Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person group support groups have been temporarily suspended at The Bellevue Hospital until further notice. Please contact our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department for support, one-on-one education and resources. Call 419.483.4040, Ext. 4303.
The American Lung Association Better Breathers Clubs are regularly scheduled, in-person support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease including COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer.
You can learn ways to better cope with your diagnosis while getting the support of others in similar situations. These support groups give you the tools you need to live your best quality of life.
Led by an American Lung Association trained facilitator, Better Breathers Clubs feature educational presentations on a wide range of topics, which may include:
- How COPD affects the lungs
- Breathing techniques
- Talking with your physician
- Medications and other treatment options
- Medical tests
- Supplemental oxygen
- Lung transplants
- Air pollution
The Bellevue Hospital offers Better Breathers Club support group meetings throughout the year. The support group is free and open to the public. Meetings will be held on certain Tuesdays in the East Conference Room at The Bellevue Hospital:
Dates for 2021 are still to be determined.
For more information or to register please dial 419.483.4040 and the following extension.
Better Breathers Club Support Group Ext. 4303