Travel back to the 50s and 60s with a classic dance party starring Fall River native CHARLIE QUINTAL & TALK OF THE TOWN.
A longtime staple at the Warwick Musical Theater, dance halls, and venues throughout the Northeast, Charlie has entertained music fans for six decades with classic rock'n'roll (“Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Tequila”), doo wop harmonies (“Take Me As I Am,” “Lovely Lies”) and mainstream pop (“Georgia On My Mind,” “Baby”) and has reunited his high-energy act for this special charity event, the Bristol Elder Services Emergency Assistance Fundraiser. The afternoon of great music is hosted and produced by Todd Baptista.
Through the Emergency Assistance Fund, Bristol assists elders who have a one-time financial crisis that threatens their ability to live independently. The concert is the sole means of funding this program. The event is supported by many community partners, including our Silver Sponsor, BankFive, and our Bronze Sponsor, Senior Whole Health.
Join us on Sunday, March 16th at 3:00 p.m. at Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River.
Tickets are $25.00 and available from Bristol by calling 508-675-2101. Only cash and checks are accepted when buying tickets through Bristol. Tickets are also available through the Narrows Center for the Arts either during their box office hours (508-324-1926) or their website (www.NarrowsCenter.org.) Narrows ticketing fees apply when purchasing tickets through the box office and website.
Bones play many roles in the body. They provide structure, protect organs, anchor muscles, and store calcium. Enough calcium and weight bearing physical activity keep bones strong and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis or "porous bone" is a disease of the skeletal system characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. Osteoporosis leads to an increase risk of bone fractures typically in the wrist, hip, and spine.
While men and women of all ages and ethnicities can develop osteoporosis, some of the risk factors for osteoporosis include those who are:
- Older adults
- Small in body size
- Eating a diet low in calcium
- Physically inactive
Calcium is a mineral needed by the body for healthy bones, teeth, and proper function of the heart, muscles, and nerves. The body cannot produce calcium; therefore, it must be absorbed through food. Good food sources of calcium include:
- Dairy products—low fat or nonfat milk, cheese, and yogurt
- Dark green leafy vegetables—spinach, broccoli, collard greens, and kale
- Calcium fortified foods—orange juice, cereal, bread, soy beverages, and tofu products
- Nuts/beans—almonds/almond butter, chick peas/hummus, white/ black beans
- Fish—salmon and sardines
At least 3 servings (8oz dairy products, ½ cup vegetables, beans and 3ounces of fish=1 serving) of the foods high in Calcium are needed to meet the recommended amount of calcium for adults over 60 years of age, which is 1200mg per day.
Source: Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, National Academy of Sciences, 1997
Vitamin D also plays an important role in healthy bone development. Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium (this is why milk is fortified with vitamin D).
Regular physical activity has been associated with many positive health benefits including strong bones. Weight-bearing physical activities cause muscles and bones to work against gravity. Some examples of weight bearing physical activities include:
- Walking, jogging, or running
- Tennis or racquetball
- Stair climbing
**Please consult your doctor before starting any physical activity