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Pulmonary Support Groups

(US first, then Non–US)

Click here to see the Better Breathers Clubs from the American Lung Association

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, (256) 593–4692, Dean Barnard

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

Florence, AL
Easy Breathers, Church of The Good Shepherd, 2001 Cloyd Blvd, Florence, AL 35630, 1st Wed, 10:30 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, (256) 593–4692, Dean Barnard

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

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, (907) 272–0002, Troy Kuhlman

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. (907) 562–2211 ext 5131, Elise
ARIZONA
Bullhead City, AZ
Shrine Building, 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ, 1st Thur, 11:00 am, 704–1194, Bonnie Papke

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, 648–7517, Ed Gustafson

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, 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, 417–4528, Bridget McGowan or Brittany Young

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, 721–3910, Charlotte or Tim
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 Thur each month

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

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, (501) 224–5864, Teresa Conner

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, (760) 242–2311 ext 5331, Vickie Johnson

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, 889–2922, Rosemary Johnson

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

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, AAFA, Los Angeles (800) 624–0044, Cathy Pollak

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 Thur, 12:00 noon, (626) 915–6283, Cinda Claprood

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, (562) 904–5355, Cathy Blackwood

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, (707) 444–8022, Jerry Basist

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, (707) 444–8022, Jerry Copper

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, (209) 222–4800, Sandra Eaton

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

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, 779–7564, Jean

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

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, (310) 517–2639, Chay Robinson, BS, RRT, RCP

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, st Tues, 11:00 am, (760) 362–4519, Sandra Gray

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, (562) 427–3330, Kathleen Norulak, RRT

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

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, (562) 933–5864, Alison Chacona, RRT

Los Alamitos, CA
Better Breathers, Los Alamitos Medical Center, (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, (310) 423–9566, Susan Clark

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

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, (323) 935–5864, Kathleen Norulak, RRT, RCP

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, (707) 822–7220 ext 4143, Carl Willoughby

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, (714) 364–7772, James J Barnett

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, 243–0811 ext 2425, Paul Reitsma

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

Newport Beach, CA
Hoag Memorial Hospital, (714) 760–5831, Joan Nehls or 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, 1:30 pm, Rose Gumadi

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

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 Thur 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, (818) 834–7300, Faith Kelmen

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, AAFA, Los Angeles, (800) 624–0044, Cathy Pollak,

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, for days, 12:00 noon, (909) 469–9464, Maria Robles, RCM

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, 246–0359, Joy Schmidt

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, (916) 537–5299, Barbara Rife or Cindy Purinton

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, (858) 487–7739, Dale Swank

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

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, (310) 832–3311, Kris T Brust

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, (408) 457–7077, Cathe Pleasant

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, (310) 319–4935, Peggy Walker

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, (818) 895–9569, Paul West

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, 252–4411 ext 3262, Cherie Shown

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

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 Thur, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, (310) 937–1979, Jacki Tosolini, RRT

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, (714) 459–9594, Betty Lou Wojciechowski

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

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 Thur, 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, (714) 524–0508, or Richard Pine (818) 994–5531, Lynne Krygier

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, (310) 478–3711 ext 40229, Michele Elliot

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

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, (800) 624–0044, Cathy Pollak

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

Yuba City/Marysville, CA
Yuba City Senior Center, 777 Ainsley Ave 3rd Thur, 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, (760) 362–4519, Sandra Gray
COLORADO
Aurora, CO
Aurora Better Breathers, 450–4600, Lisa Tobias

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, (303) 363–5611, Kathy Walker or Nelson Grotke

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

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

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

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

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, (719) 365–2223, Elaine Wozniak

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

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

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

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

Denver, CO
Easy Breathers, 425–8454, Betty

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

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, (303) 363–5116, Melanie Trent, RT

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

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, 224–1441, Lee Ann Wilsom

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

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

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

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

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

Pueblo, CO
Better Breathers, 543–1122, Janet Salameno

Pueblo, CO
Wind Seekers, 788–5100, Ruth Havens

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

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, (303) 457–4122, Colleen Caudill

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, (203) 384–3726, Evelyn Tkacs Cimmino, RRT, RN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, (860) 442–0711 ext 2209, Mary Buckley Davis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watertown, CT
Better Breatherís Club, Watertown Library, 470 Main St, Watertown, CT 06795, 2nd Tues, 2:00 pm, (860) 945–0609, John Loyer
DELAWARE
Wilmington, DE
Better Breathers Support Group, ALA of Delaware Wilmington Office, 1021 Gilpin Ave Suite 202, last Mon, 7:00 pm, (302) 655–7258, Jan Sullivan
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, (202) 782–6745, Yvonne Taylor, FNP, or Michael Kallish, CRRT
FLORIDA
Alantis, FL
1–800–330–5864

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

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

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 434–7138

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

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

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, (813) 462–7751, Ms Dilshad Merchant

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

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, (352) 521–1549, Peggy Sahlin

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, (904) 344–6538, Ann–Gayl Ellis

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

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, (407) 518–3131, Laura McDuffie, RRT

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

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

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, (727) 572–7595 or 888–648–7250, Tiffany J Rightnour

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

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

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, (941) 649–8933, Helen Merod

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, (813) 480–7046, Jerry Boudreaux

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 Wed, 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, 800–LUNG–USA or (850) 478–LUNG (5864), pballantine@lungfla#46;org, Patty Ballantine

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

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, (813) 341–7741, Ms Lynn Stillwell

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

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 St, Conference room next to cafeteria, 3rd Thur, 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, (561) 778–2100, Wayne Brown or Maria Pfeiffer

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, (352) 751–1313, Nick Jones

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

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, (863) 293–1121 ext 1355, Denise Bielss

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, Womenís 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 noon, (706) 651–2268, Ginny Brewer

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

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 noon, (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, (770) 479–1981, Rhonda Bryant

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, (706) 845–3720, Ann Harry

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

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

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

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, (770) 793–5351, Marilyn Reasor

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

Newnan, GA
Quarterly, (770) 304–0673

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

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, (912) 681–5602, June Alberto

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, (208) 336–2373, Kera Yost, Program Director

Bonners Ferry, ID
Perfect Puffers, Boundary Community Hospital

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

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, (208) 634–4061, Michelle Butler

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

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

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) (618) 257–5560 for info and to receive monthly newsletter “Rehab Ramblings”, Shirley Schultz, RRT

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

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

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, 30 E 15th St, 3rd Thur, 1:00 pm, Sister Stephanie Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, (708) 562–4703, Virginia Stanley

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

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, (309) 853–6017, Lynne Tucker

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

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

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

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, (217) 224–9164, Mark Lotz, RRT

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, (217) 824–3331, Amy Puzey

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

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, (847) 891–1780, Eileen Wilms
INDIANA
Anderson, IN
Better Breathers, Community Hospital Anderson’s Education Center, 1923 N Madison Ave, 4th Wed, 2:00 pm, (765) 298–5178, Dawana Felty

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, 2nd Wed, 6:00 pm, 336–9811, Larry Vesely or Susie Carter

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, (217) 947–4060, Bette Gonzales

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, (317) 939–5060, Debbie Koehl, BS, RRT

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

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, (812) 283–2038, Debbie Bowman

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, (317) 776–7906, Nancy

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

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
IOWA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Easy Breathers Club, St Luke’s Hospital, Room 163, 2nd Wed/alt months, 10:00 am, (319) 369–7527, Dean Bleadorn

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

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

Davenport, IA
COPD Support Group, Center for Active Seniors, 1035 W Kimberly 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, (515) 278–5864, Jen Carstensen

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, (712) 279–2579, Harlan Hansen, MS, RRT

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, (319) 272–2274, Donna Bush, RRT, RCP
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, (316) 322–4517, Melissa Dinsmore

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, (785) 823–8770, Kay Schmitt, CRT

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

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

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

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, (270) 765–1294, Kay Stone

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

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

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

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, (502) 239–4480, Mary Fox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, (606) 625–3193, Keith Hodges

Somerset, KY
Better Breathers Club, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, 305 Langdon St, (606) 678–3530, Kevin Gregory
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, (318) 448–4972, April Brouillette

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

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, (504) 454–4878, Sherry Amadon or Tom Roundtree

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

Opelousas, LA
Better Breathers Club, Opelousas General Health System, Auditorium A, 3rd floor, 2nd Wed, 9:00 am, 943–7121, Jessie Castille, RRT
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, ME 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, (207) 596–8880, Janey Barthelette, RRT
MARYLAND
Annapolis, MD
Anne Arundel Support Group, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 3rd Thur, 1:00 pm, (410) 267–1571, Ruth Hayden

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 Wed, (410) 368–2044, Carlie Ream, RRT

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, (410) 228–5511 ext 8201, Marybeth Daniels, RN

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

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

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, (978) 756–5749, Debbie Lamir

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

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, (978) 582–6865, Ken Baker

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, (978) 756–5749, Debbie Lamir

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

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

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

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, 589–7581, Jackie Stacy, RRT

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

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

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, 664–5522, David Blanchette

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, (508) 945–7771, JoVon Tucker

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, (866) 851–7522, Dana Vandesteene, RRT

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, (413) 748–6965 or 748–9669, Linda Chastain, RN, RRT or Donna Hawk, RRT

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, (508) 945–7771, JoVon Tucker

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

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, (508) 871–2134, Joanne
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, (734) 712–5367, Terri Schillinger

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

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, (313) 475–1311, Dave Glover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, (313) 640–2582, Nancy Messing

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

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, (810) 667–5675, Harris

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

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, (810) 493–3351, Susan Purcilly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, (616) 278–1145 ext 376 or (616) 278–8722 ext 458, Sally Brooks or Joyce Harder

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, (810) 573–5233, Sandra Pfunk or Deanna Graves

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, (586( 786–5877, Brenda Sebastian or JoAnne Kirby

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

Zeeland, MI
Zeeland Community Hospital, 100 S Pine, Zeeland, 2nd Tues, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, (616) 748–2834, Karen Steiger
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, (763) 236–6867, Roberta.Crannick@allina.com, Robbie Crannick, RT

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

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

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, (507) 385–5605, Mollie Murphy, RRT

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, (218) 485–5677, swatrin@sisunet.org, Shanna Watrin

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, (320) 251–2700, omanj@centracare.com, Jessica Oman, RCP

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, (612) 990–3092, ladybugzz@frontiernet.net, Julie M Knutson
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, 436–1667, Barbara Butiro
MISSOURI
Branson, MO
Better Breathers Club Skaggs Hospital, Skaggs Rd, Branson, MO 65616, 2nd Fri, (417) 335–7155, Pam

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, (417) 206–0068, Jack Wallace

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

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, (573) 299–4469, Gary Brummitt

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, (314) 664–6360, www.secondwindstl.org, President: Tom Archer

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, (307) 427–7501 ext 280, Alan Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

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, 243–5484 or 721–8970, Lori Praus

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, 327–4269, Colleen

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

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, (702) 368–4477, Bruce Borchard

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

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

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

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

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, (702) 872–5395, Marva Raines

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, (530) 542–3000 ext 2500, Jan Peacock

Sparks, NV
Better Breathers, Vista Medical Office Building, 2345 E Prater Way, Suite 200, 2nd Thur, 3:00 pm, (775) 351–2600, Carol Bonnici
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, (603) 577–2329, Esther Moverman, RRT, RCP

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
STATEWIDE:
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, (973) 455–1122, Michele DaSilva or Jackie Shoshan

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, (973) 676–1000, Odarka Mechnycz–Vincent

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, (908) 629–8163, Fred Holper

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

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, (201) 444–7839, Joe Reidy

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, (973) 533–8990, Steven Panka

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, (609) 978–8900 ext 2015, Carol Schoenberger

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, (973) 579–8620, Michael Kelly

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

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

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

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, (201) 392–3531, Dan Lange

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

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

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

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

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

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, 995–3997, Ron Hendershot
NEW YORK
Albany, NY
Better Breathers Club, St Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY 12208, April to October, (518) 525–6175, Bill Fazioli

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, (518) 943–3456 or 1–800–260–1190 ext 116, Tony Pickston

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, 734–3810, Scott Coldwell, BS, RRT

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

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, (518) 943–3456 or 1–800–260–1190 ext 116, Hudson Tony Pickston

Johnstown, NY
Better Breathers Club, HealthLink, Johnstown Mall, Johnstown, 2ndThur, 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, (516) 465–5420, Donna Tsang, RRT, CPFT

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, NY 10019, 1st Tues, 2:30 pm, (212) 523–5471, Lori Tartell, RN

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

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

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

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, (845) 429–3847, Harold Wilson

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, (845) 483–5777, Nelson Brinin

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, (585) 275–2421, deblung@hotmail.com, Deborah Hughes, MS, RRT

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

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

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, (518) 580–0395, Laura Blunt

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, (914) 366–3712, Michele Bertolino, RT

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

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, 268–5834, Charlie Friderici

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, NY 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, (914) 213–6650 or (914) 213–4330, Deb Beck or Renee Whitmire

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, 966–4131 or 966–4675, Jeanie Mascarella

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, (914) 452–8062 or tpww@verizon.net, Wendy Peterson RRT, RCP

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, 660–6658, Tracey Dranttel, RRT

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

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, (252) 808–6195, Pam Rose, ART

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

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, (704) 862–6191, Rita Heath

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

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

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, (914) 696–1082, Teresa Heatherly, RRT

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, (252) 522–7389, Cindy Ail

Laurinburg, NC
Better Breathers Support Group, Dulin Center, Scotland Memorial Hospital, 3rd Wed, 2:30 pm, (910) 291–7331, Jill Brown, RRT

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

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, (914) 879–7528, Mary Murray

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, (336) 768–2596, Denise Stanfield

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

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, (336) 651–8064, Teresa Willis

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

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, (252) 537–6912, Laura Wilder, LPN, RRT, RCP

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

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, (252) 975–4227, Donna Paschall, RRT

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 Thur, 1:30 pm, (336) 718–5083 or (336) 718–8173, Bill or Sandra Kiger
NORTH DAKOTA
Fargo, ND
Pulmonary Inspirations, MeritCare Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 720 4th St, North, 2nd Mon, 2:30 pm, (701) 234–5659, Rhea Haug
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, (419) 483–4040 ext 4303, lturner@bellevuehospital.com, Lauren Turner, RRT, RCP

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

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

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, (216) 692–8781, Felecia Rodgers

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, (740) 633–4215, (877) 633–4715 or Fax (740) 633–4124, Gregory Ray or Diana LaRoche

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

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

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 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. (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 to 8:00 pm, (580) 421–1155, (580) 332–2323, Stan Briley, RRT

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

Clinton, OK
Better Breathers Club, Lincare, 553 S 30th, Clinton, OK 73601, call for meeting day and time, (580) 323–1377 or 800–888–1377, Deborah Melton

Edmond, OK
Better Breathers Club, Columbia Edmond Hospital, One South Bryant, Edmond, OK 73034, 1st Thur of every month, 12:00 noon, (405) 359–5580, Teresa Giffin, RRT or Judi McDown

El Reno, OK
Better Breathers Club, Parkview Hospital, 2115 Park View Drive, El Reno, OK 73036, 4th Thur of each month, call for time, (405) 262–2640 ext 1520, Neta Mills

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

Frederick, OK
Better Breathers Club, Tillman County, 224 S 11th, Frederick, OK 73542, 1st Mon of each month, 12:00 noon, (580) 335–7007, Alice Allgood

Miami, OK
Better Breathers Club, Baptist Regional Medical Center, 200 “2” St SW, Miami, OK 74355, (918) 542–6611, 2nd Tues of each month, 12:00 noon in Cafeteria, Kathryn Cramer, CRTT

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
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

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

Oklahoma City, OK
Better Breathers Club, Baptist Medical Center, 3000 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, monthly, please call, (405) 949–4044, Carol Williams or Tracy Kwan

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 noon, (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, call for meeting time, (405) 699–2791, Wayne Russell

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

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

Ponca City, OK
Better breathers Support Group, St Joseph Regional Medical Center, Conf Rm B, Tues, 6:00 pm, Sheryl Bryan, RRT

Sallisaw, OK
Better Breathers Club, Sequoya Memorial Hospital, Hospital Cafeteria, 213 E Redwood, Sallisaw, OK 74955, 3rd Tues of each month, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, 800–295–4483, Helen McGraw, RN

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

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

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

Woodward, OK
Better Breathers Club, Woodward Hospital and Health Center, Hospital Private Dining Room, 900 17th St, Woodward, OK 73801, 4 th Tues of each month, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, (580) 254–8412, Teresa Gould, CRT
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, (541) 382–4321, Rod McPheeters

Corvallis, OR
Call for place and time, (541) 451–7159, Bill Rodgers

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

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

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, (541) 472–7850, Barry, RT

Gresham, OR
Better Breathers Club, Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center, Multnomah Room, 24800 SE Stark St, 1st Sat, 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, 2:00 pm, (541) 667–3665, Betty Wilcox

Klamath Falls, OR
Better Breathers Club, Center for Occupational Health, 2621 Crosby Ave, Klamath Falls, OR 97603–5726, 2nd Wed, 11:00 am, (541) 882–2325, Jack Veen

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

Lincoln City, OR
Better Breathers Club, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 3042 NE 28th St Lincoln, City, OR, 3rd Mon, 12:00 noon, 265–2047, Vonda Etter

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

Newport, OR
Better Breathers Club, Pacific Communities Health District, Education Room, 930 SW Abbey, Newport, OR 97365–4820, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, (541) 265–2244, Deanna Cruise

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, (541) 889–5331 ext 4760 or 2085, Shari or Jennifer

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

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

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

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

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

Sandy, OR
Better Breathers Club, Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055–8004, 4th Fri, 1:30 pm, (503) 624–8884, Maggie Lowery at Lincare
PENNSYLVANIA
Abington, PA
Easy Breathers, Abington Memorial Hospital, 1200 Old York Road (Route 611), (215) 481–2000, Amy Friel

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, (215) 785–9855, Carol Carson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, (717) 633–2159, Ann Newman

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, (717) 782–5366, Sherry L Winters

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, (724) 983–3899, Kimberly Hunchuk

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

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

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

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

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

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, (610) 270–2309, Susan Ryan

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia, PA
Germantown Hospital, (215) 456–8049

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

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

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

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

Pleasant Gap, PA
Better Breathers, Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, In–service room), 550 W College Ave, Pleasant Gap, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, 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, (610) 988–9860, Maryann Karwejna, RRT

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

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

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

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

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

York, PA
ALA Life & Breath Club, Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Rd, York, PA 17403–5060, 2nd Tues, 1:30 pm, 1–800–932–0903, Corinne Burr
RHODE ISLAND
STATEWIDE:
SUPPORT GROUPS: Better Breathers Support Groups. (ALA sponsored) For those with emphysema and chronic bronchitis and their caregivers Newcomers welcome. (401) 421–6487, Tina

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

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

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, (864) 882–8891, Kathleen Grant
SOUTH DAKOTA
STATEWIDE:
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

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

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, Mid–South Therapy Center, 1133 Polo Drive, Suite 102, Collierville, meetings on Thur, once a month, 3:00 pm, dates vary, please call, (901) 853–5950

Kingsport, TN
The Young and the Breathless, Wellmont Hospital, PO Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662, 4th Thur, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, (423) 224–5804, Ellen Kelley

Maryville, TN
Better Breathers Group, Blount Memorial Hospital, Blount Memorial Medical Fitness Classroom 2–East Floor, 907 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804, 4th Thur, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, 977–4739

Memphis, TN
Better Breathers, East Memphis Therapy, 2715 Kirby, Suite 15, Memphis, 1st Sun, 2:30 pm, (901) 309–1601

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, 7:00 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, (325) 670–2280, Bonnie Coxe RRT/RPFT

Amarillo, TX
Better Breathers Club, Amarillo Senior Citizens Center, 1217 S Tyler, 3rd Thur, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, (806) 358–7851, Marcia Baker or Theresa Williamson

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

Athens, TX
Better Breathers Club, East Texas Medical Center, 6444 S Palestine, 3rd Thur, Sept through May, 12:00 noon, (903) 677–8424, Nikki Franks

Austin, TX
Better Breathers Club, North Austin Medical Center, 12221 Mopac Expwy North, 4th Thur, 1:00 pm, (512) 901–6723, Stacie McGregor

Austin, TX
Better Breathers Club, Seton Medical Center, ITT Building, 6330 E Hwy 290, Suite 315, 2nd Thur, every other month starting July, 12:00 noon, (512) 324–8719, Kitty Collins, RRT

Beaumont, TX
Breathers Club, St Elizabeth Hospital, Respiratory, Therapy Dept, 2830 Clader, 2nd Thur, 12:30 pm, (409) 899–7065 ext 4785, Pam Debner

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

Brenham, TX
Better Breathers Club, Medi–Care Equipment Specialties, Argent Court of Brenham, 2815 Victory Ave, 1st Mon, 6:00 pm, (979) 836–1240, Carol Gaskamp

Bryan, TX
Better Breathers Club, St Joseph’s Regional Health Center, 4th Thur, 8:30 pm, (979) 776–2924, Susan Moore

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

Conroe, TX
Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab N Houston, 18550 I–45 South, 3rd Tues, 3:00 pm, (281) 364–3331, Mattie McCowen

Corpus Christi, TX
Better Breathers Club, Columbia Northwest Hospital, 13725 FM 624, 2nd Wed, 12:00 noon, (361) 767–4446, Gigi Perez

Dalhart, TX
Better Breathers Club, Coon Memorial Hospital, (806) 249–4571 ext 3157, Gary Jacobs

Dallas, TX
Asthma Control Team Child/Parent Group, Doctor’s Hospital, 3rd Tues, 7:00 pm, (817) 481–4342, Karen Swanner

Dallas, TX
Better Breathers Club, Baylor University Medical Center, 3504 Swiss Ave #303, 2nd Thur, 1:30 pm, (214) 820–9792, Mary Hart

Dallas, TX
Better Breathers Club, Doctors Hospital, 9330 Poppy Dr, West Tower #206, 4th Thur, except July, Aug, Dec, 11:00 am, (214) 324–6369, Amy Swirczynski

Dallas, TX
Better Breathers Club, Medical City, 7777 Forest Lane, 3rd Wed, 2:00 pm, (972) 566–7836, Cindy Serna, PT

Dallas, TX
Better Breathers Club, Methodist Charlton Medical Ctr, 3500 Wheatland, 2nd Tues, 10:00 am, (214) 947–0671, Michael Crayton

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, 11:00 am, (214) 947–1890, Nita Pack

Dallas, TX
Better Breathers Club, Presbyterian Hospital, 5721 Phoenix Dr, 2nd Fri, every 3rd month, 12:00 noon, (214) 345–6374, Kristin Marshall

Denton, TX
Better Breathers Club, Denton Community Hospital, 207 N Bonnie Brae, last Wed, 11:00 am, Light lunch served, (940) 898–7340, Patti Taylor, MS, RRT

El Paso, TX
Better Breathers Club, Rio Vista Physical Rehab Hospital, 1740 Currie Drive, 2nd Tues, 10:00 am, (915) 577–1442, 800,999–8392, Christin Cordray

Fort Worth, TX
Better Breathers Club, Baylor All Saints, 1400 8th Ave, Carter Rehab Center, every other month, date varies, 1:30 pm, (817) 927–6190 ext 1018, Margie Thomas, RCP

Fort Worth, TX
Better Breathers Club, Harris Methodist Hospital, 1301 Pennsylvania, Harris Education Center, Conference Room 3, 1st Wed, 1:00 pm, (817) 882–3978, Irene Austin

Fort Worth, TX
Better Breathers Club, Harris Southwest Hospital, 6100 Harris Parkway, 3rd Thur, 6:00 pm, (817) 346–5085, Stan Baker, RRT

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

Fort Worth, TX
Better Breathers Club, UT Health Science Center, 855 Montgomery, 1st Wed, 1:30 pm, (817) 336–0631, Johnna Kendall

Fredericksburg, TX
Better Breathers Club, Hill Country Memorial Hospital, 1020 S State Hwy 16, (830) 997–1274, Marcia Campbell, RRT

Galveston, TX
Better Breathers Club, Galveston Senior Center, 2201 Ave L, 1st Tues, 2:00 pm, (409) 772–8187, Sue Johnson or Geri Worthen

Garland, TX
Better Breathers Club, Baylor Medical Center, 2300 Marie Curie, 4th Tues, 1:00 pm, Always potluck, (972) 487–5450, Debbie Tafalski

Gonzalez, TX
Better Breathers Club, Warm Springs Rehab Hospital, 1st Tues, 12:00 noon, (830) 672–6592 ext 231, Anne Kuempel

Granbury, TX
Better Breathers Club, The Estates Hwy 377, 916 E Hwy 377, 1st Thur, 10:15am, (817) 578–3950, Christina Thorp or Janet Barrow

Houston, TX
Adult Asthma, Mem Hospital/Memorial City, 920 Frostwood, 1st Thur, 7:00 pm, (713) 827–7222, Sandy Blanchard

Houston, TX
Alpha I Antirypsin, Memorial Hermann Southwest, 7600 Beechnut, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, (713) 596–4608, Felicia Ward or Joe Blalack

Houston, TX
Better Breathers Club, Asthma & Lung Center, 4003 F Bellaire Blvd, 4th Thur, 4:30 pm, (713) 839–9473, Amy Jahn

Houston, TX
Better Breathers Club, Bayshore Medical Center, 4000 Spencer Highway, 3rd Wed every other month, Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec, (713) 359–1375, Pedro Valdivia

Houston, TX
Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 17506 Red Oak Dr, last Tues, 2:00 pm, (281) 580–1212, (281) 586–4121, Bonnie Phillips

Houston, TX
Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann Home Health, 7737 Southwest Freeway, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, (713) 596–4608, Dao Trung

Houston, TX
Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann/Memorial City, 920 Frostwood, last Thur, 3:00 pm, (713) 932–3978, Kathy Burdick

Houston, TX
Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann Northwest, 1635 North Loop West, 3rd Mon, No meeting in December, 10:30 am, (713) 867–4363, Kimberli Morris

Houston, TX
Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann Southeast, 11800 Astoria Blvd, 4th Thur, 12:45 pm, (281) 929–6241, Lynette Benton

Houston, TX
Better Breathers Club, Vancor Hospital NW, 11297 Fallbrook Dr, 4th Thur, 2:00 pm, (281) 897–8114, Barbara Haynes or April Austin

Houston, TX
Texas Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, Kelsey Seybold Main Campus, Houston, TX, every other month, 3rd Sat, (281) 348–2378, Jan Orndorff

Humble, TX
Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 19002 McKay Dr, last Tues, 12:30 pm, (281) 446–6148 ext 552, Marilyn McClain

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, (409) 297–4411 ext 1819, (409) 245–1668, 800–543–0094, Linda Meinan or Diane Otto

Lewisville, TX
Better Breathers Club, Asthma Support Association, 2nd Mon every other month, 6:30 pm, (972) 539–2733, Lois Villerreal

Livingston, TX
Better Breathers Club, Memorial Medical, 602 E Church, 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm, (409) 327–4381 ext 297, Brenda Dickens

Longview, TX
Better Breathers Club, Home Care Supply, 105 E Loop 281, Suite 3, 3rd Thur, 6:30 pm, 888–867–1363, Matilda Smith

Lubbock, TX
Better Breathers Club, Covenant Health System, Knipling Education Conference Center, 3rd Thur, 7:00 pm, (806) 725–0509

Lubbock, TX
Better Breathers Club, McAllen/Mission, Mission Hospital, 1st Wed

Lubbock, TX
Better Breathers Club, University Medical Center, (806) 743–1959, Blaine Wilson

Midland, TX
Better Breathers Club, Midland Memorial West Campus, 4214 Andrews Hwy, 2nd Tues, 11:30 am, (915) 685–4864, Donald Hill

Mt Pleasant, TX
Better Breathers Club, Titus Regional Medical Center, 2001 N Jefferson, call for dates, 1:30 pm, (903) 577–6572, Doris McCune

Nacogdoches, TX
Better Breathers Club, Steven F Austin University, Box 6156, SFA Station, (936) 468–2011, Cindy McCarley

North Texas, TX
Better Breathers Club, Alpha–1 Support Group, 3rd Sat, 12:30 pm, (972) 475–0089, James Rapp

Pasadena, TX
Better Breathers Club, Columbia Bayshore Medical Center, 4000 Ave F, 3rd Wed, 4:30 pm, (713) 359–1375, Pedro Valdivia or Paula Paratore

Port Lavaca, TX
Better Breathers Club, Memorial Medical Center, 3rd Fri, 10:00 am, (361) 552–0243, Stacey Elder or Michelle Anderle

Richardson, TX
Better Breathers Club, Texas Therapy Center of Richardson, 2095 N Collins, Suite 100, 1st Wed, 2:00 pm, (972) 333–6685, Deb Townend

Richmond, TX
Better Breathers Club, Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital, 1705 Jackson, 1st Wed, 2:00 pm, (281) 341–4802, Florence Vasquez

San Angelo, TX
Better Breathers Club, Shannon Medical Center, (915) 481–8818, Sherry or Theresa

San Antonio, TX
Better Breathers Club, The Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, 8026 Floyd Curl Dr, last Thur, 12:00 noon, (210) 575–6583, Sharon Segovia, RT

San Antonio, TX
Better Breathers Club, Metropolitan Hospital, 1310 McCullough, 3rd Mon, 2:00 pm, (210) 208–2957, Scott Green

San Antonio, TX
Better Breathers Club, Therapy Center of South Texas, 2040 Babcock, Ste 404, 4th Thur, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, no meetings in Nov & Dec, (210) 615–7733, Jennifer Sikkema, BS, RT

San Antonio, TX
Better Breathers Club, Total Therapeutics, 1919 Oakwell Farms Pkwy, Ste 145, (210) 826–4000, Shel McClain

Stafford, TX
Alpha–1 Antitrypsin, 12053 Southwest Freeway, 3rd Sat, 12:00 noon, (281) 341–5959, Neta Recht

Temple, TX
Better Breathers Club, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, 2401 S 31st, 3rd Thur, 12:00 noon, (254) 724–4066, Alana Doskocil, RN

Texas City, TX
Better Breathers Club, Columbia Mainland Medical Center, 6801 Emmitt F Lowry, 1st Fri, 3:00 pm, (409) 938–5774, Kathy Tyler

Texas City, TX
Better Breathers Club, Family Health Care Center, 9300 Emmitt F Lowry #138, 3rd Thur, 2:00 pm, (409) 772–8187, Sue Johnson or Gerri Worthen

Tomball, TX
Better Breathers Club, Heritage Independent Retirement Community, 605 Holderreith, 2nd Tues, 3:00 pm, (281) 351–3843, Anne Winkelman

Tyler, TX
Better Breathers Club, Trinity Mother Francis Health System, Wisenbaker Conference Center, 800 E Dawson, 1st Fri, 1:30 pm, (903) 531–4770, Melba Duke, RRT

Victoria, TX
Better Breathers Club, Warm Springs Rehab Hospital, 102 Medical Dr, 1st Thur, 5:00 pm, (361) 580–5237, Shawn Todd

Warm Springs, TX
Better Breathers Support Group, Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, 102 Medical Drive, 1st Mon,10 am, (361) 580–5237, Shawn Todd

Webster, TX
Bay Area Better Breathing Club, Clear Lake Medical Center, 500 Medical Center Blvd, 4th Thur, 3:00 pm, (281) 338–3215, Ginger Burklow

Whitesboro, TX
Vilott Better Breathers Club, Whitesboro, TX, meetings 2nd & 4th Mon of each month, call for times and locations, (940) 612–2832 or (903) 564–9335

Wichita Falls, TX
Better Breathers Club, Clinics of North Texas, 1501 Midwestern Pkwy, Suite 117, (940) 723–9831, Jana Tarno
UTAH
Salt Lake City, UT
Better Breathers Club, 484–4456
VERMONT
Bennington, VT
Bennington Respiratory Support Group, First Congregational Church, 1 Monument Circle, Benninton, VT 05201, 4th Mon, Mary Livingston, CooRd, ashea@together.net, Anne Shea

Bennington, VT
Respiratory Support group of Bennington County, 2nd Congregational Church on Hillside St, Bennington, 4th Mon, 1:30 pm, (802) 442–3520 ext 212, Ana Rosales

Bennington, VT
Support Group, 4th Mon

Brattleboro, VT
Better Breathers Support Group, BMH, Tyler Conference room, 3rd Mon, 1:30 pm, (802) 257–8331, Jeff Harr, MS

Rutland, VT
Air–Force One Pulmonary Support Group, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St, Rutland, 2nd Wed, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, (802) 247–6820, Bbert72812@aol.com, Betty Bertrand

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
VIRGINIA
Arlington, VA
Better Breathers Club, John T Hazel Conference Center, Conference Room C, Fall and Spring, monthly, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, (703) 558–6271, Brian Cassidy, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department

Bedford, VA
Centra Health, 1700 Whitfield Dr, (703) 586–0636, nancy.caldwell@centrahealth.com

Eastern Shore
Better Breathers Club, Shore Memorial Hospital, 9507 Hospital Ave, Nassawadox, (757) 442–8798

Falls Church, VA
Better Breathers Club, Theracare Wellness Center, 7389 Lee Highway, Suite 202, Falls Church, 1st Mon of every month, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Linda Lowry or Rose

Fredericksburg, VA
Better Breathers Club, Homecare America Westwood Shopping Center, Fredericksburg, monthly, Tues, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, (540) 741–1347, Betty Ann Brooks

Halifax, VA
Better Breathers, Halifax Regional Hospital, monthly, (804) 476–8398

Hampton, VA
Better Breathers Club, Sentara CarePlex, Hampton, Sentara Leigh Hospital, (757) 395–8392

Hanover, VA
Better Breathers Club, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Medical Office Building One, Education Room, 2nd Thur of every other month, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, (804) 764–7632, Jacqueline Bunn and Cynthia Claude

Harrisonburg, VA
PALS — Pulmonary Achievers Live Successfully, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Cardiopulmonary Services, 235 Cantrell Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, (540) 564–5404, Fax (540) 433–4338, rshelton@rhcc.com

Martinsville, VA
Respiratory Support Group, Conference Center, Memorial Hospital, 1 st Thur, 7:00 pm, (540) 666–7287

Norfolk, VA
Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association of Virginia, 5349 Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, 1st Thur of every month, 10:00 am, (757) 466–6830, Lori Gerdau

Norfolk, VA
Sarcoidosis Support Group, Norfolk, American Lung Association of Virginia, 5349 East Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, last Sat, every other month, 286–6996, Cheryl Hines

Petersburg, VA
Better Breathers Club, Southside Regional Medical Center, 801 Adams St, Petersburg, last Thur, 10:00 to 11:30 am, (804) 862–5974 or (804) 267–1900

Portsmouth, VA
Pulmonary Empowerment Program, Better Breathers Club, Pulmonary Clinic at Charette Health Care Center, every Thur, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, five week program, Military members, retired military personnel and their families are invited to attend, (757) 953–2075, Jane Holz, RN, FNP

Potomac, VA
Pulmonary Support Group, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Rd, 670–1881

Richmond, VA
Pulmonary Support Group, 311S Boulevard, PO Box 7065, Richmond, VA 23331–0065, meets monthly in 4 Piedmont areas, (804) 355–3295

Richmond, VA
Breath Matters Support Group of Virginia, Chippenham Hospital, Bosher Auditorium, 7101 Jahnke, Richmond, VA, 2nd Mon of each month, Breath Matters Website, (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

South Boston, VA
Better Breathers, 4th Thur, 7:30 pm, 476–2241, Thelma Edmonds

Suffolk, VA
Better Breathers Club, Obici Wellness Center, 2769 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, 3rd Mon of every month, 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, Pulmonary Rehab, (757) 259–6283

Woodbridge, VA
Pulmonary Support Group, The Potomac Center, Suite 520, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA 22191, call for dates and times, (703) 670–1881
WASHINGTON
Anacortes, WA
Island Hospital, 3rd Wed, 12:30 pm, Diane Goetz, RRT

Auburn, WA
Auburn General Hospital, 2nd Tues, 12:30 pm, (206) 735–7559, Susan Golden, RN

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, (253) 735–7559, Traci Zandell

Bellevue, WA
Lung Club for C O P D, Overlake Medical Center, 1st Thur of the month, 1:30 pm, (425) 688–5154, cwarnick@overlakehospital.org, Chris Warnick

Bellingham, WA
Lung Reduction Surgery Support Group, St Luke’s Health & Education Ctr, 801 W Orchard Drive, Suite 8, 1 st Mon, 12:00 noon, (360) 671–3813, Julius Goldman

Bellingham, WA
Shuksan Rehab and Living Center, 3rd Tues, 9:30 am, (360) 387–4048, Pat Meyer, RRT

Bothell,WA
Evergreen Better Breathers Club, (425) 899–1949, Dee Kree

Bremerton, WA
Kitsap Regional Library, 4th Tues, 1:30 pm, (360) 792–6686, Eric Anderson

Chehallis, WA
Chehallis Senior Center, 4th Thur, 2:00 pm, 800–556–1611, Helen Helfrich

Edmonds, WA
Better Breathers Club, Stevens Hospital, 21601 76th Ave West, Edmonds, WA 98026, 3rd Wed, 2:30 pm, (425) 640–4000, Nany Kjellin

Everett, WA
Better Breathers Club, Sunrise Care and Rehabilitation, 1919 112th St, Everett, WA 98204, 2nd Thur, 9:30 am, (425) 513–1600, Pat Meyer

Everett, WA
Lung Rangers, Providence Everett Medical Ctr, 1330 Rockefeller, Ground Floor of the Medical Office Bldg connected with PEMC, 3rd Tues, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, (425) 261–3782, bengel@providence.org, Becky Engel

Kirkland, WA
Evergreen Hospice Conference Room, 2nd Wed, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, (425) 899–1948, leave a voicemail message for Sandi, Dee, or Jan

Longview, WA
St John Medical Center, Broadway Campus, 3rd Wed, 3:00 pm, (360) 423–1530, Mike Patterson

Moses Lake, WA
Cardiac Rehab Office, Samaritan Professional Bldg #108, 3rd Thur, 1:30 to 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 to 2:00 pm, (360) 493–7492 or 7981, Kimberly Olson

Port Angeles,WA
Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, (360) 417–7157, Susan Smith

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 ext 1220, Hilary Metzger

Puyallup, WA
Good Samaritan South Hill, 3rd Fri, (253) 848–6661, Tom Morey, RRT

Renton, WA
Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Conference Ctr, 400 South 43rd, 1st floor, 2nd Wed, 3:00 pm, (425) 251–5137 or fax (425) 656–5436, Thomas Bailor

Seattle, WA
Group Health, Central South Building, 125 16th Ave East, 3rd Tues, 11:00 to 12:30 pm, (206) 326–2374, Mary Benton

Seattle, WA
Highline Community Hospital, 1st and 3rd Mon of the month, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, (206) 244–9970 ext 5158, Jenny Knox

Seattle, WA
Northwest Hospital, Center for Rehabilitation, Rehab Patient Dining Room, 1550 N 115th St, 2nd Mon, 10:30 am, (206) 368–1769, bguadagn@nwhsea.org, Beth Guadagnoli

Seattle, WA
Oxygen Users Support Group, Swedish Medical Center, quarterly schedule, 1:45 to 3:15 pm on selected dates, (206) 386–2187, Judy Davido, RN, MN

Seattle, WA
Pulmonary Fibrosis Study Group, American Lung Association of Washington, 2nd Tues, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, (206) 361–1635, junerichmond@earthlink.net, June Richmond

Seattle, WA
Seattle VA/Puget Sound Health Center, 1660 S Columbian Way, 4th Tues, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Bldg D & T, West Clinic Conference Room, (206) 764–2496, Bonnie.steele@med.va.gov, Bonnie Steele

Silverdale, WA
Harrison Hospital, Rose Room, Silverdale, WA 98383, 3rd Wed, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, (360) 792–6686, Eric Anderson

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, (360) 254–1240, Renay Fisher

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, (509) 493–1101, Michelle Gilmer

Yakima, WA
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, 2nd Wed, 1:00 pm, (509) 575–8110, Holly Tull, RRT
WEST VIRGINIA
Huntington, WV
Better Breathing Club, Cabell Huntington Hospital, (304) 526–2089, Verna Bosse, RN, BSN
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 to 3:15 pm, 267–6230, Denise Fergusson

Menomonee Falls, WI
Pulmonary Support Group, Community Memorial Hospital, Treiber Conference Center 4, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051, 2nd Wed, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, 1–800–246–8332 or 251–1001

Mequon, WI
Lung Support Group, Endeavor Therapy, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon, WI 53092, 2nd Tues, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, (262) 241–8892, Karen Block

Milwaukee, WI
The Alpha Pack, Alpha–1 Support Group, Froedtert Memorial Hospital, 2nd Thur, except Aug & Dec, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, (920) 254–1015, spiderspun@charter.net, Noreen K James

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, W
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, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Mike Howerton, (920) 231–5357, michael4186@yahoo.com, Mike Howerton

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 Healthcare, 10400 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI, last Wed, Feb to Oct, 2:00 pm, (414) 447–2760, email patti.white@wfhc.org, Patti White

West Bend, WI
Pulmonary Support Group, St Joseph’s Community Hospital, 551 S Silverbrook Dr, West Bend, WI 53095, (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, (307) 684–5408 ext 151, Rick Lenz

Casper, WY
Better Breathers, Primrose of Casper, 1865 S Beverly St, 2nd & 4th Thur, 1:00 pm

Cody, WY
Better Breathers, Cody Bible Church, %West Park Hospital, 707 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414, 3rd Wed, 2:30 pm, (307) 527–7501 ext 280, Alan Thomas

Rock Springs, WY
Easy Breathers, 877 Bannock Dr, Rock Springs, WY 82901, 8:00 to 5:00 pm, Mon to Fri, (307) 361–3958, Pat Prevedel

Sheridan, WY
Better Breathers, %Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County, 1401 W 5th St, Sheridan, WY 82801, 7:00 to 4:00 pm, Mon to Fri, (307) 672–1172, Fax (306) 672–1061, Robyn Morrison

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Alpha–1 Support Group — call Australian Lung Foundation, 07 33576388, 1–800–654–301 For contact details on all groups phone LungNet, 07 33576388, 1–800–654–301

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Canberra Lung Life Support Group
NEW SOUTH WALES
STATEWIDE:
New South Wales State Coordinator: Lissa Spencer, for contact details on all groups phone LungNet, 07 33576388, 1–800–654–301

Blue Mountains
Blue Mountain Airs, for contact details on all groups phone LungNet, 07 33576388, 1–800–654–301

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
STATEWIDE:
Northern Territory State Coordinator: Jenni Hibble jennifer.hibble@nt.gov.au, for contact details on all groupsphone LungNet, 07 33576388, 1–800–654–301

Darwin
STAARS Jenny Greenhall
QUEENSLAND
STATEWIDE:
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

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, Ipswich Health Plaza, 11 Burton St, N Booval, Qld 4304, Bruce Organ

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

Redcliffe
People Out Of Puff

Redlands
Redlands Airways Support Group

Tewantin
Sunshine Coast Breathe Ezy Support Group

Toowoomba
Happier Breathers
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
STATEWIDE:
For contact details on all groups phone LungNet, 07 33576388, 1–800–654–301

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

Mt Gambia
South East Lung Disease Support Group

Whyalla
Whyalla Happy Lung Support Group
TASMANIA
STATEWIDE:
For contact details on all groupsphone LungNet, 07 33576388, 1–800–654–301

Hobart
STARS — Southern Tasmanian Assoc for Respiratory Support & Friends

Launceston
LUST — Lungs Under Stress & Trauma

Ulverston
LIPS — Lungs in Poor Shape
VICTORIA
STATEWIDE:
Victorian State Coordinator: Rosemary Moore, for contact details on all groups phone LungNet, 07 33576388, 1–800–654–301

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
Gippsland Asbestos Related Support Network, 1st Tues, 1–800–654–301

Moe
Latrobe Respiratory Support Group — LADS

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
STATEWIDE:
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

Nedlands
LISA — The Lung Impaired Support Association

Perth
Huffers & Puffers, Chronic Air Flow Limitation Support Group
NEW ZEALAND
NATIONWIDE:
For contact details on all groups phone LungNet, 07 33576388, 1–800–654–301

Auckland
GASP — GreenLane Airways Support Party

Palmerston North
Manawata Breathe Easy Support Group

Putaruru
Lungs for Living

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, 4027 5th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T3C–0C2, (403) 242–8750

Edmonton, AB
COLD Club, PO Box 4500, Edmonton, AB, T6E–6K2, 3rd Thur, Cost $15, (780) 466–1972

Edmonton, AB
Edmonton COLD Club, Edmonton General Hospital, %Centre for Lung Health, 14923 83rd St, Edmonton, AB, T5E–5T3, 3rd Thur, (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, (800) 791–6135, S Medland Moor

Stettler, AB
Stettler Respiratory Support Group, Stettler Health Centre, 5912 47 Ave, Stettler, AB, 3rd Tues, (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, (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, 9:00 to 11:00 am, (604) 853–2201 ext 2928, Tia Partridge

Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Better Breathers’ Club, Kipp Centre, 46370 Portage Ave, Chilliwack, BC, $20 yearly membership, (800) 665–5864

Comox, BC
Comox Better Breathers’ Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak St, Comox, BC, V6H–2K2, 4th Wed, Cost $5, (604) 731–5864, info@bc.lung.ca, K Ablog–Morrant

Duncan, BC
COPD Support Group, disABILITY Resource Centre, Duncan, BC, 2nd Thur, 2:00 pm, (250) 483–6507, Chris Wigley

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, (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, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, May to September, (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, (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, (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, (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, (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, 492–8183, Terry

Powell River, BC
Powell River Respiratory Support Group, Garibaldi Health Unit, 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, (800) 665–5864, info@bc.lung.ca

Richmond, BC
Richmond Better Breathers’ Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak St, Richmond, BC, V6H–2K2, once a week on Tues, (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, (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, (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, (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, (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, (888) 297–7889, 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, (204) 772–5083, info@mb.lung.ca

Winnepeg, MB
Huff & Puff Club Respiratory Day Program, Riverview Health Centre, 1 Morley Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3L–2P4, recreation and support group for people dependant on O2 therapy, (204) 478–6130

Winnepeg, MB
Winnipeg Easy Breathers Program, St James Assiniboia Senior Centre, 2109 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3J–0L3, 1st Wed, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Sept to June, (204) 940–3261, stjasc@hotmail.com
ONTARIO
Brantford, ON
Brantford Pulmonary Group Support, Brantford, ON, (519) 751–5868, Tracey Monahan

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, (613) 932–4999

Kitchener, ON
Grand River Hospital, Freeport Health Centre, 3570 King St East, Kitchener, ON, N2A–2W1, (519) 894–8360, jane_lindsay@grhosp.on.ca, Jane Lindsay

Peterborough, ON
Peterborough Breathe Easy Program, Kiwanis Scott’s Plains Housing, 951 Hilliard St, Peterborough, ON, K9H–5R9, 2nd Tues, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, October to June, (705) 742–6637

Stratford, ON
Better Breathers Club, Conference Room of Spruce Lodge, 1st Thur, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, September to June, facilitated by Denise Strasser of Breathe Easy Respiratory Home Care

Stratford, ON
Stratford Better Breathing Support Group, Huron–Perth Association, 121–342 Erie St, Stratford, ON, N5A–2N4, 1st Thur, (519) 271–7500

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, Ross ODT Travellers Club, West Park Hospital or Scarborough General Hospital, Toronto, ON, 1stTues, social get–together and travel for those with oxygen and chronic lung disease, (416) 438–9656

Windsor, ON
Windsor Essex Breathe Easy Program, Windsor Essex Lung Association 101, 875 Foster Ave, Windsor, ON, N8X–4W3, (519) 256–3433, windsor@on.lung.ca
QUEBEC
Montreal, QC
Centre d’enseignement MPOC, L’Association pulmonaire du Quebec, 800, de Maisonneuve est, Bureau 800, Montreal (QC) H2L–4L8, (514) 287–7400

Montreal, QC
Group de cessation tabagique, L’Association pulmonaire du Quebec, 800, de Maisonneuve est, Bureau 800, Montreal (QC) H2L–4L8, (514) 287–7400

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, (514) 287–7400

Sainte–Foy, QC
L’Association des handicaps respiratoires de Quebec, Hopital Laval, 2725 ch.Ste Foy, Sainte–Foy (QC) G1V–4G5, (418) 653–2348

Ville de la Baie, QC
Regroupement des etablisse, de Sante de La Baie, 1000, ave docteur Desgagne, Ville de la Baie (QC) G7B–3P9, (418) 544–3381
SASKATCHEWAN
Saskatoon, SK
Live Well COPD Program, 103 Hospital Drive, Ellis Hall, Saskatoon, SK, S7N–0W8, education and self–management program for COPD, (306) 655–6775

Saskatoon, SK
Respiratos, Association Pulmonaire du Nouveau–Brunswick, 65, rue Brunswick, pièce 257, Fredericton (NB) E3B–1G5, support group for those with respiratory disorders, (506) 455–8961, Fax (506) 462–0939, The New Brunswick Lung Association

INDIA

New Delhi Better Breathers Club of India, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi 110017, India, 91 011 6825000, Fax 91 011 6825013, sarbhai@hotmail.com

Kolkata, W Bengal
Breathe Eeasy, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal 700054, 98 312 57543, Fax 091 33 235852198/5218, Piali Mukherjee, Patient Coordinator

UNITED KINGDOM & NORTHERN IRELAND

Alpha–1 UK Support Group, http://alpha1.org.uk/

British Lung Foundation’S “Breathe Easy” Clubs

The British Lung Foundation sponsors a national “Breathe Easy” club with some 22,000 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
BLF Scotland
Telephone: 0141 330 2826

London and the South
Telephone: 020 7688 5555 email london@blf–uk.org

Midlands
Telephone: 0121 627 2260

North East
Telephone: 0191 263 0276 email Bev.wears@btconnect.com

North West (including north Wales)
Telephone: 0151 228 4723

Northern Ireland
Telephone: 020 7688 5594 email northernireland@blf–uk.org

South West (including south Wales)
Telephone: 0117 925 5810
HOME COUNTIES
Aylesbury Vale
Meets on the first Wed of the month, from 2:30 pm, in the Post Graduate Education Centre of the Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Banbury
Meets on the first Mon of the month, at 2:00 pm, at the Postgraduate Centre at Horton Hospital

Braintree & District
Meets on the third Thur of the month, from 2:00 pm, at Braintree Baptist Church

Buckinghamshire
Meets on the second Mon of each month, from 2:30 pm, 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 2:30 pm, at the East Barnwell Health Centre, off Ditton Lane

Chertsey
Meets on the first Thur of the month, from 2:00 pm, at Hersham Village Hall

Colchester
Meets every six weeks, from 10:30 am, at the St John’s and Highwood Community Centre

Dacorum
Meets on the second Mon of the month, from 2:00 pm, at Hanover Green in Hemel Hempstead

Essex
Meets on the third Thur of the month, from 1:30 pm, in the Village Hall, Noak Bridge, near Basildon

Fleet
Meets on the last Fri of the month, from 1:00 pm, at Velmead Community Centre, Danvers Drive, Church Crookham, Hants

Great Yarmouth & Waveney
Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 2:00 pm, in the Village Hall, Hopton–on–Sea, near Lowesoft

Guildford
Meets on the last Thur of the month at St Clare’s Church Hall, Park Barn

Hertford
Meets on the last Wed of the month, from 2:00 pm, at Birchley Court, Railway St, HertfoRd

Ipswich
Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the St Clements Hospital Social Club

Isle of Wight
Meets every month at St Mary’s Hospital, from 2:00 pm

Luton and District
Meets on the first Wed of the month, from 1:00 pm, at Luton Treatment Centre, Luton

Medway
Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 2:30 pm, at the Sunlight Centre, Richmond Road, Gillingham

Milton Keynes
Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the Woolston Parish Council Offices

North Herts
Meets on the last Mon of the month, from 2:00 pm, in the Post Graduate Centre at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Norwich
Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the St Faith’s Centre, Horsham St Faith’s, Norwich

Oxford
Meets on the first Wed of the month, in the Lung Function Unit, at the Churchill Hospital

Peterborough
Meets on second Thur of the month, at 2:00 pm, at the Thomas Walker Medical Centre, on Princes St, Peterborough

Portsmouth & Fareham
Meets on the first Wed of each month, from 1:30 pm, at Cosham Community Centre, Cosham

Reading
Meets on the first Mon of each month, from 10:30 am, at the YMCA, Parkside Road, Reading

Romsey
Please call regional office for details

Spelthorne
Meets on the third Mon of each month, from 1:45 pm, at Shepperton Pre–School Play Group Building, Sheperton Recreation Ground, Cleveland Gardens, Shepperton

Tunbridge Wells
Meets on the first Wed of each month, from 2:30 pm, at the Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, St John’s Road, Southborough

Worthing
Meets on the second Fri of each month, from 2:30 pm, at Lewes Room, Field Place, off the Boulevard near Strand Parade Shopping Centre
LONDON AND THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES Telephone: 020 7688 5555 email london@blf-uk.org
LONDON
Bromley
Meets on the third Tues of each month, from 2:00 pm, at Victor Childs Room, St Paul’s Church, Crofton Lane, Bromley

Croydon
Meets on the first Thur of the month, from 12:45:00 pm, at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Chichester Road, East Croydon

Forest
Meets on the last Tues of the month, from 1:00 pm, 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 2:00 pm, at the Lambeth YMCA Contact Claire McAuliffe Tel: 020 7688 5555

Merton & Sutton
Meets on the third Thur of the month, from 1:00 pm, at St Bedes Conference Centre, St Anthony’s Hospital

Middlesex
Meets on the last Wed of the month, from 7:00 pm, in the Post Graduate Medical Room of the Hillingdon Hospital

Newham
Meets on the first Mon of the month, from 12:00 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 2:00 pm, 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 to 1:00 pm, Contact Pat Somers Tel: 020 8473 1536
MIDLANDS
Birmingham
Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 7:00 pm, in the Education Centre of Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Birmingham South
Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 2:30 pm, 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 7:00 pm, in the Davey Unit of the Cannock Community Hospital

Derby & District
Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 7:00 pm, in the Education Centre at the Derby City Hospital

Dudley & District
Meets on the second Wed of the month, from 3:00 pm in winter, and 6:30 pm in summer, in the Lung Function Unit of the Wordesley Hospital

East Redditch
Contact the regional office for more information

Glenfield (Leicester)
Meets on Wed’s, from 2:00 pm, in the Education Centre of the Glenfield Hospital

Malvern & Worcester
Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 2:30 pm, at Osborne Court, Osborne Road, Malvern Links, bi–monthly at Bidford Court, Southdown

Mansfield & Ashfield
Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 1:30 pm, at the Malt and Shovel Social Club, 231 Mansfield Road, Skegby

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 1:00 pm, at the West Bridgford British Legion Club

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 7:30 pm

Telford & District
Meets on the fourth Thur of the month, from 2:00 pm, 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
NORTHEAST REGION
Ashington
Meets on the last Tues of the month, from 6:00 pm, in the Education Centre of Wansbeck General Hospital

Durham
Meets on the second Wed of the month, from 2:00 pm, in the large hall, Community Centre, Lanchester

Gateshead
Meets on the last Thur of the month, from 2:00 pm, in Springwell Village Hall

Newcastle
Meets on the first Wed of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick St, Newcastle

Redcar & East Cleveland
Meets on the first Fri of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the Youth Centre on Coatham Road, Redcar

Teesside
Meets on the third Wed of the month, from 2:00 pm, at Trinity Methodist Church, Stainsby Road, Whinney Banks, Acklam

Wallsend
Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 2:00 pm, in the Education Room of the Sir G B Hunter Memorial Hospital
NORTHERN IRELAND
Causeway
Meets on the first Thur of the month, at 7:30 pm, at the Causeway Hospital, Coleraine

Royal (Belfast)
Meets on the second Fri of the month, from 2:30 pm, at the Elliot Dynes Rehabilitation Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA
NORTHWEST REGION
Bolton
Meets on the third Thur of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the St John’s Community Centre, Brodick Drive, Breightmet

Bury
Meets on the first Fri of the month, from 2:00 pm, in the Broakoak Suite, Fairfield General Hospital

Central Manchester
Meets on third Thur of the month from 2:00 pm, at Burnage Garden Village Hall, North Ave, Burnage

Chester
Meets on the third Thur of the month, from 1:00 pm, at the British Legion, 20 Heath Road, Upton

Fylde Coast
Meets on the last Fri of the month, from 1:30 pm, at Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton

Halton
Meets on the first Mon of the month, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, at Sefton House, Public Hall St, Runcorn, WA7 1NG

Kendal
Meets on the last Tues of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the Hellgarth Community Centre, Hellgarth Estate, Windemere Road, Kendal

Liverpool North
Meets on the first Fri of the month, from 1:00 pm, at Goodard Hall, Linacre Road, Bootle

Liverpool South
Meets on the fourth Mon of the month, from 1:30 pm, 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 1:00 pm, in the V V Club, Morecambe

Newton Heath
Meets on the second Wed of the month, from 1:00 pm, in the Heathfield Resource Unit, Healthfield St, Newton Heath

Oldham
Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 1:00 pm, in the Hathershaw Community Centre, Ashton Road, Hathershaw

St Helens & Knowsley
Meets on the last Wed of each month (not December), from 2:00 pm, in the St Ann’s Millennium Centre, View Road, Rainhill

Salford
Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 1:30 pm, 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 2:00 pm, at the Salvation Army Citadel, Princes Albert St, Crewe

Stockport
Meets on the second Thur of the month, from 1:30 pm, in St Peter’s Church Hall, off Bramhall Moor Lane, Hazel Grove

Tameside & Glossop
Meets at the Dukinfield Community Centre, Lime St, Dukinfield

West Lancs & Southport
Meets on the third Mon of the month, from 11:30 am, at the Guide Headquarters, Green Lane, Ormskirk

Wigan & Leigh
Meets on the third Mon of the month, from 1:30 pm, at the Leigh Miners Welfare Club, Twist Lane, Leigh

Wirral
Meets on the second Tues of the month, from 2:00 pm, in the Moreton Community Centre, Maryland Road, Moreton
SCOTLAND
Aberdeen
Meets on the last Tues of the month, from 7:00 pm, in Clinic C of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Ayrshire (Kilmarnock)
Meets on the last Thur of the month, from 2:30 pm, at the Gateway Centre, Kilmarnock

Carluke & Wishaw
Meets on the first Thur of the month, from 1:00 pm, in the Physiotherapy Department, Wishaw General Hospital

East Kilbride
Meets on the last Wed of each month, from 12:30 pm, at the Baptist Church on Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride

Edinburgh
Meets on the last Wed of each month, from 7:00 pm, at Craigmillar Park Church Hall, Edinburgh

Forth Valley
Meets on the first and third Thur of each month, from 2:00 pm, at the Thornhill Community Centre, Falkirk

Kirkcaldy
Meets on the 2nd of 3rd Thur of the month, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Staff Club, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, 01333 426544, Agnes

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 2:00 pm, in the Committee Room, Gartnavel Hospital

North Lanarkshire
Meets on the second Mon of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the Monklands Hospital, Airedire

Renfrewshire
Meets at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, Please call the BLF Scotland office for days and times
SOUTHWEST REGION
Bath
Meets on the first Thur of the month, from 2:30 pm, at The Branch Surgery, Sulis, Manor Road

Bristol
Meets on the third Tues of the month, from 2:00 pm, at The Park, Knowle

Clevedon
Meets on the first Thur of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the Methodist Hall, Kenn Road, Clevedon

Cornwall
Meets on quarterly, from 11:00 am 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 Thur of the month, from 7:00 pm, at the Swingfield Day Centre, Charters Road, BidefoRd

North Wiltshire
Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 2:00 pm, at the Tom Metcalf Centre, Chippenham Hospital

Plymouth
Meets on the first Tues of the month, from 1:00 pm in winter, and 2:00 pm in summer, at the Stone House Community Centre, Kings Road, Stonehouse, Plymouth

Swindon
Meets on the third Fri of the month, from 1:00 pm, in the Dome Centre, Burghley Drive, Walcot, SN3 3BS

Teignmouth
Meets on the third Tues of the month, from 2:30 pm, at the Alice Centre, Teignmouth
WALES
Kinmel Bay & District
Meets on the second Wed of the month, from 2:00 pm, in Kinmel Bay Community Centre, for more information, contact the North West regional office on 0151 228 4723

Swansea & Neath
Meets on the third Thur of the month, from 6:30 pm, 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
YORKSHIRE
Aire Valley
Meets on the first Fri of the month, from 2:00 pm, 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 1:00 pm, at Dewsbury Minster, Rushwood Road, Dewsbury, as of October the location will change to Batley Community Resource Centre, 90 Commercial St, Batley, WF17 5DS

Doncaster
Meets on the third Thur of the month, from 2:30 pm, in the Post Graduate Centre at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Halifax
Meets on the second Fri of the month at 1:00 pm at the Maurice Jagger Centre on Winding Road in Halifax

Harrogate
Meets on the second Thur of the month, from 11:00 am, in the Harold Styam Centre, Jennyfields, Harrogate

Leeds & District
Meets on the last Fri of the month, from 1:30 pm, in the Community Centre, Dawsons Corner, Stanningley, Leeds

Scarborough
Meets on the third Fri of the month, from 2:00 pm, at St John’s Church, St John’s Road, Falsgrave, Scarborough

Sheffield South
Meets on the last Thur of the month, from 2:00 pm, at St Catherine’s Church, Richmond Road, Attercliffe

Sherburn in Elmet
Meets on the first Mon of the month, from 1:30 pm, in the Victoria Room of the Hungate Old Hospital

York
Meets on the first Wed of the month, from 1:30 pm, in the York Hospital Social Club, Whitecross Road
ADDITIONAL UK CONTACTS
NATIONAL:
Kath Mallinder, 0114 239 7232

Anglia & Oxford
Robin Muskett, 0733 344 135

North Thames
Sandra Lister, 0130 585 2115

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

South Thames
Debbie Tipper 01243 822590

Trent
Kath Mallinder, 0114 2397232