Association video. Please contact Robyn Wiesel at wieselr@hss.edu to become a community partner.

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For more information, please contact us at communityed@hss.edu.

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