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Better Breathers Club

Support Group

Western Maryland Health System Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Better Breathers Club is a support group for individuals with chronic lung disease. For more information, contact Stacey Blank.

The support group for Monday, March 4, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on Monday, April 1.

According to the American Lung Association, Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for patients and caregivers affected by chronic lung diseases including COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Learn better ways to better cope with lung disease while getting the support of others in similar situations. Led by a trained facilitator, these in-person adult support groups give you the tools you need to live the best life you can.

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly and feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including:

  • How lung disease affects the lungs
  • Breathing techniques
  • Exercise
  • Talking with your physician
  • Medications and other treatment options
  • Medical tests
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Home healthcare
  • Lung transplants
  • Air pollution

Time

Meets on the first Monday of every month at 5 p.m. (excludes holidays). Click here for the 2019 schedule.

Contact

Stacey Blank
Phone: 240-964-1817 
Email: sblank@wmhs.com

Location

Western Maryland Health System
12500 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, MD

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