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Arizona

Activity title: John C. Lincoln Better Breathers Club

Activity date: 4th Thursday each month, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Activity location: The Cowden Center, 9202 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020image of external icon

Abstract: The John C. Lincoln Better Breathers Club offers people with lung disease and their loved ones the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share their struggles. The Better Breathers Club provides tools to help you improve your quality of life.

Sponsor: John C. Lincoln Hospital
Contact: For more information, please contact Michael Clark at 602-870-6060, ext. 5793


Activity title: HealthSouth East Valley Better Breathers Club

Activity date: 3rd Wednesday each month, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Activity location: 5652 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ 85206image of external icon

Abstract: The East Valley Better Breathers Club offers people with lung disease and their loved ones the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share their struggles. The Better Breathers Club provides tools to help you improve your quality of life.

Sponsor: HealthSouth East Valley
Contact: For more information, please contact Darla Miles at 480-567-0350


Activity title: Chandler Regional Medical Center Better Breathers Club

Activity date: 3rd Wednesday each month, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Activity location: The Morrison Building, 1955 W. Frye, Conference Room 1, Chandler, AZ 85224image of external icon

Abstract: The Chandler Better Breathers Club offers people with lung disease and their loved ones the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share their struggles. The Better Breathers Club provides tools to help you improve your quality of life.

Sponsor: Chandler Regional Medical Center
Contact: For more information, please contact Carlene Wesley at 480-728-5655


Activity title: ALAAZ COPD Coalition monthly meeting

Activity date: Dates and times vary.
Activity location: Meeting is held via teleconference. Please contact Amber Mazzei for more information.

Abstract: The coalition was established in November 2007, through a collaboration between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the American Lung Association of Arizona. Its mission is to promote lung health and prevent disease through education, advocacy and outreach.

Join the Breathe Easy Arizona coalition and help make a difference in the lives of Arizona's COPD population. You can get involved with one of our several working groups that address issues ranging from advocacy to legislative to membership recruitment.

Sponsor: American Lung Association in Arizona
Contact: Amber Mazzei, amazzei@lungarizona.org or 520-468-7458


California

Activity title: Self Management Education and Support Series

Activity date: Dates and times vary
Activity location: San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110image of external icon

Abstract: A COPD Self-Management and Support Program for people with COPD and their caregivers. The goals for this 4-session course are as follows:

  1. Breathe better and live better with COPD.
  2. Attain the skills to SELF-Manage your disease.
  3. Develop a personalized COPD action plan.
  4. Be a more effective home caregiver.
  5. Increase your awareness of community resources.

Sponsor: Breathe California and San Francisco General Hospital Healthy San Francisco Asthma/COPD Program
Contact: Ashley Mevi, ashleym@ggbreathe.org or 650-994-5868


Activity title: California Better Breathers Club

Activity date: Dates and times vary
Activity location: San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110image of external icon

Abstract: The Better Breathers Club is designed for people with chronic lung disease such as asthma, emphysema or chronic bronchitis, and their families. This educational program provides the opportunity to learn more about your lung disease through a variety of speakers that can help you breathe easier and improve the quality of your life. This supportive environment offers the chance to share ideas and concerns. Meetings are held once a month in San Jose and Palo Alto. We also offer quarterly meetings in Gilroy. The meetings are free and new members are always welcome.

Sponsor: Breathe California
Contact: Ashley Mevi, ashleym@ggbreathe.org or 650-994-5868


Activity title: California Better Breathers Club

Activity date: Ongoing, varies by county and location (see below)
Activity location: varies by county and location (see below)

Abstract: Better Breathers Clubs provide ongoing techniques and information for individuals suffering from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) and other debilitating lung diseases. The objective of the Better Breathers Club is to provide persons suffering with lung disease information on how to live with the disease; education on oxygen and other devices; increase exercise tolerance; to control and reduce, if possible the symptoms of breathing difficulties; decrease in hospitalizations, traveling, and more. These meetings will provide persons who suffer from these often debilitating illnesses a forum in which they can share and learn from persons with similar experiences.

Alameda County

Fremont
Date: Meets 4th Wednesday of each month, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Washington Hospital/Washington West, 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CAimage of external icon
Contact: Margaret Chaika, 510-494-7025

San Leandro
Date: 4th Monday of each month, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: San Leandro Hospital Education Center, 13855 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CAimage of external icon
Contact: Linda Fritz, lkfritz@sbcglobal.net or 510-667-4538

Butte County

Chico
Contact: Dorothy Mraz-Smith, 530-332-6898

Calaveras County

Calaveras
Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Location: St. Joseph's Mark Twain Hospital, 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CAimage of external icon
Contact: Johanna Vermeltfoort, RN, 209-754-3521

Contra Costa County

Concord
Date: Last Wednesday every other month, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: John Muir Medical Center, Building 2 2730 Grant Street, Concord, CAimage of external icon
Contact: Lana Hilling, lana.hilling@johnmuirhealth.com or 925-674-2351

Pinole
Date: 3rd Saturday of each month, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pinole Public Safety Building, Alex Clark Room, 880 Tennent Avenue, Pinole, CAimage of external icon
Contact: Patricia Rae Harris, 510-260-7307

El Dorado County

South Lake Tahoe
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Location: South Lake Tahoe Senior Center 3050 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CAimage of external icon
Contact: Jan Peacock, 530-542-3000 x 2500

Fresno County

Fresno
Date: 2nd Friday of each month, 12:00 p.m. (No meetings on July and August)
Location: Community Medical Centers 1925 E. Dakota, Fresno, CAimage of external icon
Contact: Marilyn Carter at 559-459-1558, mcarter@communitymedical.org

Humboldt County

Eureka
Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Senior Resource Center, Third Floor Conference Room, 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501-2899image of external icon
Contact: Valerie Vogel, valerie_vogel@apria.com

Arcata/McKinleyville
Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Senior Resource Center 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519-3920image of external icon
Contact: Carl Willoughby, 707-834-4289

Fortuna
Date: 1st Wednesday of each month, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Redwood Memorial Hospital 3300 Renner Dr., Fortuna, CA 95540image of external icon
Contact: Valerie Vogel, valerie_vogel@apria.com

Kern County

Bakersfield
Date: Once a month, April – September, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; day varies
Location: John's Incredible Pizza, 3709 Rosedale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93308image of external icon
Contact: Sharon Borradori, 661-847-4700, sharon@kernlung.org

Lancaster County

Lancaster
Date: Meets monthly, call for exact dates
Location: AV Lung Institute 1601 West Avenue J, Suite 204 Lancaster, CA 91354image of external icon
Contact: George Washington, RRT 661-949-1550

Los Angeles County

Agoura Hills
Date: Meets every three months from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.; Call for exact dates
Location: Community Medical Group, 30125 W. Agoura Road, #200, Agoura Hills, CA 91301image of external icon
Contact: Nora Hayes, 818-707-9693 ext 1250

Covina
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month, 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Reservations required (No Meeting in July) lunch provided for $5
Location: Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter Community Campus, 210 West San Bernardino Road, Covina, California 91723image of external icon
Contact: Cinda Claprood or Nancy Anderson, 626-915-6283, nanderson@mail.cvhp.org

Glendale
Date: 1st Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Reservations required
Location: Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206image of external icon
Contact: Jeanne Anderson, 818-409-8268

Long Beach
Date: Last Thursday of each month (except December) from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Long Beach Memorial Hospital - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Conference Room, Room #210, 2840 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90806image of external icon
Contact: Cindy Hinderberger at 562-933-5864

Los Angeles
Date: Every other month, starting July 13, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 5858 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90036image of external icon
Abstract: Breathe California of Los Angeles County facilitates the Better Breathers Club in Los Angeles County every other month. The Better Breathers Club is a free support group that provides information on ways to manage COPD to people living with the lung disease and their caregivers. Dates, times and locations vary.

Breathe California of Los Angeles County is seeking to facilitate additional self-initiated support groups throughout Los Angeles County. Please contact Claudia Medina at 323-935-8050 x. 237 or cmedina@breathela.org for more information.

Sponsor: Breathe California of Los Angeles County

Contact: Claudia Medina, 323-935-8050 x. 237 or cmedina@breathela.org

Los Angeles
Date: Last Thursday of each month, call for exact dates, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Barlow Respiratory Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CAimage of external icon
Contact: Prim Desai, 213-250-4200, ext 3153

Los Angeles
Date: Call for exact dates
Location: Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Mark Goodson Bldg., Room 902, 444 S. San Vicente, Los Angeles, CA 90048image of external icon
Contact: Susan Clark, 310-423-9566

San Pedro
Date: Every 3rd Wednesday of each month, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
Location: Little Company of Mary of San Pedro Hospital, Conference Room, 1300 West 7th St., San Pedro, California 90732image of external icon
Contact: Kris T. Burst, 310-832-3311, Ext. 6268

Sepulveda
Date: 3rd Friday of each month, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center 1611 Plummer St. Building 200, room 2500 North Hills, CA 91343image of external icon
Contact: Rachel Rosen at 818-895-9569 rachel.rosen@va.gov

Torrance
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month; 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., lunch from 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Little Company of Mary of Torrance, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department 4101 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503image of external icon
Contact: Jackie Tosolini, RRT; 310-937-1979

Torrance
Date: 4th Friday of every other month, call for exact dates and time
Location: LA Biomedical Research Institute, 21840 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90502image of external icon
Contact: Kathless Norulak, RRT at 310-222-8200, knourlak@labiomed.org; Peggy Walker, RRT at 310-222-8276; Claudia Medina, 323-935-8050 ext. 237, cmedina@breathela.org

Madera County

Madera
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Madera Community Hospital 1200 W. Almond, Madera, CA 93637-5696image of external icon
Contact: Lerri Deedon at 559-675-5555 x5750, ldeedon@maderahospital.org

Oakhurst
Date: Last Saturday of each month, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Community Urgent Care Center, (2nd Floor) 48677 Victoria Lane, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9217image of external icon
Contact: Susie Rico at 559-222-4800 x12, srico@amerilungcencal.org Yolande Posenaer Collins at 619-297-3901, yposenaer@alac.org

Marin County

Mill Valley
Date: Every 4th Thursday of each month, 1:00 p.m.
Location: 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941image of external icon
Contact: Jenny Bard, jbard@alac.org Doranne Cuenco, PhD., RN, 415-476-5375, dyspnea@nursing.ucsf.edu

Novato
Date: Meets 1st Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. (No meetings for summer of 2010)
Location: Sutter Medical Center, Wilkes Conference Room. 165 Rowland Boulevard, Novato, CA 94945image of external icon
Contact: Jenny Bard, jbard@alac.org

Modesto County

Modesto
Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Medical Center 1800 Coffee Road, Modesto, CA 95355image of external icon
Contact: Tom Ankeney, 209-569-7611

Nevada County

Grass Valley
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sierra Nevada Hospital, 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5723image of external icon
Contact: Alice Cardwell, 530-274-6157

Orange County

Newport Beach
Date: Usually every other Wednesday of the month, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hoag Hospital, One Hoag Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92663-4162image of external icon
Contact: Joan Nehls, 949-760-5831, jnehls@hoaghospital.org

Fountain Valley
Date: Various times and dates
Location: Fountain Valley Hospital and Regional Medical Center, 17100 Euclid Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708image of external icon
Contact: Joel Boyd, 714-966-7200

Huntington Beach
Date: Call for dates and times
Location: Huntington Beach Healthcare Center, 18672 Florida St. #100, Huntington Beach, CA 92648image of external icon
Contact: Linda Dyer, 714-698-2800

Placer County

Auburn
Date: 3rd Friday of each month, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sutter Auburn Faith Community Hospital, 11815 Education Street, Auburn, CA 95602-2410image of external icon
Contact: LaDonna Fukuyama, 530-888-4500, fukuyal1@sufferhealth.org

Roseville
Date: Meets quarterly, call for more information
Location: Sutter Roseville, 1 Medical Plaza Dr, Roseville, CA 95677image of external icon
Contact: Lori Wray, 916-781-1449

Riverside County

Hemet
Date: Call for more information
Location: Hemet Valley Medical Center, 1117 E. Devonshire, Hemet, CA 92543image of external icon
Contact: Roy Miller, 951-652-2811, rmiller@vhs.dst.ca.us

Joshua Tree
Date: 1st Tuesday of each month, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Hi-Desert Medical Center, 6601 White Feather Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252image of external icon
Contact: Sandra Gray, 760-362-4519, graysand@peoplepc.com

Murrieta
Date: 1st Friday of each month 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: California Oaks Therapy Center, 40974 California Oaks Road, Murrieta, CA 92562image of external icon
Contact: Cecilia Williams, 951-698-5556, wcecilia@aol.com

Palm Springs
Date: Every Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Desert Regional Medical Center, 1150 N. Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4872image of external icon
Contact: Leslie Krause-Malloy, 760-328-2559, lesrt22@aol.com

Rancho Mirage
Date: Every 3rd Wednesday of each month, 12:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Medical Center, Renker Wellness Center, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270image of external icon
Contact: Julia Dugan, 760-773-2031, jdugan@emc.org

Riverside
Date: Meets 2nd Wednesdays of each month; call for more information
Location: Parkview Community Hospital, 3865 Jackson Street, Riverside, CA 92503image of external icon
Contact: Audi Espinoza, 951-688-2211, Ext. 4542, amanns@pchmc.org

Sun City
Date: Meets 2nd and last Thursdays of each month, call for more information
Location: Menifee Valley Medical Center, 28400 McCall Blvd., Sun City, CA 92585image of external icon
Contact: Bill Morrison, 951-679-8888

Temecula
Date: Call for dates and times
Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center, 25500 Medical Center Drive, Temecula, CA 95608image of external icon
Contact: Pedro Flores, 951-506-3001, pedrosinbox@msn.com

Sacramento County

Carmichael
Date: Monthly Luncheon and Presentation; call for more information
Location: (Mercy San Juan) 6555 Coyle Ave, Carmichael CAimage of external icon
Contact: Barbara Rife/Cindy Purinton, 916-537-5299

San Diego County

La Mesa
Date: 3rd Fridays of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Dr. Herrick Health Library, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, CA 91942image of external icon
Contact: Lynne Schneider, RCP 619-442-2939

North County

Date: Every other month, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; call for more information
Location: Tri-City Medical Center, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056image of external icon
Contact: Valerie Naegele, naegelevf@tcmc.com, 760-940-3070

North County

Date: 2nd Wednesdays of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Dorothy E. Boeger Bldg. 728 N. Broadway, Escondido, CAimage of external icon

Rancho Bernardo
Date: 2nd Monday of each month, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128image of external icon
Contact: Yolande Posenaer Collins at 619-297-3901, yposenaer@alac.org

San Diego
Date: 3rd Monday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: American Lung Association, 2750 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103image of external icon
Contact: Suzanne Rodriguez, 619-479-5908

San Diego
Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: George Stevens Senior Community Center, 570 South 65th Street, San Diego, CA 92114image of external icon
Contact: gean.723@cox.net

San Bernardino County

Apple Valley
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Location: St Mary Medical Center 18300 Highway 18, Apple Valley, California 92307image of external icon
Contact: Shelly Beam, 760-946-8106, Shelly.Beam@StJoe.org

Big Bear Lake
Date: Last Wednesday of each month, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Bear Valley Community Hospital, 41870 Garstin Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315image of external icon
Contact: Kandis Krell, 909-878-8216

Fontana
Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 9961 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335image of external icon
Contact: Marilee Casteel, 909-417-5270, MarileeECasteel@kp.org

Redlands
Date: 1st Thursday of each month; 10:00 a.m.
Location: Somerford Place, 1319 Brookside Ave., Redlands, CA 92373image of external icon
Contact: Anny Duvinin, RTT, RCP, 909-793-0802

San Joaquin County

Stockton
Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 2:30 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Weaver Bldg. 1805 N. California St., Stockton, CA 95204image of external icon
Contact: Lori Hanston, RT, 209-943-2000

San Mateo County

Redwood City
Date: 3rd Monday of each month, 11:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City, CA 94062image of external icon
Contact: Gina Thomas, GinaThomas@chw.edu or 650-369-5811

Daly City
Date: Various times and dates
Location: Seton Medical Center, 1900 Sullivan Avenue, Daly City, CAimage of external icon
Contact: Chris Garvey, ChrisGarvey@dochs.org or 650-991-6776

Santa Barbara County

Goleta
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: New Horizons/Encina, 250 Moreton Bay Lane, Goleta, CA 93117image of external icon
Contact: Donna Beal, dbeal@alac.org

Santa Maria
Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Marian Medical Center, 1406 East Church St., Santa Maria, CA 93454image of external icon
Contact: Heather Johnson, hjohnson@alac.org

Santa Clara County

Mountain View
Date: 1st Monday of each month, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040image of external icon
Contact: Missy Von Luehrte, 650-940-7130, Missyvl@garlic.com

Sonoma County

Petaluma
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 2:00 p.m. (No meetings for summer of 2010)
Location: Petaluma Valley Hospital, Burns Hall (Room A), 400 N. McDowell Blvd. Petaluma, CA, 94975image of external icon
Contact: Jenny Bard, jbard@alac.org, Mary Hickerson, 415-884-2205

Santa Rosa
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Location: American Lung Association Office, 115 Talbot Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4033image of external icon
Contact: Jenny Bard, jbard@alac.org; Rob Cook, 707-481-1019, robcook@att.net

Tulare County

Tulare/Visalia
Date: 2nd Monday of each month, 1:30 p.m. (No meetings for July and August)
Location: Lifestyle Center, 5105 West Cypress Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277-8304image of external icon
Contact: Jeanine Snider at 559-624-3997

Tuolumme County

Sonora
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Location: Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370-5956image of external icon
Contact: Julie Sutton, RT, 209-928-3612

Ventura County

Ventura
Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Community Memorial Hospital, (8th Floor), 147 N. Brent St., Ventura, CA 93003image of external icon
Contact: Regina Stevens, rstevens@alac.org


Colorado

Activity title: Mile High Air Seekers

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Activity location: Spalding Rehab Hospital, 900 Potomac St, Aurora, CO 80011image of external icon

Abstract: This support group meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Melanie Trent, RT, at 303-363-5116.


Activity title: Longmont Easy Breathers

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Activity location: Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Ave, Longmont, CO 80501image of external icon

Abstract: This support group meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Laura Wesenberg at 303-651-5123.


Activity title: Air Force Support Group

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m.
Activity location: Rose Medical Center, 4567 East 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80220image of external icon

Abstract: This support group meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Diana Hall at 303-320-2272.


Activity title: Catch Your Breath Support Group

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Activity location: Saint Joseph Hospital, 1835 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80218image of external icon

Abstract: This support group meets the third Thursday of each month. A pot luck lunch is held at each meeting. For more information, call Tammy Mongert at 303-837-7759.


Activity title: Rocky Mountain Better Breathers Club

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Activity location: National Jewish Health, Cafeteria, 1400 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80206image of external icon

Abstract: This is a support group for those with lung disease to learn tips and techniques to better manage their disease. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Sherri Michaelis at 303-398-1397 or michaeliss@njc.org.


Activity title: EZ Breathers Support Group

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the third Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Activity location: Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 830 I-70 Frontage Rd South, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Abstract: This support group meets the third Friday of each month. For more information, call 303-467-4122.


Activity title: Pueblo Better Breathers

Activity date: BI-MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the third Tuesday every other month at 1:00 p.m.
Activity location: AARP office, 1117 S. Prairie Ave, Pueblo, CO 81005image of external icon

Abstract: This Better Breathers Club meets the third Tuesday of every other month. For more information, call Dorothy Roberts at 719-948-9848.


Activity title: Breath of Life Support Group

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Activity location: Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903image of external icon

Abstract: This support group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, call Joan Bryant-Kennedy or Amy Vogt at Memorial Health System, 719-365-5924.


Activity title: Pikes Peak Alpha Beaters

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the last Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Activity location: Perkins Restaurant, 3295 E. Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909image of external icon

Abstract: This support group is for Alpha-1 carriers and sponsored by the Alpha-1 Association. The group meets the last Monday of each month. For more information, call Dorothy M. Roberts at 719-948-9848.


Georgia

Activity title: Better Breathers Club - Piedmont Hospital

Activity date: QUARTERLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets quarterly for four consecutive Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Call for more information
Activity location: Piedmont Hospital, 1968 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30317image of external icon

Abstract: The first step in living with lung disease means learning about lung disease. Join the thousands of others with chronic respiratory disease across the country who participate in the American Lung Association Better Breathers Clubs. These free classes are taught by a professional with expertise in lung disease, and they provide participants with information on lung disease, medication, nutrition, and exercise.

Families are also welcome to attend these Better Breathers COPD Support Group meetings to have their questions answered as well. For more information, contact Nita Cadic at 404-605-3564.


Hawaii

Activity title: Breathing Hui Meeting

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — Second Friday of each month; (no meeting in September) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Activity location: Kaiser's Honolulu Clinic, 1010 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, HIimage of external icon

Abstract: "Breathing Hui" is respiratory support group that meets on the second Friday of every month. Our group will be facilitated by respiratory therapist Jo Ann Ikehara while members enjoy free refreshments. Materials, topics and guest speakers vary. Please join us!

Sponsor: Hawaii COPD Coalition

Contact: Hawaii COPD Coalition, 808-699-9839, copd.hawaii@yahoo.com


Indiana

Activity title: Better Breather's Support Group

Activity date: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Activity location: 8111 S. Emerson Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46237image of external icon

Abstract: This is a free support group for individuals with lung disease, their family and friends. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. We have speakers on a variety of topics related to managing lung disease. We meet in the CV Testing conference room of the Heart Center. Contact 317-782-6579. We do not meet in January and February.

Sponsor: Franciscan St. Francis Health & American Lung Assoc.

Contact: Beverly Smith, 317-782-6579, Beverly.Smith@franciscanalliance.org


Iowa

Activity title: Des Moines Better Breather's Club

Activity date: The second Wednesday of the month between March - October from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (No meetings between November and April)
Activity location: American Lung Association in Iowa, 2530 73rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50322image of external icon

Abstract: The Better Breather's Club is a free support group that promotes education on respiratory health to individuals who suffer from chronic lung disease (emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc.) in the greater Des Moines area. Admission to the meeting is free and refreshments are served.

Sponsor: American Home Patient, American Lung Association in Iowa, Apria Healthcare, Chest Infectious Disease, Hammer Medical Supply, Iowa Health Home Care, Lincare, Mercy Home Respiratory Care and Medical Supply

Contact: For more information, please contact Christy Hillman, 515-309-9507, christy.hillman@lungia.org.


Maine

Activity title: COPD Support Group

Activity date: Every second Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., starting November 13, 2012
Activity location: Lincoln County Healthcare Education Department, 66A Chapman Street, Damariscotta, ME 04534image of external icon

Abstract: The Lincoln County Healthcare's COPD Support Group meets every second Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. to discuss your questions and concerns about COPD. The meetings feature speakers from different healthcare departments that will cover a variety of topics.

Sponsor: Lincoln County Healthcare

Contact: Brandy Erskine, 207-563-4832, brandy.erskine@lchcare.org.


Nebraska

Activity title: Madonna ProActive Better Breathers Club

Activity date: Every second Wednesday of the month, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Activity location: Madonna ProActive, 7111 Stephanie Lane (55th & Pine Lake Road), Lincoln, Nebraska 68516image of external icon

Abstract: The Madonna ProActive Better Breathers Club is a free support group sponsored by the American Lung Association of the Plains Gulf Region and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital for persons with chronic lung disease, their families and caregivers.

Madonna's Better Breathers Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Each event will feature an educational topic on living well with COPD.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Willis at 402-413-3187 or rwills@madonna.org

Sponsor: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE

Contact: Rebecca Willis, 402-413-3187 or rwills@madonna.org.


Nevada

Activity title: Better Breathers Club at St. Rose

Activity date: Every first Thursday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Activity location: St. Rose Dominican Hospitals - San Martin Campus, Aljian Conference Center, 8280 W. Warm Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89113image of external icon

Abstract:The Better Breathers Club at St. Rose is a free support group by the American Lung Association for persons with chronic lung disease, their families and caregivers.

The Better Breathers Club at St. Rose meets the first Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sponsor: St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

Contact: For more information, please contact Stacy Gross at 702-616-4900 or at stacey.gross@dignityhealth.org


New Hampshire

Activity title: Breathe New Hampshire COPD Public Awareness Team

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets the first week of each month on alternating Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Call for more information.
Activity location: Bedford, NH

Abstract: This work group is charged with developing and implementing activities and campaigns designed to raise awareness about COPD that will lead to a better understanding of the disease by all who are affected by it. The group is composed of COPD patients, health care providers, medical equipment representatives and insurers. The group meets the first week of each month on alternating Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The meetings are open to all who are interested. For more information, please contact Diane Smogor at 603-669-2411 or dsmogor@breathenh.org.


New Jersey

Activity title: Better Breathers Club – Cherry Hill

Activity date: Dates vary, 2:00 p.m.
Activity location: Advantage Therapy Center, 1998 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ

Abstract: This Better Breathers Club does not meet on a set date. For more information about the group and to learn when it is meeting next, please contact Mary Shue at 856-424-2000.


Activity title: Better Breathers Club

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This groups meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Activity location: Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, 651 Willow Grove, Hackettstown, NJ 07840image of external icon

Abstract: This support group meets regularly to learn about tips and techniques to better manage lung disease. Questions about traveling with oxygen or pulmonary rehabilitation? C.O.P.D. or asthma? Talk to others who might have the same questions and share stories of support and help. The club meets the second Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call Michele DaSilva at 908-979-8797.


Oregon

Activity title: Better Breathers Club

Activity date: 2nd Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. beginning November 12, 2011
Activity location: Three Rivers Community Hospital, Washington Campus, Conference Room A,, 1505 NW Washington Blvd., Grants Pass, OR 97526 image of external icon

Abstract: The Better Breathers offers people an effective way to cope with COPD and lung disease in a supportive atmosphere where people share in their struggles. It feels good to talk with others who understand, which has a positive impact on your health. Better Breathers meets regularly and has educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics including: how COPD affects the lungs; breathing techniques; exercise; talking with your physician; medications and other treatment options; medical tests; supplemental oxygen; home health care; lung transplants; and air pollution. If you feel alone and isolated, these support groups can help.

Sponsor: Three Rivers Community Hospital

Contact: Shari Cunningham, 541-472-7850, SCunningham@asante.org


Pennsylvania

Activity title: York Better Breathers Club

Activity date: MONTHLY (recurring meeting) — This group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Activity location: Codorus Valley Corporate Center, Community Room Terrace (lower level), 105 Leaders Heights Road, York, PA 17403image of external icon

Abstract: The York Better Breathers Club is for adults with COPD and meets the third Thursday of the month between April and December. For more information, contact B. Derek Shaw at 717-541-5864 or bdshaw@lunginfo.org.


Virginia

Activity title: Breath Matters Support Group of Virginia

Activity date: Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month. 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. beginning April 11.
Activity location: Chippenham Hospital, 7101 Jahnke Rd, Richmond, VA, 23225 image of external icon

Abstract: A group approach to focus on what matters to the members of our community whose lives are impacted by chronic lung disease. We have an informational speaker each month. Our meetings are educational, supportive, and fun. The meetings are held in Bosher Auditorium. Our meetings are free and open to all who are interested.

Free parking is available in a parking deck facing the Jahnke Road entrance. Free Valet Parking is also available for your convenience. Bosher Auditorium is located directly behind the hospital reception/information desk.

Sponsor: Breath Matters Support Group of Virginia, http://breathmatters.org/ image of external icon

Contact: Russell Glover, 804-378-0628, russellglover@verizon.net


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