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PULMONARY SUPPORT GROUPS

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ALABAMA
Birmingham, AL
Better Breathers of Birmingham, 3rd Floor Classroom, St Vincent’s Lakewood Fitness Center, One Lakeshore Drive Suite 200, Homewood, AL 35209

Boaz, AL
Better Breathers, Boaz Recreation Center, 2nd Thur, 1:00 pm, Dean Barnard (256) 593–4692

Dothan, AL
Better Breathers Club, Southeast Alabama Medical Center, 1108 Ross Clark Circle, 3rd Tues, 10:00 am, Wendy Press (334) 793–8025

Florence, AL
Easy Breathers, Church of The Good Shepherd, 2001 Cloyd Blvd, Florence, AL 35630, 1st Wed, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Mary Lynn Jackson, RRT, (256) 768–9397. A light lunch is served with a program following. Sponsored by the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital Coffee Memorial in Florence.

Guntersville, AL
Better Breathers, Therapy Plus Bldg, Marshall Medical Center North, 2nd Tues, 1:30 pm, Dean Barnard (256) 593–4692

Huntsville, AL
Breath Easy Support Group, First Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 600 Governors Drive, Huntsville, AL, 4th Thur, 12:00 noon, Lunch provided, Tim Byrum (256) 517–7071

Opelika, AL
Better Breathers Club, East Alabama Medical Center, 2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801, call for dates and times, (334) 749–3411

Mobile, AL
Better Breathers Club, Gerald Wallace Auditorium, Springhill Medical Center, 3719 Dauphin St, 4th Mon, 2:00 pm, 461–2438
ALASKA
Anchorage & Mat–Su Valley, AK
Geneva Woods Health Care, Troy Kuhlman (907) 272–0002

Anchorage, AK
The Puff’ns, Graduates of the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage meet monthly for pot luck dinners and support groups. Contact Elise at (907) 562–2211 ext 5131
ARIZONA
Bullhead City, AZ
Shrine Building, 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ, 1st Thur, 11:00 am, Bonnie Papke 704–1194

Chandler, AZ
Better Breathers Club, Chandler Regional Hospital, Morrison Bldg, 3rd Wed, 2:00 pm, (480) 821–3256

Green Valley, AZ
Better Breathers Support Group, St Francis–in–the–Valley Episcopal Church, 600 La Canada Drive, 3rd Thur, 11:00 am, Ed Gustafson 648–7517

Phoenix, AZ
American Lung Association in Arizona, 102 W McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85003, 1–800–LUNGUSA, (602) 258–7505, Dir: (602) 429–0005, Fax (877) 276–2108, American Lung Association

Phoenix, AZ
Samaritan Support Groups, call 230–2273

Phoenix, AZ
Better Breathers Club, John C Lincoln North Mountain Campus, 250 E Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, 4th Thur, 2:00 pm, (602) 870–6060, Ext 5793

Phoenix, AZ
Pulmonary Support Group, Maryvale Samaritan Medical Center, 5102 W Campbell Ave, Phoenix 848–5128

Phoenix, AZ
Pulmonary PEP Club, 461–2222

Sierra Vista, AZ
Better Breathers Club, Jenney Room (located in the back of the cafeteria at) Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, 3rd Tues, 3:45 pm, call Bridget McGowan or Brittany Young at 417–4528

Sun City, AZ
Respiratory Support Group, Community Education Building, 13632 North 99th, 2nd Tues, 1:30 pm, 1–623–876–5700

Tucson, AZ
St Joseph Hospital, monthly, Charlotte or Tim, 721–3910
ARKANSAS
Baxter, AR
Better Breathers Support Group, Baxter Regional Center on Aging, 618 Broadmoor Drive, 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm,  508–1569

Fayetteville, AR
Better Breathers Club, WRMC Center for Health Education, 2nd Tues, 12:00 noon, 442–1237

Fort Smith, AR
River Valley Better Breathers Club, First Christian Church, 3600 Free Ferry Road, Fort Smith, AR, 2nd Mon, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, John Mundy (479) 474–9342 or Dottie Robinson 646–6735

Hot Springs, AR
Better Breathers Support Group, Magnolia/Dogwood Rooms in Hot Springs, 1st Wed, 3:00 pm, (501) 622–1822

Hot Springs, AR
Better Breathers Club of Hot Springs, St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, 3rd Tues each month

Hot Springs, AR
Better Breathers Club of Hot Springs Village, Coronado Center, Hot Springs Village, 3rd Thursday each month

Jonesboro, AR
Lung School, St Bernard’s Reg Med Center, 223 E Jackson Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401, 1st Thur, 4:30 pm, Brian Mattes (870) 972–4531

Little Rock, AR
Better Breathers Club, American Lung Assn, 211 Natural Resources Dr, (501) 224–5864

Mountain Home, AR
Better Breathers Support Group, Baxter Regional Center on Aging, 618 Broadmoor Drive 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm,  508–1569

Pine Bluff, AR
Lincare Oxygen, 3rd Thur

Siloam Springs, AR
Better Breathers Club, Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital, 3rd Thur, 11:30 am, 549–2497

Springdale, AR
Better Breathers Club Northwest Medical Center of Washington County, 601 W Maple Ave, Springdale, Classroom A in the cafeteria, Carolyn Henkle, RRT at (479) 757–3602, meets 3rd Tues of every other month alternating with the Bentonville Northwest Medical Center campus located at 3333 Medical Center Parkway Bentonville, classroom B from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, lunch is provided

Texarkana, AR
Better Breather Group, Teresa Conner (501) 224–5864

West Memphis, AR
Better Breather’s Club, Schoettle Bldg, in front of Crittenden Memorial Hospital (corner of Rhodes and Tyler St), West Memphis, AR 72301, 3rd Mon, 6:00 pm, Heather Lancaster, Impact Center, Crittenden Hospital (870) 735–5527
CALIFORNIA
Alameda, CA
Better Breathers, Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St, Palo Alto, 2nd Mon, 1:30 pm, (408) 998–5865 or Breathe California Of The Bay Area

Anaheim, CA
Huff & Puffers, Donna Wilson

Apple Valley, CA
Better Breathers Club, St Mary Regional Medical Center, 18300 Highway 18, 3rd Thur, Vickie Johnson (760) 242–2311, Ext 5331

Arcata/McKinleyville, CA
Azalea Hall, Senior Resource Center, 1620 Picket Road, McKinleyville, 2nd Wed, 3:00 pm

Auburn, CA
Better Breathers, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Auburn Sierra Building, Room 205, 11795 Education St, 1st Thur, 11:00 am, Rosemary Johnson 889–2922

Baldwin Park (and Covina), CA
Breath Savers, Fran Pentz, 14889 Stackdale St, Baldwin Park, 91706

Canoga Park, (West Hills/West San Fernando Valley), CA
West San Fernando Valley/Canoga Park/West Hills Support Group, Columbia West Hills Regional Medical Center, 7300 Medical Center Dr, Canoga Park, CA 91307, Tues eve, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Cathy Pollak, AAFA, Los Angeles (800) 624–0044

Chico, CA
Better Breathers, Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons Road, Classroom A of Bldg C, 3rd Mon, 11:45 am, 1–800–586–4872

Chico, CA
Lincare, 2505–B Zanella Way, 2nd Mon, 11:00 am

Chula Vista, CA
South Bay Better Breathers Club, Salvation Army, 648 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, (619) 422–9294

Clearlake, CA
Better Breathers Club, Redbud Family Health Conference Room, 15250 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake, 3rd Wed, 2:00 pm, American Lung Association, 527–5864, www.lungusa.org

Covina, CA
Breath Savers, Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inter Community Campus, San Bernardino Road, Covina, CA 91723, 3rd Thursday, 12:00 noon, Cinda Claprood (626) 915–6283

Crescent City, CA
Better Breathers Club, Sutter Coast Hospital’s Conference Room A , Crescent City, CA 95531, 1st Mon, 3:00 pm

Culver City, CA
Better Breathers Club, Brotman Medical Center, last Thur

Daly City, CA
Seton Medical Center, West End Cafeteria, 2nd Floor, 1900 Sullivan Ave, Daly City

Downey, CA
The Huff and Puff Club, Downey Community, Conference Room B, 11500 Brookshire Ave, Downey, CA 90241, 3rd Tues, 1:30 pm, Cathy Blackwood (562) 904–5355

Escondido, CA
North County Inland Better Breathers Club, Senior Service Council, Dorothy E Boeger Bldg, 728 N Broadway, Escondido, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, (760) 480–0611

Eureka, CA
Senior Resource Center, Activity Room, 1st Floor, 1910 California St, 1st Wed, 3:00 pm, Jerry Basist (707) 444–8022

Fallbrook, CA
Fallbrook Better Breathers Club, Fallbrook Hospital, Conference Room B, 624 E Elder St, Fallbrook (760) 723–5295

Fortuna, CA
3rd Fri of the month, Jerry Copper (707) 444–8022

Fortuna, CA
Redwood Memorial Hospital, 3rd Fri, 1:00 pm

Fresno, CA
Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association, 4948 N ArThur, PO Box 9839, Fresno, CA 93794, Sandra Eaton (209) 222–4800

Fresno, CA
Huffers & Puffers, Sierra Community Health Center, 1925 E Dakota, Fresno, CA 93726, Auditorium, Marilyn Carter, RRT, (559) 459–1558

Fullerton, CA
St Jude Medical Center Wellness Program, (714) 992–3000 ext 3982, Ellen Fortney, Coord., Sheila McKibbon, Editor

Garberville, CA
Humboldt Community Hospital, 4th Wed, 1:00 pm

Gilroy, CA
Better Breathers Club, Saint Louise Regional Hospital, 9400 No Name Uno, Board Room, 3rd Thur, 11:30 am, 998–5864, Jean 779–7564

Glendale, CA
Easy Breathers Group, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 01206, 1st Thursday, 10:00 am Kathy Cavander & Mary Berg Barkman (818) 409–8100

Harbor City, CA
Asthma Support and Management for Adults, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Trailer Conference Center, Hospital Parking Lot #2, 25825 S Vermont, Harbor City, CA 90710, 3rd Tues, 2:00 pm  Chay Robinson, BS, RRT, RCP, (310) 517–2639

Huntington Beach, CA
Better Breathers Club, Fountain Valley Hospital, Education Trailer, Room B, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, (714) 979–1408

Joshua Tree, CA
Better Breathers Club, Helen Gray Educational Center, Joshua Tree, CA, 1st Tues, 11:00 am, Sandra Gray, (760) 362–4519

Lakeport, CA
Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Classroom A, 5176 Hill Road East, 1st Thur, 2:00 pm

Lakewood, CA
The Pulmonaires, Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712, 1st Mon, 1:00 pm, Kathleen Norulak, RRT, (562) 427–3330

Lakewood, CA
Magic Puffers, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, 3700 E South St, Lakewood, CA 90712, 1st Thursday, 11:30 am, Kathleen Norulak, RRT, (562) 427–3330

La Mesa, CA
East County Better Breathers Club, La Mesa Senior Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, (619) 464–0505

La Jolla, CA
La Jolla Better Breathers Club Scripps Clinic, 10666 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, Rm C 226 A & B, (858) 554–8996

Lodi, CA
Better Breathers Support Group, Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S Fairmont in Classrooms A & B, 1st Tues, 10:00 to 11:00 am, (209) 478–1888 or (209) 339–7515

Lompoc, CA
Better Breathers Club Community Recreation Center, 1501 E Ocean Ave, 2nd Mon, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, 988–6023

Long Beach, CA
The Inspirations, Long Beach Memorial Center, 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90801, Last Tues, 7:00 pm, Alison Chacona, RRT, (562) 933–5864

Los Alamitos, CA
Better Breathers, Los Alamitos Medical Center, call (7l4) 835–LUNG

Los Angeles, CA
COPD Support Group, Cedars–Sinai Medical Center, 4 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Every 3rd Month, Susan Clark (310) 423–9566

Los Angeles, CA
The Lung Rangers, Barlow Respiratory Hospital, 00 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026, last Thur, 12:00 noon, Prim Desai (213) 250–4200 ext 3153

Los Angeles, CA
Better Breathers, Queen of Angels, Doctor’s Tower, A–Level Lecture Hall, 1300 N Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, Kathleen Norulak, RRT, RCP, (323) 935–5864

Madera, CA
Better Breathers Club, 2390 Cleveland Ave, #4, Madera, CA, 4th Thur, 222–4800 or 1–800–586–4872

McKinleyville, CA
Senior Resource Center, 1620 Pickett Road, 2nd Wed, 3:00 pm, Carl Willoughby (707) 822–7220 ext 4143

Millbrae, CA
The Magnolia of Millbrae, 201 Chardbourne Ave, Millbrae

Mill Valley, CA
The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, 4th Thur, 1:00 pm, 1–800–LUNGUSA

Mission Viejo, CA
PREP Airwaves, Mission Hospital, 27700 Medical Center Rd, ZIP 92691, James J Barnett (714) 364–7772

Modesto, CA
Better Breathers, Gateway Library, 500 Coffee Road, Modesto, 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm, 523–0732

Modesto, CA
Better Breathers, Doctors Medical Center Foundation, 3101 McHenry, Modesto, 3rd Mon, 7:00 pm, 527–3412

Mount Shasta, CA
Mercy Medical Center Conference Room, 4th Fri, 2:00 pm

Moreno Valley, CA
Better Breathers Support Group, Paul Reitsma 243–0811 ext 2425

Napa, CA
Better Breathers, Queen of the Valley Hospital, 3rd Floor, Classroom A, 1000 Trancas, 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm, Cherie Shown 252–4411 ext 3262

Newport Beach, CA
Hoag Memorial Hospital, Joan Nehls (714) 760–5831, or check out www.hoag.org

Northridge, CA
Northridge Asthma Support Group, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys, CA 91405, 2nd floor Conference Room, Snacks provided, Last Mon, Rose Gumadi 1:30 pm

Northridge, CA
Northridge Asthma Support Group, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Roscoe Blvd Campus, Garden Conference Room, 18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91328, Kathy Pollak, AAFA, Los Angeles, (800) 624–0044

Novato, CA
Novato Community Hospital, Wilkes Conference Room, 165 Rowland Way, Novato, CA, 1st Wed, 1:30 pm, (707) 527–5864

Oceanside, CA
North County Coastal Better Breathers Club, Tri–City Medical Center, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside–Lower Level Assembly Rm 2, (619) 297–3901

Oroville, CA
Better Breathers Support Group, Oroville Sports Club, 2600 Oro Dam Blvd, 3rd Tues, 1:00 pm, 1–800–LUNG–USA

Oxnard, CA
Better Breathers Club, Wilson Senior Center, 350 North “C” St, 2nd Thurs of month, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, 988–6023 or 652–5346

Palo Alto, CA
Better Breathers Club, Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St, 2nd Mon, 1:30 pm, (408) 998–5864

Palm Springs, CA
Better Breathers Club, Stretch–For–Fitness Exercise Group, Breathing exercises for those with COPD and other lung conditions, 10:00 am, Mon and Fri, Bay Therapy Group, 1445 N Sunrise Way, Suite 103, Palm Springs, (760) 416–9842

Panorama City, CA
Breathing Easy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, North 3 Bldg, Oasis Dining Room, 13652 Cantara St, Panorama City, CA 91402, 1st and 3rd Tues, 10:30 am, Faith Kelmen (818) 834–7300

Paradise, CA
Feather River Hospital, 4th Fri, 1:00 pm

Pasadena, CA
Pasadena Asthma Support Group, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dining Room D, 100 W California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105, Cathy Pollak, AAFA, Los Angeles, (800) 624–0044

Petaluma, CA
Better Breathers Club, Petaluma Valley Hospital, Groverman Hall, 400 N McDowell Blvd, 2nd Tues, 2:00 pm, 527–5864

Pomona, CA
Breathing Buddies, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Center, 1910 Royalty Dr, Pomona, CA 91767, every 3 weeks, call for days, 12:00 noon, Maria Robles, RCM, (909) 469–9464

Rancho Mirage, CA
Pulmonary Support Group, Eisenhower Medical Center, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, 3rd Wed, 12:00 noon

Red Bluff, CA
St Elizabeth Hospital, Coyne Center, 3rd Wed, 10:00 am

Redding, CA
Better Breathers, 101 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA, 3rd Tues, 9:30 am, Joy Schmidt 246–0359

Redwood City, CA
Sequoia Health Services, 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City CA, (650) 369–5811

Redwood City, CA
Better Breathers Club, Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave, Annex Building, 3rd Mon 11:00 am

Sacramento, CA
Pulmo Pals, Mercy San Juan, 6555 Coyle Ave, Carmichael CA, Various meeting days and times, usually once per month, Barbara Rife/Cindy Purinton (916) 537–5299

San Andreas, CA
Calaveras County Better Breathers, Classroom 1 at the Community Health Education Center at Mark Twain St Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas, 2nd Wed, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, 754–2643 or 754–5390

San Diego, CA
San Diego Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association, 2750 th Ave, San Diego, (619) 297–3901

San Diego, CA
Rancho Bernardo Better Breathers Club – "RBBBC,", Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128, 2nd Mon, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, Dale Swank (858) 487–7739

San Francisco, CA
Better Breathers Club, Community Health Resource Center, 2100 Webster St, Ste 119, San Francisco, 2nd Wed, 10:00 am, Linda Civitello–Joy (650) 994–1903 ext 306

San Jose, CA
Better Breathers, American Lung Association Office, 1469 Park Ave, last Mon, 1:30 pm, (408) 998–5864

San Mateo, CA
Mills–Peninsula Health Center, The Wellness Center, Hendrickson Auditorium, 100 S San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, 2nd Mon, 12:00 noon

San Pedro, CA
Better Breathers Club, San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, Conference Room, 1300 West 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90732, 3rd Wed, 2:30 pm, Kris T Brust (310) 832–3311

Santa Barbara, CA
Better Breathers Club, New Horizons/Encina, 250 Moreton Bay Lane, 2nd Tues, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, 988–6023

Santa Cruz, CA
Better Breathers Club, Dominican Rehabilitation Services, Solarium, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz, CA, 3rd Wed, 1:30 pm, Cathe Pleasant (408) 457–7077

Santa Maria, CA
Better Breathers Club, St Peter’s Episcopal Church, 402 S Lincoln, 2nd Tues, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, 988–6023

Santa Monica, CA
The Windpipers, Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, call for dates, Peggy Walker (310) 319–4935

Santa Rosa, CA
Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, Conf Room 1, 3325 Chanate Road, Last Tues, 1:00 pm

Sepulveda, CA
Happy Puffers, VA Medical Center, Building 200, Conference Room A, 16111 Plummer St, Sepulveda, 91343, 3rd Fri, 12:00 noon, Paul West (818) 895–9569

Shasta, CA
Better Breathers Club, 246–0359

Simi Valley, CA
Better Breathers Club, Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, 3rd Wed, 2:00 to 3:00 pm,988–6023

Sonoma, CA
Westlake Wine Country House, 800 Oregon St, 3rd Tues, 1:30 pm

St Helena, CA
Better Breathers, Queen of the Valley Hospital, 3rd Floor, Classroom A, 1000 Trancas, Napa, CA, 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm, Cherie Shown 252–4411 ext 3262

Sylmar, CA
Better Breathers, Oliveview UCLA Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Drive, Sylmar, CA 91342, 4th Thurs, 1:30 pm, Carrie Butler (818) 364–4429 for information and exact meeting location

Thousand Oaks, CA
Community Medical Group, 612 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Torrance, CA
PEP Pioneers, Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503, 3rd Thursday, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Jacki Tosolini, RRT (310) 937–1979

Torrance, CA
S Calif Pulmonary Hypertension Assoc (PHA) Support Group, St John’s Cardiovascular Research Center, 1124 W Carson St, Bldg E–5, Torrance, CA 90502, 2nd Sat/odd numbered months, 11:00 am, Betty Lou Wojciechowski (714) 459–9594

Twenty–Nine Palms, CA
Better Breathers of Morongo Basin, Helen Gray Educational Center, 1st Tues, 11:00 am, Sandra Gray (760) 362–4519

Ukiah, CA
Better Breathers Club, Public Health Department, Room 161, 1120 S Dora St, 1st Wed, 1:30 pm

Ventura, CA
Better Breathers Club, Community Memorial Hospital, Loma Vista at Brent 8th Fl, 3rd Thurs, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, 988–6023 or 652–5346

Verdugo Hills, CA
LA County ALPHA1 Support Group, Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd, Glendale, CA 91209, 2nd Thur/odd number months, 7:00 pm, Lynne Krygier (714) 524–0508, or Richard Pine (818) 994–5531

Visalia, CA
Better Breathers Club of Tulare County, The Lifestyle Center, 5105 W Cypress Ave, Visalia, 2nd Mon, 1:30 pm, American Lung Association, (800) 586–4872

Wadsworth, CA
Windless Wonders, VA Medical Centr–Wadsworth, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073, starts in April, Michele Elliot (310) 478–3711 ext 40229

West Hills, CA
Community Medical Group, 7320 Woodlake Ave Suite 190, West Hills, CA 91307, 2nd Thurs, Nora Hayes (818) 880–9747 ext 1250

Westwood, CA
Westside Asthma Support Group, Westwood United Methodist Church, UCLA Medical Center, 300 Medical Plaza, Rehab Conference Room B114, Mon Evenings, 7:00 pm, AAFA, Los Angeles, Cathy Pollak (800) 624–0044

Willitts, CA
Howard Memorial Hospital, 1st Wed, 12:00 Noon

Yuba City/Marysville, CA
Yuba City Senior Center, 777 Ainsley Ave 3rd Thursday, 12:30 pm, (530) 345–5864 or (530) 674–9710

Yucca Valley, CA
Better Breathers Club, Helen Gray Educational Center in Joshua Tree, CA, 1st Tues, 11:00 am, Sandra Gray (760) 362–4519
COLORADO
Aurora, CO
Aurora Better Breathers, call Lisa Tobias at 450–4600

Aurora, CO
Pulmonary Support Group, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital at Aurora, 900 Potomac St, Aurora, CO, 2nd Floor, Inpatient Dining Room, 1st Tues, 10:00 am, Kathy Walker or Nelson Grotke at (303) 363–5611

Boulder, CO
Flatirons Better Breathers, 311 Mapleton Ave, 2nd Floor, 2nd Fri, 12:15 pm, Sue Hickey at 441–0553, leave msg

Brighton, CO
2nd Wind, Judy Junes at 659–1531 ext 1187

Canon City, CO
Lung Disease Support Group, Debbie Hooten at 275–9377

Colorado Springs, CO
Better Breathers, Health & Learning Center, 1644 Medical Center Point, Union & Fillmore, 3rd Tues of Feb, May, Aug, & Nov, 1:30 pm, Patti Shelter (719) 776–4717

Colorado Springs, CO
Breath of Life, Memorial Hospital, (719) 365–5924

Colorado Springs, CO
Lung Disease Support Group, Senior Center, 1514 N Hancock, Uintah & Hancock, 3rd Thur, 5:30 pm, Light dinner provided, Elaine Wozniak (719) 365–2223

Colorado Springs, CO
Southern Colorado Pulmonary Hypertension Group, First Lutheran Church, 1515 N Cascade, call for directions, 3rd Sun, 1:00 pm, Cheryl Massaro, Facilitator (719) 372–3305 or Pat Patterson, Co–Facilitator (719) 637–1244 or phpatt@earthlink.net

Denver, CO
Mile High Better Breathers, Virginia Village Library, Florida & Dahlia, 2nd Tues, 1:30 pm, Virginia Carpenter (303) 691–2791

Denver, CO
Rocky Mountain Better Breathers, National Jewish Medical & Research Center, In cafeteria, 3rd Thur, 2:30 pm, Sherri Michaelis (303) 398–1397

Denver, CO
EZ Breathers, Exempla Rehabilitation Center Conference Room, 9830 I–70 Frontage Road S, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, 1st & 3rd Thurs, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Brenda Crow (303) 457–4122

Denver, CO
Easy Breathers, call Betty at 425–8454

Denver, CO
Wind Seekers, Michaelena Moore (303) 788–5100

Denver, CO
Alpha Beaters, The Alpha 1 Support Group, Patients w/A1AD Related Emphysema, National Jewish, 3rd Wed, Bill Dawkins (720) 870–4202 or Janis Berend, RN, MSN, C–ANP (303) 398–1858

Denver, CO
Mile High Air Seekers, Spalding Rehab Hospital, 900 Potomac St, between 6th & Colfax, 1st Tues, 10:00 am, Melanie Trent, RT (303) 363–5116

Denver, CO
Catch Your Breath, Saint Joseph Hospital, 1835 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80218, 3rd Thur, 11:00 am, Potluck lunch, Tammy Mongert or Linda Gunnison (303) 837–7759

Denver, CO
AIR FORCE Support Group, Rose Medical Center, 4567 East 9th Ave, Denver, 2nd Tues, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, RSVP, (303) 320–2272

Ft Collins, CO
2nd Wind, Lee Ann Wilsom 224–1441

Grand Junction, CO
Easy Breathers, Mike Barton 245–2120

Grand Junction, CO
Support Group, Life Center, 1100 Patterson, Mt Garfield Room on 2nd Floor, 1st Wed, 1:30 pm, Sept – May, Candy w/St Mary’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Dept, (970) 244–6056

Greeley, CO
Pulmonary Pacers, Deb Legel (970) 350–69240

Longmont, CO
Easy Breathers, Longmont United Hospital, 2nd Fri, 12:00 noon, Barbara Jensen (303) 772–3329

Loveland, CO
Better Breathers of Northern Colorado, Brenda Tweedy 663–0500 or Shirley Lindquist 667–0226

Loveland, CO
Better Breathers, McKee Medical Center, Wellness Center at attached to Hospital, 3rd Tues, Feb – May, Rest of year TBA, Diane Lemon (970) 635–4025

Pueblo, CO
Better Breathers, Janet Salameno 543–1122

Pueblo, CO
Wind Seekers, Ruth Havens 788–5100

Pueblo, CO
Better Breathers, AARP Office, 1117 S Prairie Ave, 3rd Tues, 1:00 pm, Nanci Parkhurst or Lori Fossceco (719) 584–4641, Jennifer Beasley (719) 296–8800

Pueblo, CO
Better Breathers, Roth Medical, 729 C Fortino Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81008, Janet Keathley

Wheatridge, CO
EZ Breathers, Exempla Rehabilitation Center, Pulm Rehabilitation, 9830 I–70 Frontage Road South, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, 1st & 3rd Thur, 1:00 pm, Colleen Caudill (303) 457–4122

Wheatridge, CO
Living with Lung Disease, I–70 Executive Center, Classroom 2, 4851 Independence St, 1st & 3rd Thur, 1:00 pm, Answer Line (303) 425–2929
CONNECTICUT
Bridgeport, CT
Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St, Bridgeport, CT 06610, last Fri, 1:30, Evelyn Tkacs Cimmino, RRT, RN (203) 384–3726

Bridgeport, CT
St Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06610, 1st Mon, 1:30, Lisa DiCocco (203) 576–5091

Bristol, CT
Bristol Hospital, 3rd Wed, 1:30, Lynn Baccaro, Diane Oberg (860) 585–3580

Danbury, CT
Danbury Hospital, 3rd Tues, Marianne Mitchell, RN (203) 797–7229

Danbury, CT
Danbury Hospital, 3rd Tues, 1:30 pm, Pat DiLauro (203) 731–8018

Darien, CT
First Congregational Church, every Mon except 3rd Mon, 1:30 pm, Ann Levison 1–800–LUNG–USA

Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Hospital, 42 Sherwood Place, Greenwich, CT 06830, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, Sylvia Hassett (203) 863–3789

Manchester, CT
Manchester Memorial Hospital, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, Ann Levison (860) 289–5401

Meridien, CT
Mid–State Medical Center, Paddock Ave, 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm, not Jan, Feb, July or Aug, Jeanne Rocha (203) 694–8233

Middletown, CT
Middlesex Hospital Pulmonary Support Group, Conference Room A, Located on the 1st floor of Middlesex Hospital, 1st & 4th Tues, 3:15 pm, David Lemieux (860) 344–6550

Milford, CT
Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave, Milford, CT 06460, 2nd Wed, 2:00 pm, except Jan & Feb, Barbara Chaves, RRT (203) 876–4008

New Britain, CT
Hospital For Special Care, 4th Thur 11:00 am, Janet Bowen (860) 827–4735

New Haven, CT
Better Breathing Club, Greenwich Hospital, Cohen Pavilion, 77 Lafayette Place, 3rd Floor Community Room, 2nd Thur, 1:00 pm, (203) 863–3177

New London, CT
Pequot Health Center, 2nd Tues 11:00 am, Mary Buckley Davis (860) 442–0711 ext 2209

Norwalk, CT
Norwalk Hospital, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Dept, 24 Stevens Court, 3rd Wed, 1:30 pm, Margie Haggerty, APRN (203) 852–2484

Old Saybrook, CT
Better Breather’s Club, Estuary Senior Center, 220 Main St, 1st & 3rd Thur, 7:00 pm, Ann Levison (860) 289–5401

Putnam, CT
Day Kimball Hospital, 320 Pomfret St, Putnam, CT 06260, 3rd Wed 2:00 pm, Annmarie DeMerchant (860) 928–6541

Rockville, CT
Rockville General Hospital, 1st Wed, 1:00 pm, Ann Levison (860) 289–5401

Sharon, CT
Good Neighbors, 1 Low Road, Sharon, CT 06069, 3rd Tues, 2:00 pm, Maureen Orlando (888) 211–3532

Southington, CT
Bradley Memorial Hospital, 2nd Wed, 5:00 pm, Judy Bielomyza (860) 276–5099

Stafford Springs, CT
Johnson Memorial Hospital, 2nd Wed, 1:30 pm, Anita Nitsche (860) 684–4251 ext 242

Stamford, CT
The Rehab Center, 3rd Mon, 1:00 pm, Louis Levine, Annie Fontaine (203) 325–7492

Stratford, CT
Healthy CT–LUNGS Club, Pulmonary Rehab Associates, LLC, 1825 Barnum Ave, Suite 203, Stratford, CT 06615, David Junga, RRT (203) 378–5501

Torrington, CT
Better Breather’s Club, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 780 Litchfield St, 1st Thur 11:00 am, Patty Sullivan (860) 496–6666 ext 5538

Wallingford, CT
Gaylord Hospital, Every Mon, 1:00 pm, Ann Levison (860) 289–5401

Waterbury, CT
Waterbury Hospital, 3rd Wed, 2:30 pm, Kathy Sullivan, CRRT (203) 573–7118

Watertown, CT
Better Breather’s Club, Watertown Library, 470 Main St, Watertown, CT 06795, 2nd Tues, 2:00 pm, John Loyer (860) 945–0609
DELAWARE
Wilmington, DE
Better Breathers Support Group, ALA of Delaware Wilmington Office, 1021 Gilpin Ave Suite 202, Last Mon, 7:00 pm, Jan Sullivan (302) 655–7258
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington, DC
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Support Group, Bldg 2 Ward 77, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave NM, Washington, DC 20307, Ward 77, Pulmonary Medicine Clinic, Walter Reed, 1st Wed, 11:00 am, Yvonne Taylor, FNP, or Michael Kallish, CRRT (202) 782–6745
FLORIDA
Alantis, FL
1–800–330–5864

Altamonte Springs/Orlando, FL
Better Breathers Club, Florida Hospital, 601 E Rollons St, 1st Tues, Sue Warren 897–1966

Arcadia, FL
Better Breathers Club, DeSoto Memorial Medical Plaza, McSwain Room, 1006 N Mills Ave, Arcadia, FL, 4th Tues, Dian Cox (863) 491–4245

Auburndale , FL
COPD Support Group, Mary Sands Clinic, Hobbs Road, (863) 965–5400

Bradenton, FL
Better Breathing, Blake Medical Center, Dolphin/Pelican Room, 2020 59th St West, Bradenton, FL 34209, (941) 792–6611

Brevard, FL
Huff ’N Puff, for meeting place and time call 434–7138

Brooksville, FL
Better Breathers Club of Hernando County, Heritage Retirement Center, 7251 Grove Road, Brooksville, FL, Ann–Gayl Ellis (904) 596–8688

Cape Canaveral, FL
Breathin’ Buddies Support Group, Cape Canaveral Hospital, 3rd Fri, 10:00 am, Rochelle Anderson, RRT, MSHSA (321) 868–8300, rochelle.anderson@health-first.org

Citrus County, FL
Respiratory Support Group, Lake Room in the CMH Administration Bldg, 1st Fri, 344–6900

Clearwater, FL
Better Breathers of Commonwealth, Morton Plant Resource Center, 501 Belcher Rd S, Clearwater, FL, Ms Dilshad Merchant (813) 462–7751

Clermont, FL
Pulmonary Support Group, South Lake Hospital, National Training Center, 1099 Citrus Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, Mary Cockcroft (352) 394–4071 ext 8126

Crawfordville, FL
Better Breathers, Wakulla County Senior Services Center, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, (850) 386–2065 or 1–800–LUNG–USA

Crystal River, FL
Huff n’Puffs, Seven Rivers Hospital, 6201 N Suncoast Blvd, Crystal River, FL, (904) 344–6538

Dade City, FL
Pulmonary Support Group, Pasco Community Hospital/Education Ctr B, 3rd Tues, 1:30 pm, Peggy Sahlin (352) 521–1549

Daytona Beach, FL
Better Breathers Club at American Lung Association of Florida, 412 S Palmetto Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, (386) 255–6447 and 1–800–LUNG–USA or 1–800–586–4872

Delray Beach, FL
Breathe Easy Club, South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Rd, 3rd Mons, 10:00 am, (561) 659–7644 or 800–3300–LUNG

Ft Lauderdale, FL
Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association, 2020 S Andrews Ave, 3rd Tues, 1:00 pm, (954) 524–4657

Ft Walton Beach, FL
Better Breathers, American Homepatient, 913 N Beal Parkway, Suite H,  Fort Walton Beach, 3rd Tues, 2:00 pm, 478–5864

Gainesville, FL
Better Breathers, Senior Healthcare Center at Crown Pointe, 2205 NW 40th Terrace, 3rd Mon, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, (352) 493–0802

Hollywood, FL
Breathing Freely, Hollywood Medical Center, Healthy Life Center, 3700 Washington St, Suite 204, Hollywood, 2nd Wed, 4:00 pm, 800–237–8701

Inverness, FL
Respiratory Support Group, Citrus Memorial Hospital, Highland Ave, Inverness, FL, Ann–Gayl Ellis (904) 344–6538

Jacksonville, FL
Chronic Obstructive/Pulmonary Disease Support Group, Baptist Medical, 800 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207, Sandra Pearce (904) 202–1128, Fax (904) 202–1120

Jacksonville, FL
Better Breathers, Memorial Hospital, 3625 University Blvd South, Cardiopulmonary Rehab, 4th Tues of each month beginning June 24th, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, 399–6377

Jacksonville, FL
Better Breathers, St Vincent’s, 1800 Barr St, 4th Floor Conference Room, 2nd Wed of each month, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, 308–8204 or 743–2933

Jacksonville, FL
Better Breathers, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, (904) 953–2000

Jacksonville, FL
Better Breathers, St Luke’s Hospital, 4201 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216, (904) 296–3700

Kissimmee, FL
Better Breathers Club, Osceola Regional Hospital, Classroom B, 700 West Oak St, Kissimmee, FL 34741 2nd Wed, 2:30 pm, Laura McDuffie, RRT (407) 518–3131

Lake City, FL
Better Breathers, Lake City Medical Center, 340 NW Commerce Drive, 3rd Thursday, 2:00 pm, (386) 752–1615

Largo, FL
Gaspers & Wheezers, Largo Medical Center, PO Box 2905, Largo, FL 34649, Deborah Ash (813) 586–1411 ext 544

Lakeland, FL
Bartow Memorial Hospital

Lake Worth, FL
Better Breathers Club, Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4685 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL, 3rd Tues, 1:30 pm, (561) 659–7644

Largo, FL
Wheezers & Gaspers, sponsored by Rx Stat, Inc (Respiratory Pharmacy), meeting at Panera Bread at the Bardmoor Shopping Plaza, 10801 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33777, 4th Wed (except Dec), 2:00 to 3:30 pm, Tiffany J Rightnour (727) 572–7595 or 888–648–7250

Lecanto, FL
Better Breathers, 3700 W Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL, Bob Ansted (904) 596–1441

Leesburg, FL
Better Breathers Support Group, Good Life Emporium, Lake Square Mall, Leesburg, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, Erik Blamick, MA (352) 589–3396

Lehigh Acres FL
Huffers and Puffers, Lee Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 3rd or 4th Fri, 1:00 or 1:30 pm (varies), 335–7720

Marianna, FL
Better Breathers, Jackson Hospital, 4570 Hospital Drive, Marianna, FL 32446, Janice White, RRT, CCT (850) 526–2200 ext 1271 or Kathryn Blalock (850) 482–4458

Melbourne, FL
Huff n’ Puff Support Group, Holmes Regional Medical Center

Melbourne
Pulmonary Support Group, HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, 101 E Florida Ave, Melbourne, 4th Thur, 3:30 pm, 984–4600 ext 625

Merritt, Island, FL
Short On Breath Pulmonary Support Group, Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Conference Room, 150 N Sykes Creek Pkwy, Ste 102, Merritt Island, FL, 2nd Thur, 1:00 pm, 449–4570

Milton, FL
Better Breathers, Santa Rosa Hospital Meeting Room in rear of hospital, Briar Hill Rd, Milton, FL, 1st Wed, 1:00 pm, Oct to June, 1st Wed

Naples, FL
Lung Disease Support Group, Helen Merod (941) 649–8933

New Port Richey, FL
West Paco Lung Support, Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren St, 3rd Tues, 1:00 pm, (727) 862–4644

New Port Richey, FL
Medical Office Building, 14100 Fivay Road, Suite 210, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, (727) 896–5566 or (727) 862–4644

Oldsmar, FL
Better Breathers, Oldsmar Public Library, 101 State Road, W Oldsmar, FL, Jerry Boudreaux (813) 480–7046

Orange Park, FL
Better Breathers, Orange Park Medical Center, 2001 Kingsley Ave, Classroom, 2nd Tues, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, 276–7170

Orlando, FL
Better Breathers Club, Florida Hospital Orlando, 3rd Tues (except Oct), 2:00 pm, (407) 303–9360. In October, we hold an Autumn Lungfest for our Better Breathers and it includes the area Florida Hospitals Better Breathers clubs.

Palm City, FL
Breathe Easy Club, 3066 SW Martin Downs Blvd, 3rd Weds, call 800–330–LUNGS

Palm Coast, FL
Better Breathers Club of Flagler County at Flagler Hospital, (386) 255–6447 or 1–800–LUNG–USA

Panama City, FL
Pulmonary Suppor Group, Bay Medical Building Conference Room, 3rd Thur, 3:00 pm, 763–2318

Pensacola, FL
Better Breathers Club, 4300 Bayou Boulevard, Suite 2, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, Patty Ballantine 800–LUNG–USA or (850) 478–LUNG (5864), pballantine@lungfla.org

Port Richey, FL
West Pasco Lung Support, Cares Facility, Port Richey, FL, John Howe (813) 862–4644

Port St Lucie, FL
Breathe Easy Club, 2501 Bayshore Blvd, 2nd Mons, 800–330–LUNGS

St Augustine, FL
Better Breathers, Lincare, 71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 4, across from Merita Bakery, 3 rd Mon of each month, 3:00–4:30 pm, (904) 825–0022

St Petersburg, FL
Better Breathers, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, 1501 Pasadena Ave S, St Petersburg, FL, Ms Lynn Stillwell (813) 341–7741

St Petersburg, FL
Better Breathers Club, 6500 38th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33710, Steve Fecura (813) 341–4829

Sebastian, FL
Better Breathers COPD, Sebastian River Medical Center, 13695 US 1, Roseland, 2nd Fri, 3:30 pm, Dining Room 1, (772) 581–2066

Sebring, FL
Better Breathers Club, HALLO, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, (941) 471–6232

Spring Hill, FL
Pulmonary (COPD) Support Group, Oak Hill Hospital, 11 Cortez Blvd, 1st Wed, 1:00 pm, (352) 596–6632 or (352) 596–1007

Starke, FL
Better Breathers, Shands at Starke, 922 East call St, Conference room next to cafeteria, 3rd Thursday, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, (904) 368–2300 ext 339

Stuart, FL
1–800–330–5864

Tallahassee, FL
Better Breathers Support Group, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 1675 Riggins Road, 1st Tues, 3:00 pm, except summer months, (850) 386–2065 or 1–800–LUNG–USA (Florida/Big Bend Region ALA)

Tampa Bay, FL
Tampa Bay 2nd Wind Support Group meets at Perkins Restaurant, corner of Stall Rd and N Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL , 3rd Sat, 5:30 pm, includes Dutch treat meal, Janet Walin

Vero Beach, FL
Breathe Easy Club, 681 4th St, 1st Tues, 800–330–LUNGS

Vero Beach, FL
Pulmonary Support Group, HEALTHSOUTH Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital, Wayne Brown or Maria Pfeiffer (561) 778–2100

Vero Beach, FL
Better Breathers Club, Indian River Memorial Hospital, 1000 36th St, Vero Beach, 2nd Fri, Noon to 2:00 pm, 800–330–5864

(The) Villages, FL
Airheads COPD Support Group, Mulberry Recreation Center, Mulberry Lane, 2nd & 4th Tues 10:00 am, Nick Jones (352) 751–1313

(The) Villages, FL
FL Airheads COPD Breathing & Exercise Class, Mulberry Recreation Center, 1st & 3rd Fri 10:00 am, Nick & Jan Jones (352) 751–1313

Volusia County, FL
Pulmonary Support Group, (904) 947–4644

West Palm Beach, FL
Better Breathers Support Group, Sebastian River Medical Center, DR #1, 2nd Thur, 3:30 pm, (772) 581–2066

Winter Garden, FL
Better Breathers, Health Central, 296–1928

Winter Haven, FL
Better Breathers Club of Polk County, Winter Haven Hospital, every other month, Denise Bielss (863) 293–1121 ext 1355

Winter Park, FL
Better Breathers Club, Winter Park Memorial Hospital Medical Library, 2nd Fri, 1:00 pm, October through June, (407) 646–7545
GEORGIA
Albany, GA
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, 1st Tues, 10:00 am, (912) 435–3626

Albany, GA
Air Dynamics Better Breathing Program, Women’s health Center, 1011 N Monroe St, 2nd Tues, 10:00 am

Atlanta, GA
Better Breathers, University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, St Sebastian Way at 13th St, 2nd Tues, 11:30 am, bring covered dish, (706) 774–5864

Atlanta, GA
St Joseph’s Hospital, monthly, Doug Anderson (404) 851–7177 or Cora Johnson (404) 851–7175

Atlanta, GA
Piedmont Hospital, (404) 541–1111

Augusta, GA
CAMC Green Glass Professional Bldg, 3rd Tues, 12:00 pm, Ginny Brewer (706) 651–2268

Augusta, GA
RCOA, 2nd Wed, 12:00 pm, Lisa Ivey (706) 774–5864

Augusta, GA
Better Breathers Support Group, University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, St Sebastian Way at 13th St 2nd Tues, 11:30 am, bring covered dish, (706) 774–5864

Augusta, GA
Better Breathers, Suite 302, Columbia Augusta Professional Building, 35624 J Dewey Gray Circle, Augusta, GA, 3rd Tues, 12:00 pm, (706) 651–LUNG

Blue Ridge, GA
Fannin Regional Hospital, (706) 632–4293

Brunswick, GA
American Homepatient, (912) 352–1173

Canton, GA
Cherokee Home Medical, monthly, Rhonda Bryant (770) 479–1981

Columbia, GA
Augusta Prof Bldg, 3rd Tues, 12:00 noon

Columbia, GA
Columbus Regional Healthcare System, quarterly, (706) 569–1098

Coleman, GA
Better Breathers Club, Coleman Community Center, 2nd Tues, 6:30 pm, bimonthly on the 2nd Tues, 6:30 pm, Ann Harry (706) 845–3720

Conyers, GA
Georgia Respiratory Care Center, Reagans Pharmacy, Sue Harris (770) 483–4727

Decatur, GA
Dekalb Medical Center, 2701 N Decatur Rd, Sharon Martin 501–7155

Fayetteville, GA
Fayette Community Hospital, 1225 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, GA 30214, Shannon Baker (770) 719–6946

Gainesville, GA
Rotates between Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Lanier Park Campus, 3rd Thur, 12:00 noon, (770) 531–3832

LaGrange, GA
Coleman Community Health Center, (706) 884–0662

Lebanon, GA
Better Breathers, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 1st Wed, 1:00 pm, 451–7159

Marietta, GA
Kennestone Hospital, Marilyn Reasor (770) 793–5351

Milledgeville, GA
Oconee Regional Medical Center, Kaye Kilgore (912) 454–3945

Newnan, GA
Quarterly, (770) 304–0673

Riverdale, GA
Better Breathers Club, Southern Regional Medical Center Health Education Center, Riverdale, Mike Serra (770) 991–8055

Savannah, GA
Better Breathers, 1st Fri, 1:00 pm, 355–0036

Savannah, GA
Better Breathers Support Group, St Joseph’s, Candler Health System, Heart & Lung Building, Conference Room 2, 5356 Reynolds St, 3rd Thur, 12:00 noon, 819–7340 or 819–2032

Statesboro, GA
Better Breather Support Group, Bulloch Memorial Hospital, 2nd Tues, 5:00 pm, June Alberto (912) 681–5602

Stockbridge, GA
Henry Medical Center, monthly, (770) 389–2143

Waycross, GA
(912) 352–1173
HAWAII
Hilo, HI
Better Breathers Support Group, Hilo Women’s Club, 1st Tues, 10:00 am, 935–1206

Honolulu, HI
Support Group for Lung Patients and Their Families, Harris United Methodist Church, 4th Thur, 10:00 am, Nov & Dec, 3rd Thur, Oahu ALA 537–5965
IDAHO
Boise, ID
Better Breathers’ Club, ALA Office, 1111 S Orchard, Suite 245, 2nd Wed, 3:30 pm, Kera Yost, Program Director (208) 336–2373

Bonners Ferry, ID
Perfect Puffers, Boundary Community Hospital

Coeur d’Alene, ID
Better Breathers’ Club, McGrane Center, KMC Campus, 2nd Tues, 1:30 pm, Joyce Keratz–Klatt, MS (208) 666–2897

Idaho Falls, ID
Easy Breathers’ Club, Pulmonary Rehab Education Room, last Thur, 11:30 am, Please RSVP, Complimentary meal and guest speaker, Marilyn Miller

Mccall, ID
The Weezers & Geezers, McCall Memorial Hospital Meeting Room, 2nd Wed, 2:00 pm, Michelle Butler (208) 634–4061

Pocatello, ID
Huff ’n Puffers, last Wed, Bill Anderson (208) 239–1373

Twin Falls, ID
Magic Breathers’ Club, Office on Aging Annex, CSI, 998 Washington St North, 2:00 pm, Lisa (208) 734–4061
ILLINOIS
Alton, IL
St Anthony’s Better Breathers Club, Wellness Center, Alton Square Mall, 2nd Thur, 1:00 pm, Mary Ann Roswell (618) 474–6451

Akron, IL
Better Breathers’ Club, Saint Anthony’s Wellness Center, 2nd Thur, (618) 463–5185

Aurora, IL
Better Breathers, lower level of Provena Mercy Center, 1325 N Highland Ave, 1st Thur 1:30 pm, (630) 801–2798

Belleville, IL
Memorial Hosp Better Breathers, Auditorium at Memorial Hospital, 4500 Memorial Dr, One Memorial Dr, last Wed, 1:30 pm, (meets at various locations) Shirley Schultz, RRT (618) 257–5560 for info and to receive monthly newsletter “Rehab Ramblings”

Carbondale, IL
Better Breathers Club, BBC Memorial Hospital, 405 W Jackson St, Conference Rm 1C, 3rd Tues, 3:00 pm, Darrell Bryant (618) 549–0721

Chicago, IL
Better Breathers, Breath of Life Rehab Institute, 345 E Superior St, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, Alvita Smith–Ster (312) 908–6096

Chicago, IL
Better Breathers, Mercy Hospital, Stevenson Exp and King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616, Linda Thompson

Chicago, IL
Breather Anonymous, St James Hospital, 30 E 15th St, Room 302, Chicago, IL 60411, Arlene Rossner

Chicago Heights, IL
Breathers Anonymous, St James Community Health Center of Chicago Heights North, Sister Stephanie Center, 30 E 15th St, 3rd Thur, 1:00 pm

Centralia, IL
St Mary’s Better Breathers, 400 N Pleasant Ave, Centralia, 2nd Thur, (except summer), Bobbie Thompson (618) 436–8862

Danville, IL
Danville Area Better Breathers, Provena United Samaritans Sager Campus, 600 Sager, Danville, IL, last Thur, 1:00 pm, call 443–5623 on Tues or Thursdays

Decatur, IL
Breath of Life Club, 3rd Wed, 4:00 pm, Judi McGavic 876–4201

Elk Grove, IL
Better Breathers, Alexian Bros Medical Center, 800 W Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove, IL 60007, Nancy Stallman (847) 437–5500 ext 4653

Evergreen Park, IL
Better Breathers, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Education Bldg, 2800 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60642, Nancy Brown Mary (708) 422–6200

Freeport, IL
Breathe Easier Club, Freeport Memorial Hospital, 1045 W Stephenson, 1st Wed, March to November, Cora Threadgil (815) 235–0668

Granite City, IL
St Elizabeth Medical Center, 2100 Madison Ave, 2nd Tues, 12:00 Noon, Auxilary Serves Free Lunch, Carol Smith (618) 798–3118

Gurnee, IL
Better Breathers Club, Cooper Rehabilitation Center, 310 S Greenleaf, Suite 207, Gurnee, IL 60031, 2nd Wed, Jane Ugolini, Clinical Administrator (847) 244–1500

Harvard, IL
Better Breathers, Becky Fox (815) 943–5431

Hazel Crest, IL
Easy Breathers, South Suburban Hospital, 17800 South Kedzie Ave, Hazel Crest, IL 60429, last Tues 3:00 pm, (708) 799–8000

Hinsdale, IL
Better Breathers, Midwest Bank of Hinsdale, 500 Chestnut, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Virginia Stanley (708) 562–4703

Joliet, IL
Better Breathers, Polley Education Room at Silver Cross Hospital, 2nd Thur, 10:00 am, Jackie Mansholt (815) 740–7108

Joliet, IL
Breathtakers Support Group, Provena St Joseph Medical Center, 333 N Madison, Joliet, IL, 3rd Thur, (815) 725–7133 ext 3147

Kewanee, IL
Lung Connection, Kewanee Hospital, 719 Elliot St, 3rd Thur, 1:15 pm, Lynne Tucker (309) 853–6017

LaGrange, IL
Better Breathers, LaGrange Memorial Hospital, 5101 S Willow Springs Rd, LaGrange, IL 60525, Judi Olsen–Cooksey (708) 352–1200 ext 4690

Macomb, IL
Better Breathers Club, McDonough County Hosp, 525 E Grant St, 1st Thur, Sept to June, Sharon Beals (309) 836–1584

Mattoon, IL
Better Breathers Cl**ub, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, 1000 Health Center Dr, 1st Thur, 1:00 pm, Shelia Smith (217) 258–2177, Fax (217) 258–4024

Oak Lawn, IL
Easy Breathers Pulmonary Support Group, Oak View Community Center, 4625 West 110th, Oak Lawn IL, 3rd Mon, 1:00 pm

Peoria, IL
Better Breathers Club, Proctor Professional Building, Lower Level, 4th Tues, 2:30 pm

Quincy, IL
Better Breathers Club, Denman Medical Ctr, 1020 Broadway, Conference Rm G, 1st Thur, 4:00 pm, Mark Lotz, RRT (217) 224–9164

Springfield, IL
Better Breathers Support Group, meets alternating locations Memorial Medical, St John’s Hospital and some meetings held at the American Lung Association local office, Angie McDonnell, St John’s Hospital (217) 544–6464 ext 44860, Joni Colle, Memorial Medical Center (217) 788–3383 or the American Lung Association (217) 787–5864

Taylorville, IL
Better Living Club (includes Cardiac patients), St Vincent Memorial Hosp, 201 E Pleasant St, 3rd Tues, 3:30 pm, Amy Puzey (217) 824–3331

Watseka, IL
Breath of Fresh Air, O2 Users Support Group, Iriquois Home Care, 110 S 3rd, Watseka, 3rd Thur, 1:30 pm, Connie Kissee or Toni Larson (815) 432–6155

Waukegan, IL
2nd Wind, Provena Saint Therese Medical Center, 2615 Washington St, Waukegan, 3rd Thur, 6:30 pm, (847) 360–2247

Wheaton, IL
IHOP Restaurant, Danada Shopping Center, 1 block N of Butterfield Road on Naperville Road, 3rd Wed, noon luncheon meeting, Eileen Wilms (847) 891–1780
INDIANA
Anderson, IN
Better Breathers, Community Hospital Anderson’s Education Center, 1923 N Madison Ave, 4th Wed, 2:00 pm, Dawana Felty (765) 298–5178

Avon, IN
Better Breathers Club, American Health Network, 5250 US 36, Avon, IN 46123, 2nd Wed of every month, 3:00 pm

Bloomington, IN
Pulmonary Support Group, Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, IN 47403, 2ndWed, 6:00 pm, Larry Vesely or Susie Carter 336–9811

Columbus, IN
Bartholomew Better Breathers Support Group, Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, IN 47201, 3rd Wed, (812) 379–4119

Elwood, IN
Better Breathers Support Group, St Vincent Mercy Hospital, 1331 S A Street, Elwood, IN 46036, 1st Thur, 2:00 pm, 552–4579

Fort Wayne, IN
Better Breathers, Parkview Hospital Pulmonary Rehab Department, 2200 Randallia Drive, 3rd Wed, 1–800–LUNG–USA

Fort Wayne, IN
Better Breathers, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Lutheran Hospital, 7950 W Jefferson Blvd, Classroom 2, Lower Level, near the cafeteria, 4th Wed, 10:00 am, 435–7363

Franklin, IN
Breathers Club of Johnson Memorial Hospital, 1125 W Jefferson St, Franklin, 3rd Wed, 2:00 pm, (317) 736–3261

Greenfield, IN
Better Breathers, Hancock Memorial Hospital and Health Services, Hancock Memorial Hospital, 801 North St, Greenfield, IN 46140, 1st Wed, 12:30 pm, (317) 468–4458

Hobart, IN
Breathless, St Mary Medical Center, 1354 S Lake Park Ave, Hobart, IN 46342, 3rd Fri, 11:30 am, Bette Gonzales (217) 947–4060

Huntington, IN
Better Breathers Club, 1–800–533–2252 ext 261 or 358–5261

Indianapolis, IN
Better Breathers Club, Clarion Health Partners, 165 21st St, Debbie Koehl, BS, RRT (317) 939–5060

Indianapolis, IN
Better Breathers Club, Community Hospital East, 1500 N Ritter Ave, Madonna Miles, RRT or Sandy Doyle (317) 355–5069, sanld@aol.com

Indianapolis, IN
Better Breathers Club, St Vincent Stress Center Auditorium, Indianapolis, IN 46260, 1st Thur, 2:00 pm, 338–2273

Indianapolis, IN
Better Breathers Club, Carmel Medical Center, 13450 N Meridian, Suite 185, Indianapolis, IN 46032, 4th Thur, 2:00 pm, 338–2273

Jeffersonville, IN
Better Breathers Class, Clark County Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave, Healthy Lifestyle Center, 2nd Thur, 4:00–5:30 pm, Debbie Bowman (812) 283–2038

Lebanon, IN
Better Breather’s Support Group, Witham Memorial Hospital, 1124 N Lebanon St, PO Box 1200, Lebanon, IN 46052, 2nd Tues, 6:30 pm, (812) 482–8693 or (812) 482–8660

Muncie, IN
Better Breathers Club, Muncie Mall, MCL Cafeteria, 3501 N Granville Ave, Muncie, IN 47303, meets 9 months/year, 1st meeting April, (812) 747–8403

New Castle, IN
Better Breathers Class, Henry County Memorial Hospital, 521–1489

Noblesville, IN
Better Breathers, Riverview Hospital, 395 Westfield Road, Noblesville, IN 46060, 3rd Fri/alt months, Nancy (317) 776–7906

South Bend, IN
2nd Wind Group, South Bend Christian Reformed Church, 1855 N Hickory Rd, South Bend, IN, Tues, 1:30 pm, Jan Cosby (574) 647–7178, jcosby@memorialsb.org

Terre Haute, IN
Better Breathers Support Group, Regional Hospital, 4th Thur, 6:00 pm

Warsaw, IN
Kosciuscko Community Hospital and Wellness Center (Phase III rehab and Support Group), Steve Jungbauer sjungbauer@kconline.com
IOWA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Easy Breathers Club, St Luke’s Hospital, Room 163, 2nd Wed/alt months, 10:00 am, Dean Bleadorn (319) 369–7527

Council Bluffs, IA
Better Breathers Club, Mercy Hospital, 800 Mercy Dr, Sharon Kramer (712) 328–5479

Covenant, IA
Better Breather Support Group, Kimball Ridge Center, (319) 236–4124

Davenport, IA
COPD Support Group, Center for Active Seniors, 1035 WKimberly Road  2nd Tues, 10:00 am, (563) 386–7477

Des Moines, IA
Better Breathers Club, American Lung Assoc, 5601 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310, Jen Carstensen (515) 278–5864

Fort Dodge, IA
Better Breathers Club, Trinity Regional Medical Center, Pulmonary Rehab Dept, 2nd Tues, 1:00 pm, every other month

Harlan, IA
Better Breathers, Contact Respiratory Therapy, 755,4348

Keokuk, IA
Better Breathers Support Group, KAME, 420 N 17th St, Keokuk 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm

Sioux City, IA
Mercy Medical Center, Leiter Room, 801 5th St, Harlan Hansen, MS, RRT (712) 279–2579

Urbandale, IA
COPD Support Group, Urbandale Fire Department, 3927 121st St, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, 309–9507

Waterloo, IA
Covenant Medical Center, Better Breathers Club, 211 E Ridgeway, Waterloo, IA 50702, Donna Bush, RRT, RCP (319) 272–2274
KANSAS
Abilene, KS
Memorial Hospital, 511 NE 10th St, Abilene, 1st Thur, 6:00 pm, (785) 263–2100)

Council Grove, KS
Better Breathers, Morris County Hospital, 600 Washington, Council Grove, KS 66846, (316) 767–6811

El Dorado, KS
Stop Smoking, Walking Club, Support Group, Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital, 720 W Central Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042, Melissa Dinsmore (316) 322–4517

Hutchinson, KS
Hospital, 1701 East 23rd St, 1st Wed, 2:00 pm, (316) 665–2505

Kansas City, KS
Better Breathers Club, Providence Medical Center Lung Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, 1st Wed, 3:30 pm, (913) 596–4950

Lawrence, KS
Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, 4th Wed, 1:00 pm, (785) 749–6100

Manhattan, KS
Better Breathers Club, Mercy Health Center, Manhattan, KS 66502, 2nd Wed, from April through November, (785) 539–4072

Overland, Park, KS
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 West 119th St, Overland Park, 3rd Wed, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, (816) 931–3215

Roeland Park, KS
Community Center, Area Agency on Aging, 3rd Wed, 10:00 am, (913) 649–6004

Salina, KS
Huffers & Puffers, Salina Regional Home Medical Services, 520 South Santa Fe, Salina, KS, 2nd Thur, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Kay Schmitt, CRT (785) 823–8770

Westwood, KS
Lungs, Inc, Westwood City Hall, 4700 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS 66205, 4th Thur, 12:00 noon, Judy Moore (913) 362–1550
KENTUCKY
Ashland, KY
Better Breathers Club, Our Lady of Bellefonte, Ashland, KY, Donna Holbrook (606) 833–3516

Cynthiana, KY
Better Breathers Club, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana, KY, Sharon Marsh (606) 235–3553

Danville, KY
Better Breathers Club, McDowell Wellness Center, 1107 Ben Ali Drive, Danville, KY, last Thur, 6:30 pm, Jenny Baker, RN (859) 936–7229

Edgewood, KY
Better Breathers Club of Northern Kentucky, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, Edgewood, KY 41017, American Lung Association, Jennifer Kroger (859) 801–9811, Healthsouth, Robert Armour (859) 341–2044

Elizabethtown, KY
Better Breathers Club, Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, KY, Kay Stone (270) 765–1294

Glasgow, KY
Better Breathers Club, TJ Sampson Hospital, Glasgow, KY, Brock Steckline (270) 651–4350

Henderson, KY
Pulmonary Support, Methodist Hospital, monthly, 827–7486

Hopkinsville, KY
Better Breathers Club, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, KY, Peggy Lewis (270) 887–0629

Louisville, KY
A Breath of Life 1, Norton Suburban Hospital, 4001 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40207, 3rd Tues, 7:30 pm, Mary Fox (502) 239–4480 or Joyce Grunder (502) 326–0068

Louisville, KY
A Breath of Life 2, Norton Audubon Hospital, 1 Audubon Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40217, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, Mary Fox (502) 239–4480

Louisville, KY
Better Breathers Club, Jewish Hospital Health Lifestyle Center, 3600 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218, 3rd Tues, 2:30 pm, Lisa Mullins (502) 454–5100

Louisville, KY
Better Breathers Club, Norton Hospital, 315 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, 1st Wed, 2:30 pm, Rita Gord (502) 629–3444

Louisville, KY
Better Breathers Group, CARITAS Medical Center, 1850 Bluegrass Ave, Louisville, KY 40215, 4th Thur, 6:30 pm, Patsy Breeland (502) 361–6738

Louisville, KY
Better Breathers Club, Frazier Rehab/Healthy Lifestyle Center, Bashford Manor Mall, Louisville, KY, Cindy Martin (502) 582–7620

Mayfield, KY
Better Breathers Club, Pine Lake Regional Hospital, Mayfield, KY, Tony Fry (270) 251–4120

Owensboro, KY
Better Breathers Club, Green River Heart Institute, Owensboro, KY, Gina Smith (270) 688–0808 ext 244

Parrish, KY
COPD Group, Parish Center Medical Plaza, Green River Heart Institute, 815 East Parrish Ave

Richmond, KY
Better Breathers Club, Pattie A Clay Hospital, Richmond, KY, Keith Hodges (606) 625–3193

Somerset, KY
Better Breathers Club, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, 305 Langdon St, Kevin Gregory (606) 678–3530
LOUISIANA
Alexandria, LA
Better Breathers Club of Cenla, Cabrini PowerCenter, MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA, Cabrini Mediplex, Masonic Drive, across from Cabrini Hospital, 3rd Tues, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, April Brouillette (318) 448–4972

Covington, LA
St Tammany Parish Hospital, 1202 S Tyler St, 3rd Sat, 1:00 pm, Rhonda Harrison (985) 898–3785, Fax (985) 898–3775

Leesville, LA
Better Breathers of Vernon Parish, Parish Library, 1401 Nolan Trace @ Abe L Allen Memorial Dr, Leesville, LA 71446, 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm, (337) 397–8839

Metairie, LA
Better Breathers Club, East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd, Metaire, LA 70006, Sherry Amadon or Tom Roundtree (504) 454–4878

Monroe, LA
Better Breathers Club, St Francis Community Health Center, 920 Oliver Rd, Marie Easterling (318) 327–6229

Opelousas, LA
Better Breathers Club, Opelousas General Health System, Auditorium A, 3rd floor, 2nd Wed, 9:00 am, Jessie Castille, RRT 943–7121
MAINE
Bangor, ME
Better Breathers Club, St Joseph Hosp, Bangor, ME, 2nd Thur, 2:00 pm, (207) 262–1809

Farmington, ME
Franklin Memorial Hospital, Walden Room, One Hospital Drive, Farmington, Maine 04938, 4th Tues, 10:00 am, (207) 779–2727

Portland, ME
Pulmonary Support Group, New England Rehabilitation Hospital, 333 Brighton Ave, 1st Tues, 2:30 pm, 879–8589

Rockport, ME
Respiratory Support Group, Rehab Education Room Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport, ME, last Tues, 12:00 noon, Janey Barthelette, RRT (207) 596–8880
MARYLAND
Annapolis, MD
Anne Arundel Support Group, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 3rd Thur, 1:00 pm , Ruth Hayden (410) 267–1571

Baltimore, MD
Better Breathers Group, Northwest Hosp Ctr at Liberty Senior Center, (410) 887–0780

Baltimore, MD
LUNGS, St Agnes Hospital, Box 007, 900 Canton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229, 3rd Weds, Carlie Ream, RRT (410) 368–2044

Baltimore, MD
Better Breathers, Harbor Hospital’s LifeResource Center, 2990 S Hanover St, 2nd Mon, 12:00 noon registration, (410) 350–8255

Bethesda, MD
Better Breathing, Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 2nd Wed/quarter, 1:00 pm, meets at Classic Residence by the Hyatt Regency in Chevy Chase, (301) 896–3939

Cambridge, MD
Byrn St Better Breathers Club, Dorchester General Hospital, Marybeth Daniels, RN (410) 228–5511 ext 8201

Clinton, MD
Pulmonary Pals Support Group, Colony South Hotel & Conference Center, 4th Tues, 5:00 pm, Debbie Ford, RRT (301) 877–7370

Easton, MD
Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hospital, 219 S Washington St, Marybeth Daniels, RN (410) 822–1000 ext 5208

Hagerstown, MD
2nd Wind Club, Washington County Hospital, 251 E Antietam St, Hagerstown, MD, Carolyn Hetzer

Rockville, MD
Better Breathers Club, Montgomery Therapy, LLC, 15200 Shady Grove Road, Suite 204, Rockville, MD 20850, 3rd Thur, 11:00 am, (301) 417–2652

Silver Spring, MD
Breathing Support Group, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 754–7382
MASSACHUSETTS
Athol, MA
Better Breathers, Athol Memorial Hospital, Debbie Lamir (978) 756–5749

Attleboro, MA
Better Breathers, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, 211 Park St, Attleboro, MA 02703, Donna Hopkinson BS, CRT, Fax (508) 236–7554

Brockton, MA
Better Breathers, Brockton Hospital Assembly Room, last Tues, 2:00 pm, (508) 941–7979

Cape Cod, MA
COPD Support Group, Orleans, (508) 775–3099

Cape Cod, MA
Family & Friends of COPD Support Group, Cape Cod Hospital, (508) 862–5223

Central Massachusetts, MA
COPD Support Group, Ken Baker (978) 582–6865

Concord, MA
Easy Breathers Club, Emerson Hospital, Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, North Assembly Room 3rd Thur, 12:00 noon, refreshments served, (978) 287–3715

Falmouth, MA
Pulmonary Support Group, Falmouth Hospital, (508) 457–3687

Gardner, MA
Better Breathers, Heywood Hospital, Debbie Lamir (978) 756–5749

Greenfield, MA
Better Breathers, Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St, Greenfield, MA 01301, main level conference rooms, last Tues, 1:30 pm, Rose Deskavich, OTR (413) 773–2724

Holyoke, MA
Better Breathers, South 4 Conference Room of Holyoke Hospital, 1st Mon, 5:00 pm, Jim Lewis 534–2556

Leominster, MA
Better Breathers, Health Alliance Leominster Hospital, Debbie Lamir (978) 756–5749

Lowell, MA
Saints Memorial Medical Center, Pulmonary Rehab Dept at Health South, 220 Pawtucket St, Lowell, MA, 1st Wed, 2:00 pm, no meetings during the summer, (978) 272–2866

Ludlow, MA
Better Breathers, HealthSouth, 14 Chestnut Place, 1st floor conference room, 1st Thur, 1:30 pm, Jackie Stacy, RRT 589–7581

Lynn, MA
COPD Support Group, Union Hospital, Lynnfield St, 2nd Mon, alternating months, 1:00 pm, Julie Jones (978) 477–3102

Milford, MA
Better Breathers, Milford–Whitinsville Regional Hospital, Debbie Lamir (978) 756–5749

New Bedford, MA
Better Breathers Club, Knowles Auditorium, St Luke’s Site, l0l Page St, New Bedford, monthly, Southcoast Wellness Line (800) 497–1727

North Adams, MA
Better Breathers, Mary Spitzer Senior Center, 3rd Thur, 1:00 pm, David Blanchette 664–5522

Norwood, MA
Better Breathers Club, Caritas Norwood Hospital, Norwood, MA, 3rd Wed, 12:30 pm, (978) 769–2950 ext 2024

Orleans, MA
Orleans Senior Center, 2nd Wed, JoVon Tucker (508) 945–7771

Pittsfield, MA
Better Breathers Club, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, 1st Wed, 1:00 pm, (413) 447–3093 or 1–800–635–7887 ext 12

Pittsfield, MA
Better Breathers, 5th floor of the Medical Arts Complex, 777 North St, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, Dana Vandesteene, RRT (866) 851–7522

Shirley, MA
Better Breathers Club, Emerson Hospital, North Assembly Room, 3rd Thur, noon to 1:00 pm, refreshments served

Springfield, MA
Pulmonary Support Group, Weldon Center for Rehabilitation at Mercy Hospital, 233 Carew St, 4th Wed, 1:00 pm, Linda Chastain, RN, RRT or Donna Hawk, RRT (413) 748–6965 or 748–9669

Springfield, MA
Baystate Medical Center, 3300 Main St, Springfield, MA 01199, Hampden County, Community Room, 1st floor Chestnut Building, Conference Room A & B, 2nd Mon, 6:00 pm, Marie Lemoine, MSN, RN, RCP Coordinator

Ware, MA
Better Breathers, Mary Lane Hospital, 4th Tues/alt months, 2:00 pm, 967–9077

Wellfleet, MA
Cape COPD Support Group, 134 Compass Hill Rd, Wellfleet, MA 02667, JoVon Tucker (508) 945–7771

Westfield, MA
Better Breathers Club, Noble Hospital, Cardiopulmonary Classroom, 3rd floor, 2nd Wed, 2:00 pm, Tom Tremblay 568–2811

Woburn, MA
Easy Breathers, New England Rehabilitation Hospital, 4th Thur, 1:00 pm, refreshments served

Worcester, MA
Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St, Worcester, MA, 1st Fri, 3:00 pm

Worcester, MA
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, 150 Flanders Road, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, Joanne (508) 871–2134
MICHIGAN
Alma, MI
Better Breathers Club, Gratiot Health System, 300 E Warwick Dr, Alma, MI 48801, last Tues 4:00 pm, (989) 463–1101

Ann Arbor, MI
Pondview, 5111 Venture Dr, Ann Arbor, 2nd Wed, 1:45 to 2:45 pm, Terri Schillinger (734) 712–5367

Battle Creek, MI
Burnham Brook Senior Center, Country Kitchen, 245 W Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, 2nd Wed, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Deborah Pierce (616) 966–8438

Chelsea, MI
Chelsea Community Hospital, Dining Room A/B, 775 S Main, Chelsea, 3rd Sat, 11:00 to 1:00 pm, No meetings during summer, Dave Glover (313) 475–1311

Commerce Township, MI
Huron Valley Hospital GFE, 1 William Carls Dr, Commerce, 3rd Wed, 2:00 pm, Pat Oberlee (248) 937–3314

Dearborn, MI
Oakwood Hospital, Cardiac Rehab Center, 22060 Beech, Dearborn, 1st Tues, 7:30 pm, Darlene Lingenfelter (313) 436–2255

East China Township, MI
River District Hospital, Meeting Room #3, 4100 S River Rd, East China Township, 3rd Wed, 3:00 pm, Linda Degloff (810) 329–5365

Farmington Hills, MI
Botsford General Hospital , 2 West, Classroom B, 28050 Grand River, Farmington Hills, 3rd Thur, 1:00 pm, Donna Rice (248) 477–6100

Flint, MI
Peace Presbyterian Church, 1521 North Elms Road, Flint, 2nd Tues, Steve Carroll (810) 715–0921

Garden City, MI
Garden City Hospital, Classroom #2, 6245 N Inkster Rd, Garden City, 3rd Wed, 7:00 pm, Lorie Liegghio (734) 421–3300 ext 3481

Grand Haven, MI
North Ottawa Community Hospital, 1309 Sheldon Rd, Grand Haven, 4th Wed, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Joe Debrowski (616) 847–5519

Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Valley Blood Center, 1036 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids, 2nd Mon, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, May to Nov, American Lung Association (616) 942–0513

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Cottage Hospital, Grosse Pointe Farms, 3rd Mon, 3:00 pm, Nancy Messing (313) 640–2582

Holland, MI
Zeeland Community Hospital Conference Center, Conference Room D, 602 Michigan Ave, Holland, 3rd Thur, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Jane Martin (616) 394–3706

Howell, MI
McPherson Hospital, Community Room 3, 620 Byron Rd, Howell, 2nd Tues, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Howell Pulmonary Rehab, (517) 545–6020

Lansing, MI
Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 East Grand River, Lansing, 2nd Thur, 1:15 to 2:30 pm, Dec & June 12:00 to 2:00 pm, no meeting July to Sept, Jan to Mar

Lapeer, MI
Better Breathers Club, Lapeer Regional Medical Center, 1375 N Main St, Lapeer, 3rd Tues, 2:00 pm, Harris (810) 667–5675

Livonia, MI
St Mary Hospital, Hospital Auditorium, 36475 Five Mile Road, Livonia, 3rd Thur, 7:00 pm, Mary Greer (734) 464–4800

Mackinaw, MI
Better Breather’s Society, Covenant HealthCare, Mackinaw, Weekly Tues, 2:00 pm, (517) 583–5030 or (517) 583–4302

Midland, MI
Respiratory Support Group, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2206 Airfield, Midland, (517) 839–3591

Mt Clemens, MI
Mt Clemens General Hospital, 6th Floor Conference Room, 1000 Harrington Blvd, Mt Clemens, 4th Mon, 7:00 pm, Susan Purcilly (810) 493–3351

Mt Clemens, MI
Breathers Club, Mt Clemens General Hospital, 1000 Harrington Blvd, Mt Clemens, MI 48043, 4th Mon, 7:00 pm, Janine (586) 493–3351

Mt Clemens, MI
Joseph — West, 1st Floor Conference Room, 15855 Nineteen Mile Road, Mt Clemens, 4th Mon, 1:00 pm, Lyn Ponia (810) 263–2750

Novi, MI
Breather’s Club, Botsford Center for Health Services, 39750 Grand River, Novi, MI 48375, Donna Rice (248) 477–6100

Otsego, MI
Baraga Manor, 301 Washington St, Otsego, 3rd Tues, 10:00 to 12:00 noon, Jennifer Browning (616) 685–0787

Plymouth, MI
St Joseph Mercy Health System, Arbor Health Building, Conference Room, 990 E Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth, 2nd Wed, 1:30 to 2:30pm, (734) 414–1070

Pontiac, MI
North Oakland Medical Center, Lab Conference Rm, 461 West Huron, Pontiac, 4th Wed, 1:30 pm, Lois Seddon (248) 857–7200

Port Huron, MI
Port Huron Medical Center, Suite 11, Main Floor, 1131 Erie, Port Huron, 1st Tues, 12:00 noon, Phil Selice (810) 987–9800

Royal Oak, MI
Beaumont Health Center, 4949 Coolidge Hwy, Royal Oak , Classroom #4, 3rd Thur, except Dec, 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Teena M Culhane, RRT (248) 655–5790

Saginaw, MI
Better Breathers Society, Covenant Health Care, 3rd Floor, 5400 Mackinaw, Saginaw, Mon, 1:00 pm, (517) 583–5267

Three Rivers, MI
Three Rivers Area Hospital Health TRAC Room, Three Rivers, 2nd Tues, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Sally Brooks or Joyce Harder (616) 278–1145 ext 376 or (616) 278–8722 ext 458

Traverse City, MI
Better Breathers of Grand Traverse Support Group, Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E Front St, 4th Thur, 2:00 pm, 932–0399

Warren, MI
St John Macomb Hospital Center, Executive Office Building, 12000 Twelve Mile Road, Warren, 2nd Tues, 2:00 pm, Sandra Pfunk or Deanna Graves (810) 573–5233

Washington, MI
Michigan Alpha–1 & COPD Resource Group, Gift of Life, 2203 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 3rd Sat, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Brenda Sebastian or JoAnne Kirby 586-786–5877

Wyandotte, MI
Wyandotte Hospital, Multi–purpose Room, Wyandotte, 3rd Wed, 11:00 am, Roy Williams (734) 284–2400

Zeeland, MI
Zeeland Community Hospital, 100 S Pine, Zeeland, 2nd Tues, 7:00 to 8:00 pm Karen Steiger (616) 748–2834
MINNESOTA
Coon Rapids, MN
Breath of Mercy, Mercy Hospital, Heart Center Conference Center lower level, 4050 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433, 4th Wed 1:00 pm, Robbie Crannick, RT (763) 236–6867, Roberta.Crannick@allina.com

Duluth, MN
Short of Breathers, United Methodist Church, 230 East Skyline Parkway, 1st Tues, 10:30 am, Pat McKone (218) 726–4721, pat.mckone@alamn.org

Edina, MN
Breathcatchers, Fairview Heart and Vascular Center, 6401 France Ave S LL–4, Edina, MN 55435, Mary Ruff, RRT, RCP (952) 924–5080, mruff3@fairview.org

Edina, MN
Integrated Medical Rehabilitation, 7250 France Ave S, conf room level A, Edina, MN 55435, 1st Wed, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, please RSVP, (952) 837–8991

Mankato, MN
Windjammers, ISJ Hospital, Lower Level Room 0310, 1025 Marsh St, Mankato, MN 56002, 3rd Thur, March to December, 2:30 pm, Mollie Murphy, RRT (507) 385–5605

Minneapolis, MN
Respiratory Health Club–Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave S, Minneapolis, American Lung Association of Minnesota (651) 227–8014, cheryl.sasse@alamn.org. Request that you receive the airLINES newsletter which contains the dates and locations of the upcoming meetings.

Moose Lake, MN
Mercy’s COPD Support Group, Mercy Hospital & Health Care Center, 710 S Kenwood Ave, Moose Lake, MN 55767, 3rd Wed, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, Shanna Watrin (218) 485–5677, swatrin@sisunet.org

Rochester, MN
Huff & Puff Club, Masonic Lodge, Rochester, MN, 3rd Thur, 1:30 pm

Roseville, MN
Twin Cities Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group, Roseville Public Library Meeting Room, 2180 North Hamline Ave, Roseville, MN 55113, Once monthly, Sat, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Kim Faber (763) 503–0161, deinos@goldengate.net or Stephanie Layer (651) 738–0681, sglayer@aol.com

St Cloud, MN
Breath Savers, Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St Cloud, MN 56303, 1st Wed, except Jan, Feb, July, & Aug, Jessica Oman, RCP (320) 251–2700, omanj@centracare.com

St Paul, MN
Huffers & Puffers, American Lung Association of Minnesota, 490 Concordia Ave, St Paul, 2nd Tues, 1:00 pm, American Lung Association of Minnesota (651) 223–9565, cheryl.sasse@alamn.org

Stillwater, MN
Breathsavers–Pulmonary Support Group, Cardio–Pulmonary Rehab Exercise Room, in 2C–Room 265, Lakeview Hospital, 4th Tues, 1:00 pm

Wyoming, MN
Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd, Wyoming, MN, 1st Sat, except Jan & July, 11:30 am, Julie M Knutson (612) 990–3092, ladybugzz@frontiernet.net
MISSISSIPPI
Gulfport, MS
Better Breathers Support Group, Memorial Hospital, 2nd Thur, 6:00 pm, 396–3122

Hattiesburg, MS
Better Breathers Club, Forrest General Hospital, Cloverleaf Medical Center Plaza, next to WalMart, LiveWell Center, 3rd Wed, 12:00 noon, (601) 288–1951

Jackson, MS
Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association, 731 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 18, Jackson, 1st Tues, 11:30 am, (601) 206–5810

Ocean Springs, MS
Better Breathers and Friends, Ocean Springs Hospital, 1st floor boardroom, 2nd Thur, 1:30 pm, Barbara Butiro 436–1667
MISSOURI
Branson, MO
Better Breathers Club, Skaggs Hospital, Skaggs Rd, Branson, MO 65616, 2nd Fri, Pam (417) 335–7155

Bridgeton, MO
DePaul Health Center, 12303 DePaul Dr, Bridgeton, MO 63044, (314) 344–6177, JimmieH2@aol.com

Cape Girardeau, MO
Better Breathers Club, Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N Clark, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, Chris Berge Pekios 651–5833 or Lois Schade 339–6276

Chesterfield, MO
Aire Force, St Luke’s Hospital, 232 S Woods Mill Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017, 4th Wed, 1:00 pm, 434–1500 ext 4233

Chesterfield, MO
Asthma Class, St Luke’s Hospital, 232 S Woods Mill Rd, Chesterfield, 1st Tues/quarter, 6:30 pm, 205–6807 ext 4233

Joplin, MO
Huff & Puff, St John’s Med Center, 9th floor, Joplin, MO, 1st Wed, 1:00 pm, Jack Wallace (417) 206–0068

Joplin, MO
Freeman Breathe Right Support Group, Freeman Hospital, Joplin MO, 4th or 5th Wed, 2:30 pm, Stacy Madden (417) 347–3533

Joplin, MO
Pulmonary Support Group, Collegeview Manor, 3828 Collegeview Drive, Joplin, MO, 1st Thur, 11:30 am, (417) 782–6212

Kansas City, MO
Better Breathers Club, Heartland Therapy Centers, 3215 Main, Suite 202, Kansas City, MO 64111, April to December, 3rd Wed, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, (816) 931–3215, JNeustaedter@HTCKC.com

Kirkwood, MO
Pulmonary Support Group, St Joseph Hospital, 525 Couch Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122, 1st Thur, 1:00 pm, 945–4500

Lebanon, MO
Better Breathers Club, St John’s Hospital, Lebanon, Cardiac Rehab Classroom, across the street from the hospital, 2nd Mon, 1:00 pm, (417) 533–6700

Rolla, MO
Better Breathers Support Group, Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Private Dining Room 1, 3rd Thur, 3:00 pm, participants should use the main entrance for access

Rolla, MO
Breathe Easy (Breath for Life), Rolla Residential Care Center, 1700 E 10th St, Rolla, MO 65401, ½ mile E of the Forum Shopping Center, 4th Thur, 1:00 pm, Gary Brummitt (573) 299–4469

St Charles, MO
Better Breathers Club, SSM St Joseph Health Center, 300 First Capitol Drive, St Charles, 2nd Mon, 11:30 to 1:30 pm, free lunch provided, (636) 947–5682

St Louis, MO
Pulmonary Support Group, St Anthony’s Medical Center, Respiratory Department, 10010 Kennerly Rd, St Louis, MO 63128, 525–1734

St Louis, MO
2nd Wind Lund Transplant Association, 3440 Halliday, St Louis, MO 63119, 2nd Sun, 2:00 pm, President: Tom Archer (314) 664–6360, www.secondwindstl.org

St Louis, MO
Pulmonary Support Group, Barnes–Jewish St Peters Hospital, Healthwise Center in physician office building No 1, 6 Jungermann Circle, Suite 117, Wed/alt months, 1:00 pm, (636) 916–9650 to register

St Peters, MO
Better Breathers Club, SSM St Joseph Health Center, 300 First Capitol Drive, St Charles, 2nd Mon, 11:30 to 1:30 pm, free lunch provided, (636) 947–5682

Washington, MO
Pulmonary Support Group, St John’s Mercy Hospital–Washington, 200 Madison Ave, Washington, MO 63124, (314) 239–8858
MONTANA
Billings, MT
Deaconess Hospital, 3rd Wed, 1:30 pm, Alan Thomas (307) 427–7501 ext 280

Bozeman, MT
Deaconess Hospital, 915 Highland Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59715, Terri Knobel 585–5040

Bozeman, MT
Asthma Support Group, last Mon, call for location, Chad Green 585–1019

Great Falls, MT
Asthma Education, Great Falls Clinic, Vicki Johnson 771–3370

Helena, MT
St Peter’s Hospital, Meeting Room 1, 1st Tues, 1:00 pm, John Stewart 447–2622

Kallispelll, MT
The Summitt, 3rd Wed, 3:00 pm, Al Hoffmeister 751–4504 or Ray Price, PO Box 130374, Coram, MT 59913, 387–4102

Missoula, MT
COPD Support Group, Providence Center, 902 N Orange St, 329–5845, 329–5847 or 329–2826

Missoula, MT
Asthma Information Resources, St Patrick’s Hospital Auditorium, Lori Praus, 243–5484 or 721–8970

Missoula, MT
COPD/Pulmonary Support Group, Rehabilitation Center Conference Room, Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Road, 2nd Wed, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, Colleen 327–4269

Stevensville, MT
Bitterroot Better Breathers Support Group, Stevensville Main St Association, 102–B Main St, 4th Thur, 2:00 pm, Bob 777–5885
NEBRASKA
North Platte, NE
COPD Support Group, 1620 East 4th St, North Platte, NE 69101, 2nd Tues, 5:30 pm, Matt Wolfe (308) 534–7733

Omaha, NE
Better Breathers, Alegent Health, Immanuel Medical Center, 6901 N 72 St, Omaha, NE 68122, 2nd Tues, (402) 572–2575
NEVADA
Boulder City, NV
Better Breathers Club, Boulder City Senior Center, 813 Arizona St, 3rd Wed, 10:00 am, Bruce Borchard (702) 368–4477

Gardnerville/Minden, NV
Better Breathers Club, Carson Valley Medical Center, 1107 Hwy 395, 4th Thur, 2:15 pm, Shannon Cridebring (775) 782–1626

Henderson, NV
Green Valley Pkwy, Paragon HealthCare, 1701–8 Green Valley Parkway #8, 2nd Tues, 2:00 pm, Carla Spears (702) 914–2790

Henderson, NV
HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 10201 Jeffreys St, 4th Thur, 2:00 pm, Marilyn Fink (702) 939–9414

Las Vegas, NV
Central Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 1250 S Valley View Blvd, 3rd Tues, 2:00 pm, Bunny Grangaard (702) 431–6333

Las Vegas, NV
O2 On the Go, Northwest YMCA and Leisure Center, 3521 North Durango, Las Vegas NV, twice monthly, the 2nd and 4th Fri of every month, 10:00 to 12:00 noon, Marva Raines (702) 872–5395

Reno, NV
Life with O2 Support Group, Saint Mary’s Community Wellness, 745 West Moana Lane, Suite 100, 3rd Thur, 10:30 am, 770–6100

Reno, NV
Pursed Lip Pals Support Group, Washoe Med Health Enhancement Services, 1500 E 2nd St, 4th floor, 3rd Thur, 1:45 pm, (775) 982–5714

South Lake Tahoe, NV
Better Breathers Club, South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe, 3rd Wed, 10:30 am, Jan Peacock (530) 542–3000 ext 2500

Sparks, NV
Better Breathers, Vista Medical Office Building, 2345 E Prater Way, Suite 200, 2nd Thur, 3:00 pm, Carol Bonnici (775) 351–2600
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia, NH
Eager Breathers Networking Meeting, Community Wellness Center, 31 Gilford Ave, Laconia, 2nd Tues, 1:00 pm, 524–3211 ext 3628

Keene, NH
Better Breathers Club, Cheshire Med Center, Conference Room 1, 580 Court St, Keene, NH, 2nd Fri, 1:00 pm, (603) 352–2101

Nashua, NH
Inspire Pulmonary Support Group, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Prospect St, Nashua, NH 03033, Esther Moverman, RRT, RCP (603) 577–2329

Portsmouth, NH
Seacoast Huffers and Puffers, Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Pavilion, 333 Borthwick Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801, bimonthly, 433–4895 for dates and location

Wolfeboro, NH
Pulmonary Support Group, Huggins Hospital, 569–7566
NEW JERSEY
STATE WIDE:
SUPPORT GROUPS: New Jersey Self–Help Clearinghouse maintains a database of more than 4,500 support groups in New Jersey, plus 200 help lines/hot lines. Call (800) 367–6274 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon through Fri.

Browns Mills, NJ
Better Breathers Club, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Rd, Browns Mills, NJ, last Fri, 10:00 am, (609) 893–6611 ext 4784

Cape May Courthouse, NJ
Pulmonary Support Group, Burdette Tomlin Hospital, Classroom A, Stone Harbor Boulevard, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, (609) 463–2000

Cedar Knolls, NJ
Better Breathers Club, 8 Saddle Rd, Suite 202, Cedar Knolls, NJ, 3rd Thur, 5:15 pm, Michele DaSilva or Jackie Shoshan (973) 455–1122

Dover, NJ
Lung Transplant Support Group, Saint Clare’s Health System, Dover, 400 West Blackwell St, Dover, NJ 07801, (973) 989–3128, Fax (973) 989–3221

East Orange, NJ
PREP–COPD Support Group (For Veterans Only), VA Medical Center, 385 Tremont Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018, Odarka Mechnycz–Vincent (973) 676–1000

Eatontown, NJ
Better Breathers Support Group, Monmouth Medical Center, 300 2nd Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740, *meets at SCAN, Monmouth Mall, Rt 35 & Rt 36, Eatontown, NJ, (732) 923–6990

Elizabeth, NJ
COPD Adult Support Group, Elizabeth General Medical Center, 925 East Jersey St, Elizabeth, NJ 07207, 3rd/4th Fri, Fred Holper (908) 629–8163

Elmer, NJ
Better Breathers Support Group, Elmer Heart and Lung Center, West Front St, Elmer, NJ, Dee Shropshire (856) 358–7557

Freehold, NJ
A Breathing–Disorders Support Group, Centracare Health System, meets once a month, except in June, July & August, (732) 294–2671 for location, dates and times

Hackensack, NJ
Alpha 1 Emphysema (This group is for patients with the inherited form of emphysema), Hackensack University Medical Center, Heckemian Conference Center, 1st Sat, 1:00 pm, Joe Reidy (201) 444–7839

Holmdel, NJ
Better Breathers Support Group, Bayshore Community Hospital, 727 North Beers St, Holmdel, NJ, every other week, (732) 888–5267

Livingston, NJ
Better Breathers Club, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039, Steven Panka (973) 533–8990

Livingston, NJ
Pulmonary Support Group, (973) 322–8926

Long Branch, NJ
Better Breathers Support Group, Monmouth Medical Center, 300 2nd Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740, *meets at SCAN, Monmouth Mall, Rt 35 & Rt 36, Eatontown, NJ, (732) 923–6990

Manahawkin, NJ
Better Breathers Support Group, Southern Ocean County Hospital, 1140 W Route 72 Manahawkin, NJ, The Wellness Center, Carol Schoenberger (609) 978–8900 ext 2015

Marlton, NJ
Better Breathers Club, Mediplex Rehab Center, 300 Brick Rd, Marlton, NJ 08053, Contact: American Lung Association of New Jersey, (609) 452–2112

Monmouth, NJ
Easy Breathers, Long Branch Senior Center, 85 2nd Ave, Long Branch, 1st Mon, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, registration and free membership required, (732) 571–6542

Newton, NJ
COPD Pulmonary Support Group, Newton Memorial Hospital, 175 High St, Newton, NJ 07860, 2nd Tues, 1:30 pm, Michael Kelly (973) 579–8620

Paramus, NJ
RAP–COPD Support Group, Valley Home Care, 15 Essex St, Paramus, NJ 07652, 1st Thur, 1:30 pm, Gail Clark or Bonnie DeLyons (201) 291–6000

Plainfield, NJ
COPD Support Group, Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Park Ave & Randolph Road, Plainfield, NJ 07061, 3rd Thur, 12:30 pm, Karen Boccia or Peggy Martina (908) 668–2317

Pomona, NJ
Better Breathers Support Group, Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital, 61 W Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ, Faith Crowe (609) 748–2090

Princeton, NJ
Better Breathers Club, Princeton Medical Center, 253 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ, 2nd Fri, 2:30 pm, (609) 452–2112

Secaucus, NJ
2nd Wind Pulmonary Support Group, Life Span Center, Meadowlands Hospital, 55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, NJ 07096, 1st Mon, 12:30 pm, Dan Lange (201) 392–3531

Silverton, NJ
Better Breathers Support Group, Medical Center of Ocean County/Lung Center, 2446 Church Road, Silverton, NJ, Arlene McCourt (732) 255–7700

Summit, NJ
Better Breathers, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit, NJ 07901, 2nd Wed, 2:30 pm, Nancy D’Ambrosio (908) 522–2268

Wayne, NJ
Easy Breathers Club, Wayne General Hospital, 225 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, Gail Bartilucci (973) 956–3725
NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque, NM
Better Breathers at American Lung Assoc, 7001 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 3rd Thur, 1:00 pm, Suzanne Prinz (505) 296–3968

Albuquerque, NM
Pulmonary Support Group, Health Plex, 6301 Forest Hills, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 3rd Fri, 10:45 to 12:15, Margaret Cost (505) 865–6607

Clovis, NM
Emphysema Support Group, Clovis Carver Library, Ingram Room, 7th & Main, 2nd Tues, 6:00 pm, call first, Laura 762–3972

Gallup, NM
Better Breathers Club, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care, 1901 Redrock Dr, Gallup, NM 87301

Roswell, NM
Better Breathers Club, Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, Frontier Medical, 217–A N Main, Roswell, NM 88202, Susan Dominguez

Santa Fe, NM
St Vincent Hospital Center for Living Well (Phases III and IV), meets quarterly, Ron Hendershot 995–3997
NEW YORK
Albany, NY
Better Breathers Club, St Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY 12208, April to October, Bill Fazioli (518) 525–6175

Bethpage, NY
Easy Breathers Club, MidIsland, 1st Wed, 2:00 pm, 579–6000

Carmel, NY
Better Breathers, Putnam Community Hospital, Stoneleigh Ave, Carmel, NY 10512, 3rd Thur, 7:00 pm, (914) 279–5711 ext 263

Catskill, NY
Better Breathers Club, Elks Lodge, Jefferson Heights, Catskill, Tony Pickston (518) 943–3456 or 1–800–260–1190 ext 116

Catskill, NY
Better Breathers Club, Morrissey Conference Room, Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County, 3rd Tues, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, (518) 254–3261

Cortlandt Manor, NY
Better Breathers Club, Hudson Valley Hospital Center, 2nd Wed, Scott Coldwell, BS, RRT 734–3810

Columbia/Greene Counties, NY
Clark Respiratory Supplies, for locations, dates & times call Tony Pickston (518) 943–3456

Freeport, NY
COPD Support Group, South Nassau Community Hospital, 2nd Tues/month

Glen Cove, NY
Easy Breathers Club, NorthShore, 1st Wed, 2:00 pm, 674–7300

Glens Falls, NY
Better Breathers Club, Glens Falls Hospital, Pruyn Pavilion, 1st Floor Waiting Area, 100 Park St, 3rd Tues, Apr to Nov, 7:00 pm, Kerry Summer (518) 926–2082 or Vicky Cooper, RRT (518) 926–2084

Harris, NY
Better Breathers, Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY 12742, 2nd Thur, Apr to Dec, (845) 794–3300 ext 2142

Hudson,NY
Better Breathers Club, Elks Lodge, Union St, Hudson Tony Pickston (518) 943–3456 or 1–800–260–1190 ext 116

Johnstown, NY
Better Breathers Club, HealthLink, Johnstown Mall, Johnstown, 2nd Thur, 1:00 pm

Kingston, NY
Better Breathers, Kingston Hospital, 396 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, 1st Mon, 2:00 pm, 4th floor Conference Room (914) 331–3131

Lebanon, NY
Better Breathers, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 1:00 pm, 1st Wed, 451–7158

Little Falls, NY
Better Breathers Club, Blessed Sacrament Church, sponsored by Little Falls Hospital, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, Michael Lyon 823–5370 or Rose Cirillo 866–0776

Manhasset, NY
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, LIJ Pavilion, 1554 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030, Lobby Conference Room, 2nd Fri, 1:00 pm, Donna Tsang, RRT, CPFT (516) 465–5420

Mohawk, NY
Better Breathers Club, Blessed Sacrament Church, sponsored by Little Falls Hospital, 4th Wed, 1:00 pm, Michael Lyon 823–5370 or Rose Cirillo 866–0776

Montour Falls, NY
Better Breathers Support Group, Catherine Court Apartments, Montour Falls, 3rd Wed, 3:00 to 4:00 pm

New Hyde Park, NY
Asthma Support Group, Emphysema Support Group and Workshop: Learning to Live With Emphysema, Oxygym Fitness Centers, 2343 New Hyde Park Road, (516) 437–7236

New Rochelle, NY
Better Breathers, Sound Shore Hospital (New Rochelle Hospital), 16 Guion Place, New Rochelle, NY 10802, 3rd Wed, 7:00 pm, (914) 632–5000 or (914) 637–1431

New York, NY
Asthma/Emphysema Self–Help Groups, 172 E 4th St, Apt 11–F, New York, NY 10009, dates & times vary, call either Wally Ayes (212) 475–0469 or John Leaman (212) 777–0486. Also publishes “Respiratory News & Views” newsletter. Call for subscription (212) 777–0486.

New York, NY
Teleconference support group for the homebound with breathing problems, meets weekly via your phone for an hour for 12 weeks, sponsored by Dorot Social Service Agency, chaired by the Asthma/Emphysema Self–Help Group, call Dorot at (212) 769–2850

New York, NY
James P Mara Center for Lung Disease, St Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1000 10th Ave, Winston Conf Room, (between 58th & 59th Sts), New York, New York 10019, 1st Tues, 2:30 pm, Lori Tartell, RN (212) 523–5471

New York, NY
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Milstein Pavilion, Pines Conf Room, Ft Washington Ave at 168th St, 1st Mon, 11:30 am, Kim Stavrolakes, PT (212) 305–0890

New York, NY
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 8900 Van Wyck Expressway, 3rd Wed, 12:00 noon, Barbara Brooks, RRT (718) 206–7126

New York, NY
New York/New Jersey Alpha–1 Support Group, Roosevelt Hospital, meets quarterly, Joe Reidy (201) 444–7839

New York, NY
Respiratory Support group, Mt Sinai Medical Center, meets every 2 months, (212) 241–6067

North Tarrytown, NY
Better Breathers, Phelps Memorial Hospital, C–Level Classroom, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow (North Tarrytown), NY 10591, 2nd Tues, 7:00 pm, (914) 366–3000

Norwich, NY
Better Breathers Club, Chenango Memorial Hospital, (607) 337–4215

Nyack, NY
Better Breathers, Nyack Hospital, Kurtz Auditorium, North Midland Ave, Nyack, NY 10960, 2nd Tues, 7:00 pm, Harold Wilson (845) 429–3847

Peekskill, NY
Better Breathers, Hudson Valley Hospital Center, 1980 Crompound Road, Peekskill, NY 10566, 2nd Wed, 2:00 pm, (914) 734–3294

Port Jefferson, NY
Easy Breathers Support Group, St Charles Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, Pulmo Rehab Gym, 1st Fri, 2:00 pm, (631) 474–6241

Port Jervis, NY
Better Breathers, Mercy Community Hospital, 160 East Main St, Port Jervis, NY 12771, last Tues, 1:00 pm, (914) 856–5351

Poughkeepsie, NY
St Francis Hospital, 241 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 2nd Tues, 1:00 pm, Nelson Brinin, (845) 483–5777

Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 1st Tues, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Conf Room B, (845) 483–6250

Queens, NY
ALA COPD support group, Forest Hills Public Library, 108–19 71st Ave, 2nd floor, no elevator, (718) 263–5656

Rochester, NY
Better Breathers Club, Rehabilitation Center, University of Rochester, Every other Fri, 1:00 pm, (716) 275–6111 ext 5–2421

Rochester, NY
Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, Respiratory Care Department, 1st Fri, Deborah Hughes, MS, RRT (585) 275–2421, deblung@hotmail.com

Rockland County, NY
Better Breathers, Nyack Hospital, Kurtz Auditorium, North Midland Ave, Nyack, NY 10960, 2nd Tues, 7:00 pm, Harold Wilson (845) 429–3847

Rockville Center, NY
COPD Support/Education, Mercy Hospital, 1000 N Village Ave, Rockville Center, NY 11570, Sr Marie Buckley 255–2435

Roslyn, NY
COPD Support/Education, St Francis Hospital, 100 Port Washington Blvd, Roslyn, NY 11576, 2nd Thur, 1:30, 562–6126

Saratoga, NY
Saratoga Hospital, Usually 2nd Wed, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Laura Blunt, (518) 580–0395

Sidney, NY
Better Breathers Club, Sidney Hospital, Conference Room, 3rd Tues, 3:30 pm, Mar to Nov, 563–1900

Sleepy Hollow, NY
Better Breathers Club, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, Michele Bertolino, RT (914) 366–3712

Southampton, NY
Southampton Hospital, 265 Meetinghouse Rd, Southampton, NY 11968, call for schedule, Ann Cuccia, RRT, Pulm Fitness Center 726–8435

Troy, NY
Better Breathers Club, Seton Health at St Mary’s Hospital, 1300 Massachusetts Ave, Marillac Board Room, 2nd floor, 3rd Wed, 6:00 pm, reservations required, Charlie Friderici 268–5834

Warwick, NY
Better Breathers, St Anthony’s Community Hospital, 3rd floor, New Conference Room, 15–19 Maple Ave, Warwick, NY 10990, 1st Fri, 1:00 pm, (914) 987–5148

Watertown, NY
Easy Breathers, Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601, 3rd Thur, 3:00 pm, 785–4208, ahall@shsny.com

Wellsville, NY
Pulmonary Support Group, Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 North Main St, Wellsville, New York 14895, monthly, (716) 593–7278

White Plains, NY
Harriet F Braunstein Pulmonary Support Group, Occupational Therapy Clinic of Building #7, The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

Yonkers, NY
Better Breathers, Health Enhancement, 955 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704, 1st & 3rd Tues, 12:00 noon, (914) 237–5592
NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville, NC
Better Breathers Club, Heart Path Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Asheville Cardiology Associates, Building 5 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803, 4th Thur except Nov and Dec, 10:30 to 12:00 noon, Deb Beck or Renee Whitmire (914) 213–6650 or (914) 213–4330

Buncombe County, NC
Better Breathers Club, St Joseph’s Outpatient Care Facility, 1st Thur, 10:00 am, (704) 252–2071

Burke County, NC
Better Breathers Club, Grace Hospital, 2nd Tues, 10:00 am, (704) 252–2071

Chapel Hill, NC
2nd Wind, UNC Hospitals Div of Pulmonary Medicine, 2nd Wed, 4:00 pm, Jeanie Mascarella 966–4131 or 966–4675

Charlotte, NC
Better Breathers Club, 4th Mon, 1:00 pm, (704) 283–3271

Charlotte, NC
Better Breathers Club, Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Charlotte, 4855 Albemarle Rd, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, (704) 537–5776

Charlotte, NC
NorthEast Better Breathers Support Group, Cannon Heart Center, NorthEast Medical Center, Concord, 2nd Thur, 5:30 pm, 1–800–892–5654

Clyde, NC
Better Breathers Club, Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center, 75 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721, Wendy Peterson RRT, RCP (914) 452–8062 or tpww@verizon.net

Concord, NC
Better Breathers Club, Northeast Medical Center, Cannon Heart Center, 301 Medicare Park Drive, Concord, NC 28025, 2nd Thur every month except July/August, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, 1–800–842–6868

Durham, NC
Duke University Medical Center, Pulmonary Rehab Program Duke Center for Living, 1300 Morreene Rd, Durham, NC 27705, Tracey Dranttel, RRT 660–6658

Durham, NC
Better Breathers Club, Durham Regional Hospital, 3643 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC, 1st Thur, 7:30 pm, Dorothy Potter (919) 220–5261 or (919) 470–4000

Fayetteville, NC
Better Breathers Club, call dates & times, 1–800–821–6205

Forehead City, NC
Better Breathers Club, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1300 Helen Ave, Forehead City, NC 28560, 3rd Tues every month except June, July, August, and Dec, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Pam Rose, ART (252) 808–6195

Fuquay–Varina, NC
Better Breathers Club, Fuquay Varina Parks and Recreation Community Center , 820 S Main St, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526, 2nd Tues, Judy Classen, Facilitator (919) 552–9795

Gastonia, NC
Better Breathers Club, Gaston County Cancer Society, 220 E Franklin Blvd, last Thur, 3:00 pm, (704) 864–1271

Gastonia, NC
Better Pulmonary Support Group, Cardiac Health & Fitness Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital, 660 Summit Crossing Place, Suite 302, Gastonia, NC 28054, last Tues, 5:30 pm, Rita Heath (704) 862–6191

Goldsboro, NC
Better Breathers Club, AHEC Auditorium, Wayne Memorial Hospital, 2700 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534, 3rd Thursday, April to Nov, Vicky Morton (919) 731–6001

Greensboro, NC
Better Breathers Club, Wesley Long Hospital, Thompson Auditorium, 3rd Thur, 11:00 am

Greenville, NC
Better Breathers Club, HealthSteps, 2470 Stantonsburg Rd, Greenville, NC 27834, 1st Tues, 1:30 to 2:15, Melinda Bateman (252) 816–5736

Haywood County, NC
Better Breathers Club, Haywood County Hospital, Health Ed Building, 2nd Tues, 10:00 am, (704) 252–2071

Hendersonville, NC
Better Breathers Club, Pardee Health Education Center, Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Mall, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 1st Thur, 10:00 to 11:00 am, Teresa Heatherly, RRT (914) 696–1082

Hickory, NC
Better Breathers Club, 3rd Floor Nursery Conference Room, Frye Regional Medical Center, 420 North Center St, Hickory, NC 28601, 1st Tues, 12:00 noon, (914) 315–3337

Jacksonville, NC
Better Breathers, (252) 257–6000 ext 169

Kinston, NC
Better Breathers Club, Lenior Memorial Hospital, 100 Airport Rd, Kinston, NC 28503, 2nd Wed, 10:30 to 11:30, Cindy Ail (252) 522–7389

Laurinburg, NC
Better Breathers Support Group, Dulin Center, Scotland Memorial Hospital, 3rd Wed, 2:30 pm, Jill Brown, RRT (910) 291–733

Lexington, NC
Better Breathers Club, Education Center, Lexington Memorial Hospital, 250 Hospital Dr, Lexington, NC 27292, 2nd Mon, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Smithie Parrish (336) 238–4291

Monroe, NC
Better Breathers Club, Conference Room, Basement Floor, Union Regional Medical Center, 600 Hospital Drive, Monroe, NC 28112, 4th Mon, 4:30 pm, (704) 283–3271

Morganton, NC
Better Breathers Club, Phifer Wellness Center, 2165 S Sterling St, Morganton, NC 28655, 2nd Tues, 10:00 to 11:00, Mary Murray (914) 879–7528

Mount Airy, NC
Better Breathers Club, Mount Airy Church of God, 168 Beechnut Lane, Mount Airy, NC 27030, 4th Thur except Nov and Dec, 4:00 pm, Denise Stanfield (336) 768–2596

New Bern, NC
Better Breathers Club, Coastal Rehab 2000 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28561, 2nd Tues, 12:30 to 1:30, Jill Robinson, RRT (252) 633–8609

North Wilkesboro, NC
Better Breathers Club, EMS Building, Wilkes Regional Medical Center, 1370 West D St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, 3rd Thur, 4:00 pm, Teresa Willis (336) 651–8064

Raleigh, NC
Better Breather’s Club, Rex Wellness Center of Raleigh, 2nd Tues, 1:30 pm, Diana (919) 784–5864

Roanoke, NC
Better Breathers Club, Health Links, Suite 190, Becker Village Mall, 1620 East 10th St, Ronoake Rapids, NC 27870, 4th Mon, 7:00 to 8:00, Laura Wilder, LPN, RRT, RCP (252) 537–6912

Rocky Mount, NC
Better Breathers Club, Nash Health Care System Community Health, 1771 Jefferies Road, 3rd Wed, 12:30 to 1:30, Lita Wilson (252) 443–8000 or (252) 457–3467

Salisbury, NC
Ruffy Senior Citizens Home, Salisbury, NC, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, (704) 537–5776

Washington, NC
Better Breathers Club, Education Building, 1st Floor, Beaufort County Hospital, 628 East 12th St, Washington, NC, Donna Paschall, RRT, (252) 975–4227

Winston–Salem, NC
Better Breathers Club, Whitaker Rehabilitaion Center, Conference Room 1st Floor, Forsyth Medical Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston–Salem, NC 27103, 2nd Thurs, 1:30 pm, Bill or Sandra Kiger, (336) 718–5083 or (336) 718–8173
NORTH DAKOTA
Fargo, ND
Pulmonary Inspirations, MeritCare Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 720 4th St, North, 2nd Mon, 2:30 pm, Rhea Haug (701) 234–5659
OHIO
Akron, OH
Pulmonary Support Group, St Paul’s Episcopal Church in west Akron, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, (330) 384–7640

Beachwood, OH
Better Breathers Club, University Hospitals, Ahuja Medical, 3999 Richmond Rd, contact facilitator for dates and times

Bellevue, OH
Better Breathers Club, Bellevue Hospital, 1400 W Main St, Lauren Turner, RRT, RCP (419) 483–4040 ext 4303 or lturner@bellevuehospital.com

Blue Ash, OH
Better Breathers Club, TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Rd, 1st Fri, 12:00 noon, Shawn Chapman, RRT (513) 985–6776

Chardon, OH
Better Breathers Club, University Hospitals, Geauga Medical Center Conference Room, 13207 Ravenna Road, call for schedule Robert J Rosneck (440) 285–6377 or Robert.Rosneck@UHhosp.org

Cincinnati, OH
Better Breathers, Christ Hospital, 2139 Auburn Ave, last Fri, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Euclid, OH
Pulmonary Rehab Support Group , Euclid Hospital, 18901 Lake Shore Blvd, Euclid , monthly, Felecia Rodgers (216) 692–8781

Findlay, OH
Easy Breathers, Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, 145 W Wallace St, Findlay, OH 45840, 1st Mon, 12:00 noon, (419) 423–4500

Lawrenceburg, OH
Better Breathers Club, Dearborn County Hospital, Ohio Room, 370 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, call to register (812) 537–8431; or 1–800–676–5572, ext 8431

Martins Ferry, OH
Better Breathers, East Ohio Regional Hospital, 90 N 4th St, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935, Gregory Ray or Diana LaRoche (740) 633–4215, (877) 633–4715 or Fax (740) 633–4124

Monclova, OH
ALAONW Better Breathers Club, St Luke’s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Road, Monclova, OH 43537, meets monthly plus 3 to 4 social events per year, (419) 897–8449 ext 8852, Fax (419) 897–8441

Middleburg, OH
Deep Breathers Pulmonary Support Group, Southwest General Hospital, 18697 Bagley Road , Middleburg Heights, OH, (216) 816–8983

St Marys, OH
Better Breathers Club, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital

Tiffin, OH
Better Breathers Pulmonary Support Group/Potluck, Fostoria Community Hospital Conference Room, Basement Level, 2nd Tues, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, bring hot or cold dish to share; meat/beverage provided. Meeting is free, (419) 436–6809

Warrensville Heights, OH
Pulmonary Rehab Support Group, Fostoria Community Hospital Conference room, basement level, South Pointe Hospital, 4110 Warrensville Center Road, Warrensville Heights, monthly, (216) 491–6083 

 . Bring hot or cold dish to share; meat/beverage provided. Free. Details (419) 436–6809.

 OKLAHOMA

Ada, OK , Better Breathers Club, Valley View Regional Hospital, 430 N Monta Vista, Ada, OK  74820, 3rd Mon of each month,  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Stan Briley, RRT, 580-421–1155, 580-332–2323

Ardmore, OK,    Better Breathers Club, Lincare, Grand Ave, Ardmore, OK  73401,  Jamee J. Smith, 580-226–7878,  call for date, time and location

Clinton, OK,    Better Breathers Club,  Lincare, 553 S 30th, Clinton, OK  73601,  Deborah Melton, 580-323–1377 or 800–888–1377,  call for meeting day and time Edmond, OK,  Better Breathers Club,  Columbia Edmond Hospital, One South Bryant, Edmond, OK  73034,  1st Thursday of every month,  12:00 pm, Teresa Giffin, RRT/Judi McDown, 405-359–5580

El Reno, OK,    Better Breathers Club,  Parkview Hospital, 2115 Park View Drive, El Reno. OK  73036,  Neta Mills, 405-262–2640 x1520,  th Thursday of each month,  call for time

Enid, OK,    Better Breathers Club,  Garfield County Health Department, 2501 Mercer Drive, Enid, OK  73701,  Denny Krick, Ed.D., 580-233–0650,  3rd Mon of each month,  4:00 pm

Frederick, OK,    Better Breathers Club,  Tillman County, 224 S 11th, Frederick, OK  73542,  Alice Allgood, 580-335–7007,  1st Mon of each month,  12:00 pm Miami, OK, Better Breathers Club,  Baptist Regional Medical Center, 200 "2" St SW, Miami, OK  74355,  Kathryn Cramer, CRTT, 918-542–6611,  2nd Tues of each month,  12:00 pm  in Cafeteria

Midwest City, OK,    Better Breathers Club,  Midwest Regional Medical Center, 2825 Parklawn Drive, Midwest City, OK  73110,  3rd Wed, 1:00 pm,405-610–3627 

Norman, OK,  Oklahoma City Cystic Fibrosis Support Program,  2812 Victoria, Norman, OK  73072,  Eric Kast, 405-329–5473,  call for day and time

Norman, OK, Better Breathers Club, Norman Specialty Hospital, 1210 W Robinson St For more information and to make reservations, call 321–8824. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost for attending.

Oklahoma City, OK,    Better Breathers Club,  Baptist Medical Center, 3000 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK  73112,  Carol Williams/Tracy Kwan, 405-949–4044,  Monthly, Please call.

Oklahoma, City, OK , Better Breathers Club, Cimmaron Medical Services, Locations Vary, call for location nearest you 405-377–9735

Oklahoma City, OK,    Better Breathers Club, Deaconess Medical Office Bldg North, 5701 N Portland, Oklahoma City, OK  73112,  2nd Wed,12:00 pm,  405-604–6000 ext 3606

Oklahoma City, OK,    Better Breathers Club, Group for Oklahoma Alpha 1 Support, 801 Turtle Creek Road, Oklahoma City, OK  73170,  Wayne Russell, 405-699–2791,  call for meeting time.

Oklahoma City, OK,    Better Breathers Club, Mercy Conference Center, McAlley Center, 4300 W Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, OK  73120,  Cindy Taylor, 405-752–3647,  2nd Fri of each month., 1:00 pm

Oklahoma City, OK,    Better Breathers Club, Vencor Hospital, 1407 N Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK  73103,  Linda Henry, RN/Katie Cook,  3rd Wed of each month,  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Refreshments Served

Ponca City, OK, Better breathers Support Group, St Joseph Regional Medical Center, Conf Rm B, Tues, 6 pm, Sheryl Bryan, RRT at (405) 765-

Sallisaw, OK, Better Breathers Club,    Sequoya Memorial Hospital, Hospital Cafeteria, 213 E Redwood, Sallisaw, OK  74955, Helen McGraw, RN, 800–295–4483

 3rd Tues of each month, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tulsa, OK,     Better Breathers Club,  Respiratory Homecare Services, 12929 E 21st St, Suite C, Tulsa, OK  74134,  Rick Trujillo, 918-437–8777,  2nd Mon  of each month,  10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Tulsa, OK,    Better Breathers Club, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Cafeteria,  3219 S 79th E Ave,  Gary Stanley, 918-663–8183,  2nd Mon  of each month,  9:30 am - 11:00 am

Tulsa, OK,    Better Breathers Club, St John’s Pulmonary Rehab, Mary K. Chapman Health Plaza, 1819 E 19th St, Tulsa (LaFortune Classroom),   Weds, coordinating with graduation ceremonies of the rehab program, which is about every five to six weeks.  Toi Sanders, Coordinator, 918-254–8872

 Woodward, OK,     Better Breathers Club,  Woodward Hospital and Health Center, Hospital Private Dining Room, 900 17th St, Woodward, OK  73801,  Teresa Gould, CRTT, 580-254–8412,  th Tues of each month,  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  

  OREGON

Astoria, OR, Better Breathers Club,

Bend, OR,   “Airpower”, St Charles Medical Center, lower level classroom, 2500 NE Neff Rd, Bend, OR 97701, last Wed, 1:30 pm, Rod McPheeters 541-382–4321

Corvallis, OR, (New group).  Meeting time and place to be determined. Bill Rodgers 541- 451–7159

Eugene OR, Better Breathers Club, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 1255 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97401, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, Susan Pfanner 541-686–6986

Florence, OR, Better Breathers Club, Peace Harbor Hospital, 400 9th St, Florence, OR 97439-7398, Last Fri , 1:30 pm, Mary Holm 541-997–8412 ext.275

Gearhart, OR, Better Breathers Club, Seaside Chapter, North Coast Home Care, 3535 US Highway 101 N, 4th Thur,  3:00 pm

Grants Pass, OR, Better Breathers Club, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, 520 SW Ramsey Ste 103, Grants Pass, OR 97527, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, Barry, RT, 541-472–7850

Gresham, OR, Better Breathers Club, Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center, Multnomah Room, 24800  SE Stark St, 1st Sat at 2:00 pm, 503-(413) 7348

Hermiston, OR, Better Breathers Club, Good Shepherd Community Hospital, Conference Center Three, 610 NW 11th, Hermiston, OR 97838, 2nd Wed at 2:00 pm, Betty Wilcox 541-667–3665

Klamath Falls, OR, Better Breathers Club, Center for Occupational Health, 2621 Crosby Ave, Klamath Falls, OR 97(603) 5726, 2nd Wed, 11:00 am, Jack Veen 541-882–2325  

Lebanon, OR, Better Breathers Club, Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 Santiam Hwy, Lebanon, OR 97355, 1st Wed, 1:00 pm, Bill Rodgers 541-451–7159

Lincoln City, OR, Better Breathers Club, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 3042 NE 28th St Lincoln, City, OR, 3rd Mon, Noon, Vonda Etter, 265–2047

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: Meets from 1:30 to 3 pm the third Thur of the month at the Smullin Health Education Center. Free. call 779–9618

Medford, OR, Better Breathers Club,  Rogue Valley Medical Center in Smullin Center, 3rd Thur, 1:30 pm, call 779–9618

Newport, OR, Better Breathers Club, Pacific Communities Health District, Education Room, 930 SW Abbey, Newport, OR 97365-4820 , 3rd Thur, 2:00 .m., Deanna Cruise at 541-265–***2244

Ontario, OR, Better Breathers Club, Holy Rosary Medical Center, Conference rooms 1, 2, & 3, 351 SW 9th St, Ontario, OR 97914, 3rd Thur, 2:30 pm, Shari or Jennifer at 541-889–5331 ext. 4760, 2085

Portland, OR, (Southeast), Better Breathers Club, Portland Adventist Medical Center, Conference Room #4, 10123 SE Market, Portland, OR 97216, 1st Tues,  Sandi Dykes at 503-251–6260

Portland, OR, (Southwest), Better Breathers Club, Providen*ce St Vincent’ Medical Center, North Dining Room, 1st Tues, 2:00 pm, 205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225-6603, Jerry Stoney at 503-216–2291 

Reedsport, OR, Better Breathers Club, Lower Umpqua Hospital, 600 Ranch Rd, Reedsport, OR 97467, 4th Fri, 11:30 am, Ace Neilson at 541-271–2171

Roseburg, OR, Better Breathers Club, Mercy Medical Center, Heart/Lung Rehab Classroom, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR 97470-1596, 2nd Mon,  Susan Piekarski at 541-677–4877

Salem, OR, Better Breathers Club, Salem Hospital, Community Rehab Center, 2nd Tues, 2:00 pm, Linda Tier at 503-370–5678  

Sandy, OR, Better Breathers Club, Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055-8004, 4th Fri 1:30 pm, Maggie Lowery at Lincare 503-624–8884

  

PENNSYLVANIA
Abington, PA
Easy Breathers, Abington Memorial Hospital, 1200 Old York Road (Route 611), Amy Friel (215) 481–2000

Allentown, PA
Better Breathers Club, Palmerton Hospital, 135 Lafayette Ave, Last Thur, 1 pm (see Palmerton below)

Altoona, PA
Pulmonary Support Group, UPMC Altoona Hospital, 620 Howard Ave, Altoona, PA 16601–4899

Bethlehem, PA
Breathing Buddies Support Group, Lung Association Office, 2121 City Line Rd #2, 2nd Thur, 1:00 pm

Bristol, PA
Lower Bucks Hospital, 501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA, Carol Carson (215) 785–9855

Bryn Mawr, PA
Bryn Mawr Hospital, Sue Powell (610) 526–3848

Carroll Township, PA
Better Breathers Support Group, Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township

Chester, PA
Crozer Chester Medical Center, Liz Mirzoeff (610) 284–8181

Chester, PA
Better Breathing Club, Chester Nursing Center dining room, 2nd Tues, 10:00 am, 581–3151 ext 372

Clearfield, PA
Better Breathing Partners, Clearfield Hospital Cafeteria, 2nd Wed, at noon (814) 768–2325

Coatesville, PA
Brandywine Hospital, 201 Reeceville Rd, Coatesville, PA 19302–1536, Wendy Pino (610) 383–8180

Doylestown, PA
Doylestown Hospital, Ginny DiNunzio (215) 345–2815

Doylestown, PA
Better Breathers Club, Doylestown Hospital, 595 W State St, Doylestown, PA 18901–2597

Greenville, PA
Pulmonary Club, Greenville Regional Hospital, 3rd Wed,  1:00 pm

Hanover, PA
Better Breathers, 250 Fame Ave, Suite 209, Hanover, PA, Meets quarterly, 1st Thur in March, June, September and December at 6 pm, Contact Ann Newman at (717) 633–2159

Harriburg, PA
Better Breathers Club, UPMC Harrisburg/Cardiopulmonary Services, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 4th Wed of every month in the Community Room of the Giant on Trindle Road in Camp Hill, Sherry L Winters (717) 782–5366

Haverford, PA
Mercy Haverford Hospital, (610) 645–3600

Hermitage, PA
BreathLESS Pulmonary Support Group, Sharon Regional Health System, HealthPLACE on Highland Ave, Hermitage, PA, 2nd Tues, 3:00 pm, Kimberly Hunchuk (724) 983–3899

Kilmarnock, PA
Better Breathers Club, RGH Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, School St, Kilmarnock, 3rd Thur, 12:30 pm 435–3581

Langhorne, PA
St Mary’s Medical Center Langhorne, Sara Bell (215) 720–2521

Langhorne, PA
Better Breathers Club, St Mary Medical Center, 1201 Langhorne–Newton Road, 3rd Thur, 10:30 am, Mitchell Shiota (215) 943–6102, or email ISMSDP@msn.com

Lansdale, PA
Better Breathers, Conference room at Penn Foundation, Lawn Ave, West Rockhill, 3rd Tues, 10:30 am to noon, (215) 453–4389

Lansdale, PA
Abington Memorial Hospital, 1200 Old York Road (Route 611), Amy Friel (215) 481–2000

Lewisburg, PA
Better Breathers Club, Evangelical Community Hospital, (Apple Conf Room ABC), One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837, 3rd Wed, 6:30 pm, (570) 522–2000

Meadville, PA
Easy Breather’s Club, Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, PA 16335, 3rd Thur, 3:00 pm, (814) 333–5060

Norristown, PA
Montgomery Hospital, Easy Breathers, 1400 Powell St, Norristown, PA 19401, Susan Ryan (610) 270–2309

Palmerton, PA
Better Breathers Club, 135 Lafayette Ave, Palmerton, 4th Thur, 12:30 pm, For details call (610) 826–1246

Paoli, PA
Paoli Memorial Hospital, Easy Breathers, 255 West Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301–1793, 2nd Tues, 1:30 pm, Carol Proctor (610) 648–1651

Philadelphia, PA
Frankford Hospital, Knights And Red Lion Roads, Philadelphia, PA 19114–1486, Lynn Knopka (215) 831–2076

Philadelphia, PA
Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152–2007, Bill Rosen (215) 335–6556

Philadelphia, PA
Northeastern Hospital, 2301 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, Carol McCann (215) 291–3064

Philadelphia, PA
Germantown Hospital (215) 456–8049

Philadelphia, PA
Temple University Hospital, 3401 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140–5189, (215) 707–3531

Philadelphia, PA
Easy Breathers Club, Northeastern Hospital Services, 2301 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, (215) 291–3000

Phoenixville, PA
Phoenixville Hospital, 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460–3900, Trudy Albeitz (610) 983–1243

Pleasant Gap, PA
Better Breathers, Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 W College Ave, Pleasant Gap, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, (in–service room), 359–3421

Pottstown, PA
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Ken Fisher pager# (610) 327–7000

Reading, PA
Better Breather Support Group, St Joseph’s Health Center, 215 North 12th, Reading, PA, 4th Mon, call ALA of PA for details, (610) 404–2230 or (610) 988–9860

Reading, PA
Better Breather Support Group, Atonement Lutheran Church, 4th Mon, 1:00 pm, Maryann Karwejna, RRT, (610) 988–9860

Sellersville, PA
Grandview Hospital, Kristan Jaros (215) 453–4213

Sharon, PA
BreathLESS Support Group, Sharon Regional Health System, 2nd Tues, 3:00 pm, Kimberly Hunchuk (724) 983–3899

West Chester, PA
Chester County Hospital, 701 East Marshall St, West Chester, PA 19380–4412, Mary Ann Foster (610) 566–1399

West Rockhill, PA
Conference room at Penn Foundation, Lawn Ave, 3rd Tues, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, (215) 453–4389

Wynnewood, PA
Lankenau Medical Center, 100 East Lancaster Ave, Roland Lindsay (610) 645–2643

York, PA
ALA Life & Breath Club, Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Rd, York, PA 17403–5060, 2nd Tues, 1:30 pm, Corinne Burr 1–800–932–0903



RHODE ISLAND
  Statewide - Better Breathers Support Groups. (ALA sponsored) For those with emphysema and chronic bronchitis and their caregivers Newcomers welcome. For info call Tina at (401) 421-6487.

Blenheim-Newport, Cranston, RI, VASA Hall, 43 Bald Hill Road, Cranston , 2nd Wed Sept to June (2nd Wed of each month Sept. to June). For information, call (401) 421-6487.

North Smithfield, RI, Rehab Hospital of Rhode Island, North Smithfield, 1st Thur, 11:00 am (1st Thursday of month except July & August)

  





SOUTH CAROLINA

  Beaufort, SC,

 Beaufort Memorial Hospital, meets quarterly, Toni Rehkop, RRT 843-522-5781 or Sally Catlin, scatlin@lungsc.org  

 Charleston, SC, CareAlliance Health Services, Rutledge Memorial Baptist Church, 2014 Bees Ferry Road, West Ashley, 3rd Wed, 7:00 pm, TEL: 556-6802, Mary Grenier, RRT, CPFT

Concord, SC, Better Breathers, Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 537-5776

Georgetown, SC,

Better Breathers, Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 4th Thur, 1:00 pm, Carmen Dalton, RRT 843-527-7400  or Sally Catlin, scatlin@lungsc.org  

Georgetown, SC,

 Better Breathing Club, 2nd Thur (September-May), 12:00 pm,
Gabrielle Steele, gsteele@lungsc.org

Greenwood, SC

, Optimum-Life Center Pulmonary Awareness Program, Self Memorial Hospital, 1325 Spring St, Greenwood, SC 29646, call for details, (864) 227-5760

Mecklenburg, SC, Better Breathers, Calvary Lutheran Church, 537-5776

Myrtle Beach,

SC, Better Breathers, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, 3rd Thur, 3:00 pm, Lee Hancock, RRT, 843-692-1885  or Sally Catlin, scatlin@lungsc.org  

Seneca, SC,  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Free Support Group, United Way Center Conference Room, 409 E North 1st St, Seneca, SC 29678, 4th Wed, 10:00 am.,  Contact:  Kathleen Grant (864) 882-8891

 
SOUTH DAKOTA

 Aberdeen, SD, American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1–800–873-5864 or  605-336-7222.

  Brookings, SD, American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1–800–873-5864 or 605-336-7222.

Huron, SD, American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1–800–873-5864 or 605-336-7222.

Mitchell, SD, American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1–800–873-5864 or 605-336-7222.

Rapid City, SD, American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1–800–873-5864 or 605-336-7222.

Sioux Falls, SD, American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1–800–873-5864 or 605-336-7222.

Sioux Falls, SD, Pulmonary Rehab Support Group - Sioux Valley Hospital, 3401 W 49th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-9918, 4th Tues/ Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec, 2:00 pm, 333-1890, email schulzju@siouxvalley.org

Sioux Falls, SD,   Pulmonary Support Group - Avera McKennan Hospital, 800 E 21st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57107-5045 , Jean Snyders, 322-5375

Spearfish, SD, American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1–800–873-5864 or 605-336-7222.

Sturgis, SD, American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1–800–873-5864 or 605-336-7222.

Yankton, SD, American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1–800–873-5864 or 605-336-7222.

  

  TENNESSEE

Chattanooga, TN, Better Breathers of Chattanooga.(the greater Chattanooga area.), Hamilton YMCA, 899-1721, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, coordinated by the Chattanooga Chapter of the American Lung Association -629-1098.

Clarksville, TN, Huff-n-Puffers, Gateway health System, 913-551-1711

Collierville, TN,

Better Breathers, Inc., Mid–South Therapy Center, Inc., 1133 Polo Drive (Suite 102) in Collierville. 901-853-5950.  Meetings are at 3:00 pm on Thursdays but just once a month. The dates vary.

Kingsport, TN

, "The Young and the Breathless", Wellmont Hospital, PO Box 238, Kingsport TN, 37662, 4th Thur, Ellen Kelley, Pulmonary Rehabilitation,

423-224-5804

Maryville, TN, Better Breathers Group, Blount Memorial Hospital., 907 East Lamar Alexander Parkway,  Maryville, Tenn. 37804,  4th Thur, 12:30-1:30 pm in the Blount Memorial Medical Fitness classroom on the 2-east floor. More information is at 977-4739.
Memphis, TN, Better Breathers, East Memphis Therapy, 2715 Kirby, Suite 15, Memphis,  (901) 309-1601, 1st Sun, 2:30 pm

Nashville, TN, Better Breathers Club, St Thomas Health Services, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department, 4220 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205,. 222-6506.

Sevierville, TN, Better Breathers Support Group - Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center 709 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville, TN 37862, last Tues, 7 pm

Springfield, TN, Pulmonary Support Group, NorthCrest Medical Center, 100 Northcrest Drive, Springfield, TN 37172, 4th Tues. 5:30 pm, 384-1714, Sharon Wheat, CRTT 

  

  TEXAS

Abilene, TX, Better Breathers Club, Hendrick Medical Center, 1866 Pine St, Contact, Bonnie Coxe RRT/RPFT Phone 325-670-2280

Amarillo, TX, Better Breathers Club, Amarillo Senior Citizens Center, 1217 S Tyler 3rd Thurs., 5pm-7pm Marcia Baker, Theresa Williamson 806-358-7851

Arlington, TX, Better Breathers Club, Arlington Memorial Hospital, Rex C. McRae Health Services Center, 800 W Randol Mill Rd 3rd Thurs., 6:30 pm, Peggy Murphree  817-548-6307

Athens, TX, Better Breathers Club,East Texas Medical Center, 6444 S Palestine 3rd Thurs. (Sept-May), 12pm Nikki Franks 903-677-8424

Austin, TX, Better Breathers Club, North Austin Medical Center, 12221 Mopac Expwy North 4th Thurs, 1pm Stacie McGregor 512-901-6723

Austin, TX, Better Breathers Club, Seton Medical Center, ITT Building, 6330 E Hwy 290, Suite 315 2nd Thurs, Every other mo. starting July, 12 pm Kitty Collins, RRT 512-324-8719

Beaumont, TX, Better Breathers Club, St Elizabeth Hospital, Respiratory, Therapy Dept., 2830 Clader 2nd Thurs., 12:30p Pam Debner 409-899-7065 ext. 4785

Bedford, TX, Better Breathers Club, Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, 1600 Hospital Parkway, 4th Tues, 6:30p Fran Ahel, RRT 817-685-4296

Brenham, TX, Better Breathers Club, Medi-Care Equipment Specialties

Argent Court of Brenham, 2815 Victory Ave, 1st Mon, 6pm, Carol Gaskamp 979-836-1240

Bryan, TX, Better Breathers Club, St Joseph’s Regional Health Center, 4th Thurs, 8:30p Susan Moore 979-776-2924

Conroe, TX, Better Breathers Club,HealthSouth Rehab N Houston, 18550 I-45 South, 3rd Tues, 3pm Mattie McCowen 281-364-3331

Conroe, TX, Better Breathers Club, Conroe Regional Hospital, 504 Medical Center Blvd, Debbie Landry 409-539-7740

Corpus Christi, TX, Better Breathers Club, Columbia Northwest Hospital,

13725 FM 624 2nd Wed, 12pm, Gigi Perez 361-767-4446

Dalhart, TX, Better Breathers Club,Coon Memorial Hospital, Gary Jacobs 806-249-4571 ext. 3157

Dallas, TX, Better Breathers Club, Methodist Charlton Medical Ctr, 3500 Wheatland 2nd Tues, 10am Michael Crayton 214-947-0671

Dallas, TX, Better Breathers Club, Presbyterian Hospital

5721 Phoenix Dr. 2nd Fri., every 3rd month, 12pm Kristin Marshall 214-345-6374

Dallas, TX, Better Breathers Club, Baylor University Medical Center, 3504 Swiss Ave. #303 2nd Thurs., 1:30 pm Mary Hart 214-820-9792

Dallas, TX, Better Breathers Club, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, 1441 N Beckley Ave, Service Bldg, Room 204 2nd Tues every other month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec), 11am Nita Pack 214-947-1890

Dallas, TX, Better Breathers Club, Doctors Hospital, 9330 Poppy Dr, West Tower #206 4th Thurs., Except July, Aug., Dec., 11am,  Amy Swirczynski 214-324-6369

Dallas, TX, Asthma Control Team Child/Parent Group, Doctor’s Hospital, 3rd Tues, 7pm, Karen Swanner, 817-481-4342

Dallas, TX, Better Breathers Club, Medical City, 7777 Forest Lane, 3rd Wed, 2pm, Cindy Serna, PT 972-566-7836

Denton, TX, Better Breathers Club, Denton Community Hospital, 207 N Bonnie Brae, (light lunch served) Last Wed., 11am Patti Taylor, MS, RRT 940-898-7340

El Paso, TX, Better Breathers Club, Rio Vista Physical Rehab Hospital, 1740 Currie Drive 2nd Tues, 10am, Christin Cordray 915-577-1442, 800-999-8392

Fort Worth, TX, Better Breathers Club, Baylor All Saints, 1400 8th Ave,

Carter Rehab Center Every other month - date varies, 1:30 pm Margie Thomas, RCP 817-927-6190 ext 1018 

Fort Worth, TX, Better Breathers Club, Harris Methodist Hospital, 1301 Pennsylvania, Harris Education Center, Conference Room 3 1st Wed., 1pm Irene Austin 817-882-3978

Fort Worth, TX, Better Breathers Club, Harris Southwest Hospital, 6100 Harris Parkway, 3rd Thurs., 6pm Stan Baker,RRT 817-346-5085

Fort Worth, TX, Better Breathers Club, Hugley Hospital, 855 Montgomery, Terri Wilson 817-336-0631

Fort Worth, TX, Better Breathers Club, UT Health Science Center, 855 Montgomery 1st Wed, 1:30 pm, Johnna Kendall 817-336-0631

Fredericksburg, TX, Better Breathers Club, Hill Country Memorial Hospital, 1020 S State Hwy 16, Marcia Campbell, RRT 830-997-1274

Galveston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Galveston Senior Center, 2201 Ave L 1st Tues, 2pm Sue Johnson, Geri Worthen 409-772-8187

Garland, TX, Better Breathers Club, Baylor Medical Center, 2300 Marie Curie, 4th Tues, 1pm, Always potluck Debbie Tafalski 972-487-5450

Gonzalez, TX, Better Breathers Club, Warm Springs Rehab Hospital, 1st Tues, 12pm, Anne Kuempel 830-672-6592 ext. 231

Granbury, TX, Better Breathers Club, The Estates Hwy 377, 916 E Hwy 377 1st Thur,10:15am, Christina Thorp, Janet Barrow 817-578-3950

Houston, TX, Texas Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, Kelsey Seybold Main Campus, Houston, TX, every other month on the third Sat, Jan Orndorff, 281-348-2378

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Asthma & Lung Center, 4003 F Bellaire Blvd 4th Thurs., 4:30 pm Amy Jahn 713-839-9473

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Bayshore Medical Center, 4000 Spencer Highway, 3rd Wed. every other month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) Pedro Valdivia 713-359-1375

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Mem Hermann/ Memorial City, 920 Frostwood, Last Thurs., 3pm, Kathy Burdick 713-932-3978

Houston, TX, Adult Asthma, Mem Hospital/Memorial City, 920 Frostwood

 1st Thurs., 7pm Sandy Blanchard 713-827-7222

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann Northwest, 1635 North Loop West 3rd Mon.,(no December) 10:30 am Kimberli Morris 713-867-4363

Houston, TX, Alpha I Antirypsin, Memorial Hermann Southwest, 7600 Beechnut 2nd Wed., 1pm Felicia Ward, Joe Blalack 713-596-4608

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann Home Health, 7737 Southwest Freeway 2nd Wed.,1pm Dao Trung 713-596-4608

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann Southeast, 11800 Astoria Blvd 4th Thurs., 12:45pm Lynette Benton 281-929-6241

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 17506 Red Oak Dr. Last Tues, 2pm Bonnie Phillips 281-580-1212, 281-586-4121

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Vancor Hospital NW, 11297 Fallbrook Dr, 4th Thurs., 2pm, Barbara Haynes, April Austin 281-897-8114

Humble, TX, Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 19002 McKay Dr Last Tues, 12:30 pm, Marilyn McClain 281-446-6148 ext. 552

Irving, TX, Better Breathers Club, Baylor Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Rm, 2001 North MacArthur, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, 979-579-4404

Lake Jackson, TX, Better Breathers Club, Brazosport Memorial Hospital, 100 Medical Center Blvd Every other month, call for date and time Linda Meinan, Diane Otto 409-297-4411 ext. 1819, 409-245-1668, 800-543-0094

Lewisville, TX, Better Breathers Club, Asthma Support Association 2nd Mon. every other month, 6:30 pm, Lois Villerreal 972-539-2733

Livingston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Medical, 602 E Church 2nd Fri.

2pm Brenda Dickens 409-327-4381 ext. 297

Longview, TX, Better Breathers Club, Home Care Supply, 105 E Loop 281 Suite 3 3rd Thur 6:30 pm Matilda Smith 888-867-1363

Lubbock, TX, Better Breathers Club, Covenant Health System, Knipling Education Conference Center, 3rd Thur, 7pm,  806-725-0509

Lubbock, TX, Better Breathers Club, University Medical Center* call Blaine Wilson 806-743-1959

Lubbock, TX, Better Breathers Club, McAllen/Mission, Mission Hospital 1st Wed.

Midland, TX, Better Breathers Club, Midland Memorial West Campus, 4214 Andrews Hwy 2nd Tues 11:30 am Donald Hill 915-685-4864

Mt Pleasant, TX, Better Breathers Club, Titus Regional Medical Center, 2001 N Jefferson call for dates 1:30 pm Doris McCune 903-577-6572

Nacogdoches, TX, Better Breathers Club, Steven F. Austin University, Box 6156, SFA Station call Cindy McCarley 936-468-2011

North Texas, TX, Better Breathers Club, Alpha - 1 Support Group 3rd Sat 12:30 pm James Rapp 972-475-0089

Pasadena, TX, Better Breathers Club, Columbia Bayshore Medical Center, 4000 Ave F 3rd Wed.4:30 pm Pedro Valdivia, Paula Paratore 713-359-1375

Port Lavaca, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Medical Center 3rd Fri. 10am Stacey Elder or Michelle Anderle 361-552-0243

Richardson, TX, Better Breathers Club, Texas Therapy Center of Richardson, 2095 N Collins, Suite 100 1st Wed. 2pm Deb Townend 972-333-6685

Richmond, TX, Better Breathers Club, Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital, 1705 Jackson 1st Wed. 2pm Florence Vasquez 281-341-4802

San Angelo, TX, Better Breathers Club, Shannon Medical Center, call Sherry / Theresa 915-481-8818

San Antonio, TX, Better Breathers Club, Metropolitan Hospital, 1310 McCullough 3rd Mon. 2pm Scott Green 210-208-2957

San Antonio, TX, Better Breathers Club, The Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, 8026 Floyd Curl Dr. Last Thurs. 12noon Sharon Segovia, RT 210-575-6583

San Antonio, TX, Better Breathers Club, Therapy Center of South Texas, 2040 Babcock, Ste 404, 4th Thurs. 2pm-4pm (no meetings in Nov & Dec.) Jennifer Sikkema, BS, RT 210-615-7733

San Antonio, TX, Better Breathers Club, Total Therapeutics, 1919 Oakwell Farms Pkwy, Ste 145, call Shel McClain 210-826-4000

Stafford, TX, Alpha - 1 Antitrypsin, 12053 Southwest Freeway 3rd Sat. 12pm Neta Recht 281-341-5959

Temple, TX, Better Breathers Club, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, 2401 S 31st  3rd Thurs. 12pm Alana Doskocil, RN 254-724-4066

Texas City, TX, Better Breathers Club, Family Health Care Center, 9300 Emmitt F. Lowry #138 3rd Thurs. 2pm Sue Johnson, Gerri Worthen 409-772-8187

Texas City, TX, Better Breathers Club, Columbia Mainland Medical Center, 6801 Emmitt F. Lowry 1st Fri. 3pm Kathy Tyler 409-938-5774

Tomball, TX, Better Breathers Club, Heritage Independent Retirement Community, 605 Holderreith 2nd Tues 3pm Anne Winkelman 281-351-3843

Tyler , TX, Better Breathers Club, Trinity Mother Francis Health System, Wisenbaker Conference Center, 800 E Dawson 1st Fri 1:30 pm Melba Duke, RRT 903-531-4770

Victoria, TX, Better Breathers Club, Warm Springs Rehab Hospital, 102 Medical Dr. 1st Thur, 5:00 pm call Shawn Todd, 361-580-5237

Warm Springs, TX, Better Breathers Support Group, Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, 102 Medical Drive, 1st Mon,10 am For information, call Shawn Todd, 361-580-5237.

Webster, TX, "Bay Area Better Breathing Club", Clear Lake Medical Center, 500 Medical Center Blvd 4th Thurs. 3pm Ginger Burklow 281-338-3215

Whitesboro, TX, Vilott Better Breathers Club,

Whitesboro, Texas. Meetings 2nd & 4th Mons of each month. call 940-612-2832 or 903-564-9335 for times. locations & information. 



Wichita Falls, TX, Better Breathers Club, Clinics of North Texas, 1501 Midwestern Pkwy Suite 117 call Jana Tarno 940-723-9831

  

  UTAH

Salt Lake City, UT, Better Breathers Club, 484-4456

  

  VERMONT

Bennington, VT, Respiratory Support group of Bennington County - 2nd Congregational Church on Hillside St, Bennington.  4th Mon/, 1:30 pm. Ana Rosales 802-442-3520 Ext. 212

Bennington, VT, Bennington Respiratory Support Group meets 4th Mon, monthly, at the First Congregational Church,  1 Monument Circle, Benninton, VT 05201, Mary Livingston, Coord., contact Anne Shea, ashea@together.net

Bennington, VT, Support Group, 4th Mon

Brattleboro, VT, Better Breathers Support Group, BMH, Tyler Conference room, 3rd Mon, 1:30 pm, Jeff Harr, MS, TEL. (802) 257-8331.

Rutland, VT, Better Breathers Support Group, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St, Rutland, VT, 1st Wed, 10:00 am, 802-747-3713 Fax 802-747-1620

Rutland, VT, Air-Force One Pulmonary Support Group, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St, Rutland, 2nd Wed, 3:00-4:00 pm For further info, contact Betty Bertrand, 802-247-6820, Bbert72812@aol.com

 


VIRGINIA

Arlington, VA,  Better Breathers Club, John T.  Hazel Conference Center,  Conference Room C, Fall and Spring, Monthly at 12:00 pm to 2 pm, Brian Cassidy - Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department 703-558-6271

Bedford, VA, Centra Health, 1700 Whitfield Dr,  (703) 586-0636, nancy.caldwell@centrahealth.com

Eastern Shore, VA, Better Breathers Club, Shore Memorial Hospital, 9507 Hospital Ave, Nassawadox, call for information: 757-442-8798

Falls Church, VA, Better Breathers Club, Theracare Wellness Center, 7389 Lee Highway, Suite 202, Falls Church, 1st Mon of Every Month at 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm,  Linda Lowry and Rose

Fredericksburg, VA, Better Breathers Club, Homecare America Westwood Shopping Center, Fredericksburg Monthly on Tues at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Betty Ann Brooks 540-741-1347

Halifax, VA, Better Breathers - Halifax Regional Hospital. Monthly. 804-476-8398

Hampton, VA, Better Breathers Club, Sentara CarePlex, Hampton; Sentara Leigh Hospital, call for information: TEL:

(757) 395-8392

Hanover, VA, Better Breathers Club, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center Medical Office Building One, Education Room, 2nd Thursday of Every Other Month at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Jacqueline Bunn and Cynthia Claude 804-764-7632

Harrisonburg, VA, PALS (“Pulmonary Achievers Live Successfully”), Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Cardiopulmonary Services, 235 Cantrell Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, TEL: 540- 564-5404, Fax 540-433-4338, rshelton@rhcc.com

Martinsville, VA, Respiratory Support Group Conference Center, Memorial Hospital,
1st Thur, 7:00 pm 540-666-7287


Norfolk, VA, Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association of Virginia, 5349 Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, 1st Thursday of Every Month at 10:00 am

Lori Gerdau.  757-466-6830

Norfolk, VA, Sarcoidosis Support Group – Norfolk, American Lung Association of Virginia, 5349 East Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, Last Sat, every other month, Cheryl Hines, 286-6996

Richmond, VA, Pulmonary Support Group, 311S Boulevard, PO Box 7065, Richmond, VA 23331-0065, meets monthly in 4 Piedmont areas, call 804-355-3295

Richmond, VA, Richmond, VA, Breath Matters Support Group of Virginia meets the 2nd Mon of each month at Chippenham Hospital, Bosher Auditorium, 7101 Jahnke Breath Matters Website Questions? call 804-327-0388 or 378-0628

Rocky Mount, VA, Better Breathers Club, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Board Room, Rocky Mount, 1st Mon, 7:30 pm, 540-483-5277

Petersburg, VA, Better Breathers Club, Southside Regional Medical Center, 801 Adams St, Petersburg Last Thur,10:00 am to 11:30 am, (804) 862-5974 or (804) 267-1900

Potomac, VA, Pulmonary Support Group, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Rd., 670-1881.

Portsmouth, VA, Pulmonary Empowerment Program, Better Breathers Club, Pulmonary Clinic at Charette Health Care Center, Thursdays every week, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (five week program), Military members, retired military personnel and their families are invited to attend. Jane Holz, RN, FNP 757-953-2075

South Boston, VA, Better Breathers, 4th Thur, 7:30 pm, Thelma Edmonds, 476-2241

Suffolk, VA, Better Breathers Club, Obici Wellness Center,  2769 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, 3nd Mon of Every Month at 2:00 pm, 757-934-8732

Vansant, VA, Better Breathers, Total Home Care Ramey Building -Vansant 935-7557

Williamsburg, VA, Lung Support Group, Williamsburg Community Hospital, 301 Monticello Ave, call for information: Pulmonary Rehab at 757-259-6283

Woodbridge, VA, Pulmonary Support Group, The Potomac Center, Suite 520, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA 22191. call 703- 670-1881 for dates and times.

  

  WASHINGTON

Anacortes, WA, Island Hospital, 3rd Wed, 12:30 pm, Diane Goetz, RRT 360-299-300.

Auburn, WA, Auburn General Hospital, 2nd Tues, 12:30 pm, Susan Golden, RN, 206-735-7559.

Auburn, WA, Auburn Regional Medical Center, Heart Care Center Plaza 1, 202 North Division, 2nd Tues of the month, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Traci Zandell,(253) 735-7559

Bellevue, WA, Lung Club for C.O.P.D., Overlake Medical Center, 1st Thursday of the month, 1:30 pm, Chris Warnick (425) 688-5154, cwarnick@overlakehospital.org

Bothell,WA, Evergreen Better Breathers Club, Dee Kree, 425-899-1949

Bellingham, WA, Shuksan Rehab and Living Center, 3rd Tues, 9:30 am, Pat Meyer, RRT 360-387-4048.

Bellingham, WA, Lung Reduction Surgery Support Group, St Luke’s Health & Education Ctr 801 W Orchard Drive. Ste. 8. 1st Mon, 12:00 pm, Julius Goldman (360) 671-3813

Bremerton, WA, Kitsap Regional Library, 4th Tues, 1:30 pm, Eric Anderson 360-792-6686, ericanderson@hmc.westsound.net

Chehallis, WA, Chehallis Senior Center, 4th Thur, 2:00 pm., Helen Helfrich 800-556-1611.

Edmonds, WA, Better Breathers Club - Stevens Hospital, 21601 76th Ave West, Edmonds, WA 98026 3rd Wed, 2:30 pm, Nany Kjellin, 425-640-4000

Everett, WA, Better Breathers Club,  Sunrise Care and Rehabilitation, 1919 112th St, Everett, WA 98204. 2nd Thur, 9:30 am,Pat Meyer, 425-513-1600

Everett, WA, Lung Rangers, Providence Everett Medical Ctr, 1330 Rockefeller, Ground Floor of the Medical Office Bldg connected with PEMC. 3rd Tues, 4-5:30 pm, Becky Engel at (425) 261-3782, bengel@providence.org

Kirkland, WA, Evergreen Hospice Conference Room, 2nd Wed, 12:30-2:00 pm; leave a voice-mail message for Sandi, Dee, or Jan at (425) 899-1948

Longview, WA, St John Medical Center, Broadway Campus, 3rd Wed, 3:00 pm., Mike Patterson 360-423-1530.

Moses Lake, WA, Cardiac Rehab Office, Samaritan Professional Bldg. #108, 3rd Thur, 1:30-3:00 pm, (800) 727-9169 or (509) 765-5606

Mount Vernon, WA, Affiliated Health Svcs, Respiratory Care Dept. (360) 428-2419

Olympia, WA, Providence St Peter Hospital, 1st Tues of Feb, Apr & Jun, 1:00-2:00 pm, Kimberly Olson, (360) 493-7492 or 7981, slsmith@oltmed.org

Port Angeles,WA, Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, Susan Smith (360) 417-7157

Port Townsend, WA, Better Breathers, Jefferson General Hospital, Conference Room A, 834 Sheridan Ave, Port Townsend, WA 98368, 3rd Tues, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, 385-2200 x1220, Hilary Metzger

Puyallup, WA, Good Samaritan South Hill, 3rd Fri, Tom Morey, RRT 253-848-6661

Renton, WA, Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Conference Ctr, 400 South 43rd. 1st floor, 2nd Wed, 3:00 pm, Thomas Bailor (425) 251-5137 or fax (425) 656-5436

Seattle, WA, Highline Community Hospital, 1st and 3rd Mons of the month, 3:00- 4:00 pm, Jenny Knox (206) 244-9970 ext. 5158, hubbabubba56@hotmail.com

Seattle, WA, Northwest Hospital, Center for Rehabilitation, 1550 N 115th St, Rehab Patient Dining Room, 2nd Mon, 10:30 am, Beth Guadagnoli (206) 368-1769, bguadagn@nwhsea.org

Seattle, WA, Seattle VA/Puget Sound Health Center, 1660 S Columbian Way, 4th Tues, 12-1 pm, Bldg. D & T, West Clinic Conference Room, Bonnie Steele (206) 764-2496, Bonnie.steele@med.va.gov

Seattle, WA, Oxygen Users Support Group, Swedish Medical Center, quarterly schedule, 1:45 - 3:15 PM on selected date, Judy Davido, RN, MN 206-386-2187.

Seattle, WA, Group Health, Central South Building, 125 16th Ave East. 3rd Tues, 11:00-12:30 pm, Mary Benton (206) 326-2374

Seattle, WA, Pulmonary Fibrosis Study Group, American Lung Association of Washington, 2nd Tues, 1:00-3:00 pm, June Richmond (206) 361-1635, junerichmond@earthlink.net

Silverdale, WA, Harrison Hospital, Rose Room, Silverdale, WA 98383, 3rd Wed, 1:30-3:30 pm, Eric Anderson, (360) 792-6686, ericanderson@hmc.westsound.net

Tacoma, WA, Better Breathers, Tacoma Public Library, Moore Branch, 215 S 56th St, Tacoma, 2nd Fri, 1:00 pm., 253-474-2433

Vancouver, WA, SW Washington Medical Center, Health Education Bldg, 2nd Tues, Renay Fisher (360) 254-1240, millef@home.com

Wenatchee, WA, Central Washington Hospital Annex, 3rd Thur, 7:00 pm, Mikael Montague (509) 663-6004 or Mike Sorensen (509) 884-0666

White Salmon, WA, Skyline Hospital Conference Room, 2nd Wed, 2:00 pm, Michelle Gilmer (509) 493-1101

Yakima, WA, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm., Holly Tull, RRT 509-575-8110.

  

  WEST VIRGINIA

Huntington, WV, Better Breathing Club, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Verna Bosse, RN, BSN, 304-526-2089.

  

  WISCONSIN

Baldwin,WI, Pulmonary Support Group - Baldwin Area Medical Center ,730 10th Ave, Baldwin, Wi. 54002-0300,

Madison, WI, Badger Breather’s Club Support Group, Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI. 2nd Tues, 2:00–3:15 pm. Denise Fergusson,  TEL: 267-6230

Menomonee, Falls, WI, Pulmonary Support Group, Community Memorial Hospital, Treiber Conference Center 4. Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, 2nd Wed, 1 to 2:30 pm, 1–800– 246-8332 or 251-1001

Mequon, WI, Lung Support Group, Endeavor Therapy, 11649 N Port Washington Rd., Mequon Wisconsin 53092, 2nd Tues, 3:30-5:00pm. TEL:  262-241-8892, Karen Block
Milwaukee, WI, "

The Alpha Pack

", Alpha-1 Support Group, Froedtert Memorial Hospital, 2nd Thur (except Aug & Dec), 6:30-9pm, Noreen K. James, 920-254-1015, spiderspun@charter.net  Webpage: http://www.spiderspun.net/support/wi.htm 

Milwaukee, WI,   Pulmonary Support Group, St Mary’s Hospital, Pulmonary Rehab Dept, 2323 N Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, 414-292-1196

Milwaukee, WI, St Francis Hospital, 3237 South 16th St, Milwaukee Wi 53207, 3rd Thur, 2:30 pm, 414-647-5000

Milwaukee, WI, St Lukes Hospital, 2900 West Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee Wi 53204, 1st Tues, 10:00 am, 414-649-6000

Oshkosh, WI, "Cope with COPD", Oshkosh Wisconsin Senior Center, 2nd Wed, 1-3 PM, Mike Howerton, 920-231-5357, michael4186@yahoo.com
Sheboygan, WI, Pulmonary Support Group,  Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 3027 Wilgus Ave, Sheboygan, WI, last Wed, Wayne Behnke.

Wauwatosa, WI, Pulmonary Support Group, Wheaton Franciscan St Joseph, 10400 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI, last Wed, Feb to Oct, 2:00 pm, Patti White, TEL: (414) 447-2760, EMAIL: patti.white@wfhc.org     

West Bend, WI, Pulmonary Support Group,      St Joseph’s Community Hospital, 551 S Silverbrook Dr, West Bend, WI 53095, TEL: (262) 334-8237, Fax (262) 334-8475, Gregory T. Burns

  

  WYOMING

Buffalo, WY, Better Breathers Club, Johnson County Healthcare Center (Education), 497 West Lott, Buffalo, WY 82834, 1st Wed, 11:00 am, snacks provided, Rick Lenz, (307) 684-5408 ext 151, buffalo.hosp@vcn.com

Casper, WY, Better Breathers, Primrose of Casper, 1865 S Beverly St., 2nd  & 4th   Thurs, 1:00 pm

Cody, WY, Better Breathers, Cody Bible Church), c/o West Park Hospital, 707 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414,  3rd   Wed, 2:30 pm, Alan Thomas, (307) 527-7501, ext. 280

Rock Springs, WY, Easy Breathers, 877 Bannock Dr., Rock Springs, WY 82901, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm, M-F, Pat Prevedel, (307) 361-3958

Sheridan, WY, Better Breathers, c/o Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County, 1401 W 5th St, Sheridan, WY 82801, 7:00 am- 4:00 pm, M-F, Robyn Morrison, (307) 672-1172, Fax 306-672-1061, mhscrc@wavecom.net

 

  

   AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Alpha-1 Support Group call Australian Lung Foundation, 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au

  

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

   Australian Capital Territory (act)

Canberra    Lung Life Support Group

  

NEW SOUTH WALES

  New South Wales State Coordinator: Lissa Spencer spencl@email.cs.nsw.gov.aui>

For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

  Blue Mountains  Blue Mountain Airs

Bowral  Huff ’n’ Puff Highlanders

Broken Hill    Respiratory Support Group

   Camperdown    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Airways Support Group 

Canowindra  Easy Breathers - Central West NSW

Fairfield     Lung Savers  

Forster/Tuncurry  Windjammers

Gosford/Wyong   Central Coast Respiratory Support Group &

Gosford/Wyong    Wyong Lung Care Support Group  

Granville    The Asbestos Disease Foundation of Australia - NSW Division  

Kogarah    St George Huffers & Puffers  

      Lismore    Lung Disease Support Group  

Liverpool  The Air Support Club

       Manly    Chesties Bonding  

Mudgee    Tablelands Lung Care  

Nepean    The Nepean Puffers & Wheezers  

Newcastle    HARPS (Hunter Airways Respiratory Patient Support)  

Nowra  PhysiCAL

Port Macquarie    The 2nd Wind Lung Support Group 

  Ryde  SOAR

St Leonards    Step Out Rehabilitation & Support Group - Royal North Shore Hospital  

Sutherland  Sutherland Support Group

 Tamworth    The Young & The Breathless  

Taree   Taree LungNet Support Group  

    Tweed Heads  TweedALS (Tweed Airways Limitation Support)

Westmead   West Lung

Windsor     Hawkesbury Ventolairs

 

 NORTHERN TERRITORY

(NT State Coordinator:  Jenni Hibble   jennifer.hibble@nt.gov.au  )

For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au  ))

Darwin    STAARS Jenny Greenhall  greenall@austarnet.com.au 

  

    QUEENSLAND

Queensland State Coordinator: Di Goodwin Di_Goodwin@health.qld.gov.au

For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Ashgrove  TLC (Talk Lung Care)

Beenleigh  Pinks Disease Support Group

Bracken Ridge  SWITCH (Support With Integrity Thought Care & Humility)

Brisbane  Qld Asbestos Related Disease Support Society

Brisbane - Southside  Breathe Ezy Southside

Bundaberg  Bundaberg & District Lung Support Group

   Caboolture  Airways Support Group

 Caloundra  Breathe Ezy

  Charters Towers  Breathing Difficulties Support Group

Chermside  Better Breathing Mutual Support Group

Gold Coast  LARF (Lung And Respiratory Friends)

Greenslopes  2nd Wind

 Gympie  Breathe Easier

Ipswich  Breathe Easy Ipswich Inc., Ipswich Health Plaza, 11 Burton St, N Booval, Qld 4304, Bruce Organ, e-mail secretary@lungsbreatheeasy.org ,

http://www.lungsbreatheeasy.org

Kingaroy  Breathe Easy Support Group

Logan  Breathe Ezy Logan

   Nambour  Sunshine Coast Breathe Ezy Support Group

  Noosa  Sunshine Coast Breathe Ezy Support Group

  Maroochydore  Sunshine Coast Breathe Ezy Support Group

  Tewantin  Sunshine Coast Breathe Ezy Support Group

  Redcliffe  People Out Of Puff

Redlands  Redlands Airways Support Group

 Toowoomba  Happier Breathers

  

South Australia

  ((For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Adelaide Hills  The Puffing Hillies

Clovelly Park  FROGS (Flinders Respiratory & Oxygen Group Support)

Colonel Light Gardens  Air Club (Assisting Individuals with Respiratory Disease Club)

Elizabeth  Northern Windbags

Mansfield Park  WestAIR

Whyalla  Whyalla Happy Lung Support Group

Mt Gambia  South East Lung Disease Support Group

  

    Tasmania

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Hobart  STARS (Southern Tasmanian Assoc for Respiratory Support & Friends)

Launceston  LUST (Lungs Under Stress & Trauma)

Ulverston  LIPS (Lungs in Poor Shape)

 

 victoria

(Victorian State Coordinator: Rosemary Moore    curwood@netspace.net.au )

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Altona Meadows  Positive Air

Ballarat  Ballarat & District Respiratory Support Group

 Bendigo  Central Victorian Pulmonary Support Group (Breathless But Not Buggered)

Box Hill  Whitehorse Respiratory Support Group

Cranbourne  Casey Coarkers

Deer Park  Positive Air

 East Grampians/Ararat  Support Group

  East Ringwood  Support group

  Fitzroy  Gassbaggers Pulmonary Support Group

Geelong  Lungs R Us

Gippsland  Gippsland Asbestos Related Support Network (GARDS)

Hampton  Easy Breathers

 Heidelberg West  Huff & Puff

 Kew  Epworth Respiratory Support Group

Moe  Chest Nuts Latrobe Respiratory Support Group

Moe  Latrobe Respiratory Support Group (LADS)

Moe (Victoria) Gippsland Asbestos Related Support Network, 1st Tues, 1800-654-301

Mornington  Smart Breathers

Rosebud  Better Breathers

Wangaratta  Pulmonary Support Group Wangaratta 

     Werribee  Asthma & Respiratory Support Group/Western Suburbs Br of Asthma Vic

Wonthaggi  Wonthaggi Respiratory Support Group

 

   Western Australia

(Western Australia State Coordinator: Ailsa Mylotte  ailsa.mylotte@health.wa.gov.au )

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Nedlands  LISA (The Lung Impaired Support Association)

Perth  Huffers & Puffers (Chronic Air Flow Limitation Support Group)

  

  New Zealand

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1–800–654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Auckland  GASP (GreenLane Airways Support Party)

Palmerston North    Manawata Breathe Easy Support Group  

Putaruru  Lungs for Living

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   CANADA

 

 ALBERTA

Calgary, AB, Calgary Respiratos Group Support, Respiratos 1013, 5204 Dalton Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T3A-3H1, every 2nd Mon 6:30 pm for dinner, Cost $10, : (403) 242-8750 (D. Kiddle)

Calgary, AB, Respiratory Respiratos, Respiratos 4027 5th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T3C-0C2,  (403) 242-8750

Edmonton, AB, C.O.L.D Club, COLD Club P.O. Box 4500, Edmonton, AB, T6E-6K2, 3rd Thur, Cost:$15,  Phone: (780) 466-1972

Edmonton, AB, Edmonton C.O.L.D. Club, Edmonton General Hospital, c/o Centre for Lung Health, 14923 -83 St, Edmonton, AB, T5E-5T3, 3rd Thur, Phone: (780) 454-5074 sylviak@telusplanet.net

Fort Mcmurray, AB, Northern Lights Group Support Program, Respiratory Health Northern Lights Regional Health Services, 3 Hospital St, Fort Mcmurray, AB, T9H-1P2, S Medland Moor, (800) 791-6135

Stettler, AB, Stettler Respiratory Support Group, Stettler Health Centre, 5912 47 Ave, Stettler, AB, 3rd Tues, Phone: (403) 742-4461 (M. Cameron)

Vermilion, AB, East Central COPD Support Group, East Central Health Region #5, Community Health Services Building, Vermilion, AB, 3rd Mon, Phone: (780) 679-2910

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 Abbotsford. BC, Abbotsford Better Breathers of Abbotsford, British Columbia Lung Association,  Cascade Community Church [35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford, 3rd Thur, 9 - 11 AM, Tia Partridge at 604-853-2201 ext. 2928.

Chilliwack, BC, Chilliwack Better Breathers’ Club, Kipp Centre, 46370 Portage Ave, Chilliwack, BC, , $20 yearly membership, Phone: (800) 665-5864

Comox, BC,  Comox Better Breathers’ Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak St, Comox, BC, V6H-2K2, 4th Wed, Cost:5$, K. Ablog-Morrant, Phone: (604) 731-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca

Duncan, BC, COPD Support Group, disABILITY Resource Centre, Duncan, BC. 2nd Thur, 2:00 pm, Chris Wigley, 250-483-6507

Kamloops, BC, Kamloops Puffers’ Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak St, Victoria, BC, V6H-2K2, 4th Wed, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Kelowna, BC, Kelowna Respiratory Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak St, Victoria, BC, V6H-2K2, 2nd Tues, 2-4 am, from May to September, Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

  Langley, BC, Langley Better Breathers’ Club,  British Columbia Lung Association,  2675 Oak St, Victoria, BC, V6H-2K2. 2nd Wed, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Nanaimo, BC, Nanaimo Better Breathers’ Club, The British Columbia Lung Association 2675 Oak St, Nanaimo, BC, V6H-2K2, 3rd Mon, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

New Westminster, BC, New Westminster Puffers’ Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak St, New Westminster, BC, V6H-2K2, 2nd Thur, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca

Nicola Valley, BC  , Nicola Valley Better Breathers’ Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak St, Nicola Valley, BC, V5H-2K2, 3rd Wed, Cost: $5 (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca

Penticton, BC, Penticton Better Breathers’ Club, Room 2 at the Penticton Community Centre on Power street, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, call Terry for more information at 492 8183.

Powell River, BC, Powell River Respiratory Support Group, Garibaldi Health Unit; contact The British Columbia Lung Association 2675 Oak St, Powell River, BC, V6H-2K2, Once a week on Tues, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials)  Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info2bc.lung.ca 

Richmond, BC, Richmond Better Breathers’ Club, British Columbia Lung Association. 2675 Oak St, Richmond, BC, V6H-2K2 , Once a week on Tues,  Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Saanichton, BC, Saanich Peninsula Better Breathers’ Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak St, Saanichton, BC, V6H-2K2, 4th Mon, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5764 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Vancouver, BC, Vancouver Better Breathers’ Club, British Columbia Lung Association. 2675 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6H-2K2, 1st Thur, September to June,Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Vernon, BC, Vernon Better Breathing Bunch, British Columbia Lung Association. 2675 Oak St, Vernon, BC, V6H-2K2, 3rd Wed, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) ,  Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Victoria, BC,  Better Breathers’ Club of Victoria, British Columbia Lung Association,  2675 Oak St, Victoria, BC, V6H-2K2, 3rd Wed, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

 

         MANITOBA

Brandon, MB, Tri-Regional Respiratory Program , Brandon Regional Health Centre, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A-2B3, Phone: (888) 297-7889, : wingerc@brandonrha.mb.ca (Program runs as needed, on request)

Winnepeg, MB, Better Breather’s Club , Manitoba Lung Asociation, 629 McDermott Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3A-1P6, 3rd Tues, 1:00 pm, Phone: (204) 772-5083 : info@mb.lung.ca

Winnepeg, MB, Huff & Puff Club Respiratory Day Program , ( Recreation and support group for people dependant on O2 therapy), Riverview Health Centre, 1 Morley Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3L-2P4, Phone: (204) 478-6130

Winnepeg, MB, Winnipeg Easy Breathers Program , St James Assiniboia Senior Centre Inc., 2109 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3J-0L3, 1st Wed, 1:00-2:30 pm, Sept to June, , Phone: (204) 940-3261, : stjasc@hotmail.com.

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ONTARIO

Brantford, ON, Brantford Pulmonary Group Support, Brantford, ON,  Tracey Monahan, (519) 751-5868

Cornwall, ON,  Cornwall Respiratory Care Group Support, Cornwall General Hospital-Respiratory Care Clinic, 510 2nd St East, Cornwall, ON, K6H-1Z6, meets once, call for date and time.  Phone: (613) 932-4999

Kitchener, ONT, Grand River Hospital (Freeport Health Centre), 3570 King St East, Kitchener, Ont. N2A2W1 (519) 894-8360, Jane Lindsay, jane_lindsay@grhosp.on.ca

Peterborough, ON, Peterborough Breathe Easy Program, Kiwanis Scott’s Plains Housing 951 Hilliard St,  Peterborough, ON, K9H-5R9, 2nd Tues, 2-4 pm, October to June,  Phone: (705) 742-6637

Stratford, ON, Stratford Better Breathing Support Group, Huron-Perth Association 121-342 Erie St, Stratford, ON, N5A-2N4 1st Thur, Phone: (519) 271-7500

Stratford, ONT, Better Breathers Club, Conference Room of Spruce Lodge, 1st Thur, 1:30 to 3:00pm, September through June, facilitated by Denise Strasser of Breathe Easy Respiratory Home Care Inc

Thurnder Bay, ON,  Thurnder Bay Group Support Program, Glacier Ridge Retirement Home 1261 Jasper Drive, Thurnder Bay, ON, P7B-6Z4, April 27--Medications;May 25--Inhaler Technique;  June 29--Oxygen and Home Care; Sept 28---Nutrition;  Oct. 26---Energy conservation; Nov 30 - Exercise. (807) 623-6333

Toronto, ON, Ross Oxygen Dependent Travel’s Club, Social get- together and travel for those with oxygen and chronic lung disease Ross ODT Travellers Club West Park Hospital or Scarborough General Hospital, Toronto, ON, 1st Tues, Phone: (416) 438-9656

Windsor, ON,  Windsor Essex Breathe Easy Program  Windsor-Essex Lung Association 101--875 Foster Ave., Windsor, ON, N8X-4W3 Phone: (519) 256-3433 : windsor@on.lung.ca

 

 QUEBEC

Sainte-Foy, QC, L’Association des handicaps respiratoires de Quebec, Hopital Laval 2725 ch.Ste Foy, Sainte-Foy, QC, G1V-4G5 Phone: (418) 653-2348

Montreal, QC,  Centre d’enseignement MPOC, L’Association pulmonaire du Quebec 800,de Maisonneuve est, Bureau 800, Montreal, QC, H2L-4L8 Phone: (514) 287-7400 : info@pq.poumon.ca

Montreal, QC,    Group de cessation tabagique, L’Association pulmonaire du Quebec 800, de Maisonneuve est, Bureau 800, Montreal, QC, H2L-4L8 Phone: (514) 287-7400 : info@pq.poumon.ca

Montreal, QC,  Groupe de soutien de la clientele en sante respiratorie, L’Association pulmonaire du Quebec 800, de Maisonneuve est, Bureau 800, Montreal, QC, H2L-4L8 Phone: (514) 287-7400 : info@pq.poumon.ca

Ville de la Baie, QC,  Regroupment des etablisse.de sante de La Baie, Regroupement des etablisse. de Sante de La Baie 1000, ave docteur Desgagne, Ville de la Baie, QC, G7B-3P9 Phone: (418) 544-3381

 

 SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatoon, SK,  Live Well COPD Program, Education and Self management program for COPD Live Well COPD Program 103 Hospital Drive -Ellis Hall, Saskatoon, SK, S7N-0W8 Phone: (306) 655-6775 : vicki.kennedy@saskatoonhealthregion.ca

Saskatoon, SK,   Respiratos, Support group for those with respiratory disorders an

Fredericton, NB, Association Pulmonaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, 65, rue Brunswick, pièce 257, Fredericton (NB) E3B 1G5, 506-455-8961 Fax 506-462-0939, http://www.nb.lung.ca/

 

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 INDIA

New Delhi - Better Breathers Club of India, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi 110017, India Tel 91 011 6825000, Fax 91 011 6825013, E-mail sarbhai@hotmail.com  

 Kolkata, W Bengal, Breathe Eeasy, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal 700054, Tel 98 312 57543 Fax 091-33-235852198/5218, E-mail piali_mukherjee@breatheeeasy.com  and   piali_mukherjee@rediffmail.com, Website: http://www.breatheeeasy.com/   Piali Mukherjee, Patient Coordinator
 


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 UNITED KINGDOM & NORTHERN IRELAND           

          Alpha 1 Support, UK, http://www.support4u.org.uk/alpha1/

  

  BRITISH LUNG FOUNDATION’S ‘BREATHE EASY” CLUBS

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The British Lung Foundation sponsors a national “Breathe Easy” club with some 20,000 members organized in local groups throughout the Kingdom.  Local group meeting details are listed below. Please call the appropriate regional office before going to your first meeting. They will give you the group contact number so that you can check the meeting is on.

  

  BLF REGIONAL OFFICES

London and the South Telephone: 020 7688 5555 Email: london@blf-uk.org

South West (including south Wales) Telephone: 0117 925 5810 Email: enquiries@blfsouthwest.org

Midlands Telephone: 0121 627 2260 Email: johnlatham.blfmidlands@virgin.net

North West (including north Wales) Telephone: 0151 228 4723 Email: daphne.barton@btconnect.com

Northern Ireland Telephone: 020 7688 5594 Email: northernireland@blf-uk.org

BLF Scotland Telephone: 0141 330 2826 Email: redballoon@blfscotland.org.uk

North East Telephone: 0191 263 0276 Email: Bev.wears@btconnect.com

 

 SCOTLAND
Aberdeen Meets on the last Tues of the month, from 7pm, in Clinic C of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Ayrshire (Kilmarnock) Meets on the last Thursday of the month, from 2.30pm, at the Gateway Centre, Kilmarnock.

Carluke & Wishaw Meets on the first Thursday of the month, from 1pm, in the Physiotherapy Department, Wishaw General Hospital.

East Kilbride Meets on the last Wed of each month, from 12.30pm, at the Baptist Church on Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride.

Edinburgh Meets on the last Wed of each month, from 7pm, at Craigmillar Park Church Hall, Edinburgh.

Forth Valley Meets on the first and third Thursday of each month, from 2pm, at the Thornhill Community Centre, Falkirk

BE Kirkcaldy Meets on the 2nd of 3rd Thursday of the month, 2-4pm @ Staff Club, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. Contact Agnes (01333 426544) for details.

Midlothian,  Meets on the first Tues of every month at the Old People’s Welfare Centre in St Andrew St, Dalkeith.

North Glasgow Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 2pm, in the Committee Room, Gartnavel Hospital.

North Lanarkshire Meets on the second Mon of the month, from 2pm, at the Monklands Hospital, Airedire.

Renfrewshire Meets at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley. Please call the BLF Scotland office for days and times.

 

   NORTHWEST REGION
Bolton
Meets on the third Thursday of the month, from 2pm, at the St John’s Community Centre, Brodick Drive, Breightmet.

Bury Meets on the first Fri of the month, from 2pm, in the Broakoak Suite, Fairfield General Hospital.

Central Manchester Meets on third Thursday of the month from 2pm, at Burnage Garden Village Hall, North Ave, Burnage.

Chester Meets on the third Thursday of the month, from 1pm, at the British Legion, 20 Heath Road, Upton.

Fylde Coast Meets on the last Fri of the month, from 1.30pm, at Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton.

Halton Meets on the first Mon of the month, from 1.00pm-3.00pm, at Sefton House, Public Hall St, Runcorn, WA7 1NG.

Kendal Meets on the last Tues of the month, from 2pm, at the Hellgarth Community Centre, Hellgarth Estate, Windemere Road, Kendal.

Liverpool North Meets on the first Fri of the month, from 1pm, at Goodard Hall, Linacre Road, Bootle.

Liverpool South Meets on the fourth Mon of the month, from 1.30pm, in Allerton United Reformed Church Hall, on the corner of Mather Ave and Booker Ave, Liverpool.

Morecambe Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 1pm, in the V V Club, Morecambe.

Newton Heath Meets on the second Wed of the month, from 1pm, in the Heathfield Resource Unit, Healthfield St, Newton Heath.

Oldham Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 1pm, in the Hathershaw Community Centre, Ashton Road, Hathershaw.

Salford Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 1.30pm, in the Height Methodist Church Hall, Kings St (off Bolton Road), Irlam’s o’th Height.

South Cheshire Meets on the last Wed of the month, from 2pm, at the Salvation Army Citadel, Princes Albert St, Crewe.

St Helens & Knowsley Meets on the last Wed of each month (not December), from 2pm, in the St Ann’s Millennium Centre, View Road, Rainhill.

Stockport Meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 1.30pm, in St Peter’s Church Hall, off Bramhall Moor Lane, Hazel Grove.

Tameside & Glossop Meets at the Dukinfield Community Centre, Lime St, Dukinfield. http://www.breatheeasytandg.ik.com/

West Lancs & Southport Meets on the third Mon of the month, from 11.30am, at the Guide Headquarters, Green Lane, Ormskirk.

Wigan & Leigh Meets on the third Mon of the month, from 1.30pm, at the Leigh Miners Welfare Club, Twist Lane, Leigh.

Wirral Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 2pm, in the Moreton Community Centre, Maryland Road, Moreton.

  

   MIDLANDS
Birmingham
Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 7pm, in the Education Centre of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Birmingham South Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 2.30pm, in the Seminar Room of the Moseley Hall Hospital.

Burton & District Contact the regional office for more information.

Cannock & Stafford Meets on the second Mon of the month (except September), from 7pm, in the Davey Unit of the Cannock Community Hospital.

Derby & District Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 7pm, in the Education Centre at the Derby City Hospital.

Dudley & District Meets on the second Wed of the month, from 3pm in winter, and 6.30pm in summer, in the Lung Function Unit of the Wordesley Hospital.

Glenfield (Leicester) Meets on Wed’s, from 2pm, in the Education Centre of the Glenfield Hospital.

Malvern & Worcester Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 2.30pm, at Osborne Court, Osborne Road, Malvern Links. Also, bi-monthly at Bidford Court, Southdown.

Mansfield & Ashfield Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 1.30pm, at the Malt and Shovel Social Club, 231 Mansfield Road, Skegby.
http://www.breatheeasy-club.org/

Melton Mowbray Contact the regional office for more information.

Northampton Meets on the second Wed of the month, at Weston Fable Parish Hall.

Nottingham Meets on the first Wed of the month, from 1pm, at the West Bridgford British Legion Club.

East Redditch Contact the regional office for more information.

Sandwell Contact the regional office for more information.

Sutton Coldfield & District Meets in the Ramsay Winter Room, Partnership Learning Centre, of the Good Hope Hospital, from 7.30pm.

Telford & District Meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, from 2pm, in the Education Department of the Princess Royal Hospital.

Warwick & District Meets on the first Mon of the month, at St Mary’s Church Centre, Leamington Spa


WALES


Kinmel Bay & District Meets on the second Wed of the month, from 2pm, in Kinmel Bay Community Centre. For more information, contact the North West regional office on 0151 228 4723.

Swansea & Neath Meets on the third Thursday of the month, from 6.30pm, at the Cimla Hospital, Neath. For more information, contact the South West regional office on 0117 925 5810.

Wrexham & District For more information, contact the North West regional office on 0151 228 4723


NORTHEAST REGION


Ashington Meets on the last Tues of the month, from 6pm, in the Education Centre of Wansbeck General Hospital.

Durham Meets on the second Wed of the month, from 2pm, in the large hall, Community Centre, Lanchester.

Gateshead Meets on the last Thursday of the month, from 2pm, in Springwell Village Hall.

Newcastle Meets on the first Wed of the month, from 2pm, at the Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick St, Newcastle.

Redcar & East Cleveland Meets on the first Fri of the month, from 2pm, at the Youth Centre on Coatham Road, Redcar.

Teesside Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 2pm, at Trinity Methodist Church, Stainsby Road, Whinney Banks, Acklam.

Wallsend Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 2pm, in the Education Room of the Sir G B Hunter Memorial Hospital.

Yorkshire

Aire Valley Meets on the first Fri of the month, from 2pm, at the Esme Day Hospital, Airedale General Hospital.

Bradford Meets on the last Tues of the month, at the Irish Democratic League Club, Rebecca St, Bradford.

Dewsbury & District Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 1pm, at Dewsbury Minster, Rushwood Road, Dewsbury (as of October the location will change to Batley Community Resource Centre, 90 Commercial St, Batley, WF17 5DS). http://www.breatheeasydewsbury.fslife.co.uk/

Doncaster Meets on the third Thursday of the month, from 2.30pm, in the Post Graduate Centre at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Halifax, Meets on the second Fri of the month at 1pm at the Maurice Jagger Centre on Winding Road in Halifax.

Harrogate Meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 11am, in the Harold Styam Centre, Jennyfields, Harrogate.

Leeds & District Meets on the last Fri of the month, from 1.30pm, in the Community Centre, Dawsons Corner, Stanningley, Leeds.

Scarborough Meets on the third Fri of the month, from 2pm, at St John’s Church, St John’s Road, Falsgrave, Scarborough.

Sheffield South Meets on the last Thursday of the month, from 2pm, at St Catherine’s Church, Richmond Road, Attercliffe.

Sherburn in Elmet Meets on the first Mon of the month, from 1.30pm, in the Victoria Room of the Hungate Old Hospital.

York Meets on the first Wed of the month, from 1.30pm, in the York Hospital Social Club, Whitecross Road.  www.communigate.co.uk/york/breatheeasyyork/index.phtml


LONDON AND THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES
Telephone: 020 7688 5555 mail: london@blf-uk.org

LONDON

Bromley Meets on the third Tues of each month, from 2pm, at Victor Childs Room, St Paul’s Church, Crofton Lane, Bromley

Croydon Meets on the first Thursday of the month, from 12.45pm, at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Chichester Road, East Croydon. www.geocities.com/becroydon

Forest Meets on the last Tues of the month, from 1pm, at the Catrall Road Community Centre, Leyton.

Islington & Haringey, Meets monthly, contact Mr Jim Mann on 020-7281 3221 or Ms McAuliffe on 020-7688 5594

Lambeth Meets on the last Wed of the month, from 2pm, at the Lambeth YMCA. Contact Claire McAuliffe. Tel: 020 7688 5555 

Middlesex Meets on the last Wed of the month, from 7pm, in the Post Graduate Medical Room of the Hillingdon Hospital.

Merton & Sutton Meets on the third Thur of the month, from 1pm, at St Bedes Conference Centre, St Anthony’s Hospital

Newham Meets on the first Mon of the month, from 12 noon, at the Shrewsbury Road Health Centre, East Ham.

Southwark Meets on the last Thur of the month, in Studio 2 of the Dulwich Leisure Centre from 2pm. Contact Dennis Molloy Tel:020 7732 1602

West Norwood Meets on the last Tues of the month, West Norwood Old Library, 14-16 Knights Hill, 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Contact Pat Somers Tel: 020 8473 1536

 

 HOME COUNTIES

Aylesbury Vale Meets on the first Wed of the month, from 2.30pm, in the Post Graduate Education Centre of the Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Banbury Meets on the first Mon of the month, at 2pm, at the Postgraduate Centre at Horton Hospital

Braintree & District Meets on the third Thursday of the month, from 2pm, at Braintree Baptist Church.

Buckinghamshire Meets on the second Mon of each month, from 2.30pm, at the Education Centre, Wycombe Hospital (as of October the location will change to Rossetti Hall, 38 New Pond Road, Holmer Green).

Cambridge Meets on the second Mon of the month, from 2.30pm, at the East Barnwell Health Centre, off Ditton Lane.

Chertsey Meets on the first Thursday of the month, from 2pm, at Hersham Village Hall

Colchester Meets every six weeks, from 10.30am, at the St John’s and Highwood Community Centre.

Dacorum Meets on the second Mon of the month, from 2pm, at Hanover Green in Hemel Hempstead.

Essex Meets on the third Thursday of the month, from 1.30pm, in the Village Hall, Noak Bridge, near Basildon

Fleet Meets on the last Fri of the month, from 1.00pm, at Velmead Community Centre, Danvers Drive, Church Crookham, Hants.

Great Yarmouth & Waveney Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 2pm, in the Village Hall, Hopton-on-Sea, near Lowesoft.

Guildford Meets on the last Thursday of the month at St Clare’s Church Hall, Park Barn.

Hertford Meets on the last Wed of the month, from 2pm, at Birchley Court, Railway St, Hertford. http://www.breathe-easyhertford.org.uk/

Ipswich Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 2pm, at the St Clements Hospital Social Club.

Isle of Wight Meets every month at St Mary’s Hospital, from 2pm.

Luton and District Meets on the first Wed of the month, from 1.00pm, at Luton Treatment Centre, Luton. http://www.breatheeasy-luton.uk.com

Medway Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 2.30pm, at the Sunlight Centre, Richmond Road, Gillingham.

Milton Keynes Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 2pm, at the Woolston Parish Council Offices.

North Herts Meets on the last Mon of the month, from 2pm, in the Post Graduate Centre at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage.

Norwich Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 2pm, at the St Faith’s Centre, Horsham St Faith’s, Norwich. www.zyworld.com/Ben29/home.htm

Oxford Meets on the first Wed of the month, in the Lung Function Unit, at the Churchill Hospital.

Peterborough Meets on second Thursday of the month, at 2pm, at the Thomas Walker Medical Centre, on Princes St, Peterborough.

Portsmouth & Fareham Meets on the first Wed of each month, from 1.30pm, at Cosham Community Centre, Cosham.

Reading Meets on the first Mon of each month, from 10.30am, at the YMCA, Parkside Road, Reading.

Romsey Please call regional office for details.

Spelthorne Meets on the third Mon of each month, from 1.45pm, at Shepperton Pre-School Play Group Building, Sheperton Recreation Ground, Cleveland Gardens, Shepperton.

Tunbridge Wells Meets on the first Wed of each month, from 2.30pm, at he Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, St John’s Road, Southborough.

Worthing Meets on the second Fri of each month, from 2.30pm, at Lewes Room, Field Place, off the Boulevard near Strand Parade Shopping Centre

  

  SOUTHWEST REGION

Bath Meets on the first Thursday of the month, from 2.30pm, at The Branch Surgery, Sulis, Manor Road.

Bristol Meets on the third Tues of the month, from 2pm, at The Park, Knowle.

Clevedon Meets on the first Thursday of the month, from 2pm, at the Methodist Hall, Kenn Road, Clevedon.

Cornwall Meets on quarterly, from 11am on Sat mornings, at the Methodist Church, Three milestones, Truro.

Dorset Contact regional office for more information.

East Devon Meets on the third Tues of the month, in the Village Hall, Clyst St George, Exeter.

North Devon Meets on the third Thursday of the month, from 7pm, at the Swingfield Day Centre, Charters Road, Bideford.

North Wiltshire Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 2pm, at the Tom Metcalf Centre, Chippenham Hospital.

Plymouth Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 1pm in winter, and 2pm in summer, at the Stone House Community Centre, Kings Road, Stonehouse, Plymouth.

Swindon Meets on the third Fri of the month, from 1pm, in the Dome Centre, Burghley Drive, Walcot, SN3 3BS

Teignmouth Meets on the third Tues of the month, from 2.30pm, at the Alice Centre, Teignmouth.

  

NORTHERN IRELAND

Causeway   Meets on the first Thur of the month, at 7.30pm, at the Causeway Hospital, Coleraine.

Royal (Belfast)

Meets on the second Fri of the month, from 2.30pm, at the Elliot Dynes Rehabilitation Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA




ADDITIONAL UK CONTACTS:

National, Kath Mallinder, 0114 239 7232, kama@kama.u-net.com

Anglia, Oxford, Robin Muskett, 0733 344 135, alpha1@droom.demon.co.uk

North Thames, Sandra Lister, 0130 585 2115, david.lister@tesco.net

North West, Cheryl Buckley, 0161 652 4778

Northern & Yorkshire, Paula Carlington, 0191 536 3232

Scotland, Pauline Adam, 0131 445 4855

South & West, John Doyle, 01752 225573 jedoyle@lineone.net

South Thames, Debbie Tipper 01243 822590

Trent, Kath Mallinder, 0114 2397232 kama@kama.u-net.com