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Anniston, AL, Better Breathers Club-Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 2208, 400 E. 10th Street, Anniston, AL  36202, (256)235-

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 Thu/month, 1:00 p.m., Dean Barnard, 256-593-4692 mailto:puppy2@hiwaay.ne

Dothan, AL, Better Breathers Club-Southeast Alabama Medical Center, 1108 Ross Clark Circle, 3rd Tue of month, 10:00 am., Wendy Press, 334-793-8025

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

Guntersville, AL, Better Breathers, Therapy Plus Bldg, Marshall Medical Center North, 2nd Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., Dean Barnard, 256-593-4692 , puppy2@hiwaay.net

Huntsville, AL, Breath Easy Support Group, First Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 600 Governors Drive, Huntsville, AL, 4th Thu/month, 12:00 noon, lunch furnished, Tim Byrum, 256-517-7071

Opelika, AL, Better Breathers Club, East Alabama Medical Center, 2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, Alabama 36801, call for dates & times, 334-749-3411

Mobile, AL, Better Breathers Club, Gerald Wallace Auditorium, Springhill Medical Center, 3719 Dauphin St., ", 4th Mon/month, 2 p.m., call 461-2438.


Anchorage & Mat-Su Valley, AK,

Geneva Woods Health Care, Troy Kuhlman  907-272-0002.Anchorage, AK, The Puff'ns - Graduates of the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Providence Alaska Medical Center in


meet monthly for pot luck dinners and support groups. Contact Elise at 907-562-2211 ext. 5131


Bullhead City, AZ,

Shrine Building, 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ, 1st Thu/month, 11:00 am, Bonnie Papke, 704-1194, bonjer@mohaveaz.comChandler, AZ, Better Breathers Club, Chandler Regional Hospital, Morrison Building.3rd Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., 480- 821-3256.

Green Valley, AZ, Better Breathers Support Group, St. Francis-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 600 La Canada Drive, 3rd Thur/month, 11 am.  For information, call Ed Gustafson, 648-7517.

Phoenix, AZ,
American Lung Association in Arizona, 102 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85003, Ph: 602.258.7505 Dir: 602.429.0005 Fax: 877-276-2108, www.Lung.org | Lung HelpLine: 1-800-LUNGUSA

Phoenix, AZ,
Samaritan Support Groups, call 230-2273.

Phoenix, AZ,
Better Breathers Club, John C. Lincoln North Mountain campus, 250 E. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, 4 th Thur/month, 2:00 p.m., 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 Tue/month, 3:45 pm., Call Bridget McGowan or Brittany Young at 417-4528.
Sun City, AZ, Respiratory Support Group, Community Education Building, 13632 North 99th, 2nd Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., 1-623-876-5700

Tucson, AZ, St Joseph Hospital, monthly, Charlotte or Tim, 721-3910

ARKANSAS Baxter, AR, Better Breathers Support Group, Baxter Regional Center on Aging, 618 Broadmoor Drive. 2nd Fri/month, 2 p.m.,  508-1569

Fayetteville, AR, Better Breathers Club, WRMC Center for Health Education, 2nd Tue/month, 12:00 noon, 442-1237.

Fort Smith, AR, River Valley Better Breathers Club, First Christian Church, 3600 Free Ferry Road, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 2nd Mon/month, 5:30 to 7:00 PM, Contact 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/month, 3:00 pm, 501-622-1822

Hot Springs, AR, Better Breathers Club of Hot Springs, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, 3rd Tuesday each month.

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

Jonesboro, AR, Lung School, St Bernard’s Reg Med Center, 223 E Jackson Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401, 1st Thu/month, 4:30 p.m., Brian Mattes, 870-972-4531, http://www.sbrmc.com

Little Rock, AR, Better Breathers Club, American Lung Assn., 211 Natural Resources Dr, call 501-224-5864, hmc@alpha-net.net

Mountain Home, AR, Better Breathers Support Group, Baxter Regional Center on Aging, 618 Broadmoor Drive. 2nd Fri/month, 2 p.m.,  508-1569

Pine Bluff, AR, Lincare Oxygen, 3rd Thu/month

Siloam Springs, AR, Better Breathers Club, Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital, 3rd Thu/month, 11:30 a.m., 549-2497.

Springdale, AR, Better Breathers Club Northwest Medical Center of Washington County 601 W. Maple Avenue Springdale, Classroom A in the cafeteria. Contacts: Carolyn Henkle, RRT at (479) 757-3602. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every other month alternating with the Bentonville Northwest Medical Center campus located at 3333 Medical Center Parkway Bentonville, classroom B. From 12-1pm Lunch is provided

Texarkana, AR, Better Breather Group, Teresa Conner 501-224-5864

West Memphis, AR, Better Breather's Club, Schoettle Bldg., in front of Crittenden Memorial Hospital (corner of Rhodes and Tyler Street), West Memphis, AR 72301, 3rd Mon/month, 6:00 p.m., Heather Lancaster, Impact Center, Crittenden Hospital 870-735-5527 

CALIFORNIA Alameda, CA, Better Breathers, Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. 2nd Mon/month, 1:30 pm, 408-998-5865 or http://www.lungsrus.org.

Anaheim, CA, Huff & Puffers, Donna Wilson, hufpuf@pacbell.net

Apple Valley, Ca, Better Breathers Club, St. Mary Regional Medical Center, 18300 Highway 18, 3rd Thu/month, Vickie Johnson, (760) 242-2311, Ex. 5331

Arcata/McKinleyville, CA, Azalea Hall, Senior Resource Center, 1620 Picket Road, McKinleyville, Second Wednesday/3 p.m.

Auburn, CA, Better Breathers, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Auburn Sierra Building, Room 205,11795 Education Street ,1st Thu/month, 11:00 am, Rosemary Johnson at 889-2922

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

Canoga Park - (West Hills/West San Fernando Valley) “West San Fernando Valley/Canoga Park/West Hills Support Group” - Columbia West Hills Regional Medical Center. , 7300 Medical Center Dr., Canoga Park, CA 91307 Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30p.m. Cathy Pollak, AAFA, Los Angeles (800) 624 - 0044

Camarillo, CA,

Better Breathers Club, Camarillo Health Care Dist. 3639 East Las Posas #117,4th Wed. of month, 2pm - 3pm, 988-6023, Donna Pearson-Beal, donna@lungsbvc.org  or 652-5346

Chico, CA, Better Breathers, Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons Road, classroom A of building C., 3rd Mon/month, 11:45 a.m., 1-800-586-4872

Chico, CA Lincare, 2505-B Zanella Way, 2nd Monday of the month, 11 a.m.

Chula Vista, CA, South Bay Better Breathers Club- Salvation Army, 648 Third Ave., Chula Vista  619-422-9294

Clearlake, CA, Better Breathers Club, Redbud Family Health conference room, 15250 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake, 3rd Wed, 2 p.m. For more information call the American Lung Association at 527-5864, or visit www.lungusa.org.

Covina, CA,  “Breath Savers”, Citrus Valley Medical Center- Inter Community Campus San Bernardino Road, Covina, CA 91723, 3rd Thusday/month, 12 noon, Cinda Claprood 626-915-6283

Crescent City, CA, Better Breathers Club- Sutter Coast Hospital’s conference room A , Crescent City, CA 95531, 1st Mon/month, 3:00 pm

Culver City, CA, Better Breathers Club, Brotman Medical Center, last Thu/month,

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

Downey, CA, “The Huff and Puff Club”, Downey Community, Conference Room B, 11500 Brookshire Ave., Downey, CA 90241, 3rd Tuesday/month, 1:30pm. Cathy Blackwood 562-904-5355

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

Eureka, CA, Senior Resource Center, Activity Room/First Floor, 1910 California St.   First Wednesday/3 p.m., Jerry Basist 707 444-8022

Fallbrook, CA, Fallbrook Better Breathers Club- Fallbrook Hospital, Conf Rm B, 624 E. Elder St., Fallbrook  760-723-5295

Fortuna, CA,

3rd Friday of the month, Jerry Copper 707 444-8022

Fresno, CA, Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association, 4948 N ArThu, PO Box 9839, Fresno, CA 93794. Sandra Eaton 209-222-4800

Fresno, CA, Huffers & Puffers, Sierra Community Health Center, 1925  E. Dakota, Fresno, CA 93726, Auditorium - Marilyn Carter, RRT, (559) 459-1558,   mcarter@communitymedical.org

Fortuna, CA, Redwood Memorial Hospital ,Third Friday, 1 p.m.

Fullerton, CA, St. Jude Medical Center Wellness Program, (714) 992-3000, ext 3982, Ellen Fortney, Coord., efortney@sjf.stjoe.org , Sheila McKibbon, Editor, mailto:sheila@deltanet.co

Garberville, CA, Humboldt Community Hospital, 4th Wed/month, 1:00 p.m.,

Gilroy, CA, Better Breathers Club, Saint Louise Regional Hospital, (Board Room), 9400 No Name Uno, 3rd Thu/month, 11:30 AM, 998-5864, Jean at 779-7564 or visit www.lungsrus.org

Glendale, CA, “Easy Breathers Group” -Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 01206. 1st Thusday/month, 10 a.m. Kathy Cavander & Mary Berg Barkman ,818-409-8100

Harbor City, CA,  “Asthma Support and Management for Adults”-Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Trailer Conference Center, Hospital Parking Lot #2, 25825 S. Vermont, Harbor City, CA 90710, 3rd Tuesday/month, 2 p.m.  Chay Robinson, BS RRT RCP 310-517-2639

Huntington Beach, CA, Better Breathers Club, Fountain Valley Hospital, Education Trailer (Room B), 3rd Thu/month, 2:00 p.m., 714-979-1408

Joshua Tree, CA, Better Breathers Club, Helen Gray Educational Center in Joshua Tree, CA 1st Tue/month, 11:00 am., Sandra Gray, 760-362-4519

Lakeport, CA, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Classroom A, 5176 Hill Road East, 1st Thu, 2 p.m.

Lakewood, CA,  “The PULMONAIRES” -Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712. 1st Monday/month, 1 p.m. Kathleen Norulak RRT 562-427-3330

Lakewood, CA, “Magic Puffers” - Lakewood Regional Medical Center, 3700 E. South St., Lakewood, CA 90712. 1st Thusday/month, 11:30 a.m. Kathleen Norulak RRT 427-3330

La Mesa, CA, East County Better Breathers Club- La Mesa Senior Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, 619-464-0505

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

Lodi, CA,

Better Breathers Support Group, Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont, in classrooms A and B, 1st Tue/month, 10 to 11 a.m., Information: (209) 478-1888 or (209) 339-7515

Lompoc, CA,

Better Breathers ClubCommunity Recreation Center, 1501 E. Ocean Ave, 2nd Mon. of month, 12pm - 1pm, 988-6023, Donna Pearson-Beal, donna@lungsbvc.org 

Long Beach, CA, “The Inspirations” Long beach memorial Center, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90801-1428. Last Tue/month, 7 p.m.  Alison Chacona, RRT 562-933-5864

Los Alamitos, CA, Better Breathers, Los Alamitos Medical Center. For information, call 7l4-835-LUNG.

Los Angeles, CA, COPD Support Group- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 4 S. San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048 Every Third Month, Susan Clark 310-423-9566

Los Angeles, CA, “The Lung Rangers” - Barlow Respiratory Hospital, 00 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Last Thu/every other month, 12 pm. Prim Desai 213-250-4200, x 3153

Los Angeles, Better Breathers, Queen of Angels, Doctor’s Tower, A-Level Lecture Hall, 1300 No. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027, 3rd Thu/month, 2:00 p.m., Kathleen Norulak, RRT, RCP (323) 935-5864

Madera, CA, Better Breathers Club, 2390 Cleveland Ave, #4, Madera CA.

4th Thu/month, 222-4800 or 1-800-586-4872

McKinleyville, CA,

Senior Resource Center, 1620 Pickett Road, 2nd Wed/month, 3:00 p.m,Carl Willoughby,  707 822-7220 ext. 4143

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

Mill Valley, CA, The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, 4th Thu/month, 1:00 p.m.  1-800-LUNGUSA

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

Modesto, CA, Better Breathers, Gateway Library, 500 Coffee Road, Modesto, 2nd fri/month, 2:00 p.m., TEL: 523-0732

Modesto, CA, Better Breathers, Doctors Medical Center Foundation, 3101 McHenry, Modesto, 3rd Mon/month, 7:00 p.m.,  TEL: 527-3412

Mount Shasta, CA, Mercy Medical Center Conference Room, 4th Fri/month, 2 p.m.

Moreno Valley, CA, Better Breathers Support Group, Paul Reitsma, 243-0811, extension 2425.

Napa, CA, Better Breathers, Queen of the Valley Hospital, 3rd Floor, Classroom A, 1000 Trancas, 2nd Fri/month, 2:00 p.m., 252-4411 ext. 3262, Cherie Shown

Newport Beach, CA, Hoag Memorial Hospital, (714) 760-5831, Joan Nehls, http://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/month, 1:30 p.m.,Rose Gumadi

Northridge, CA, Northridge Asthma Support Group, Northridge Hospital Medical Center,  Roscoe Blvd. Campus, Garden Conference Room, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91328, Kathy Pollak, AAFA, Los Angeles (800) 624-0044
Novato, CA, Novato Community Hospital,  Wilkes Conference Room, 165 Rowland Way, Novato, CA, 1st Wed/month, 1:30 p.m., 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 Tue/month, 1:00 p.m., 1-800-LUNG-USA

Oxnard, CA,

Better Breathers Club, Wilson Senior Center, 350 North "C" Street, 2nd Thurs. of month, 2pm - 3pm, 988-6023, Donna Pearson-Beal, donna@lungsbvc.org or 652-5346

Palo Alto, CA,  Better Breathers Club, Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., 2nd Mon/month, 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 a.m. 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 Tuesday/month, 10:30 a.m. Faith Kelmen 818-834-7300

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

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

Petaluma, CA, Better Breathers Club, Petaluma Valley Hospital, Groverman Hall, 400 N McDowell Blvd, Second Tuesday/2 p.m., 527-5864

Pomona, CA, “Breathing Buddies” -Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Center, 1910 Royalty Dr., Pomona, CA 91767. Every 3 weeks (Call for days), 12 p.m. Maria Robles, RCM 909- 469-9464

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

Red Bluff, CA, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Coyne Center, 3rd Wednesday, 10 am

Redding, CA, Better Breathers, 101 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA,  3rd/Tue/month, 9:30 a.m. For details, call Joy Schmidt at 246-0359.

Redwood City, CA, Sequoia Health Services, 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, - Redwood City CA, 650-369-5811

Redwood City, CA, Better Breathers Club, Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Annex Building, 3rd Mon/month 11:00 a.m.

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

San Andreas, CA, Calaveras County Better Breathers, Classroom 1 at the Community Health Education Center at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas, 2nd Wed/month, 1 to 2 p.m., Call 754-2643 or 754-5390.

San Diego, CA, San Diego Better Breathers Club- American Lung Association, 2750 Fourth 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/month, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Dale Swank, 858-487-7739, dswank@san.rr.com

San Francisco, CA, Better Breathers Club, Community Health Resource Center, 2100 Webster St, Ste 119, San Francisco, 2nd Wed/month, 10:00 am, Linda Civitello-Joy at  650-994-1903 x 306, lindacj@ggbreathe.org 
San Jose, CA, Better Breathers, American Lung Association Office, 1469 Park Ave, last Mon/month, 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/month, 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/month, 2:30 pm. Kris T.Brust, 310-832-3311

Santa Barbara, CA,

Better Breathers Club, New Horizons/Encina, 250 Moreton Bay Lane, 2nd Tues. of month, 1pm - 3pm, 988-6023, Donna Pearson-Beal, donna@lungsbvc.org 

Santa Cruz, CA, Better Breathers Club, Dominican Rehabilitation Services, Solarium, 610 Frederick St., Santa Cruz, CA, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30 p.m., Cathe Pleasant, (408) 457-7077, cpleasa@chw.edu

Santa Maria, CA,

Better Breathers Club, St.  Peter's  Episcopal Church, 402  S.  Lincoln, 2nd Tues. of month 2pm - 3pm, 988-6023, Donna Pearson-Beal, donna@lungsbvc.org 

Santa Monica, CA, “The Windpipers” - Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Start Date to be announced. Peggy Walker, 310-319-4935

Santa Rosa, CA, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, Conf. Room 1, 3325 Chanate Road Last Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Sepulveda, CA, “Happy Puffers” -VA Medical Center, Building 200, Conference Room A, 16111 Plummer St., Sepulveda, 91343. 3rd Friday/month, 12 p.m. Paul West 818-895 - 9569

Shasta, CA, Better Breathers Club, 246-0359

Simi Valley, CA,

Better Breathers ClubSenior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, 3rd Wed. of the month 2pm - 3pm, 988-6023, Donna Pearson-Beal, donna@lungsbvc.org 

Sonoma, CA, Westlake Wine Country House, 800 Oregon St., Third Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

St Helena, CA, Better Breathers, Queen of the Valley Hospital, 3rd Floor, Classroom A, 1000 Trancas, Napa, CA, 2nd Fri/month, 2:00 p.m., 252-4411 ext. 3262, Cherie Shown

Sylmar, CA, Better Breathers, Oliveview UCLA Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Drive, Sylmar, CA 91342, 4th Thus/month, 1:30 p.m., Carrie Butler (818) 364-4429 for information and exact meeting location

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

Torrance, CA, “PEP Pioneers” - Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. 3rd Thusday/month, 1 - 2 p.m. Jacki Tosolini RRT 310-937-1979

Torrance, CA, “So. Calif. Pulmonary Hypertension Assoc. (PHA) Support Group”-St John’s Cardiovascular Research Center, 1124 W. Carson St., Bldg E-5, Torrance, CA 90502 2nd Saturday/Odd Numbered Months, 11 am. Betty Lou Wojciechowski, 714-459-9594

Twenty-nine Palms, CA, Better Breathers of Morongo Basin, Helen Gray Educational Center, 1st Tue/month, 11:00 am, Sandra Gray, 760-362-4519

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

Ventura, CA, 

Better Breathers ClubCommunity Memorial Hospital, Loma Vista at Brent 8th Fl. 3rd Thurs. of month 3pm - 4pm, 988-6023, Donna Pearson-Beal,  donna@lungsbvc.org  or 652-5346

Verdugo Hills, CA, “L.A. County ALPHA1 Support Group”-Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, CA 91209. 2nd Thu/Odd Number Months, 7 p.m. Lynne Krygier 714-524-0508, Richard Pine 818- 994-5531

Visalia, CA, Better Breathers' Club of Tulare County,  The Lifestyle Center, 5105 W. Cypress Ave., Visalia, 2nd Mon/month, 1:30 p.m. Information: American Lung Association, (800) 586-4872.

Wadsworth, CA, “Windless Wonders” - VA Medical Centr-Wadsworth, 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90073, Starts in April. Michele Elliot 310-478-3711, x 40229

West Hills, CA, Community Medical Group, 7320 Woodlake Ave. Suite 190, West Hills, CA 91307 2nd Thus/every other month, Nora Hayes 818-880-9747, x1250

Westwood, CA, Westside Asthma Support Group, Westwood United Methodist Church, UCLA Medical Center, 300 Medical Plaza, Rehab Conference Room B114. Monday Evenings, 7 p.m. Cathy Pollak, AAFA, Los Angeles 800-624-0044

Willitts, CA, Howard Memorial Hospital, 1st Wed/month, noon

Yuba City/Marysville, CA, Yuba City Senior Center, 777 Ainsley Ave 3rd Thusday, 12:30 p.m. 530-345-5864 or 530-674-9710

Yucca Valley, CA, Better Breathers Club, Helen Gray Educational Center in Joshua Tree, CA 1st Tue/month, 11:00 am., Sandra Gray, 760-362-4519 

COLORADO Aurora, CO, Aurora Better Breathers, call Lisa Tobias at 450-4600.

Aurora, CO, Pulmonary Support Group, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital at Aurora,

900 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO (Second Floor - Inpatient Dining Room), 1st Tue/month, 10:00 a.m., Kathy Walker or Nelson Grotke at (303)363-5611.

Boulder, CO, Flatirons Better Breathers, 311 Mapleton Ave, 2nd floor, 2nd Fri/month, 12:15 p.m., Sue Hickey at 441-0553 (leave msg.)

Brighton, CO, Second Wind, call Judy Junes at 659-1531, ext 1187.

Canon City, CO, Lung Disease Support Group, call Debbie Hooten at 275-9377.

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

Colorado Springs, CO, Breath of Life, Memorial Hospital, 719-365-5924 or  719-598-650

Colorado Springs, CO, Lung Disease Support Group, Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock - Uintah & Hancock, 3rd Thu/month, 5:30 p.m., (light dinner provided), Elaine Wozniak, (719) 365-2223

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

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

Denver, CO, Rocky Mountain Better Breathers, National Jewish Medical & Research Center (in cafeteria), 3rd Thu/month, 2:30 pm, Sherri Michaelis, (303) 398-1397

Denver, CO

, EZ Breathers

, Exempla Rehabilitation Center Conference Room, (9830 I-70 Frontage Road South, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, 1st & 3rd Thurs/month, 1-2PM, Brenda Crow, (303) 457-4122
Denver, CO, Easy Breathers, call Betty at 425-8454.

Denver, CO, Wind Seekers,  Michaelena Moore 303-788-5100
Denver, CO, Alpha Beaters - The Alpha 1 Support Group (Patients w/ A1AD Related Emphysema), National Jewish, 3rd Wed/month, 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 Street - between 6th & Colfax),1st Tue/month,10:00 a.m., Melanie Trent RT 303-363-5116

Denver, CO, Catch Your Breath, Saint Joseph Hospital ,1835 Franklin Street, Denver CO 80218-1191, 3rd Thu/month, 11:OO am, (potluck lunch),

Tammy Mongert or Linda Gunnison 303-837-7759

Denver, CO, AIR FORCE Support Group, Rose Medical Center,

4567 East 9th Avenue, Denver, 2nd Tue/month,

12-1 PM,  RSVP  303-320-2272

Ft. Collins, CO, Second Wind, call Lee Ann Wilsom at 224-1441.

Grand Junction, CO, Easy Breathers, call Mike Barton at 245-2120.

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

Greeley, CO, Pulmonary Pacers, Deb Legel 970-350 6924
Longmont, CO, Easy Breathers, Longmont United Hospital, 2nd Fr/month, 12:00 noon, Barbara Jensen, (303) 772-3329

Loveland, CO, Better Breathers of Northern Colorado, call Brenda Tweedy at 663-0500, or Shirley Lindquist at 667-0226.

Loveland, CO, Better Breathers, Wellness Center at McKee Medical Center (attached to Hospital),3rd Tue/month, Feb-May, rest of year TBA, Diane Lemon, (970) 635-4025

Pueblo, CO, Better Breathers, call Janet Salameno at 543-1122.

Pueblo, CO, Wind Seekers, call Ruth Havens, 788-5100

Pueblo, CO, Better Breathers, AARP office, 1117 S Prairie Ave.,3rd Tue/every other month, 1:00 p.m., Nanci Parkhurst or Lori Fossceco, (719) 584-4641; Jennifer Beasley, (719) 296-8800

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

Wheatridge, CO, EZ Breathers, Exempla Rehabilitation Center, Pulm. Rehabilitation, (9830 I-70 Frontage Road South, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033), 1st & 3rd Thu/month, 1:00 p.m., (303) 457-4122, E-Mail: caudillc@exempla.org Colleen Caudill

Wheatridge, CO, Living with Lung Disease, I-70 Executive Center, Classroom 2, 4851 Independence St, st & 3rd Thu/month, 1:00 p.m., Answer Line at 303-425-2929
CONNECTICUT Bridgeport, CT, Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610, Last Fri-1:30, Evelyn Tkacs Cimmino, RRT, RN,  (203) 384-3726

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

Bristol, CT, Bristol Hospital, 3rd Wed-1:30, Lynn Baccaro, Diane Oberg, (860) 585-3580 Danbury, CT, Danbury Hospital, 3rd Tue/month, Marianne Mitchell, RN 203- 797-7229

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

Darien, CT, First Congregational Church, Every Mon (except 3rd)-1:30, Ann Levison, 1-800-LUNG USA

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

Manchester, CT, Manchester Memorial Hospital, 3rd Wed/month, 1:00 pm, Ann Levison 860-289-5401

Meridien, CT, Mid-State Medical Center, Paddock Ave., 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm, Not Jan.,Feb., July or Aug., Jeanne Rocha 203-694-8233

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

Milford, CT, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Avenue, Milford, CT 06460, 2nd Wed/month, 2:00 pm, except Jan/Fe, Barbara Chaves, RRT 203-876-4008

New Britain, CT, Hospital For Special Care, 4th Thu/month 11:00 am, Janet Bowen 860-827-4735

New Haven, CT, Better Breathing Club, Greenwich Hospital, Cohen Pavilion, 77 Lafayette Place, 3rd floor Community Room., 2nd Thu/month, 1:00 p.m., 203-863-3177

New London, CT, Pequot Health Center, 2nd Tue 11:00 am, Mary Buckley Davis 860- 442-0711 x2209

Norwalk, CT, Norwalk Hospital, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Dept, 24 Stevens Court, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30 pm Margie Haggerty, APRN 203-852-2484

Old Saybrook, CT, Better Breather's Club, Estuary Senior Center, 220 Main St., 1st & 3rd Thu/month, 7:00 p.m. Ann Levison 860-289-5401

Putnam, CT, Day Kimball Hospital, 320 Pomfret Street, Putnam, CT 06260, 3rd Wed/month 2:00 pm, Annmarie DeMerchant 860-928-6541

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

Shraron, CT, Good Neighbors, 1 Low Road, Shraron, CT 06069, 3rd Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., Maureen Orlando, (888) 211-3532

Southington, CT, Bradley Memorial Hospital, 2nd Wed/month, 5:00 pm, Judy Bielomyza 860-276-5099

Stafford Springs, CT, Johnson Memorial Hospital, 2nd Wed/month, 1:30 pm, Anita Nitsche 860-684-4251 x242

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

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

Torrington, CT, Better Breather’s Club, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 780 Litchfield St, 1st Thu/month 11:00 am, Patty Sullivan 860-496-6666 x5538

Wallingford, CT, Gaylord Hospital, Every Mon, 1:00 p.m., Ann Levison 860-289-5401

Waterbury, CT, Waterbury Hospital, 3rd Wed/month, 2:30 pm, Kathy Sullivan, CRRT 203-573-7118

Watertown, CT, Better Breather’s Club ,Watertown Library, 470 Main Street, Watertown, CT 06795, 2nd Tue/month, 2:00 pm, John Loyer 860-945-0609

West Hartford, CT, Better Breather’s Club, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT 06107, 2nd Fri, 1:00 p.m.,Marylou Benoit-Connors 860-714-5288
DELAWARE Wilmington, DE, Better Breathers Support Group - ALA of Delaware Wilmington Office. 1021 Gilpin Ave Suite 202, Last Mon/month, 7:00 pm, Jan Sullivan at 302-655-7258
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Washington, DC, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Support Group, Bldg 2 Ward 77, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue NM, Washington, DC 20307Ward 77, Pulmonary Medicine Clinic, Walter Reed, 1st Wed/month, 11:00 a.m., (202) 782-6745, Yvonne Taylor, FNP, Michael Kallish, CRRT
FLORIDA Alantis, FL, 1-800-330-5864

Altamonte Springs/Orlando, FL Better Breathers Club, Florida Hospital, 601 E. Rollons St., first Tuesdays, call Sue Warren, 897-1966

Arcadia, FL, Better Breathers Club,  DeSoto Memorial Medical Plaza, McSwain Room, 1006 N. Mills Ave, Arcadia, FL, 4th Tue/month, for info call Dian Cox at 863-491-4245

Auburndale , FL, COPD Support Group, Mary Sands Clinic. Hobbs Road, 863-965-5400

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

Brevard, FL, Huff 'N Puff.  For meeting place and time, call 434-7138.

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

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

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

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

Clermont, FL, Pulmonary Support Group, South Lake Hospital, National Training Center, 1099 Citrus Blvd., Clermont, FL   34711, 3rd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., Mary Cockcroft - (352) 394-4071  x-8126

Crawfordville, FL, Better Breathers, Wakulla County Senior Services Center located at 33 Michael Drive in Crawfordville, 3rd Wed/month, 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 Cntr B, 3rd Tue/month, 1:30 pm, Peggy Sahlin 352-521-1549

Daytona Beach, FL,

Better Breathers Club at American Lung Association of Florida, Inc. 412 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach, FL  32114-4922, TEL: 386-255-6447 and 1-800-LUNGUSA (586-4872)

Delray Beach, FL, Breathe Easy Club, South County Civic center, 16700 Jog Rd, 3rd Mondays, 10:00 am, call  (561) 659-7644 or (800) 3300-LUNG, amlungsefl@aol.com

Ft Lauderdale, FL, Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association, 2020 S Andrews Ave,.  3rd Tue/month, 1:00 PM, 954-524-4657

Ft Walton Beach, FL, Better Breathers, American Homepatient, 913 N. Beal Parkway, Suite H,  Fort Walton Beach, 3rd Tue/month, 2:00 pm. Call 478-5864.

Gainesville, FL, Better Breathers, Senior Healthcare Center at CrownPointe, 2205 NW 40th Terrace, Third Monday of each month, 3:00-4:30pm, 352-493-0802

Hollywood, FL, Breathing Freely, Hollywood Medical Center, Healthy Life Center, 3700 Washington St., Suite 204, Hollywood. 2nd Wed/month, 4:00 p.m., Call 800-237-8701

Inverness, FL, Respiratory Support Group, Citrus Memorial Hospital, Highland Avenue, Inverness, FL, Ms. Ann-Gayl Ellis 904-344-6538

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

Jacksonville, FL, Better Breathers, Memorial Hospital, 3625 University Blvd South, Cardiopulmonary Rehab, Fourth Tuesday of each month beginning June 24th, 1:00 - 2: 00 p.m., 399-6377

Jacksonville, FL, Better Breathers, St. Vincent's, 1800 Barr Street - 4th Floor Conference Room, Second Wednesday of each month, 4:00 -5:30 p.m., 308-8204 or 743-2933

Jacksonville, FL, Better Breathers, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL. 32224, Phone: (904) 953-2000
Jacksonville, FL, Better Breathers, St. Luke's Hospital, 4201 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL. 32216,  Phone: (904) 296-3700
Kissimmee, FL, Better Breathers Club, Osceola Regional Hospital, Classroom B, 700 West Oak Street, Kissimmee , FL 34741 2nd Wed/month, 2:30 p.m., Laura McDuffie, RRT, 407-518-3131

Lake City, FL, Better Breathers, Lake City Medical Center, 340 NW Commerce Drive, Third Thusday of each month, 2:00-3:30 p.m., 386 752-1615

Largo, FL, Gaspers & Wheezers, Largo Medical Center, PO Box 2905, Largo, FL 34649,     Ms. Deborah Ash, 813-586-1411 x544

Lakeland, FL, Bartow Memorial Hospital,

Lake Worth, FL, Better Breathers Club, The Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4685 S. Congress Ave,. Lake Worth, FL, 3rd Tuesdays, 1:30 pm. call (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/month (except Dec), 2:00-3:30 PM, Info: (727) 572-7595, 888-648-7250, Tiffany J. Rightnour, tiffany@rxstat.net

Lecanto, FL, Better Breathers, 3700 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL, Mr. Bob Ansted, 904-596-1441

Leesburg, FL, B
etter Breathers Support Group, Good Life Emporium, Lake Square mall, Leesburg, 3rd Wed/month, 1:00 pm., Erik Blamick, MA, 352-589-3396

Lehigh Acres FL,
Huffers and Puffers, Lee Memorial Hospital (auditorium), 3rd or 4th Fri/month, 1:00 or 1:30 pm (varies), call  335-7720.  

Marianna, FL,  
Marianna, FL, Better Breathers, Jackson Hospital, 4570 Hospital Drive, Marianna, Florida 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, FL, Pulmonary Support Group, HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, 101 E. Florida Ave., Melbourne, 4th Thu/month, 3:30 p.m, 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 Thu/month – 1:00 p.m.,  Call 449-4570 for info.

Milton, FL,

Better Breathers, Santa Rosa Hospital Meeting Room ( in rear of hospital),  Briar Hill Rd,  Milton, FL


1st Wed/month, 1:00 PM , Oct thru June

1st Wed/month
Naples, FL

- Lung Disease Support Group, Helen Merod, 941-649-8933  

New Port Richey, FL, West Paco Lung Support, Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren Street, 3rd Tue/month, 1:00 p.m., 727-844-30 or 727-862-4644

New Port Richey, FL, Medical Office Building, 14100 Fivay Road, Suite 210, 3rd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., 727-896-5566 or 727-862-4644

Oldsmar, FL, Better Breathers, Oldsmar Public Library, 101 State Road, W. Oldsmar, FL     Mr. Jerry Boudreaux 813- 480-7046

Orange Park, FL,

Orange Park, FL, Better Breathers, Orange Park Medical Center, 2001 Kingsley Avenue, Classroom, Second Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5:00pm, 276-7170

Orlando, FL, Better Breathers Club, Florida Hospital Orlando, 3rd Tue/month (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 Hospital's Better Breathers clubs as well).

Palm City, FL,
Breathe Easy Club, 3066 SW Martin Downs Blvd, 3rd Wednesdays, call (800) 330-LUNGS, amlungsefl@aol.com


Palm Coast, FL,

Better Breathers Club of Flagler County

at Flagler Hospital. TEL: 386-255-6447 or 1-800-LUNGUSA

Panama City, FL, Pulmonary Support, Group,  Bay Medical Building Conference Room, 3rd Thu/month, 3:00 p.m., 763-2318

Pensacola, FL,
Better Breathers Club, 4300 Bayou Boulevard, Suite 2. 3rd Thu/month, 2:00 pm, Patty Ballantine, pballantine@lungfla.org, (800) LUNG USA, (850) 478 LUNG (5864)
Port Richey, FL,
West Pasco Lung Support, Cares Facility, Port Richey, FL, Mr. John Howe, 813-862-4644

Port St. Lucie, FL, Breathe Easy Club, 2501 Bayshore Blvd, 2nd Mondays, call (800) 330-LUNGS, amlungsefl@aol.com


St. Augustine, FL, Better Breathers, Lincare, 71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 4 - across from Merita Bakery, Third Monday of each month, 3:00-4:30 p.m., (904) 825-0022

St Petersburg, FL, Better Breathers, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, 1501 Pasadena Ave.S.,         St Petersburg, FL, Ms. Lynn Stillwell 813-341-7741

St Petersburg, FL, Better Breathers Club, 6500 38th Avenue N., St Petersburg, FL 33710 Mr. Steve Fecura 813-341-4829

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

Sebring, FL, Better Breathers Club, HALLO, 3rd Thu/month, 2:00 p.m. 941-471-6232

Spring Hill, FL,
Pulmonary (COPD) Support Group, Oak Hill Hospital, 11 Cortez Blvd, 1st Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., 352-596-6632 or 352-596-1007

Starke, FL,

Starke, FL, Better Breathers, Shands at Starke, 922 East Call Street - conference room next to cafeteria, Third Thusday/month, 1:30-2:30pm, 904-368-2300 ext. 339

Stuart, FL, 1-800-330-5864

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

Tampa Bay, FL, Tampa Bay Second Wind Support Group meets at Perkins Restaurant, corner of Stall Rd and N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL , 3rd Sat/month, 5:30 p.m. , includes Dutch treat meal.  For info: Janet Walin, E-MAIL: MAJAW@sprintmail.com

Vero Beach, FL,
Breathe Easy Club, 681 4th St, 1st Tuesdays, call (800) 330-LUNGS, amlungsefl@aol.com

Vero Beach, FL, amlungsefl@aol.com

Pulmonary Support Group, HEALTHSOUTH Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital, Wayne Brown or Maria Pfeiffer, 561-778-2100

Vero Beach, FL, Better Breathers Club,

Indian River Memorial Hospital, 1000 36th St., Vero Beach. , 2nd Fri/month, Noon- 2 p.m. (800) 330-5864.

(The) Villages, FL,
Airheads COPD Support Group, Mulberry Recreation Center, Mulberry Lane, 2nd & 4th Tuesday/month 10:00 a.m. Nick Jones (352) 751-1313

(The) Villages,
FL Airheads COPD Breathing & Exercise Class, Mulberry Recreation Center, 1st & 3rd Friday/month 10:00 a.m. Nick & Jan Jones (352) 751-1313

Volusia County, FL,
Pulmonary Support Group, 904-947-4644

West Palm Beach, FL,
Better Breathers Support Group, Sebastian River Medical Center, DR#1., 2nd Thur/month, 3:30 p.m. (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. Call Denise Bielss at 863-293-1121, ext. 1355.

 Winter Park, FL, Better Breathers Club, Winter Park Memorial Hospital Medical Library, 2nd  

Winter Haven, FL, Friday/month, 1:00 PM,  October through June, (407) 646-7545







Albany, GA,  Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, 1st Tue/month, 10:00 am, 912-435-3626

Albany, GA, Air Dynamics Better Breathing Program, Women’s health Center, 1011 N. Monroe Street,2nd Tue/month, 10:00 a.m.,

Atlanta, GA, Better Breathers, University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, St. Sebastian Way at 13th Street; 2nd Tue/month, 11:30 a.m., bring covered dish; (706) 774-5864

Atlanta, GA, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Monthly, Doug Anderson 404-851-7177 (404) 851-7175 Cora Johnson

Atlanta, GA, Piedmont Hospital, 404-541-1111

Augusta, GA, CAMC Green Glass Professional Bldg., 3rd Tue/month, 12:00 pm, Ginny Brewer, 706-651-2268

Augusta, GA, RCOA, 2nd Wed/month, 12:00 PM, Lisa Ivey, 706-774-5864

Augusta, GA, Better Breathers Support Group,University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, St. Sebastian Way at 13th Street;  2nd Tue/month, 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 Tue/month, 12:00 p.m., 706- 651-LUNG

Blue Ridge, GA

Fannin Regional Hospital (706) 632-4293

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

Canton, GA, Cherokee Home Medical, Monthly, Rhonda Bryant 770-479-1981

Columbia, GA, Augusta Prof Bldg, 3rd Tue/month, noon

Columbus, GA, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Quarterly, 706-569-1098

Coleman, GA, Better Breathers Club, Coleman Community Center, 2nd Tue, 6:30 p.m., Meets bimonthly on the second Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Coleman Community Health Center. Contact: Ann Harry at (706) 845-3720.

Conyers, GA, Georgia Respiratory Care Center, Reagans Pharmacy, Sue Harris, 770-483-4727

Decatur, GA, Dekalb Medical Center, 2701 N. Decatur Rd., call Sharon Martin at 501-7155, smartin@peachnet.campus.mci.net

Fayetteville, GA, Fayette Community Hospital, 1225 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, GA 30214,

Shannon Baker @ 770-719-6946,


Gainesville, GA, rotates between Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Lanier Park campus, 3rd Thu/month, 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/month, 1:00 pm, Info: 451-7159.
Marietta, GA, Kennestone Hospital, (770) 793-5351, Marilyn Reasor
Milledgeville, GA, Oconee Regional Medical Center, Kaye Kilgore, 912-454-3945

Newnan, GA, Quarterly, 770-304-0673

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

Savannah, GA, Better Breathers- 1st Fri/month, 1:00 p.m. Info: 355-0036

Savannah, GA, Better Breathers Support Group, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System, Heart & Lung Building, Conference Room 2, 5356  Reynolds Street, 3rd Thu/month, 12:00 noon, call 819-7340 or 819-2032

Statesboro, GA, Better Breather Support Group, Bulloch Memorial Hospital, 2nd Tue/month, 5:00 p.m., June Alberto, (912) 681-5602.

Stockbridge, GA, Henry Medical Center, Monthly, 770-389-2143

Waycross, GA , Call (912) 352-1173



Hilo, HI, Better Breathers Support Group, Hilo Women’s Club, 1st Tue/month, 10:00 a.m., 935-1206

Honolulu, HI, “Support Group for Lung Patients and Their Families”, Harris United Methodist Church, 4th Thu/month, 10:00 a.m., (Nov & Dec 3rd Thu), Info- Oahu ALA  537-5965



Boise,ID, Better Breathers' Club, ALA office - 1111 S. Orchard , Suite 245, 2nd Wed/month, 3:30 p.m., Kera Yost, Program Director:  208-336-2373
Bonners Ferry, ID, Perfect Puffers, Boundary Community Hospital
Coeur d'Alene, ID, Better Breathers' Club, McGrane Center - KMC Campus, 2nd Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., Joyce Keratz-Klatt, MS--(208) 666-2897
Idaho Falls, ID, Easy Breathers' Club, Pulmonary Rehab. Education Room, last Thu/month, 11:30 am, Please RSVP - Complimentary meal and guest speaker
RSVP:  Marilyn Miller (208) 529-695

McCall, ID, The Weezers & Geezers, McCall Memorial Hospital--Meeting Room, 2nd Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., Michelle Butler (208) 634-4061
Pocatello, ID, Huff 'n Puffers, last Wed/month, call for time and place information, Bill Anderson (208) 239-1373

Twin Falls, ID, Magic Breathers' Club, Office on Aging Annex - C.S.I., 998 Washington Street North, 2:00 p.m., Lisa (208) 734-4061



Alton, IL, St Anthony's Better Breathers Club, Wellness Center--Alton Square Mall, 2nd Thu/month, 1:00 p.m.,Mary Ann Roswell 618 474 6451

Akron Better Breathers’ Club, Saint Anthony’s Wellness Center, 2nd Thu/month, 618-463-5185

Aurora, IL, Better Breathers, lower level of Provena Mercy Center, 1325 N. Highland Ave., 1st Thu/month 1:30 pm, (630) 801-2798

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

Carbondale, IL, Better Breathers Club, BBC Memorial Hospital, 405 W Jackson St., Conference Rm 1C, 3rd Tue/month, 3:00 p.m., Darrell Bryant, 618 549 0721

Chicago, IL, Better Breathers, Breath of Life Rehab Institute, 345 E. Superior St. 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, Alvita Smith-Streeter,  312 908 6096

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

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

Chicago Heights, IL, Breathers Anonymous,  St. James Community Health Center of Chicago Heights-North, Sister Stephanie Center, 30 E. 15th St., 3rd Thu/month, 1:00 p.m.

Centralia, IL, St Mary's Better Breathers, 400 No Pleasant Ave—Centralia, 2nd Thu/month, (except summer), Bobbie Thompson 618 436 8862

Danville, IL, Danville Area Better Breathers, Provena United Samaritans Sager campus, 600 Sager, Danville, IL last Thir/month, 1:00 p.m., call 443-5623 on Tuesdays or Thusdays.

Decatur, IL, Breath of Life Club, 3rd Wed/month, 4:00 p.m., call Judi McGavic 876-4201 for meeting location and further info.

Elk Grove, IL, Better Breathers, Alexian Bros Medical Center, 800 W Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove, IL 60007, Namcy Stallman, 847-437-5500, ext 4653
Evergreen Park, IL
, Better Breathers, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Education Bldg, 2800 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60642, Nancy Brown Mary, 708-422-6200

Freeport, IL, Breathe Easier Club, Freeport Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson,

1st Wed/month, March thru November, Cora Threadgil, 815 235 0668

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

Gurnee, IL, Better Breathers Club, Cooper Rehabilitation Center, 310 S Greenleaf, Suite 207, Gurnee, IL 60031, 2nd Wed/month,

847-244-1500, Jane Ugolini, Clinical Administrator:

Harvard, IL, Better Breathers,

Becky Fox, 815-943-5431

Hazel Crest, IL, Easy Breathers, South Suburban Hospital, 17800 South Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest, IL 60429, last Tue/month. 3:00 p.m., 708-799-8000

Hinsdale, IL, Better Breathers, Midwest Bamk of Hinsdale, 500 Chestnut, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Virginia Stanley, 708-562-4703

Joliet, IL, Better Breathers, Polley Education Room at Silver Cross Hospital, 2nd Thu/month, 10:00 a.m.,  Jackie Mansholt, 815-740-7108

Joliet, IL, Breathtakers Support Group, Provena St Joseph Medical Center, 333 N Madison, Joliet, IL, 3rd Thu/month, 815-725-7133 ext 3147.

Kewanee, IL, Lung Connection, Kewanee Hospital, 719 Elliot St. 3rd Thu/month, 1:15 p.m., Lynne Tucker  309 853 6017

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

  Macomb, IL, Better Breathers Club, McDonough Co. Hosp, 525 E. Grant St, 1st Thu/month, Sept thru June, Sharon Beals 309 836 1584

Mattoon, IL, Better Breathers Club, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, 1000 Health Center Dr., 1st Thu/month, 1:00 p.m., Shelia Smith, 217-258-2177 Fax 217-258-4024

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

Peoria, IL, Better Breathers Club--Proctor Professional Building, lower level, 4th Tues/month, 2:30 p.m.

Quincy, IL, Better Breathers Club, Denman Medical Ctr, 1020 Broadway---Conference Rm G, 1st Thu/month, 4:00 p.m., Mark Lotz, RRT 217 224 9164

Springfield, IL, Better Breathers  Support Group.  Meets alternating locations Memorial Medical, St. John’s Hospital and some meetings held at the American Lung Association local office.  Contact: 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 Tue/month, 3:30 p.m., Amy Puzey, 217 824 3331

Watseka, IL, Breath of Fresh Air – O2 Users Support Group, Iriquois Home Care, 110 S Third, Watseka, 3rd Thu/month, 1:3- p.m., Connie Kissee or Toni Larson, 815-432-6155

Waukegan, IL, Second Wind, Provena Saint Therese Medical Center, 2615 Washington St., Waukegan, 3rd Thu/month, 6:30 p.m., TEL: 847-360-2247 

Wheaton, IL, IHOP Restaurant, Danada Shopping Center, 1 blk N of Butterfield Road on Naperville Road, 3rd Wed/month, Noon luncheon meeting, Eileen Wilms, 847-891-1780



Better Breathers Clubs - Currently, there are 38 clubs with more than 3,000 people that meet monthly. A quarterly newsletter offers information to those who attend as well as those who are unable to attend. For more information about local clubs or the Better Breathers Bulletin, call 1-800-LUNG USA.

Anderson, IN, Better Breathers, Community Hospital Anderson’s Education Center, 1923 N. Madison Ave., 4th Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., Dawana Felty at (765) 298-5178.

Avon, IN, Better Breathers Club, American Health Network, 5250 US 36, Avon In 46123, 2nd Wednesday of every month , 3 pm, Deb_Barowsky@Ahni.com

Bloomington, IN, Pulmonary Support Group, Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, IN 47403, 2nd/Wed/month, 6:00 p.m., Larry Vesely or Susie Carter 336-9811

Columbus, IN, Bartholomew Better Breathers Support Group, Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, IN 47201, 3rd Wed/month. 812-379-4119

Elwood, IN, Better Breathers Support Group, St. Vincent Mercy Hospita,1331 S. A street, Elwood, IN 46036,1st Thu/month, 2:00 p.m., 552-4579.

Fort Wayne, IN, Better Breathers, Parkview Hospital Pulmonary Rehab Department, 2200 Randallia Drive, 3rd Wed/month 1-800-LUNGUSA

Fort Wayne, IN, Better Breathers, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Lutheran Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Classroom Two, Lower Level, (near the cafeteria), 4th Wed/month, 10:00 am. For more information, call 435-7363

Franklin, IN, Breathers Club of Johnson Memorial Hospital, 1125 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, 3rd  Wed/month 2 p.m., (317) 736-3261

Greenfield, IN, Better Breathers, Hancock Memorial Hospital and Health Services, Hancock Memorial Hospital, 801 North St, Greenfield IN. 46140, 1st Wed/month, 12:30 p.m., (317) 468-4458.

Hobart, IN, “Breathless,” St. Mary Medical Center, 1354 So Lake Park Ave., Hobart, IN 46342, 3rd Fri/month, 11:30 a.m., Bette Gonzales, 217-947-4060

Huntington, IN, Better Breathers Club, for information call 1-800-533-2252, ext. 261 or 358-5261

Indianapolis, IN, Better Breathers Club, Clarion Health Partners, 165 at 21st St. (317) 939-5060, Debbie Koehl, BS, RRT, dkoehl@clarian.com

Indianapolis, IN, Better Breathers Club, Community Hospital East, 1500 N. Ritter Ave, 46219 (317) 355-5069, Sandy Doyle, Madonna Miles, RRT, sanld@aol.com

Indianapolis, IN, Better Breathers Club, St.Vincent Stress Center Auditorium, Indianapolis IN 46260, 1st Thu/month, 2:00 p.m. 338-2273

Indianapolis, IN, Better Breathers Club, Carmel Medical Center, 13450 N. Meridian, Suite 185, Indianapolis IN 46032, 4th Thu/month, 2:00 p.m. 338-2273

Jeffersonville, IN, Better Breathers Class, Clark County Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave, Healthy Lifestyle Center, 47130, 2nd Thu/month, 4-5:30PM, Debbie Bowman, 812-283-2038

Lebanon, IN, Better Breather’s Support Group - Witham Memorial Hospital, 1124 N. Lebanon St, PO Box 1200, Lebanon, IN 46052 2nd Tue/month, 6:30 p.m., 765-482-8693 or 765-482-8660

Muncie, IN,    Better Breathers Club, Muncie Mall, MCL Cafeteria, 3501 N. Granville Ave., Muncie, IN 47303, meets 9 months/year, first meeting April. 765-747-8403

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

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

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

Terre Haute, IN, Better Breathers Support Group, Regional Hospital, 4th Thu/month, 6 pm.

Warsaw, IN, Kosciuscko Community Hospital and Wellness Center (Phase III rehab and Support Group), Steve Jungbauer, sjungbauer@kconline.com



Cedar Rapids, IA, Easy Breathers Club, St Luke's Hospital, Room 163, 2nd Wed/alt months, 10:00 a.m., Dean Bleadorn, 319-369-7527

Council Bluffs, IA, Better Breathers Club, Mercy Hospital, 800 Mercy Dr, Sharon Kramer, 712-328-5479
Covenant, IA, Better Breather Support Group, Kimball Ridge Center, 319-236-4124

Davenport, IA, COPD Support Group, Center for Active Seniors, Inc. 1035 W.Kimberly Road  2nd Tues/month, 10:00 AM, (563) 386-7477

Des Moines, IA, Better Breathers Club- American Lung Assoc., 5601 Douglas Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310, Jen Carstensen 515-278-5864

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

Harlan, IA, Better Breathers. Contact Respiratory Therapy at 755-4348 for a schedule

Keokuk, IA, Better Breathers Support Group, KAME, 420 N. 17th St., Keokuk. 3rd Wed/month, 1 pm.

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

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

Waterloo, IA, Covenant Medical Center, Better Breathers Club, 211 E. Ridgeway, 50702.  (319) 272-2274, Donna Bush, RRT, RCP, kandyjean@aol.com



Abilene, KS, Memorial Hospital, 511 NE 10th St, Abilene, 1st Thu/month, 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, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital 720 W. Central Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042, (316) 322-4517 (Stop smoking, Walking Club, Support Group), Melissa Dinsmore melissadinsmore@email.msn.com

Hutchinson, KS,  Hospital, 1701 East 23rd St,1st Wed/month,  2:00p.m., 316/665-2505

Kansas City, KS, Better Breathers Club- Providence Medical Center Lung Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, 1ST Wed/month, 3:30 p.m., (913/596-4950)

Lawrence, KS, Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine,4th Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., (785/749-6100)

Manhattan, KS, Better Breathers Club - Mercy Health Center, Manhattan, LS 66502, 2nd Wed/month, from April through November, 785/539-4072

Overland, Park, KS,  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 West 119th St, Overland Park, 3rd Wed/month, 3:00-5:00 p.m., (816/931-3215)JNeustaedter@HTCKC.com 

  Roeland Park, KS,  Community Center (Area Agency on Aging), 3rd Wed/month, 10:00 a.m., (913/649-6004)

Salina, KS, Huffers & Puffers, Salina Regional Home Medical Services, 520 South Santa Fe, Salina, KS, 2nd Thu/month, 4:00-5:00 pm, 785-823-8770,

Kay Schmitt, CRT, kschmitt@hmsvc.com
Westwood, KS, Lungs, Inc., Westwood City Hall, 4700 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS 66205, 4th Thu/month, 12:00 noon, Judy Moore 913-362-1550



Ashland, KY, Better Breathers Club, Our Lady of Bellefonte, Ashland, KY, Donna Holbrook 606-833-3516

Cynthiana, KY, Better Breathers Club, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana, KY, Sharon Marsh 606-235-3553

Danville, KY, Better Breathers Club, McDowell Wellness Center, 1107 Ben Ali Drive, Danville, KY, last Thu/month, 6:30 p.m., Jenny Baker, R.N., 859-936-7229

Edgewood, KY, Better Breathers Club of Northern Kentucky, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, Edgewood, KY 41017, Jennifer Kroger, American Lung Association, (859) 801-9811, Robert Armour, Healthsouth, (859) 341-2044
 Elizabethtown, KY,  Better Breathers Club, Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, KY, Kay Stone 270-765-1294

Glasgow, KY, Better Breathers Club, T. J. Sampson Hospital, Glasgow, KY, Brock Steckline 270-651-4350

Henderson, KY, Pulmonary Support, Methodist Hospital, monthly. 827-7486

Hopkinsville, KY, Better Breathers Club, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, KY, Peggy Lewis 270-887-0629

Louisville, KY, A Breath of Life 1

, Norton Suburban Hospital, 4001 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40207, 3rd Tue/month, 7:30PM, Mary Fox at 502 239-4480 or Joyce Grunder at 502 326-0068.

Louisville, KY,

A Breath of Life 2,

Norton Audubon Hospital, 1 Audubon Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40217, 3rd Thu/month, 2:00PM, Mary Fox at 502 239-4480

Louisville, KY, Better Breathers Club,

Jewish Hospital Health Lifestyle Center,3600 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218, 3rd Tue/month, 2:30PM, Lisa Mullins at 502 454-5100.

Louisville, KY,

Better Breathers Club,

Norton Hospital, 315 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, 1st Wed/month, 2:30PM, Rita Gord 502-629-3444

Louisville, KY, Better Breathers Group, CARITAS Medical Center,1850 Bluegrass Avenue, Louisville, KY 40215, 4th Thu/month, 6:30PM, Patsy Breeland, 502 361-6738

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

Mayfield, KY, Better Breathers Club, Pine Lake Regional Hospital, Mayfield, KY, Tony Fry 270-251-4120

Owensboro, KY, Better Breathers Club, Green River Heart Institute, Owensboro, KY, Gina Smith 270-688-0808, Ext. 244

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

Richmond, KY, Better Breathers Club, Pattie A. Clay Hospital, Richmond, KY, Keith Hodges 606-625-3193

Somerset, KY, Better Breathers Club, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, 305 Langdon St. Kevin Gregory 606-678-3530



Alexandria, LA, Better Breathers Club, Cabrini PowerCenter, MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, LA, of Cenla, Cabrini Mediplex, located on Masonic Drive, across from Cabrini Hospital, 3rd Tue/month, 2:00 to 3:00 PM. For more information, call April Brouillette at (318) 448-4972.
Covington, LA, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1202 S Tyler St, 3rd Sat/month, 1:00 p.m., Rhonda Harrison, TEL: 985-898-3785, FAX: 985-898-3775, Rharrison@stph.org

Leesville, LA, Better Breathers of Vernon Parish, Parish Library, 1401 Nolan Trace @ Abe L. Allen Memorial Dr., Leesville, LA 71446, 2nd Fri/month, 2:00 PM, COPD  Info line: (337) 397-8839

Metairie, LA, Better Breathers Club, East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd, Metaire, LA 70006, Sherry Amadon, 504-454-4878 or Tom Roundtree at troun@linknet.idt.net

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

Opelousas, LA, Better Breathers Club, Opelousas General Health System, Auditorium A, 3rd floor,Opelousas. 2nd Wed/month, 9:00 am,  Jessie Castille, R.R.T, 943-7121



Bangor, ME, Better Breathers Club, St. Joseph Hosp., Bangor, ME: 2nd Thu/month, 2:00 p.m., 207-262-1809

Farmington, ME, Franklin Memorial Hospital, (Walden Room), One Hospital Drive , Farmington, Maine 04938 , 4th Tue/month, 10:00 a.m., 207-779-2727

Portland, ME, Pulmonary Support Group, New England Rehabilitation Hospital, 333 Brighton Ave., 1st Tue/month, 2:30 p.m., TEL: 879-8589

Rockport, ME, Respiratory Support Group, Rehab Education Room Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport, ME, last Tue/month, 12:00 noon, Janey Barthelette, RRT @ 207-596-8880, jbarthelette@penbayhealthcare.org



Annapolis, MD, Anne Arundel Support Group, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 3rd Thu/month, 1:00 pm , Ruth Hayden 410-267-1571

Baltimore, MD, Better Breathers Group, Northwest Hosp. Ctr., at Liberty Senior Center, 410-887-0780

Baltimore, MD, “L.U.N.G.S.”, St. Agnes Hospital, Box 007, 900 Canton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229-5201,3rd Weds, Carlie Ream, RRT, (410) 368-2044

Baltimore, MD, Better Breathers, Harbor Hospital's LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. Second Monday of the month, noon.. Registration, 410-350-8255.

Bethesda, MD, Better Breathing,  Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 2nd Wed/quarter, 1:00 p.m., 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 daniels@shore.intercom.net

Clinton, MD, Pulmonary Pals Support Group, Colony South Hotel & Conference Center, 4th/Tue/month, 5:00 p.m., (301) 877-7370 , Debbie Ford, RRT

Easton, MD, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington St. (410) 822-1000, ext 5208 daniels@shore.intercom.net     Marybeth Daniels, RN

Hagerstown, MD, Second Wind Club, Washington County Hospital, 251 E Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD, Carolyn Hetzer, david.hetzer@erols.com

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

Silver Spring, MD, Breathing Support Group, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910-1484; Registration call: 301-754-7382



Central Massachusetts, COPD Support Group, Ken. Baker 978-582-6865

Athol, MA, Better Breathers, Athol Memorial Hospital, Debbie Lamir, 978-756-5749

Attleboro, MA, Better Breathers, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, 211 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703, FAX: 508-236-7554, Donna Hopkinson BS, CRT

Brockton, MA, Better Breathers - Brockton Hospital Assembly Room, Last Tue/month, 2:00 pm., 508-941-7979

Cape Cod, MA, COPD Support Group, Orleans, 508-775-3099 Pulmonary Support Group

Cape Cod, MA, Family & Friends of COPD Support Group, Cape Cod Hospital, 508-862-5223
Concord, MA, Easy Breathers Club, Emerson Hospital, Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, (North Assembly Room) 3rd Thu/month, Noon, 978-287-3715, refreshments served.

Falmouth, MA, Pulmonary Support Group, Falmouth Hospital,  508-457-3687

Gardner, MA, Better Breathers, Heywood Hospital, Debbie Lamir, 978-756-5749

Greenfield, MA, Better Breathers, Franklin Medical Center, 164 High Street, Greenfield, MA 01301 main level conference rooms, last Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., Rose Deskavich, OTR (413) 773 - 2724

Holyoke, MA, Better Breathers, South 4 Conference Room of Holyoke Hospital, 1st Mon/month, 5:00 p.m., Jim Lewis, 534-2556

Leominster, MA, Better Breathers, Health Alliance Leominster Hospital, Debbie Lamir, 978-756-5749

Lowell, MA, Saints Memorial Medical Center, Pulmonary Rehab Dept. at Health South, 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell, MA, 1st wed/month, 2:00 p.m., no meetings during the summer, 781-272-2866

Ludlow, MA, Better Breathers, HealthSouth, 14 Chestnut Place,  first floor conference room, 1st Thu/month, 1:30 p.m., Jackie Stacy,RRT,  589-7581

Lynn, MA, COPD Support Group, Union Hospital - Lynnfield Street, Lynn (call for room), 2nd Mon, alternating months, 1:oo p.m., Julie Jones 781-477-3102

Milford, MA, Better Breathers, Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital, Debbie Lamir, 978-756-5749

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

North Adams, MA, Better Breathers, Mary Spitzer Senior Center, 3rd Thu/month, 1:00 p.m., David Blanchette, 664-5522

Northampton, MA, Cooley Dickinson Hospital,  30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060, Conference Room B, 3rd Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., Sue Lesser, RN, BSN and Judy Bennett, RCP Coordinators, 413- 582-2649

Norwood, MA, Better Breathers Club, Caritas Norwood Hospital, Norwood, MA,  3rd Wed/month, 12:30 p.m., call 781-769-2950, ext. 2024

Orleans, MA, Orleans Senior Center, 2nd Wed/month, JoVon Tucker 508-945-7771

Pittsfield, MA, Better Breathers Club, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, 1st Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., 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/month, 1:00 p.m., Dana Vandesteene, RRT, 866-851-7522

Shirley, MA, Better Breathers Club, Emerson Hospital, North Assembly Room, 3rd Thu/month,  from noon to 1 p.m., Refreshments served.

Springfield, MA,   Pulmonary Support Group, Weldon Center for Rehabilitation at Mercy Hospital. 233 Carew Street, 4th Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., Linda Chastain, RN, RRT or Donna Hawk, RRT, 413-748-6965 or 748-9669

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

Ware, MA, Better Breathers, Mary Lane Hospital, 4th Tue/alt months, 2:00 p.m. 967-9077

Wellfleet, MA, Cape COPD Support Group, 134 Compass Hill Rd., 02667

Jo-Von Tucker, clambabe@capecod.net

Westfield, MA, Better Breathers Club, Noble Hospital, Cardiopulmonary Classroom, 3rd floor, 2nd Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., Tom Tremblay, 568-2811

Woburn, MA, Easy Breathers, New England Rehabilitation Hospital, 4th Thu/month, 1 p.m., refreshments served. 781-272-286.

Worcester, MA, Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA, 1st Fri/month, 3:00 pm

Worcester, MA,

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital,

150 Flanders Road, 3rd Thur/month, 2:00 pm. For more information, call Joanne at (508) 871-2134.


Alma, MI, Better Breathers Club, Gratiot Health System, 300 E. Warwick Dr., Alma, MI 48801, last Tue/month 4:00 p.m., (989) 463-1101

Ann Arbor, MI, Pondview, 5111 Venture Dr., Ann Arbor, 2nd Wed. of month, 1:45 - 2:45 pm, Terri Schillinger, (734) 712-5367

Battle Creek, MI, Burnham Brook Senior Center, Country Kitchen, 245 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, 2nd Wed/month, 1-2 pm, Deborah Pierce, (616) 966-8438

Chelsea, MI, Chelsea Community Hospital, Dining Room A/B, 775 S. Main, Chelsea, 3rd Sat. of month, 11 am -1 pm, No meetings during summer, Dave Glover, (313) 475-1311

Commerce Township, MI, Huron Valley Hospital G.F.E., 1 William Carls Dr, Commerce, 3rd Wed. of month, 2 pm, Pat Oberlee, (248) 937-3314

Dearborn, MI, Oakwood Hospital, Cardiac Rehab Center, 22060 Beech, Dearborn, 1st Tue. of month, 7:30 pm, Darlene Lingenfelter, (313) 436-2255

East China Township, MI, River District Hospital, Meeting Room #3, 4100 S. River Rd, East China Township, 3rd Wed. of month, 3 pm, Linda Degloff (810) 329-5365

Farmington Hills, MI, Botsford General Hospital , 2 West, Classroom B, 28050 Grand River, Farmington Hills, 3rd Thu. of month, 1 pm, Donna Rice, (248) 477-6100

Flint, MI, Peace Presbyterian Church, 1521 North Elms Road, Flint, 2nd Tue. of month, Steve Carroll, (810) 715-0921

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

Grand Haven, MI, North Ottawa Community Hospital, 1309 Sheldon Rd,Grand Haven,4th Wed. of month, 4-5 pm, Joe Debrowski, (616) 847 5519

Grand Rapids, MI, , Grand Valley Blood Center, 1036 Fuller, NE, Grand Rapids, 2nd Mon. of month, 12-1:30 pm, only May-Nov., American Lung Association (616) 942-0513

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, Cottage Hospital, Grosse Pointe Farms, 3rd Mon. of month, 3 pm, Nancy Messing, (313) 640-2582

Holland, MI,  Zeeland Community Hospital Conference Center. , Conference Room D, 602 Michigan Ave., Holland,3rd Thu. of month, 7 - 8 pm, Jane Martin, (616) 394-3706

Howell, MI, McPherson Hospital, Community Room 3, 620 Byron Rd., Howell, 2nd Tue. of month, 1-2 pm, Howell Pulmonary Rehab, (517) 545-6020

Lansing, MI, Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 East Grand River, Lansing, 2nd Thu. of month, 1:15 - 2:30 pm, Dec.& June 12-2 pm. No meeting July-Sep, Jan.-Mar

Lapeer, MI, Better Breathers Club, Lapeer Regional Medical Center, 1375 N. Main St., Lapeer, 3rd Tue.month, 2:00 pm, For info, contact Harris at  (810) 667-5675

Livonia, MI, St. Mary Hospital, Hospital Auditorium, 36475 Five Mile Road, Livonia, 3rd Thu of month, 7 pm, Mary Greer, (734) 464-4800

Livonia, MI, St. Mary Hospital, Hospital Auditorium, 36475 Five Mile Road, Livonia, 3rd Thu. of month, 7 pm, Mary Greer, (734) 464-4800

Mt. Clemens, MI, Mt. Clemens General Hospital, 6th Floor Conference Room, 1000 Harrington Blvd., Mt. Clemens , 4th Mon. of month, 7 pm, Susan Purcilly, (810) 493-3351 

Mackinaw, MI, Better Breather’s Society, Covenant HealthCare, Mackinaw, Weekly Tue, 2:00 pm 517-583-5030 or 517-583-4302.

Midland, MI, Respiratory Support Group, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2206 Airfield, Midland, call MidMichigan Regional Medical Center Respiratory Care 517-839-3591.
Mt. Clemens, MI, Breathers Club, Mt. Clemens General Hospital, 1000 Harrington Blvd., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043, 4th Mon. of month, 7 pm, Janine, (586) 493-3351

Mt. Clemens, MI, St. Joseph – West, 1st Floor Conference Room, 15855 Nineteen Mile Road,
Mt. Clemens, 4th Mon. of month, 1 pm, Lyn Ponia, (810) 263-2750

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 Street, Otsego, 3rd Tues. of month, 10 am to noon, Jennifer Browning, (616) 685-0787

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

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

Port Huron, MI, Port Huron Medical Center, Suite 11, Main Floor, 1131 Erie, Port Huron, 1st Tue. of month, 12 pm, Phil Selice, (810) 987-9800

Royal Oak, MI, Beaumont Health Center, 4949 Coolidge Hwy., Royal Oak , Classroom #4 3:30 - 4:30 pm, 3rd Thu. of month, (except Dec.), Teena M. Culhane, RRT, (248) 655-5790 

Saginaw, MI, Better Breathers Society, Covenant Health Care, 3rd Floor, 5400 Mackinaw, Saginaw,  Monday, 1 PM,  (517) 583-5267

Three Rivers, MI, Three Rivers Area Hospital Health TRAC Room, Three Rivers, 2nd Tue. of month, 3-4 pm, Sally Brooks or Joyce Harder , (616) 278-1145x376 or (616) 278-8722x458

Traverse City, MI, Better Breathers of Grand Traverse Support Group, Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E. Front St., TC;  4th Thu/month, 2 p.m.,932-0399

Warren, MI, St. John Macomb Hospital Center, Executive Office Building, 12000 Twelve Mile Road, Warren, 2nd Tue. of month, 2 pm, Sandra Pfunk or Deanna Graves (810) 573-5233

Washington, MI, Michigan Alpha-1 & COPD Resource Group, Gift of Life, 2203 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 3rd Sat/month, 1pm-4pm, Brenda Sebastian br8600@aol.com 586-786-5877 or JoAnne Kirby jo10281@sbcglobal.net

Wyandotte, MI, Wyandotte Hospital, Multi-purpose Room, Wyandotte, 3rd Wed. of month, 11 am, Roy Williams, (734) 284-2400

Zeeland, MI, Zeeland Community Hospital, 100 S. Pine, Zeeland, 2nd Tue. of month, 7-8 pm, Karen Steiger, (616) 748-2834



Coon Rapids, MN, Breath of Mercy,  Mercy Hospital, Heart Center Conference Center lower level, 4050 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN, 55433, 4th Wed/month 1:00 pm, Robbie Crannick, RT,  763-236-6867, Roberta.Crannick@allina.com

Duluth, MN, Short of Breathers. United Methodist Church, 230 East Skyline Parkway, 1st Tue/month, 10:30 am, Pat McKone, 218-726-4721, pat.mckone@alamn.org
Edina, MN, Breathcatchers, Fairview Heart and Vascular Center, 6401 France Ave S LL-4, Edina, MN 55435, Mary Ruff, RRT/RCP, 952-924-5080, mruff3@fairview.org

Edina, MN, Integrated Medical Rehabilitation, 7250 France Ave. S., conf. room level A, Edina, MN, 55435, 1st Wednesday of each month 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, (please RSVP), 952 837 8991, info@imr-mn.com, web: www.imr-mn.com

Mankato, MN, Windjammers, ISJ Hospital, Lower Level Room 0310, 1025 Marsh Street, Mankato, MN, 56002-8673, 3rd Thursday every month March-December, 2:30 pm. Contact: Mollie Murphy, RRT, 507-385-5605, murphy.mollie@mayo.edu

Minneapolis, MN, Respiratory Health Club-Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave. S., Minneapolis,  Call the American Lung Association of Minnesota at (651) 227-8014 or email 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/month, 2-3:30 p.m., Shanna Watrin, 218-485-5677, swatrin@sisunet.org

Rochester, MN, Huff & Puff Club, Masonic Lodge, Rochester, MN, 3rd Thur/month, 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, Saturday, 1 - 3 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 56303-7245, 1st Wed/month, excl. Jan, Feb, July, and Aug., Jessica Oman, RCP, 320-251-2700, omanj@centracare.com

St. Paul, MN, Huffers & Puffers, American Lung Association of Minnesota, 490 Concordia Ave., St. Paul, 2nd Tue/month, 1:00 pm. Call the American Lung Association of Minnesota at (651) 223-9565 or email cheryl.sasse@alamn.org  

 Stillwater, MN, Breathsavers - Pulmonary Support Group, Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Exercise Room, in 2C-Room 265, Lakeview Hospital, 4th Tue/month, 1:00 p.m.

Wyoming, MN, Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd., Wyoming, MN, 1st Sat/month (excl. Jan & July), 11:30 am, Julie M. Knutson, 612-990-3092, Ladybugzz@frontiernet.net



Gulfport, MS, Better Breathers Support Group, Memorial Hospital, 2nd Thu/month, 6:00 p.m., 396-3122

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

Jackson, MS, Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association, 731 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 18; Jackson, 1st Tue/month, 11:30 a.m., Details: 601- 206-5810.

Ocean Springs, MS,  Better Breathers and Friends, Ocean Springs Hospital, 1st floor boardroom, 2nd Thu/month, 1:30 pm, call Barbara Butiro at 436-1667 or e-mail her at Barbara.Butiro@brmc.hma-corp.com..



Branson, MO, Better Breathers Club, Skaggs Hospital, Skaggs Rd, Branson, Mo 65616        2nd Fri/month, Pam at 417-335-7155

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

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

Chesterfield, MO, “Aire Force", St. Luke's Hospital , 232 S Woods Mill Rd , Chesterfield, MO 63017, 4th Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., 434-1500 ext 4233

Chesterfield, MO,  "Asthma Class",  St. Luke's Hospital,  232 S Woods Mill Rd,  Chesterfield, 1st Tue/quarter, 6:30 p/m.,  205-6807 ext. 4233

Joplin, MO, Huff & Puff, St John's Med Center, 9th floor, Joplin, MO, 1st Wed/month,1:00 p.m., Jack Wallace  417-206-0068

Joplin, MO, Freeman Breathe Right Support Group, Freeman Hospital, Joplin MO, 4th or 5th Wed/month, 2:30 pm, Stacy Madden 417-347-3533
Joplin, MO, Pulmonary Support Group, Collegeview Manor, 3828 Collegeview Drive, Joplin, MO, 1st Thu/month, 11:30 a.m., 417-782-6212.

Kansas City, MO, Better Breathers Club, Heartland Therapy Centers, 3215 Main, Suite 202, Kansas City, MO 64111, April-December, 3rd Wed/month, 12:00-2:00,  816-931-3215, JNeustaedter@HTCKC.com

Kirkwood, MO, Pulmonary Support Group, St. Joseph Hospital, 525 Couch Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122, 1st Thu/month, 1:00 p.m.,  945-4500

Lebanon, MO, Better Breathers Club, St John's Hospital, Lebanon, Cardiac Rehab Classroom (across the street from the hospital), 2nd Mon/month, 1:00 pm, Call 417-533-6700 for more information

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

Rolla, MO, Breathe Easy (Breath for Life), Rolla Residential Care Center, 1700 East Tenth St, Rolla, MO 65401 (1/2 mile E of the Forum Shopping Center), 4th Thu/month, 1:00 p.m., Gary Brummitt, 573-299-4469,  garyphil@rollanet.org

St Charles, MO,  Better Breathers Club, SSM St. Joseph Health Center, 300 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, 2nd Mon/month. 11:30am-1:30pm, Free lunch provided. Call 636-947-5682.

St Louis, MO,   Pulmonary Support Group, St. Anthony's Medical Center, 10010 Kennerly Rd, 525-1734

St. Louis, MO, Second Wind Lund Transplant Association, 3440 Halliday, St. Louis, MO 63119. 2nd Sun/month, 2:00 p.m., President: Tom Archer, 314-664-6360, www.secondwindstl.org

St Louis, MO, Pulmonary Support Group, St Anthony’s Medical Center, Respiratory Department, 10010 Kennerly Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63128

St Louis, MO, Pulmonary Support Group, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Healthwise Center in physician office building No. 1, 6 Jungermann Circle, suite 117. Call 636-916-9650 to register.Wed/alt months, 1:00 p.m.

St Peters, MO,  Better Breathers Club, SSM St. Joseph Health Center, 300 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, 2nd Mon/month. 11:30am-1:30pm, Free lunch provided. Call 636-947-5682.

Washington, MO, Pulmonary Support Group, St. John's Mercy Hospital – Washington, / 200 Madison Ave, Washington, MO 63124, 314-239-8858



Billings, MT, Deaconess Hospital, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30 p.m., Alan Thomas, 307-427-7501, ext. 280

Bozeman, MT, Deaconess Hospital, 915 Highland Blvd, Bozeman 59715, twice/month, Terri Knobel, 585-5040

Bozeman, MT, Asthma Support Group, (Call for location), last Mon/month, Chad Green, 585-1019

Great Falls, MT, Asthma Education, Great Fal;ls Clinic, Vicki Johnson, 771-3370

Helena, MT, St Peter’s Hospital, Meting Room 1, 1st Tue/month, 1:00 p.m., John Stewart, 447-2622

Kallispelll, MT, The Summitt, 3rd Wed/month, 3:00 p.m., Al Hoffmeister 751-4504, or Ray Price, PO Box 130374, Coram, MT, 387-4102

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

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

Missoula, MT,  COPD/Pulmonary Support Group, Rehabilitation Center conference room, Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Road, 2nd Wed/month, 2-3:30 p.m. Call Colleen, 327-4269.
Stevensville, MT, Bitterroot Better Breathers Support Group, Stevensville Main Street Association, 102-B Main St., 4th Thu/month, 2:00 pm. Call Bob, 777-5885, for more information.



North Platte, NE, COPD Support Group,1620 East 4th St in North Platte, NE 69101, 2nd Tue/month, 5:30 pm.,  Matt Wolfe at 308-534-7733
Omaha, NE, Better Breathers - Alegent Health - Immanuel Medical Center, 6901 N 72 St, Omaha, NE 68122, 2nd Tue/month, 402-572-2575



Boulder City, NV, Better Breathers Club, Boulder City Senior Center, 813 Arizona St, 3rd Wed/month, 10:00 am, Bruce Borchard, 702-368-4477

Gardnerville/Minden, NV, Better Breathers Club- Carson Valley Medical Center, 1107 Hwy 395, 4th Thu/month, 2:15 p.m., Shannon Cridebring, 775-782-1626

Henderson, NV (Green Valley Pkwy), Paragon HealthCare, 1701-8 Green Valley Parkway #8, 2nd Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., Carla Spears (702) 914-2790

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

Las Vegas, NV (Central) Better Breathers Club- HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 1250 S Valley View Blvd., 3rd Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., Bunny Grangaard, 702-431-6333

Las Vegas, NV, O2 On the Go, Northwest YMCA and Leisure Center, 3521 North Durango, Las Vegas NV, twice monthly, the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, 10:00 am until 12:00 noon, (702) 872-5395, Marva Raines, mtraines@aol.com

Reno, NV, Life with O2 Support Group, Saint Mary’s Community Wellness, 745 West Moana Lane, Suite 100, 3rd Thu/month, 10:30 a.m., 770-6100

Reno, NV,    Pursed Lip Pals Support Group, (Washoe Med) Health Enhancement Services, 1500 E. Second Street, 4th floor, 3rd Thu/month, 1:45 p.m.


South Lake Tahoe, NV, Better Breathers Club- South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. 3050 Lake Tahoe, 3rd Wed/month, 10:30 a.m., Jan Peacock, 530-542-3000 ext 2500

Sparks, NV, Better Breathers, Vista Medical Office Building,   2345 E. Prater Way, Suite 200, 2nd Thu/month, 3:00 pm, Carol Bonnici, 775-351-2600



Laconia, NH, Eager Breathers Networking Meeting, Community Wellness Center, 31 Gilford Ave., Laconia, 2nd Tue/month, 1:00 p.m., 524-3211 ext 3628

Keene, NH, Better Breathers Club, Cheshire Med. Center.,conference room 1, 580 Court St, Keene, NH, 2nd Fri/month, 1:00 p.m., 603-352-2101

Nashua, NH, Inspire Pulmonary Support Group, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03033, Esther Moverman, RRT, RCP,  TEL: (603) 577-2329 E_MAIL: esther.moverman@snhmc.org

Portsmouth, NH, Seacoast Huffers and Puffers, Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Pavilion, 333 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, bimonthly. Call 433-4895 for dates and location.

Wolfeboro, NH, Pulmonary Support Group, Huggins Hospital, 569-7566                                    


                                      NEW JERSEY

STATE WIDE: SUPPORT GROUPS: New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse maintains a database of more than 4,500 support groups in New Jersey, plus 200 help lines/hot lines. Call (800) 367-6274 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Browns Mills, NJ, Better Breathers Club, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Rd, Browns Mills, NJ. Last Fri/month, 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/month, 1:00 pm,  For info call (609) 463-2000

Cedar Knolls, NJ, Better Breathers Club, 8 Saddle Rd., Suite 202, Cedar Knolls, NJ, 3rd Thu/month, 5:15 p.m., Contact: 973-455-1122, Michele DaSilva or Jackie Shoshan, mdasilva@sunriselifecenters.com

Dover, NJ, “Lung Transplant Support Group”, Saint Clare’s Health System, Dover, 400 West Blackwell Street, Dover NJ 07801; TEL: 973-989-3128; FAX: 973-989-3221.

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

Eatontown, NJ, Better Breathers Support Group - Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Avenue, 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/month, Fred Holper 908-629-8163

Elmer, NJ, Better Breathers Support Group - Elmer Heart and Lung Center, West Front Street , Elmer, NJ. Dee Shropshire   856-358-7557

Freehold, NJ, A breathing-disorders support group - Centracare Health System, meets once a month, except in June, July and August. Call (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/month, 1:00 p.m., Joe Reidy, 201-444-7839

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

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

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

Long Branch, NJ, Better Breathers Support Group - Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Avenue, 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.  Carol Schoenberger, The Wellness Center, 609-978-8900 x2015.

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 Second Ave., Long Branch, 1st Mon/month, 2:00–3:30 p.m., registration and free membership required, (732) 571-6542

Newton, NJ, COPD Pulmonary Support Group- Newton Memorial Hospital, 175 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860. 2nd Tue/month, 1:30 pm, Michael Kelly 973-579-8620

Paramus, NJ, RAP-COPD Support Group - Valley Home Care, 15 Essex St., Paramus, NJ 07652 1st Thu/month, 1:30 pm, Gail Clark or Bonnie DeLyons, 201-291-6000

Plainfield, NJ, COPD Support Group- Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Park Avenue & Randolph Road, Plainfield, NJ 07061, 3rd Thu/month, 12:30, Karen Boccia or Peggy Martina, 908-668-2317

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

Princeton, NJ, Better Breathers Club - Princeton Medical Center, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. 2nd Fri/month, 2:30 pm, 609-452-2112

Secaucus, NJ, Second Wind Pulmonary Support Group- Life Span Center, Meadowlands Hospital, 55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, NJ 07096. 1st Mon/month 12:30 pm. Dan Lange 201-392-3531

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

Summit, NJ, Better Breathers - Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 2nd Wed/month, 2:30pm, Nancy D’Ambrosio, 908-522-2268

Wayne, NJ, Easy Breathers Club- Wayne General Hospital, 225 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470, 3rd Wed/month 1:00 pm Gail Bartilucci, 973-956-3725 Easy Breathers Club



Albuquerque, NM, Better Breathers at American Lung Assoc., 7001 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM  87110, 3rd Thur/month, 1:00 PM. For information call Suzanne Prinz  505 296 3968

Albuquerque, NM, Pulmonary Support Group,   Health Plex, 6301 Forest Hills, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 3rd Fri/month, 10:45 AM till 12.15. For information call Margaret Cost....505 865 6607
Clovis, NM, Emphysema Support Group, Clovis Carver Library, (Ingram Room),7th & Main, 2nd Tue/month, 6:00 p.m., (but call first), Laura, 762-3972

Gallup, NM, Better Breathers Club, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care, 1901 Redrock Dr., Gallup, New Mexico  87301-5683

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

Santa Fe, NM, St. Vincent Hospital Center for Living Well (Phases III and IV), meet quarterly,  Ron Hendershot, 995-3997



Albany, NY, Better Breathers Club,  St. Peter's  Hospital, Albany NY 12208, April to October. For locations, dates & times: Bill Fazioli, (518) 525-6175

Bethpage, NY, Easy Breathers Club, MidIsland, 1st Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., 579-6000

Carmel, NY, Better Breathers- Putnam Community Hospital, Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512 3rd Thu/month, 7 pm, 914-279-5711 ext. 263

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

Cobleskill, NY, Better Breathers Club, Morrissey Conference Room, Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County, 3rd Tue/month, noon to 1:00 pm. For info: (518) 254-3261.

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

Columbia/Greene Counties, Clark Respiratory Supplies, For locations, dates & times contact: Tony Pickston, (518) 943-3456

Freeport, NY, COPD Support Group, South Nassau Community Hospital, 2nd Tue, alt. months

Glen Cove, NY, Easy Breathers Club, NorthShore, 1st Wed/month, 2:00 p.m 674-7300

Glens Falls, NY, Better Breathers Club, Glens Falls Hospital, Pruyn Pavilion, First Floor Waiting Area, 100 Park Street, 3rd Tue/month, Apr-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 Thu/month, Apr-Dec,  845-794-3300 x2142

Hudson,NY, Better Breathers Club, Elks Lodge, Union Street , Hudson. Tony Pickston, 518-943-3456 or 1-800-260-1190 ext. 116.

Johnstown, NY, Better Breathers Club, HealthLink, Johnstown Mall, Johnstown, 2nd Thu/month, 1:00 pm.

Kingston, NY, Better Breathers- Kingston Hospital, 396 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 1st Mon/month, 2 pm., 914-331-3131 4th floor Conference Room

Lebanon, NY, Better Breathers,  Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital,  1 p.m., first Wednesdays, 451-7158.

Little Falls, NY, Better Breathers Club, Blessed Sacrament Church, sponsored by Little Falls Hospital, 3rd Wed/month, 1:00 pm. Call Michael Lyon at 823-5370 or Rose Cirillo at 866-0776 for more information.

Manhasset, NY, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, LIJ Pavilion, 1554 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY, 11030, (lobby conference room) 2nd Fri/month, 1:00 pm, Donna Tsang, RRT, CPFT 516-465-5420 

Mohawk, NY, Better Breathers Club, Blessed Sacrament Church, sponsored by Little Falls Hospital, 4th Wed/month, 1:00 pm. Call Michael Lyon at 823-5370 or Rose Cirillo at 866-0776 for more information.

Montour Falls, NY, Better Breathers Support Group, Catherine Court Apartments, Montour Falls. 3rd Wed/month, 3:00=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/month. 7pm, 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 at 212 475-0469 or John Leaman, at 212 777-0486.  [Also publishes Respiratory News & Views newsletter. 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 Avenue, Winston Conf. Room, (between 58th & 59th Streets), New York, New York, 10019, 1st Tue/month, 2:30 PM, Lori Tartell, RN, TEL:(212) 523-5471

New York, NY, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Milstein Pavilion, Pines Conf. Room, Ft Washington Ave at 168th St., 1st Mon/month, 11:30 AM, Kim Stavrolakes, PT, TEL: 212-305-0890

New York, NY, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 8900 Van Wyck Expressway, 3rd Wed/month, 12:00 noon, Barbara Brooks,. RRT, 718-206-7126

New York, NY,    NY/NJ Alpha-1 (Genetic Emphysema) Support Group, Roosevelt Hospital, meets quarterly. Call Joe Reidy 201-444-7839 or Reidyjoe@aol.com for details.

New York, NY, Respiratory Support group, Mt Sinai Medical Center, ...meets every 2 months... call 212-241-6067 for details

North Tarrytown, NY, Better Breathers- Phelps Memorial Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow (North Tarrytown), NY 10591, 2nd Tue/month, 7 pm, 914-366-3000, C-level classroom.

Norwich, NY, Better Breathers Club, Chenango Memorial Hospital, 607-337-4215

Nyack, NY, Better Breathers - Nyack Hospital, (Kurtz Auditorium), North Midland Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960, 2nd Tue/month, 7:00 pm, 845 429 3847, Harold Wilson

Peekskill, NY, Better Breathers- Hudson Valley Hospital Center, 1980 Crompound Road, Peekskill, NY 10566 2nd Wed/month, 2 pm., 914-734-3294

Port Jefferson, NY, Easy Breathers Support Group, St Charles Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, held in Pulmo Rehab gym, 1st Fri/month, 2:00 p.m., 631-474-6241

Port Jervis, NY, Better Breathers- Mercy Community Hospital, 160 East Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 Last Tue/month, 1 pm., 914-856-5351

Poughkeepsie, NY, St. Francis Hospital, 241 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601,  2nd Tue/month, 1:00 pm,    Nelson Brinin, (845) 483-5777

Poughkeepsie, NY, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 1st Tue/month, 7-8 p.m. Conf Room B, 845-483-6250

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

Rochester NY, Better Breathers Club, Rehabilitation Center, University of Rochester Every other Friday, 1:00 p.m. 716-275-6111 x5-2421

Rochester, NY, Better Breathers Club, h4 Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, Respiratory Care Department, 1st Fri/month,  585-275-2421,  Deborah Hughes, MS, RRT, deblung@hotmail.com

Rockland County, NY, Better Breathers - Nyack Hospital, (Kurtz Auditorium), North Midland Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960, 2nd Tue/month, 7:00 pm, 845 429 3847, Harold Wilson

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

Roslyn, NY, COPD Support/ Education, St Francis Hospital, 100 Port Washington Blvd, Roslyn, NY11576, 2nd Thu/month 1:30, call 562-6126

Saratoga, NY, Saratoga Hospital, Usually 2nd Wed/month, 1:00-2:00 pm, Laura Blunt, (518) 580-0395

Sidney, NY, Better Breathers Club, Sidney Hospital, Conference Room, 3rd Tue/month, 3:30 PM, Mar-Nov. For info: 563-1900..Email: aerox-care@mkl.com

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

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

Troy, NY, Better Breathers Club, Seton Health at St Mary's Hospital, 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, Marillac Board Room, 2nd floor, 3rd Wed/month, 6:00 pm. Reservations required. Charlie Friderici at 268-5834.

Warwick, NY, Better Breathers- St. Anthony’s Community Hospital, 15-19 Maple Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990, 1st Fri/month, 1 pm 3rd floor New Conference Room, 914-987-5148

Watertown, NY, Easy Breathers, Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, 3rd Thu/month, 3:00 p.m., 785-4208 , ahall@shsny.com

Wellsville, NY, Pulmonary Support Group, Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 North Main St., Wellsville, New York  14895, monthly, 716- 593-7278 for information.

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

Yonkers, NY, Better Breathers- Health Enhancement, 955 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 1st & 3rd Tue/month, 12 pm., 914-237-5592



Asheville, NC,   Better Breathers Club,   Heart Path Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Asheville Cardiology Associates, Building 5 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803,  4th Thu/month except Nov and Dec., 10:30-12:00, Deb Beck or Renee Whitmire, 828-213-6650 or 828-213-4330

Buncombe County, NC, Better Breathers Club, St Joseph’s Outpatient Care Facility, 1st Thu/month, 10:00 am 704-252-2071

Burke County, NC, Better Breathers Club, Grace Hospital, 2nd Tue/month, 10:00 am    704-252-2071

   Chapel Hill, NC, Second Wind, UNC Hospitals Div. of Pulmonary Medicine, 2nd Wed/month, 4:00 p.m., Jeanie Mascarella, 966-4131(Beeper 1513) or 966-4675.

Charlotte, NC,

Better Breathers Club, 4th Mon/month, 1:00 pm. For more information, call 704-283-3271.

Charlotte, NC, Better Breathers Club, Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Charlotte, 4855 Albemarle Rd, 3rd Thu/month, 2:00 pm. 704-537-5776

Charlotte, NC, NorthEast Better Breathers Support Group, , Cannon Heart Center, NorthEast Medical Center, Concord,  2nd    Thu/month,  5:30 p.m., Call toll-free at (800) 892-5654.

Clyde, NC, Better Breathers Club, Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center, 75 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721, Wendy Peterson RRT, RCP, 828-452-8062, tpww@verizon.net

Concord, NC, Better Breathers Club, Northeast Medical Center, Cannon Heart Center, 301 Medicare Park Drive, Concord, NC 28025, 2nd Thursday, every month except July/August, 3:00PM - 4:00PM, 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, drant001@mc.duke.edu    Tracey Dranttel, RRT

Durham, NC, Better Breathers Club, Durham Regional Hospital, 3643 N. Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC, 1st Thu/month, 7:30 p.m., Dorothy Potter, 919-220-5261 or 919-470-4000

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

Forehead City, NC, Better Breathers Club,   Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1300 Helen Avenue, Forehead City, NC 28560, 3rd Tuesday every month except June, July, August, and Dec 3-4 PM, Pam Rose, ART, 252-808-6195

Fuquay-Varina, NC, Better Breathers Club,   Fuquay Varina Parks and Recreation Community Center , 820 S. Main Street, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526, 2nd Tuesday every month, Judy Classen, Facilitator, 919-552-9795

Gastonia, NC,

Better Breathers Club, Gaston County Cancer Society, 220 E franklin Blvd,. Last Thu/month, 3:00 p.m., 704-864-1271

Gastonia, NC, Pulmonary Support Group, Cardiac Health & Fitness Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital, 660 Summit Crossing Place, Suite 302, Gastonia, NC 28054, Last Tuesday, every month, 5:30PM, Rita Heath, 704-862-6191

Goldsboro, NC, Better Breathers Club,   AHEC Auditorium, Wayne Memorial Hospital, 2700 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534, 3rd Thusday, April-Nov, Vicky Morton, 919-731-6001

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

Greenville, NC, Better Breathers Club,   HealthSteps , 2470 Stantonsburg Rd, Greenville, NC 27834, 1st Tuesday every month, 1:30-2:15, Melinda Bateman, 252-816-5736

Haywood County, NC, Better Breathers Club, Haywood County Hospital, Health Ed Building, 2nd Tue/month, 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 Thu/month, 10-11 am, Teresa Heatherly, RRT, 828-696-1082

Hickory, NC, Better Breathers Club,   3rd   Floor Nursery Conference Room, Frye Regional Medical Center, 420 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601, 1st Tue/month, noon, 828-315-3337

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. Every month 10:30-11:30, Cindy Ail, 252-522-7389

Laurinburg, NC, Better Breathers Support Group, Dulin Ctr. @ Scotland Memorial Hospital, 3rd Wed/month , 2:30 p.m., Jill Brown, RRT , 910-291-7331, Jill.Brown@Scotlandhealth.org

Lexington, NC, Better Breathers Club,   Education Center, Lexington Memorial Hospital, 250 Hospital Dr., Lexington, NC 27292, 2nd Mon/month, 1 pm- 2 PM, Smithie Parrish, 336-238-4291

Monroe, NC, Better Breathers Club,   Conference Room, Basement Floor, Union Regional Medical Center, 600 Hospital Drive, Monroe, NC 28112, 4th Mon., every month, 4:30pm, 704-283-3271

Morganton, NC, Better Breathers Club,   Phifer Wellness Center, 2165 S. Sterling St, Morganton, NC 28655, 2nd Tue/month. 10-11, Mary Murray, 828-879-7528

Mount Airy, NC, Better Breathers Club, Mount Airy Church of God, 168 Beechnut Lane, Mount Airy, NC 27030, 4th Thu/month (not Nov and Dec), 4 PM, Denise Stanfield, 336-768-2596

New Bern, NC, Better Breathers Club,  Coastal Rehab 2000 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC  28561, 2nd Tuesday every month 1230-130, Jill Robinson, RRT, 252-633-8609

North Wilkesboro, Better Breathers Club,   EMS Building, Wilkes Regional Medical Center, 1370 West D St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, 3rd Thu/month, 4 PM, Teresa Willis,336-651-8064

Raleigh, NC, Better Breather's Club,  Rex Wellness Center of Raleigh, 2nd Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., For more information, call Diana at   (919) 784-5864

Roanoke, NC, Better Breathers Club,   Health Links, Suite 190, Becker Village Mall, 1620 East 10th Street, Ronoake Rapids, NC 27870, 4th Monday every month 7-8, Laura Wilder, LPN, RRT, RCP, 252-537-6912

Rocky Mount, NC, Better Breathers Club,   Nash Health Care System Community Health, 1771 Jefferies Road, 3rd Wed every month 1230-130, Lita Wilson, 252-443-8000 or 252-457-3467

Salisbury, NC, Ruffy Senior Citizens Home, Salisbury, NC. 2nd Wed/month. 1:00 pm, 704-537-5776

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

Winston-Salem, NC, Better Breathers Club,   Whitaker Rehabilitaion Center, Conference Room First Floor, Forsyth Medical Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, 2nd Thus., every month, 1:30 PM, Bill or Sandra Kiger,  336-718-5083 or 336-718-8173



  Fargo, ND, “Pulmonary Inspirations”, MeritCare Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 720 4th St, North, 2nd Mon/month, 2:30 p.m., Rhea Haug, 701-234-5659, rheahaug@meritcare.com



Akron, OH, Pulmonary Support Group, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in west Akron, 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., 330-384-7640

Cadiz, OH, Better Breathers Club, Harrison Community Hospital, Hospital Classroom, 942-4631 Ext. 265

Columbus, OH, Better Breathers, 1520 Old Henderson Road, monthly. 614-457-4570

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

Findlay, OH, Easy Breathers, Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, 145 W. Wallace St., Findlay, OH 45840, 1st Mon/month, 12 noon, 419-423-4500

Lawrenceburg, OH, Better Breathers Club, Dearborn County Hospital, Ohio Room, 370 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg. To register, 812-537-8431; 800-676-5572, Ext. 8431

Martins Ferry, OH,  Better Breathers, East Ohio Regional Hospital, 90 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935,. Phone: 740-633-4215, 877-633-4715 toll free, FAX 740-633-4124, Contacts:  Gregory Ray or Diana LaRoche

Monclova, OH, ALAONW Better Breathers Club, St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Road, Monclova OH 43537. Meets monthly plus 3 - 4 social events per year. Phone: (419) 897-8449 ext. 8852, Fax: (419) 897-8441, E-mail: debbie.matthews@stlukeshospital.com

Middleburg, OH, Deep Breathers Pulmonary Support Group | Southwest General Hospital, 18697 Bagley Road , Middleburg Heights, OH  216-816-8983

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

Tiffin, OH, Better Breathers Pulmonary Support Group/Potluck, Fostoria Community Hospital conference room, basement level. 2nd Tue/month. Noon-1:00 pm. Bring hot or cold dish to share; meat/beverage provided. Free. Details (419) 436-6809.

Warrensville Heights, OH, Pulmonary Rehab Support Group, South Pointe Hospital, 4110 Warrensville Center Road, Warrensville Heights, monthly, 216- 491-6083 

 Fostoria Community Hospital conference room, basement level. Bring hot or cold dish to share; meat/beverage provided. Free. Details (419) 436-6809.


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

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

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

El Reno, OK,    Better Breathers Club,  Parkview Hospital, 2115 Park View Drive, El Reno. OK  73036,  Neta Mills, 405-262-2640 x1520,  Fourth Thusday of each month,  Call for time

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

Frederick, OK,    Better Breathers Club,  Tillman County, 224 S. 11th, Frederick, OK  73542,  Alice Allgood, 580-335-7007,  First Monday of each month,  12:00 pm Miami, OK, Better Breathers Club,  Baptist Regional Medical Center, 200 "2" Street S.W., Miami, OK  74355,  Kathryn Cramer, CRTT, 918-542-6611,  Second Tuesday of each month,  12:00 pm  in Cafeteria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Third Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tulsa, OK,     Better Breathers Club,  Respiratory Homecare Services, 12929 E. 21st Street, Suite C, Tulsa, OK  74134,  Rick Trujillo, 918-437-8777,  Second Monday  of each month,  10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Tulsa, OK,    Better Breathers Club, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Cafeteria,  3219 S. 79th E. Avenue,  Gary Stanley, 918-663-8183,  Second Monday  of each month,  9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

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



Astoria, OR, Better Breathers Club,

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

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

Eugene OR, Better Breathers Club, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 1255 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97401, 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., Susan Pfanner 541-686-6986

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

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

Grants Pass, OR, (South), Better Breathers Club, Three Rivers Community Hospital - Washington Campus, Conference Room A, 1505 NW Washington Blvd., Grants Pass, OR 97526, 2nd Wednesday/month, 1:00 p.m., Shari Cunningham, 541-472-7854

Gresham, OR, Better Breathers Club, Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, Multnomah Room, 24800  SE Stark Street, 1st Sat/month at 2:00 p.m., 503-413-7348

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

Klamath Falls, OR, Better Breathers Club, Center for Occupational Health, 2621 Crosby Ave, Klamath Falls, OR 97603-5726, 2nd Wed/month, 11:00 a.m., Jack Veen 541-882-2325  

Lebanon, OR, Better Breathers Club, Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 Santiam Hwy, Lebanon, OR 97355, 1st Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., Bill Rodgers 541-451-7159

Lincoln City, OR, Better Breathers Club, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 3042 N.E. 28th St. Lincoln, City, OR, 3rd Mon/month, Noon, Vonda Etter, 265-2047

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: Meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Smullin Health Education Center. Free. Call 779-9618

Medford, OR, Better Breathers Club,  Rogue Valley Medical Center in Smullin Center, 3rd Thu/month, 1:30 p.m., Call 779-9618

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

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

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

Portland, OR, (Southwest), Better Breathers Club, Providence St. Vincent' Medical Center, North Dining Room, 1st Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., 205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225-6603, Jerry Stoney at 503-216-2291 

Reedsport, OR, Better Breathers Club, Lower Umpqua Hospital, 600 Ranch Rd, Reedsport, OR 97467, 4th Fri/month, 11:30 a.m., Ace Neilson at 541-271-2171

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

Salem, OR, Better Breathers Club, Salem Hospital, Community Rehab Center, 2nd Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., Linda Tier at 503-370-5678  

Sandy, OR, Better Breathers Club, Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055-8004, 4th Fri/month 1:30 p.m., Maggie Lowery at Lincare 503-624-8884



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

Allentown, PA, Better Breathers Club, Palmerton Hospital, 135 Lafayette Ave., last Thu/month, 1 pm (see Palmerton below)

Altoona, PA,

Pulmonary Support Group, Altoona Hospital, 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601-4899

Bethlehem, PA, Breathing Buddies Support Group - Lung Association Office,2121 City Line Rd # 2,  2nd Thu/month, 1:00 p.m.

Bucks County, PA,

Doylestown Hospital - Ginny DiNunzio 215-345-2815

Grandview Hospital - Kristan Jaros 215-453-4213

Lower Bucks Hospital, 501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA - Carol Carson 215-785-9855

St. Mary's Medical Center Langhorne - Sara Bell 215-720-2521

West Rockhill, conference room at Penn Foundation, Lawn Avenue, 3rd Tue/month, 10:30 a.m. to noon,  (215) 453-4389

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

Chester, PA, Better Breathing Club: Chester Nursing Center dining room, 2nd Tue/month, 10:00 a.m., 581-3151, extension 372

Chester County,PA,

Brandywine Hospital, 201 Reeceville Rd., Coatesville, Pa. 19302-1536 - Wendy Pino 610-383-8180

Chester County Hospital , 701 East Marshall Street, West Chester,  PA  19380-4412, Mary Ann Foster 610-566-1399

Paoli Memorial Hospital, 255 West Lancaster Ave,  Paoli, PA 19301-1793, - Carol Proctor 610-648-1651

Phoenixville Hospital, 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, Pa. 19460-3900 - Trudy Albeitz 610-983-1243

Clearfield, PA, Better Breathing Partners, Clearfield Hospital Cafeteria, 2nd Wed/month, at noon. 814-768-2325

Delaware County, PA,

Bryn Mawr Hospital - Sue Powell 610-526-3848

Crozer Chester Medican Center - Liz Mirzoeff 610-284-8181

Mercy Community Hospital 610-645-3600

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

Greenville, PA, Pulmonary Club, Greenville Regional Hospital, 3rd Wed/month,  1:00 p.m.,

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

Hermitage, PA, BreathLESS Pulmonary Support Group, Sharon Regional Health System, HealthPLACE on Highland Ave, Hermitage, PA, 2nd Tue/month, 3:00 p.m., Kimberly Hunchuk, 724-983-3899

Kilmarnock, PA, Better Breathers Club- RGH Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, School Street, Kilmarnock, 3rd Thu/month, 12:30 pm 435-3581

Langhorne PA, Better Breathers Club, St Mary Medical Center, 1201 Langhorne-Newton Road, 3rd Thu/month, 10:30 a.m., Mitchell Shiota, 215-943-6102, ISMSDP@msn.com

Lansdale, PA, Better Breathers, conference room at Penn Foundation, Lawn Avenue, West Rockhill, 3rd Tue/month, 10:30 a.m. 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/month, 6:30 p.m., 570-522-2000

Meadville, PA, Easy Breather's Club, Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, PA 16335, 3rd Thu/month, 3:00 p.m., 814-333-5060

Montgomery County,PA,

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

Montgomery Hospital- Easy Breathers, 1400 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401, Susan Ryan 610-270-2309

Lankenau Hospital - Roland Lindsay 610-645-2643

Pottstown Memorial Hospital - Ken Fisher Pager # 610-327-7000

Norristown, PA, Easy Breathers, Montgomery Hospital, 1400 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401, Susan Ryan 610-270-2309

Palmerton, PA, Better Breathers Club, 135 Lafayette Ave, Palmerton, 4th Thu/month, 12:30 pm, For details, call 610-826-1246.

Paoli, PA, Easy Breathers, Paoli Memorial Hospital, 255 W. Lancaster Ave., 2nd Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., 610-648-1651
Philadelphia County, PA,

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

Nazareth Hospital,  2601 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia,  PA  19152-2007, - Bill Rosen 215-335-6556

Northeastern Hospital, 2301 E Allegheny Ave,  Philadelphia, PA 19134, - Carol McCann 215-291-3064

Germantown Hospital 215-456-8049

Temple University Hospital,  3401 N Broad St., Philadelphia,  PA  19140-5189, 215-707-3531

Philadelphia, PA, Easy Breathers Club, Northeastern Hospital Services, 2301 E. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134, 215-291-3000

Pleasant Gap, PA, Better Breathers, Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap, 3rd Thu/month, 2:00 p.m.,(in-service room), TEL: 359-3421

Reading, PA, Better Breather Support Group, St Joseph’s Health Center, 215 North 12th, Reading, PA, 4th Mon/month, call ALA of Pa. for details, 610-404-2230 OR 610-988-9860

Reading, PA, Better Breather Support Group, Atonement Lutheran Church,  4th Mon/month, 1:00 pm, Maryann Karwejna,RRT,   610-988-9860, EMAIL:  karwejnam@readinghospital.org

Sharon, PA, BreathLESS Support Group, Sharon Regional Health System, 2nd Tue/month, 3:00 p.m., Kimberly Hunchuk, (724) 983-3899 mailto:hunchuk@infonline.ne

York, PA, ALA Life & Breath Club, Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Rd.,  York, Pa. 17403-5060, 2nd Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., Corinne Burr 800-932-0903



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

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

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



  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/month, 7:00 p.m., TEL: 556-6802, Mary Grenier, RRT, CPFT

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

Georgetown, SC,

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

Georgetown, SC,

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

Greenwood, SC

, Optimum-Life Center Pulmonary Awareness Program, Self Memorial Hospital, 1325 Spring Street, 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/month, 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 First Street, Seneca, SC 29678, 4th Wed/month, 10:00 am.,  Contact:  Kathleen Grant (864) 882-8891


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Collierville, TN,

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

Kingsport, TN

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


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

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 Tue/month, 7 p.m.

Springfield, TN, Pulmonary Support Group, NorthCrest Medical Center, 100 Northcrest Drive, Springfield, TN 37172, 4th Tue/month. 5:30 p.m., 384-1714, Sharon Wheat, CRTT 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dallas, TX, Better Breathers Club, Presbyterian Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Galveston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Galveston Senior Center, 2201 Avenue L 1st Tues., 2pm Sue Johnson, Geri Worthen 409-772-8187

Garland, TX, Better Breathers Club, Baylor Medical Center, 2300 Marie Curie, 4th Tues., 1pm, Always potluck Debbie Tafalski 972-487-5450

Gonzalez, TX, Better Breathers Club, Warm Springs Rehab Hospital, 1st Tues., 12pm, Anne Kuempel 830-672-6592 ext. 231

Granbury, TX, Better Breathers Club, The Estates Hwy 377, 916 E. Hwy 377 1st Thu,10:15am, Christina Thorp, Janet Barrow 817-578-3950

Houston, TX, Texas Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, Kelsey Seybold Main Campus, Houston, TX, every other month on the third Saturday, Jan Orndorff, 281-348-2378

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Asthma & Lung Center, 4003 F Bellaire Blvd 4th Thus., 4:30pm Amy Jahn 713-839-9473

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

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Mem Hermann/ Memorial City, 920 Frostwood, Last Thus., 3pm, Kathy Burdick 713-932-3978

Houston, TX, Adult Asthma, Mem Hospital/Memorial City, 920 Frostwood

 1st Thus., 7pm Sandy Blanchard 713-827-7222

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

Houston, TX, Alpha I Antirypsin, Memorial Hermann Southwest, 7600 Beechnut 2nd Wed., 1pm Felicia Ward, Joe Blalack 713-596-4608

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann Home Health, 7737 Southwest Freeway 2nd Wed.,1pm Dao Trung 713-596-4608

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann Southeast, 11800 Astoria Blvd 4th Thus., 12:45pm Lynette Benton 281-929-6241

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 17506 Red Oak Dr. Last Tues., 2pm Bonnie Phillips 281-580-1212, 281-586-4121

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Vancor Hospital NW, 11297 Fallbrook Dr, 4th Thus., 2pm, Barbara Haynes, April Austin 281-897-8114

Humble, TX, Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 19002 McKay Dr Last Tues., 12:30pm, Marilyn McClain 281-446-6148 ext. 552

Irving, TX, Better Breathers Club, Baylor Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Rm, 2001 North MacArthur, 3rd Wed, 1:00 pm, 979-579-4404

Lake Jackson, TX, Better Breathers Club, Brazosport Memorial Hospital, 100 Medical Center Blvd Every other month, Call for date and time Linda Meinan, Diane Otto 409-297-4411 ext. 1819, 409-245-1668, 800-543-0094

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

Livingston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Medical, 602 E. Church 2nd Fri.

2pm Brenda Dickens 409-327-4381 ext. 297

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

Lubbock, TX, Better Breathers Club, Covenant Health System, Knipling Education Conference Center, 3rd Thu/month, 7pm,  806-725-0509

Lubbock, TX, Better Breathers Club, University Medical Center* Call Blaine Wilson 806-743-1959

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

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

Mt. Pleasant, TX, Better Breathers Club, Titus Regional Medical Center, 2001 N. Jefferson Call for dates 1:30pm Doris McCune 903-577-6572

Nacogdoches, TX, Better Breathers Club, Steven F. Austin University, Box 6156, SFA Station Call Cindy McCarley 936-468-2011

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

Pasadena, TX, Better Breathers Club, Columbia Bayshore Medical Center, 4000 Avenue F 3rd Wed.4:30pm Pedro Valdivia, Paula Paratore 713-359-1375

Port Lavaca, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Medical Center 3rd Fri. 10am Stacey Elder or Michelle Anderle 361-552-0243

Richardson, TX, Better Breathers Club, Texas Therapy Center of Richardson, 2095 N. Collins, Suite 100 1st Wed. 2pm Deb Townend 972-333-6685

Richmond, TX, Better Breathers Club, Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital, 1705 Jackson 1st Wed. 2pm Florence Vasquez 281-341-4802

San Angelo, TX, Better Breathers Club, Shannon Medical Center, Call Sherry / Theresa 915-481-8818

San Antonio, TX, Better Breathers Club, Metropolitan Hospital, 1310 McCullough 3rd Mon. 2pm Scott Green 210-208-2957

San Antonio, TX, Better Breathers Club, The Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, 8026 Floyd Curl Dr. Last Thus. 12noon Sharon Segovia, RT 210-575-6583

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

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

Stafford, TX, Alpha - 1 Antitrypsin, 12053 Southwest Freeway 3rd Sat. 12pm Neta Recht 281-341-5959

Temple, TX, Better Breathers Club, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, 2401 S. 31st  3rd Thus. 12pm Alana Doskocil, RN 254-724-4066

Texas City, TX, Better Breathers Club, Family Health Care Center, 9300 Emmitt F. Lowry #138 3rd Thus. 2pm Sue Johnson, Gerri Worthen 409-772-8187

Texas City, TX, Better Breathers Club, Columbia Mainland Medical Center, 6801 Emmitt F. Lowry 1st Fri. 3pm Kathy Tyler 409-938-5774

Tomball, TX, Better Breathers Club, Heritage Independent Retirement Community, 605 Holderreith 2nd Tues. 3pm Anne Winkelman 281-351-3843

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

Victoria, TX, Better Breathers Club, Warm Springs Rehab Hospital, 102 Medical Dr. 1st Thu/month, 5:00 pm Call Shawn Todd, 361-580-5237

Warm Springs, TX, Better Breathers Support Group, Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, 102 Medical Drive, 1st Mon/month,10 a.m. For information, call Shawn Todd, 361-580-5237.

Webster, TX, "Bay Area Better Breathing Club", Clear Lake Medical Center, 500 Medical Center Blvd 4th Thus. 3pm Ginger Burklow 281-338-3215

Whitesboro, TX, Vilott Better Breathers Club,

Whitesboro, Texas. Meetings 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month. Call 940-612-2832 or 903-564-9335 for times. locations & information. 

Wichita Falls, TX, Better Breathers Club, Clinics of North Texas, 1501 Midwestern Pkwy Suite 117 Call Jana Tarno 940-723-9831



Salt Lake City, UT, Better Breathers Club, 484-4456



Bennington, VT, Respiratory Support group of Bennington County - Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street, Bennington.  4th Mon/, 1:30 pm. Ana Rosales 802-442-3520 Ext. 212

Bennington, VT, Bennington Respiratory Support Group meets 4th Monday, monthly, at the First Congregational Church,  1 Monument Circle, Benninton, VT 05201, Mary Livingston, Coord., contact Anne Shea, ashea@together.net

Bennington, VT, Support Group, 4th Mon/month

Brattleboro, VT, Better Breathers Support Group, BMH, Tyler Conference room, 3rd Monday/Month, 1:30pm, Jeff Harr, MS, TEL. (802) 257-8331.

Rutland, VT, Better Breathers Support Group, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT, 1st Wed/month, 10:00 a.m., 802-747-3713 Fax 802-747-1620

Rutland, VT, Air-Force One Pulmonary Support Group, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland, 2nd Wed/month, 3:00-4:00 p.m. For further info, contact Betty Bertrand, 802-247-6820, Bbert72812@aol.com



Arlington, VA,  Better Breathers Club, John T.  Hazel Conference Center,  Conference Room C, Fall and Spring, Monthly at 12:00 pm to 2 pm, Brian Cassidy - Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department 703-558-6271

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

Eastern Shore, VA, Better Breathers Club, Shore Memorial Hospital, 9507 Hospital Avenue, Nassawadox, call for information: 757-442-8798

Falls Church, VA, Better Breathers Club, Theracare Wellness Center, 7389 Lee Highway, Suite 202, Falls Church, 1st Monday of Every Month at 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm,  Linda Lowry and Rose

Fredericksburg, VA, Better Breathers Club, Homecare America Westwood Shopping Center, Fredericksburg Monthly on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Betty Ann Brooks 540-741-1347

Halifax, VA, Better Breathers - Halifax Regional Hospital. Monthly. 804-476-8398

Hampton, VA, Better Breathers Club, Sentara CarePlex, Hampton; Sentara Leigh Hospital, call for information: TEL:

(757) 395-8392

Hanover, VA, Better Breathers Club, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center Medical Office Building One, Education Room, 2nd Thusday of Every Other Month at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Jacqueline Bunn and Cynthia Claude 804-764-7632

Harrisonburg, VA, PALS (“Pulmonary Achievers Live Successfully”), Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Cardiopulmonary Services, 235 Cantrell Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, TEL: 540- 564-5404, FAX: 540-433-4338, rshelton@rhcc.com

Martinsville, VA, Respiratory Support Group Conference Center, Memorial Hospital,
1st Thu/month, 7:00 p.m. 540-666-7287

Norfolk, VA, Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association of Virginia, 5349 Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, 1st Thusday of Every Month at 10:00 am

Lori Gerdau.  757-466-6830

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

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

Richmond, VA, Richmond, VA, Breath Matters Support Group of Virginia meets the 2nd Monday of each month at Chippenham Hospital, Bosher Auditorium, 7101 Jahnke Breath Matters Website Questions? Call 804-327-0388 or 378-0628

Rocky Mount, VA, Better Breathers Club, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Board Room, Rocky Mount, 1st Mon/month, 7:30 p.m., 540-483-5277

Petersburg, VA, Better Breathers Club, Southside Regional Medical Center, 801 Adams Street, Petersburg Last Thursday/month,10:00 am to 11:30 am, (804) 862-5974 or (804) 267-1900

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

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

South Boston, VA, Better Breathers, 4th Thu/month, 7:30 p.m., Thelma Edmonds, 476-2241

Suffolk, VA, Better Breathers Club, Obici Wellness Center,  2769 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, 3nd Monday of Every Month at 2:00 pm, 757-934-8732

Vansant, VA, Better Breathers, Total Home Care Ramey Building -Vansant 935-7557

Williamsburg, VA, Lung Support Group, Williamsburg Community Hospital, 301 Monticello Avenue, call for information: Pulmonary Rehab at 757-259-6283

Woodbridge, VA, Pulmonary Support Group, The Potomac Center, Suite 520, Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA 22191. Call 703- 670-1881 for dates and times.



Anacortes, WA, Island Hospital, 3rd Wed/month, 12:30 PM, Diane Goetz, RRT 360-299-300.

Auburn, WA, Auburn General Hospital, 2nd Tue/month, 12:30 pm, Susan Golden, RN, 206-735-7559.

Auburn, WA, Auburn Regional Medical Center, Heart Care Center Plaza 1, 202 North Division, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-2 p.m., Traci Zandell,(253) 735-7559

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

Bothell,WA, Evergreen Better Breathers Club, Dee Kree, 425-899-1949

Bellingham, WA, Shuksan Rehab and Living Center, 3rd Tue/month, 9:30 am, Pat Meyer, RRT 360-387-4048.

Bellingham, WA, Lung Reduction Surgery Support Group, St. Luke's Health & Education Ctr. 801 W. Orchard Drive. Ste. 8. 1st Mon/month, 12:00 p.m., Julius Goldman (360) 671-3813

Bremerton, WA, Kitsap Regional Library, 4th Tue/month, 1:30pm, Eric Anderson 360-792-6686, ericanderson@hmc.westsound.net

Chehallis, WA, Chehallis Senior Center, 4th Thu/month, 2:00 pm., Helen Helfrich 800-556-1611.

Edmonds, WA, Better Breathers Club - Stevens Hospital, 21601 76th Avenue West, Edmonds, WA 98026 3rd Wed/month, 2:30 p.m., Nany Kjellin, 425-640-4000

Everett, WA, Better Breathers Club,  Sunrise Care and Rehabilitation, 1919 112th Street, Everett, WA 98204. 2nd Thu/month, 9:30 a.m.,Pat Meyer, 425-513-1600

Everett, WA, Lung Rangers, Providence Everett Medical Ctr., 1330 Rockefeller, Ground Floor of the Medical Office Bldg connected with PEMC. 3rd Tue/month, 4-5:30p.m., Becky Engel at (425) 261-3782, bengel@providence.org

Kirkland, WA, Evergreen Hospice Conference Room, 2nd Wed/month, 12:30-2:00 p.m.; leave a voice-mail message for Sandi, Dee, or Jan at (425) 899-1948

Longview, WA, St. John Medical Center, Broadway Campus, 3rd Wed/month, 3:00 pm., Mike Patterson 360-423-1530.

Moses Lake, WA, Cardiac Rehab Office, Samaritan Professional Bldg. #108, 3rd Thu/month, 1:30-3:00 p.m., (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 Tuesday of Feb, Apr & Jun, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Kimberly Olson, (360) 493-7492 or 7981, slsmith@oltmed.org

Port Angeles,WA, Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St. 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., Susan Smith (360) 417-7157

Port Townsend, WA, Better Breathers, Jefferson General Hospital, Conference Room A, 834 Sheridan Avenue, Port Townsend, WA 98368, 3rd Tue/month, 1-3 pm, 385-2200 x1220, Hilary Metzger

Puyallup, WA, Good Samaritan South Hill, 3rd Fri/month, Tom Morey, RRT 253-848-6661

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

Seattle, WA, Highline Community Hospital, 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 3:00- 4:00 p.m., Jenny Knox (206) 244-9970 ext. 5158, hubbabubba56@hotmail.com

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

Seattle, WA, Seattle VA/Puget Sound Health Center, 1660 S. Columbian Way, 4th Tue/month, 12-1 p.m., Bldg. D & T, West Clinic Conference Room, Bonnie Steele (206) 764-2496, Bonnie.steele@med.va.gov

Seattle, WA, Oxygen Users Support Group, Swedish Medical Center, quarterly schedule, 1:45 - 3:15 PM on selected date, Judy Davido, RN, MN 206-386-2187.

Seattle, WA, Group Health, Central South Building, 125 16th Ave East. 3rd Tue/month, 11:00-12:30 p.m., Mary Benton (206) 326-2374

Seattle, WA, Pulmonary Fibrosis Study Group, American Lung Association of Washington, 2nd Tue/month, 1:00-3:00 p.m., June Richmond (206) 361-1635, junerichmond@earthlink.net

Silverdale, WA, Harrison Hospital, Rose Room, Silverdale, WA 98383, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Eric Anderson, (360) 792-6686, ericanderson@hmc.westsound.net

Tacoma, WA, Better Breathers, Tacoma Public Library, Moore Branch, 215 S. 56th Street, Tacoma, 2nd Fri/month, 1:00 pm., 253-474-2433

Vancouver, WA, SW Washington Medical Center, Health Education Bldg, 2nd Tue/month, Renay Fisher (360) 254-1240, millef@home.com

Wenatchee, WA, Central Washington Hospital Annex, 3rd Thu/month, 7:00 p.m., Mikael Montague (509) 663-6004 or Mike Sorensen (509) 884-0666

White Salmon, WA, Skyline Hospital Conference Room, 2nd Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., Michelle Gilmer (509) 493-1101

Yakima, WA, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 pm., Holly Tull, RRT 509-575-8110.



Huntington, WV, Better Breathing Club, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Verna Bosse, RN, BSN, 304-526-2089.



Baldwin,WI, Pulmonary Support Group - Baldwin Area Medical Center ,730 10th Avenue, Baldwin, Wi. 54002-0300,

Madison, WI, Badger Breather's Club Support Group, Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI. 2nd Tue/month, 2:00–3:15 pm. Denise Fergusson,  TEL: 267-6230

Menomonee, Falls, WI, Pulmonary Support Group, Community Memorial Hospital, Treiber Conference Center 4. Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, 2nd Wed/month, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 1-800- 246-8332 or 251-1001

Mequon, WI, Lung Support Group, Endeavor Therapy, 11649 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon Wisconsin 53092, 2nd Tue/month, 3:30-5:00pm. TEL:  262-241-8892, Karen Block
Milwaukee, WI, "

The Alpha Pack

", Alpha-1 Support Group, Froedtert Memorial Hospital, 2nd Thu/month (except Aug & Dec), 6:30-9pm, Noreen K. James, 920-254-1015, spiderspun@charter.net  Webpage: http://www.spiderspun.net/support/wi.htm 

Milwaukee, WI,   Pulmonary Support Group, St Mary’s Hospital, Pulmonary Rehab Dept, 2323 N Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211, 3rd Thu/month, 2:00 p.m., 414-292-1196

Milwaukee, WI, St Francis Hospital, 3237 South 16th Street, Milwaukee Wi 53207, 3rd Thu/month, 2:30 p.m., 414-647-5000

Milwaukee, WI, St Lukes Hospital, 2900 West Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee Wi 53204, 1st Tue/month, 10:00 a.m., 414-649-6000

Oshkosh, WI, "Cope with COPD", Oshkosh Wisconsin Senior Center, 2nd Wed/month, 1-3 PM, Mike Howerton, 920-231-5357, michael4186@yahoo.com
Sheboygan, WI, Pulmonary Support Group,  Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 3027 Wilgus Ave, Sheboygan, WI, last Wed/month, Wayne Behnke.

Wauwatosa, WI, Pulmonary Support Group, Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph, 10400 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI, last Wed/month, Feb thru Oct, 2:00 pm, Patti White, TEL: (414) 447-2760, EMAIL: patti.white@wfhc.org     

West Bend, WI, Pulmonary Support Group,      St. Joseph's Community Hospital, 551 S. Silverbrook Dr, West Bend, WI 53095, TEL: (262) 334-8237, FAX: (262) 334-8475, Gregory T. Burns



Buffalo, WY, Better Breathers Club, Johnson County Healthcare Center (Education), 497 West Lott, Buffalo, WY 82834, 1st Wed/month, 11:00 a.m., snacks provided, Rick Lenz, 307-684-5408 ext 151, buffalo.hosp@vcn.com

Casper, WY, Better Breathers, Primrose of Casper, 1865 S. Beverly St., 2nd  & 4th   Thursdays/month, 1:00 p.m.

Cody, WY, Better Breathers, Cody Bible Church), c/o West Park Hospital, 707 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414,  3rd   Wed/month, 2:30 p.m., Alan Thomas, 307-527-7501, ext. 280

Rock Springs, WY, Easy Breathers, 877 Bannock Dr., Rock Springs, WY 82901, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., M-F, Pat Prevedel, 307-361-3958

Sheridan, WY, Better Breathers, c/o Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County, 1401 W. 5th Street, Sheridan, WY 82801, 7:00 am- 4:00 pm, M-F, Robyn Morrison, 307-672-1172, Fax 306-672-1061, mhscrc@wavecom.net




Alpha-1 Support Group Call Australian Lung Foundation, 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au


(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

   Australian Capital Territory (act)

Canberra    Lung Life Support Group



(  New South Wales State Coordinator: Lissa Spencer spencl@email.cs.nsw.gov.au  )

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

  Blue Mountains  Blue Mountain Airs

Bowral  Huff 'n' Puff Highlanders

Broken Hill    Respiratory Support Group

   Camperdown    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Airways Support Group 

Canowindra  Easy Breathers - Central West NSW

Fairfield     Lung Savers  

Forster/Tuncurry  Windjammers

Gosford/Wyong   Central Coast Respiratory Support Group &

Gosford/Wyong    Wyong Lung Care Support Group  

Granville    The Asbestos Disease Foundation of Australia - NSW Division  

Kogarah    St George Huffers & Puffers  

      Lismore    Lung Disease Support Group  

Liverpool  The Air Support Club

       Manly    Chesties Bonding  

Mudgee    Tablelands Lung Care  

Nepean    The Nepean Puffers & Wheezers  

Newcastle    HARPS (Hunter Airways Respiratory Patient Support)  

Nowra  PhysiCAL

Port Macquarie    The Second 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



(NT State Coordinator:  Jenni Hibble   jennifer.hibble@nt.gov.au  )

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au  ))

Darwin    STAARS Jenny Greenhall  greenall@austarnet.com.au 



(Queensland State Coordinator: Di Goodwin Di_Goodwin@health.qld.gov.au )

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Ashgrove  TLC (Talk Lung Care)

Beenleigh  Pinks Disease Support Group

Bracken Ridge  SWITCH (Support With Integrity Thought Care & Humility)

Brisbane  Qld Asbestos Related Disease Support Society

Brisbane - Southside  Breathe Ezy Southside

Bundaberg  Bundaberg & District Lung Support Group

   Caboolture  Airways Support Group

 Caloundra  Breathe Ezy

  Charters Towers  Breathing Difficulties Support Group

Chermside  Better Breathing Mutual Support Group

Gold Coast  LARF (Lung And Respiratory Friends)

Greenslopes  Second Wind

 Gympie  Breathe Easier

Ipswich  Breathe Easy Ipswich Inc., Ipswich Health Plaza, 11 Burton St, N. Booval, Qld 4304, Bruce Organ, e-mail secretary@lungsbreatheeasy.org ,


Kingaroy  Breathe Easy Support Group

Logan  Breathe Ezy Logan

   Nambour  Sunshine Coast Breathe Ezy Support Group

  Noosa  Sunshine Coast Breathe Ezy Support Group

  Maroochydore  Sunshine Coast Breathe Ezy Support Group

  Tewantin  Sunshine Coast Breathe Ezy Support Group

  Redcliffe  People Out Of Puff

Redlands  Redlands Airways Support Group

 Toowoomba  Happier Breathers


South Australia

  ((For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Adelaide Hills  The Puffing Hillies

Clovelly Park  FROGS (Flinders Respiratory & Oxygen Group Support)

Colonel Light Gardens  Air Club (Assisting Individuals with Respiratory Disease Club)

Elizabeth  Northern Windbags

Mansfield Park  WestAIR

Whyalla  Whyalla Happy Lung Support Group

Mt Gambia  South East Lung Disease Support Group



(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Hobart  STARS (Southern Tasmanian Assoc for Respiratory Support & Friends)

Launceston  LUST (Lungs Under Stress & Trauma)

Ulverston  LIPS (Lungs in Poor Shape)



(Victorian State Coordinator: Rosemary Moore    curwood@netspace.net.au )

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Altona Meadows  Positive Air

Ballarat  Ballarat & District Respiratory Support Group

 Bendigo  Central Victorian Pulmonary Support Group (Breathless But Not Buggered)

Box Hill  Whitehorse Respiratory Support Group

Cranbourne  Casey Coarkers

Deer Park  Positive Air

 East Grampians/Ararat  Support Group

  East Ringwood  Support group

  Fitzroy  Gassbaggers Pulmonary Support Group

Geelong  Lungs R Us

Gippsland  Gippsland Asbestos Related Support Network (GARDS)

Hampton  Easy Breathers

 Heidelberg West  Huff & Puff

 Kew  Epworth Respiratory Support Group

Moe  Chest Nuts Latrobe Respiratory Support Group

Moe  Latrobe Respiratory Support Group (LADS)

Moe (Victoria) Gippsland Asbestos Related Support Network, 1st Tue/month, 1800-654-301

Mornington  Smart Breathers

Rosebud  Better Breathers

Wangaratta  Pulmonary Support Group Wangaratta 

     Werribee  Asthma & Respiratory Support Group/Western Suburbs Br of Asthma Vic

Wonthaggi  Wonthaggi Respiratory Support Group


   Western Australia

(Western Australia State Coordinator: Ailsa Mylotte  ailsa.mylotte@health.wa.gov.au )

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Nedlands  LISA (The Lung Impaired Support Association)

Perth  Huffers & Puffers (Chronic Air Flow Limitation Support Group)


  New Zealand

(For contact details on all groups phone LungNet 07 33576388, 1-800-654-301, or email enquiries@lungnet.com.au)

Auckland  GASP (GreenLane Airways Support Party)

Palmerston North    Manawata Breathe Easy Support Group  

Putaruru  Lungs for Living






Calgary, AB, Calgary Respiratos Group Support, Respiratos 1013, 5204 Dalton Drive N.W., Calgary, AB, T3A-3H1, every 2nd Monday 6:30 pm for dinner, Cost $10, : (403) 242-8750 (D. Kiddle)

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

Edmonton, AB, C.O.L.D Club, COLD Club P.O. Box 4500, Edmonton, AB, T6E-6K2, 3rd Thu/month, Cost:$15,  Phone: (780) 466-1972

Edmonton, AB, Edmonton C.O.L.D. Club, Edmonton General Hospital, c/o Centre for Lung Health, 14923 -83 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5E-5T3, 3rd Thu/month, Phone: (780) 454-5074 sylviak@telusplanet.net

Fort Mcmurray, AB, Northern Lights Group Support Program, Respiratory Health Northern Lights Regional Health Services, 3 Hospital Street, Fort Mcmurray, AB, T9H-1P2, S. Medland Moor, (800) 791-6135

Stettler, AB, Stettler Respiratory Support Group, Stettler Health Centre, 5912 47 Ave, Stettler, AB, 3rd Tue/month, Phone: (403) 742-4461 (M. Cameron)

Vermilion, AB, East Central COPD Support Group, East Central Health Region #5, Community Health Services Building, Vermilion, AB, 3rd Mon/month, Phone: (780) 679-2910



 Abbotsford. BC, Abbotsford Better Breathers of Abbotsford, British Columbia Lung Association,  Cascade Community Church [35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford, 3rd Thu/month, 9 - 11 AM, Tia Partridge at 604-853-2201 ext. 2928.

Chilliwack, BC, Chilliwack Better Breathers' Club, Kipp Centre, 46370 Portage Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, , $20 yearly membership, Phone: (800) 665-5864

Comox, BC,  Comox Better Breathers' Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Comox, BC, V6H-2K2, 4th Wed/month, Cost:5$, K. Ablog-Morrant, Phone: (604) 731-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca

Duncan, BC, COPD Support Group, disABILITY Resource Centre, Duncan, BC. 2nd Thu/month, 2:00 pm, Chris Wigley, 250-483-6507

Kamloops, BC, Kamloops Puffers' Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Victoria, BC, V6H-2K2, 4th Wed/month, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Kelowna, BC, Kelowna Respiratory Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Victoria, BC, V6H-2K2, 2nd Tue/month, 2-4 P.M., from May to September, Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

  Langley, BC, Langley Better Breathers' Club,  British Columbia Lung Association,  2675 Oak Street, Victoria, BC, V6H-2K2. 2nd Wed/month, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Nanaimo, BC, Nanaimo Better Breathers' Club, The British Columbia Lung Association 2675 Oak Street, Nanaimo, BC, V6H-2K2, 3rd Mon/month, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

New Westminster, BC, New Westminster Puffers' Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, New Westminster, BC, V6H-2K2, 2nd Thu/month, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca

Nicola Valley, BC  , Nicola Valley Better Breathers' Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Nicola Valley, BC, V5H-2K2, 3rd Wed/month, Cost: $5 (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca

Penticton, BC, Penticton Better Breathers' Club, Room 2 at the Penticton Community Centre on Power street, 3rd Wed/month, 1:00 pm, Call Terry for more information at 492 8183.

Powell River, BC, Powell River Respiratory Support Group, Garibaldi Health Unit; contact The British Columbia Lung Association 2675 Oak Street, Powell River, BC, V6H-2K2, Once a week on Tuesdays, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials)  Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info2bc.lung.ca 

Richmond, BC, Richmond Better Breathers' Club, British Columbia Lung Association. 2675 Oak Street, Richmond, BC, V6H-2K2 , Once a week on Tuesdays,  Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Saanichton, BC, Saanich Peninsula Better Breathers' Club, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Saanichton, BC, V6H-2K2, 4th Mon/month, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5764 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Vancouver, BC, Vancouver Better Breathers' Club, British Columbia Lung Association. 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H-2K2, 1st Thu/month, September to June,Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Vernon, BC, Vernon Better Breathing Bunch, British Columbia Lung Association. 2675 Oak Street, Vernon, BC, V6H-2K2, 3rd Wed/month, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) ,  Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 

Victoria, BC,  Better Breathers' Club of Victoria, British Columbia Lung Association,  2675 Oak Street, Victoria, BC, V6H-2K2, 3rd Wed/month, Cost 5$, (fee covers cost of mailing materials) Phone: (800) 665-5864 : info@bc.lung.ca 



Brandon, MB, Tri-Regional Respiratory Program , Brandon Regional Health Centre, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A-2B3, Phone: (888) 297-7889, : wingerc@brandonrha.mb.ca (Program runs as needed, on request)

Winnepeg, MB, Better Breather's Club , Manitoba Lung Asociation, 629 McDermott Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3A-1P6, 3rd Tue/month, 1:00 pm, Phone: (204) 772-5083 : info@mb.lung.ca

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

Winnepeg, MB, Winnipeg Easy Breathers Program , St. James Assiniboia Senior Centre Inc., 2109 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3J-0L3, 1st Wed/month, 1:00-2:30 pm, Sept to June, , Phone: (204) 940-3261, : stjasc@hotmail.com.



Brantford, ON, Brantford Pulmonary Group Support, Brantford, ON,  Tracey Monahan, (519) 751-5868

Cornwall, ON,  Cornwall Respiratory Care Group Support, Cornwall General Hospital-Respiratory Care Clinic, 510 Second Street East, Cornwall, ON, K6H-1Z6, meets once/month, call for date and time.  Phone: (613) 932-4999

Kitchener, ONT, Grand River Hospital (Freeport Health Centre), 3570 King St. East, Kitchener, Ont. N2A2W1 (519) 894-8360, Jane Lindsay, jane_lindsay@grhosp.on.ca

Peterborough, ON, Peterborough Breathe Easy Program, Kiwanis Scott's Plains Housing 951 Hilliard Street,  Peterborough, ON, K9H-5R9, 2nd Tue/month, 2-4 pm, October to June,  Phone: (705) 742-6637

Stratford, ON, Stratford Better Breathing Support Group, Huron-Perth Association 121-342 Erie Street, Stratford, ON, N5A-2N4 1st Thu/month, Phone: (519) 271-7500

Stratford, ONT, Better Breathers Club, Conference Room of Spruce Lodge, 1st Thu/month, 1:30 to 3:00pm, September through June, facilitated by Denise Strasser of Breathe Easy Respiratory Home Care Inc

Thunder Bay, ON,  Thunder Bay Group Support Program, Glacier Ridge Retirement Home 1261 Jasper Drive, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B-6Z4, April 27--Medications;May 25--Inhaler Technique;  June 29--Oxygen and Home Care; Sept 28---Nutrition;  Oct. 26---Energy conservation; Nov 30 - Exercise. (807) 623-6333

Toronto, ON, Ross Oxygen Dependent Travel's Club, Social get- together and travel for those with oxygen and chronic lung disease Ross ODT Travellers Club West Park Hospital or Scarborough General Hospital, Toronto, ON, 1st Tue/month, Phone: (416) 438-9656

Windsor, ON,  Windsor Essex Breathe Easy Program  Windsor-Essex Lung Association 101--875 Foster Ave., Windsor, ON, N8X-4W3 Phone: (519) 256-3433 : windsor@on.lung.ca



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

Montreal, QC,  Centre d'enseignement MPOC, L'Association pulmonaire du Quebec 800,de Maisonneuve est, Bureau 800, Montreal, QC, H2L-4L8 Phone: (514) 287-7400 : info@pq.poumon.ca

Montreal, QC,    Group de cessation tabagique, L'Association pulmonaire du Quebec 800, de Maisonneuve est, Bureau 800, Montreal, QC, H2L-4L8 Phone: (514) 287-7400 : info@pq.poumon.ca

Montreal, QC,  Groupe de soutien de la clientele en sante respiratorie, L'Association pulmonaire du Quebec 800, de Maisonneuve est, Bureau 800, Montreal, QC, H2L-4L8 Phone: (514) 287-7400 : info@pq.poumon.ca

Ville de la Baie, QC,  Regroupment des etablisse.de sante de La Baie, Regroupement des etablisse. de Sante de La Baie 1000, ave docteur Desgagne, Ville de la Baie, QC, G7B-3P9 Phone: (418) 544-3381



Saskatoon, SK,  Live Well COPD Program, Education and Self management program for COPD Live Well COPD Program 103 Hospital Drive -Ellis Hall, Saskatoon, SK, S7N-0W8 Phone: (306) 655-6775 : vicki.kennedy@saskatoonhealthregion.ca

Saskatoon, SK,   Respiratos, Support group for those with respiratory disorders an

Fredericton, N.B., Association Pulmonaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, 65, rue Brunswick, pièce 257, Fredericton (N.B.) E3B 1G5, 506-455-8961 Fax 506-462-0939, http://www.nb.lung.ca/




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

 Kolkata, W Bengal, Breathe Eeasy, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal 700054, Tel 98 312 57543 Fax 091-33-235852198/5218, E-mail piali_mukherjee@breatheeeasy.com  and   piali_mukherjee@rediffmail.com, Website: http://www.breatheeeasy.com/   Piali Mukherjee, Patient Coordinator



          Alpha 1 Support, UK, http://www.support4u.org.uk/alpha1/




The British Lung Foundation sponsors a national “Breathe Easy” club with some 20,000 members organized in local groups throughout the Kingdom.  Local group meeting details are listed below. Please call the appropriate regional office before going to your first meeting. They will give you the group contact number so that you can check the meeting is on.



London and the South Telephone: 020 7688 5555 Email: london@blf-uk.org

South West (including south Wales) Telephone: 0117 925 5810 Email: enquiries@blfsouthwest.org

Midlands Telephone: 0121 627 2260 Email: johnlatham.blfmidlands@virgin.net

North West (including north Wales) Telephone: 0151 228 4723 Email: daphne.barton@btconnect.com

Northern Ireland Telephone: 020 7688 5594 Email: northernireland@blf-uk.org

BLF Scotland Telephone: 0141 330 2826 Email: redballoon@blfscotland.org.uk

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


Aberdeen Meets on the last Tuesday of the month, from 7pm, in Clinic C of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Ayrshire (Kilmarnock) Meets on the last Thusday of the month, from 2.30pm, at the Gateway Centre, Kilmarnock.

Carluke & Wishaw Meets on the first Thusday of the month, from 1pm, in the Physiotherapy Department, Wishaw General Hospital.

East Kilbride Meets on the last Wednesday of each month, from 12.30pm, at the Baptist Church on Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride.

Edinburgh Meets on the last Wednesday of each month, from 7pm, at Craigmillar Park Church Hall, Edinburgh.

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

BE Kirkcaldy Meets on the 2nd of 3rd Thusday of the month, 2-4pm @ Staff Club, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. Contact Agnes (01333 426544) for details.

Midlothian,  Meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Old People's Welfare Centre in St Andrew Street, Dalkeith.

North Glasgow Meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 2pm, in the Committee Room, Gartnavel Hospital.

North Lanarkshire Meets on the second Monday of the month, from 2pm, at the Monklands Hospital, Airedire.

Renfrewshire Meets at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley. Please call the BLF Scotland office for days and times.


Meets on the third Thusday of the month, from 2pm, at the St. John's Community Centre, Brodick Drive, Breightmet.

Bury Meets on the first Friday of the month, from 2pm, in the Broakoak Suite, Fairfield General Hospital.

Central Manchester Meets on third Thusday of the month from 2pm, at Burnage Garden Village Hall, North Avenue, Burnage.

Chester Meets on the third Thusday of the month, from 1pm, at the British Legion, 20 Heath Road, Upton.

Fylde Coast Meets on the last Friday of the month, from 1.30pm, at Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton.

Halton Meets on the first Monday of the month, from 1.00pm-3.00pm, at Sefton House, Public Hall Street, Runcorn, WA7 1NG.

Kendal Meets on the last Tuesday of the month, from 2pm, at the Hellgarth Community Centre, Hellgarth Estate, Windemere Road, Kendal.

Liverpool North Meets on the first Friday of the month, from 1pm, at Goodard Hall, Linacre Road, Bootle.

Liverpool South Meets on the fourth Monday of the month, from 1.30pm, in Allerton United Reformed Church Hall, on the corner of Mather Avenue and Booker Avenue, Liverpool.

Morecambe Meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 1pm, in the V V Club, Morecambe.

Newton Heath Meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 1pm, in the Heathfield Resource Unit, Healthfield Street, Newton Heath.

Oldham Meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 1pm, in the Hathershaw Community Centre, Ashton Road, Hathershaw.

Salford Meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1.30pm, in the Height Methodist Church Hall, Kings Street (off Bolton Road), Irlam's o'th Height.

South Cheshire Meets on the last Wednesday of the month, from 2pm, at the Salvation Army Citadel, Princes Albert Street, Crewe.

St. Helens & Knowsley Meets on the last Wednesday of each month (not December), from 2pm, in the St. Ann's Millennium Centre, View Road, Rainhill.

Stockport Meets on the second Thusday of the month, from 1.30pm, in St. Peter's Church Hall, off Bramhall Moor Lane, Hazel Grove.

Tameside & Glossop Meets at the Dukinfield Community Centre, Lime Street, Dukinfield. http://www.breatheeasytandg.ik.com/

West Lancs & Southport Meets on the third Monday of the month, from 11.30am, at the Guide Headquarters, Green Lane, Ormskirk.

Wigan & Leigh Meets on the third Monday of the month, from 1.30pm, at the Leigh Miners Welfare Club, Twist Lane, Leigh.

Wirral Meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from 2pm, in the Moreton Community Centre, Maryland Road, Moreton.


Meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from 7pm, in the Education Centre of Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Birmingham South Meets on the third Wednesday of the month, from 2.30pm, in the Seminar Room of the Moseley Hall Hospital.

Burton & District Contact the regional office for more information.

Cannock & Stafford Meets on the second Monday of the month (except September), from 7pm, in the Davey Unit of the Cannock Community Hospital.

Derby & District Meets on the third Wednesday of the month, from 7pm, in the Education Centre at the Derby City Hospital.

Dudley & District Meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 3pm in winter, and 6.30pm in summer, in the Lung Function Unit of the Wordesley Hospital.

Glenfield (Leicester) Meets on Wednesday's, from 2pm, in the Education Centre of the Glenfield Hospital.

Malvern & Worcester Meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from 2.30pm, at Osborne Court, Osborne Road, Malvern Links. Also, bi-monthly at Bidford Court, Southdown.

Mansfield & Ashfield Meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 1.30pm, 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 Wednesday of the month, at Weston Fable Parish Hall.

Nottingham Meets on the first Wednesday of the month, from 1pm, at the West Bridgford British Legion Club.

East Redditch Contact the regional office for more information.

Sandwell Contact the regional office for more information.

Sutton Coldfield & District Meets in the Ramsay Winter Room, Partnership Learning Centre, of the Good Hope Hospital, from 7.30pm.

Telford & District Meets on the fourth Thusday of the month, from 2pm, in the Education Department of the Princess Royal Hospital.

Warwick & District Meets on the first Monday of the month, at St. Mary's Church Centre, Leamington Spa


Kinmel Bay & District Meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 2pm, in Kinmel Bay Community Centre. For more information, contact the North West regional office on 0151 228 4723.

Swansea & Neath Meets on the third Thusday of the month, from 6.30pm, at the Cimla Hospital, Neath. For more information, contact the South West regional office on 0117 925 5810.

Wrexham & District For more information, contact the North West regional office on 0151 228 4723


Ashington Meets on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6pm, in the Education Centre of Wansbeck General Hospital.

Durham Meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 2pm, in the large hall, Community Centre, Lanchester.

Gateshead Meets on the last Thusday of the month, from 2pm, in Springwell Village Hall.

Newcastle Meets on the first Wednesday of the month, from 2pm, at the Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Street, Newcastle.

Redcar & East Cleveland Meets on the first Friday of the month, from 2pm, at the Youth Centre on Coatham Road, Redcar.

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

Wallsend Meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from 2pm, in the Education Room of the Sir G B Hunter Memorial Hospital.


Aire Valley Meets on the first Friday of the month, from 2pm, at the Esme Day Hospital, Airedale General Hospital.

Bradford Meets on the last Tuesday of the month, at the Irish Democratic League Club, Rebecca Street, Bradford.

Dewsbury & District Meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 1pm, at Dewsbury Minster, Rushwood Road, Dewsbury (as of October the location will change to Batley Community Resource Centre, 90 Commercial Street, Batley, WF17 5DS). http://www.breatheeasydewsbury.fslife.co.uk/

Doncaster Meets on the third Thusday of the month, from 2.30pm, in the Post Graduate Centre at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Halifax, Meets on the second Friday of the month at 1pm at the Maurice Jagger Centre on Winding Road in Halifax.

Harrogate Meets on the second Thusday of the month, from 11am, in the Harold Styam Centre, Jennyfields, Harrogate.

Leeds & District Meets on the last Friday of the month, from 1.30pm, in the Community Centre, Dawsons Corner, Stanningley, Leeds.

Scarborough Meets on the third Friday of the month, from 2pm, at St. John's Church, St John's Road, Falsgrave, Scarborough.

Sheffield South Meets on the last Thusday of the month, from 2pm, at St. Catherine's Church, Richmond Road, Attercliffe.

Sherburn in Elmet Meets on the first Monday of the month, from 1.30pm, in the Victoria Room of the Hungate Old Hospital.

York Meets on the first Wednesday of the month, from 1.30pm, in the York Hospital Social Club, Whitecross Road.  www.communigate.co.uk/york/breatheeasyyork/index.phtml

Telephone: 020 7688 5555 mail: london@blf-uk.org


Bromley Meets on the third Tuesday of each month, from 2pm, at Victor Childs Room, St Paul's Church, Crofton Lane, Bromley

Croydon Meets on the first Thusday of the month, from 12.45pm, at St Matthew's Church Hall, Chichester Road, East Croydon. www.geocities.com/becroydon

Forest Meets on the last Tuesday of the month, from 1pm, at the Catrall Road Community Centre, Leyton.

Islington & Haringey, Meets monthly, contact Mr Jim Mann on 020-7281 3221 or Ms McAuliffe on 020-7688 5594

Lambeth Meets on the last Wednesday of the month, from 2pm, at the Lambeth YMCA. Contact Claire McAuliffe. Tel: 020 7688 5555 

Middlesex Meets on the last Wednesday of the month, from 7pm, in the Post Graduate Medical Room of the Hillingdon Hospital.

Merton & Sutton Meets on the third Thursday of the month, from 1pm, at St Bedes Conference Centre, St Anthony's Hospital

Newham Meets on the first Monday of the month, from 12 noon, at the Shrewsbury Road Health Centre, East Ham.

Southwark Meets on the last Thursday of the month, in Studio 2 of the Dulwich Leisure Centre from 2pm. Contact Dennis Molloy Tel:020 7732 1602

West Norwood Meets on the last Tuesday of the month, West Norwood Old Library, 14-16 Knights Hill, 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Contact Pat Somers Tel: 020 8473 1536



Aylesbury Vale Meets on the first Wednesday of the month, from 2.30pm, in the Post Graduate Education Centre of the Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Banbury Meets on the first Monday of the month, at 2pm, at the Postgraduate Centre at Horton Hospital

Braintree & District Meets on the third Thusday of the month, from 2pm, at Braintree Baptist Church.

Buckinghamshire Meets on the second Monday of each month, from 2.30pm, at the Education Centre, Wycombe Hospital (as of October the location will change to Rossetti Hall, 38 New Pond Road, Holmer Green).

Cambridge Meets on the second Monday of the month, from 2.30pm, at the East Barnwell Health Centre, off Ditton Lane.

Chertsey Meets on the first Thusday of the month, from 2pm, at Hersham Village Hall

Colchester Meets every six weeks, from 10.30am, at the St John's and Highwood Community Centre.

Dacorum Meets on the second Monday of the month, from 2pm, at Hanover Green in Hemel Hempstead.

Essex Meets on the third Thusday of the month, from 1.30pm, in the Village Hall, Noak Bridge, near Basildon

Fleet Meets on the last Friday of the month, from 1.00pm, at Velmead Community Centre, Danvers Drive, Church Crookham, Hants.

Great Yarmouth & Waveney Meets on the third Wednesday of the month, from 2pm, in the Village Hall, Hopton-on-Sea, near Lowesoft.

Guildford Meets on the last Thusday of the month at St Clare's Church Hall, Park Barn.

Hertford Meets on the last Wednesday of the month, from 2pm, at Birchley Court, Railway Street, Hertford. http://www.breathe-easyhertford.org.uk/

Ipswich Meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from 2pm, at the St Clements Hospital Social Club.

Isle of Wight Meets every month at St Mary's Hospital, from 2pm.

Luton and District Meets on the first Wednesday of the month, from 1.00pm, at Luton Treatment Centre, Luton. http://www.breatheeasy-luton.uk.com

Medway Meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 2.30pm, at the Sunlight Centre, Richmond Road, Gillingham.

Milton Keynes Meets on the third Wednesday of the month, from 2pm, at the Woolston Parish Council Offices.

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

Norwich Meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 2pm, at the St. Faith's Centre, Horsham St. Faith's, Norwich. www.zyworld.com/Ben29/home.htm

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

Peterborough Meets on second Thusday of the month, at 2pm, at the Thomas Walker Medical Centre, on Princes Street, Peterborough.

Portsmouth & Fareham Meets on the first Wednesday of each month, from 1.30pm, at Cosham Community Centre, Cosham.

Reading Meets on the first Monday of each month, from 10.30am, at the YMCA, Parkside Road, Reading.

Romsey Please call regional office for details.

Spelthorne Meets on the third Monday of each month, from 1.45pm, at Shepperton Pre-School Play Group Building, Sheperton Recreation Ground, Cleveland Gardens, Shepperton.

Tunbridge Wells Meets on the first Wednesday of each month, from 2.30pm, at he Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, St John's Road, Southborough.

Worthing Meets on the second Friday of each month, from 2.30pm, at Lewes Room, Field Place, off the Boulevard near Strand Parade Shopping Centre



Bath Meets on the first Thusday of the month, from 2.30pm, at The Branch Surgery, Sulis, Manor Road.

Bristol Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 2pm, at The Park, Knowle.

Clevedon Meets on the first Thusday of the month, from 2pm, at the Methodist Hall, Kenn Road, Clevedon.

Cornwall Meets on quarterly, from 11am on Saturday mornings, at the Methodist Church, Three milestones, Truro.

Dorset Contact regional office for more information.

East Devon Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, in the Village Hall, Clyst St. George, Exeter.

North Devon Meets on the third Thusday of the month, from 7pm, at the Swingfield Day Centre, Charters Road, Bideford.

North Wiltshire Meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 2pm, at the Tom Metcalf Centre, Chippenham Hospital.

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

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

Teignmouth Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 2.30pm, at the Alice Centre, Teignmouth.



Causeway   Meets on the first Thursday of the month, at 7.30pm, at the Causeway Hospital, Coleraine.

Royal (Belfast)

Meets on the second Friday of the month, from 2.30pm, at the Elliot Dynes Rehabilitation Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA


National, Kath Mallinder, 0114 239 7232, kama@kama.u-net.com

Anglia, Oxford, Robin Muskett, 0733 344 135, alpha1@droom.demon.co.uk

North Thames, Sandra Lister, 0130 585 2115, david.lister@tesco.net

North West, Cheryl Buckley, 0161 652 4778

Northern & Yorkshire, Paula Carlington, 0191 536 3232

Scotland, Pauline Adam, 0131 445 4855

South & West, John Doyle, 01752 225573 jedoyle@lineone.net

South Thames, Debbie Tipper 01243 822590

Trent, Kath Mallinder, 0114 2397232 kama@kama.u-net.com

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