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A pulmonary Support Group may serve a purely social purpose, or it may be established to provide more extensive education, or to assure the availability of exercise equipment to patients who have finished a rehab program. It may meet weekly, monthly, or at odd intervals, and may or may not have special programs of interest to caregivers. Some clubs organize day tours, cruises, or trips to Reno, Atlantic City, or Las Vegas. The American Lung Association or a local hospital sponsors some, but many are founded and run entirely by volunteer patients.

Whatever the roots, support groups help many patients deal better with their disease. You are encouraged to contact one or more in your area and attend some of their meetings. You may find the help you need; you may be able to help others.

If you don’t find a group you like, start your own. There are still lots of patients out there, alone, and you may find willing helpers at your nearest rehab center, YMCA, or doctor’s office.

The following are Pulmonary Support Groups whose members have indicated a readiness to lend a hand, or exchange information, or extend membership to those with pulmonary diseases. I do not know all these folks, personally, and have not researched their credentials, so please understand that I cannot personally recommend any listed organization, even if I were professionally qualified.


Additional support groups in Australia and New Zealand may be listed at:

Queensland, Lung and Respiratory Friends (LARF), publishes newsletter, "Puff 'N' Stuff." Contact Yvonne Bedson,

Alpha-1 Support Group, Call Australian Lung Foundation, 1800-654-301

Sebastopol, Ballarat Home Oxygen Users Support Group, last Tue/month 1800-654-301

Rosebud, Better Breathers 1st & 2nd Tue/month, serves Morningstar Peninsula area, 1800-654-301

Toorak (Melbourne), Camberwell Easy Breathers, 2nd 7 4th Wed/month, 1800-654-301

Hampton, Easy Breathers, 2nd & 4th Wed/month, 1800-654-301

St Albans (Melbourne), Brimbank patient Support Group, last Fri/month, 1800-654-301

Moe (Victoria), Gippsland Asbestos Related Support Network, 1st Tue/month, 1800-654-301

Heidelberg West (Melbourne), Huff & Puff, 1st Wed/month, 1800-654-301

Springvale (Melbourne), Springvale Respiratory Support Group, last Mon/month, 1800-654-301

Box Hill (Melbourne), Whitehorse Respiratory Support Group, 4th Mon/month, 1800-654-301

Geelong, Geelong Patient Support Group, 1st & 3rd Thurs/month, 1800-654-301


The Lung Association of Canada is very active in promoting supports groups. If your area is not listed below, call (613) 747-6776:

Calgary, Alberta, Respiratos, 4027 5th Avenue SW., Calgary, Alberta T3C 0C2, 2nd Mon/month, Barb Dyck, 403-286-8627,

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,

Kelowna, BC, Better Breathers Club, Kelowna General Hospital, Nancy Longman, (South Okanagan Health Unit) or Respiratory Services at 868-7707

Kitchener, ONT, Grand River Hospital (Freeport Health Centre), 3570 King St. East, Kitchener, Ont. N2A2W1 (519) 894-8360, Jane Lindsay,

Penticton, BC, Penticton Better Breathers Club, R.R. "Rick" Richards,

Victoria, BC, Better Breathers Club of Victoria, Saanich Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Road --- (near the corner of Burnside and Tillicum Road), Victoria, British Columbia, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30 p.m., Grace Fisher at 250-388-9569

Windsor, ONT, Breathe Easy, Windsor Regional Hospital, Western Campus, 1453 Prince Road (Learning Center), Windsor, Ontario Canada, 3rd Wed/month, 1;30 p.m., Pre-registration at 1 519 256 3433 (Lung Assoc.)

Winnipeg, MAN, Easy Breathers, 629 McDermott Ave., Winnipeg R3A 1P6, 204-774-5501


New Delhi - Better Breathers Club of India, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi 110017, India Tel 91 011 6825000, Fax 91 011 6825013, E-mail


Alpha 1 Support, UK,

National, Kath Mallinder, 0114 239 7232

Anglia, Oxford, Robin Muskett, 0733 344 135

North Thames, Sandra Lister, 0130 585 2115,

North West, Cheryl Buckley, 0161 652 4778

Florence, AL, Northern & Yorkshire, Paula Carlington, 0191 536 3232

Scotland, Pauline Adam, 0131 445 4855

South & West, John Doyle, 01752 225573

South Thames, Debbie Tipper 01243 822590

Trent, Kath Mallinder, 0114 2397232



Anniston, AL, Better Breathers Club-City Meeting Center, 17th and Noble Street, 2nd Wed of month, 1-800-LUNG-USA.

Birmingham, AL, Better Breathers of Birmingham, 3rd Floor Classroom, St. Vincent's/ Med Help Lakewood Office Bldg., (On Lakeshore Dr off I-65), 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., Malvin Goldstein 871-6038, Shelley Olson 942-4702, Nancy Williams 939-7139

Birmingham, AL, Heart Alumni Club, Baptist Medical Centers, Contact Claudia Wilkey, 783-7460,

Birmingham, AL, Better Breather Group, St Vincent's Hospital, Warren Hendershot, 930-2152

Boaz, Al, Better Breathers, Boaz Recreation Center, 2nd Thurs/month, 1:00 p.m., Dean Barnard, 593-4692,

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

Florence, AL, Easy Breathers, P. O. Box 818, 205 Marengo St., Florence, AL 35631

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

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

Mobile, AL, Better Breathers Club, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, call 431-4187.

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


Anchorage & Mat-Su Valley, AK, Geneva Woods Health Care, Troy Kuhlman, 272-0002

Anchorage, AK, Better Breathers - 1057 West Fireweed Lane, last Wed/month, 12:00 noon, Shawne Albright, 276-LUNG or 565-5593

Anchorage, AK, The Puff'ns - Graduates of the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage meet monthly for pot luck dinners and support groups. Contact Elise at 562-2211 ext. 5131

Fairbanks, AK, Peninsula Home Health Care. Julie Borhoff 452-6208.

Juneau, AK, Better Breathers Club, 3rd Thursdays, Senior Citizen Center, Fireweed Place, call Sandra Gast, 586-2611, ext 246,

Kootenai, AK Better Breathers Group, KMC Classroom 2, last Thurs/month, 2:00 p.m., Becky Reagan, 666-2891


Chandler, AZ, Better Breathers Club, Chandler Regional Hospital, 3rd Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., 821-7777

Phoenix, AZ, Better Breathers Club, John C. Lincoln Hospital-North Mountain, Cowden Center, 9202 N. Second St., Phoenix, 4th Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., 870-6300

Phoenix, AZ, Pulmonary Support Group, 102 W. McDowell Rd., 258-7505.

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

Phoenix, AZ, Better Breathers Club, John C Lincoln Hospital-North Mountain, Cowden center, 9202 N. Second St., Phoenix, 4th Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., 870-6300

Sun City, AZ, Sun Health Support Groups, 13200 N. 103rd Ave., 876-5700 or 974-5700

Sun City, AZ, Respiratory Support Group, Community Education Building, 13632 North 99th, 2nd Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., 876-5700

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

Phoenix, AZ, Pulmonary Support Group, 102 W. McDowell Rd., 258-7505.

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

Sun City, AZ, Sun Health Support Groups, 13200 N. 103rd Ave., 876-5700 or 974-5700


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

Fort Smith, AR, Pulmonary Support Group, Healthsouth, 1400 S. "J" St, 2nd Tue/month, 1:00 p.m., Mark 785-8518

Hot Springs, AR, Better Breathers Support Group, Magnolia/Dogwood Rooms in Hot Springs, 1st Wed/month, 3:00 pm, 622-1822

Jonesboro, AR, Better Breathers Club, St Bernard’s RMC-POB, Jonesboro, AR 72403-9320, 501-972-4474

Little Rock, AR, Better Breathers Club, American Lung Assn., 211 Natural Resources Dr, call 224-5864,

Mountain Home, AR, Better Breathers Group, Senior Center, Mountain Home, 2nd Fri/month, 3:00 p.m., Karen Fletcher

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

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

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


Anaheim, CA, Huff & Puffers, Donna Wilson,

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

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

Baldwin Park (and Covina), CA, Breath Savers, Fran Pentz, 14889 Stackdale St, ZIP 91706, Covina, CA, "Breath Savers," Citrus Valley Medical Center

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 624 - 0044

Chico, CA, Butte Home Health, 4th Wed/month, 10:30 a.m.

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 422-9294

Clearlake, CA, Redbud Community Hospital, Recreation Room, 18th Ave. & Hwy 53, 3rd Mon,2 p.m.

Covina, CA, "Breath Savers", Citrus Valley Medical Center- Inter Community Campus San Bernadino Road, Covina, CA 91723. 3rd Thursday/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 Thurs/month,

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

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 480-0611

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

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

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

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

Fresno, CA, Huffers & Puffers, Karen Imhoff

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

Fullerton, CA, St. Jude Medical Center Wellness Program, 992-3000, ext 3982, Ellen Fortney, Coord

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

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

Granada Hills, CA, "The Huff and Puff Club", Granada Hills Community Hospital, 10445 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills, CA 91344. 3rd Tuesday/month, 1 pm. Debra Simmons 818-831-6887

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 Thurs/month, 2:00 p.m., 714-979-1408

Los Angeles, CA, The Lung Rangers, Barlow Respiratory Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way, call Prim Desai at 250-4200 ext 3153,

Oceanside, CA, Better Breathers Club, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Dept of Tri-City Medical Center, 2nd & 4th Wed/month, 1:30 p.m., Valerie or Kevin, 760-940-3055

Lakeport, CA, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Classroom A, 5176 Hill Road East, First Thursday, 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 Thurssday/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, 464-0505

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

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, 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 Thursday/every other month, 12 pm. Prim Desai 213-250-4200, x 3153

Madera, CA, Better Breathers Club, 2390 Cleveland Ave, #4, Madera CA, 4th Thurs/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, 822-7220 ext. 4143

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

Mill Valley, CA, The Redwoods, Corridor 11-13, 40 Camino Alto, Every other month, 1:30 p.m. 1-800-LUNGUSA

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

Monterey, CA, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, 625-4765

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, Queen of the Valley, 3rd Floor Ed. Classroom A, 1000 Trancas, Second Friday/2 p.m.

Newport Beach, CA, Hoag Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 6100, ZIP 92658, Joan Nehls,

North Hollywood, CA, Better Breathers Club-East Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center. 5000 Colfax, North Hollywood, CA 91601, Last Monday/month, 1 pm Kathleen Norulak 562-427-3330

Northridge, CA, "Northridge Asthma Support Group" -Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Roscoe Blvd. Campus, Garden Conference Room, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. Northridge, CA 91328, Cathy Pollak, AAFA, Los Angeles

Novato, CA, Novato Community Hospital, 2nd Fri/month, 2:00 p.m.

Oceanside, CA, North County Coastal Better Breathers Club- Tri-City Medical Center, 4002 Vista Wy., Oceanside -Lower Level Assembly Rm. 2, 297-3901

Oroville, CA, Better Breathers Support Group, Oroville Sports Club, 2600 Oro Dam Blvd., 3rd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., 532-8654

Panorama City, CA, "Breathing Easy" - Kaiser Pemanente 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 p.m.

Pasadena, CA, "Pasadena Asthma Support Group" -Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dining Room D, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105. Cathy Pollak, AAFA, Los Angeles

Petaluma, CA, Petaluma Valley Hospital, Burns Hall, Room A, Second Tuesday/2 p.m.

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 469-9464

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

Redding, CA, Vibrant Life Building, 1318 E Cypress Avenue, 3rd Thursday, 10 a.m.

Redwood City, CA, Sequoia Health Services, 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, - Redwood City CA, 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, Better Breathers- Respiratory Home Care, 3rd Fri/month. 274-6087

San Diego, CA, San Diego Better Breathers Club- American Lung Association, 2750 Fourth Ave., San Diego, 297-3901

San Jose, CA, support group, American Lung Association Office, 1469 Park Ave, last Mon/month, 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 Cruz, CA, Better Breathers Club, Dominican Hosp, 1555 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, CA, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30 p.m., Cathe Pleasant, 457-7077,

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, Community Medical Group, 3605 Alamo St. Suite 100, Simi Valley, CA 93063, 4th Thursday/month, 6 p.m.

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

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

Torrance, CA, "PEP Pioneers" - Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. 3rd Thursday/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

Ukiah. CA, Ukiah Valley Medical Center, 275 Hospital Dr., Second Wed, 3 p.m.

Verdugo Hills, CA, "L.A. County ALPHA1 Support Group"-Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, CA 91209. 2nd Thurs/Odd Number Months, 7 p.m. Lynne Krygier 714-524-0508,

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 Thurs/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

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

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


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

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, 1654 Medical Center Point, 3rd Tue/month quarterly, Patti Shelter 776-5211, Leo Murray 520-1414.

Colorado Springs, CO, Lung Disease Support Group, Memorial Hospital, 475-5555 ("50+ Program").

Denver, CO, Alpha Beaters, call Steve Jessen at 756-8008.

Denver, CO, Mile Hi Better Breathers, call Virginia Carpenter (by page) at 299-1211.

Denver CO, Rocky Mountain Breathers, call Mark Gilmartin at 398-1368.

Denver, CO, Easy Breathers, call Betty at 425-8454.

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

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

Longmont, CO, Call Barbara Jensen at 772-3329.

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

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

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

Wheat Ridge, CO, EZ Breathers, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Auditorium, 8300 W 38th Ave, meets quarterly, 467-4225.

Wheat Ridge, CO, Living with Lung Disease, I-70 Executive Center, Classroom 2, 4851 Independence St, & 3rd Thurs/month, 1:00 p.m., Answer Line at 425-2929


Bridgeport, CT, Bridgeport Hospital, Last Fri/month, Evelyn Tkacs Cimmino, RRT

Bridgeport, CT, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 1st Mon/month, Lisa DiCocco 576-5091

Bristol, CT, Bristol Hospital, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30 pm, Chris Nodine 585-3000

Danbury, CT, Danbury Hospital, 3rd Tue/month, Marianne Mitchell, RN 797-7229

Darien, CT, First Congregational Church, every Mon, except 3rd, Ann Levison 1-800-LUNG USA

Greenwich, CT Greenwich Hospital, 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 pm, Kimberly Tiller, RN 863-3177

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

Meridian, CT, Mid-State Medical Center, Paddock Ave., 2nd Fri, 2:00 pm, Jeanne Rocha 694-8233

Middletown, CT, Middlesex Memorial Hospital, 1st & 4th Tue, 3:15 pm, Joan Bushnell 344-6550

Milford, CT, Milford Hospital, 2nd Wed/month, 2:00 pm, Barbara Chaves, RRT, 876-4008

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

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

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

Norwalk, CT, Norwalk Hospital, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Dept, 24 Stevens Court, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30 pm Margie Haggerty, APRN, 852-2484, 852-2476

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

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

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

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

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

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

Torrington, CT, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 780 Litchfield St, 1st Thurs/month 11:00 am, Patty Sullivan, 496-9381

Wallingford, CT, Gaylord Hospital, Every Mon, 1:00 pm, Ann Levison, 289-5401

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

Watertown, CT, Watertown Library, 2nd Tue/month, 2:00 pm, John Loyer, 945-0609

West Hartford, CT, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2nd Fri, Marylou Benoit-Connors, 714-5288


Wilmington, DE, Better Breathers Support Group - ALA of Delaware Wilmington Office. 1021 Gilpin Ave Suite 202, Last Mon/month, 7:00 pm, Jan Sullivan, 655-7258


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

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

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

Cape Canaveral, FL, Breathin' Buddies Support Group , Cape Canaveral Hospital,

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, 462-7751

Crystal River, FL, Huff n’Puffs, Seven Rivers Hospital, 6201 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 344-6538

Daytona Beach, FL, Better Breathers. PO Box 549, 412 S. Palmetto Ave, Daytona Beach, FL , 255-6447, 1-800-771-5864

Delray Beach, FL, Breathe Easy Club, 16700 Jog Rd, 1st Mondays, call (800) 3300-LUNG,

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

Gainesville, FL, Better Breathers Club, Senior Healthcare Center at Crown Point, 2205 NW 40th Terrace, Suite B, 3rd Mon/month, 3:00 p.m., John Heraty 373-4540 & Ann Ritch 376-1449

Hollywood, FL, Breathing Freely, Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson St, 1st Wed/month, 6:00 p.m., 954-2020x5734

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

Jacksonville, FL, Pulmonary Support Group, St. Vincent's Medical Center, 1800 Barrs St. 2nd Thurs/month, 4 p.m., 308-7563 or Lynn Turner, 308-7129

Jacksonville, FL, Better Breathers Club, 800 Prudential Drive, 5th floor in the Pavilion, 2nd Mon/month, 10:30 a.m., 659-7644. Lynn Turner, 308-7129

Kissimmee, FL, Better Breathers Club, Osceola regional Hospital (cafeteria), 2nd Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., 933-3692

Lakeland, FL, Better Breathers Club, MeadowView Life Center community room, 1350 Sleepy Hill Road., 1st Wed/month, 10:00 a.m.

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

Lakeland, FL, Better Breathers, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 1st Thurs/month, 1:00 p.m., Sylvia Sappls, 815-1452

Lakeland, FL, Bartow Memorial Hospital,

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

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

Lutz, FL, "Breathe Easy", ABC Pizza Restaurant on US 41 in Land O Lakes. Meet at 12:30 for Lunch, 4th Wed/month. Also there is a 2nd wind Group meeting held the 3rd Saturday of each month. Paul Brooks, Rosemary Imregi,

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

Merritt Island, FL, Short of Breath Support Group, Wuesthoff Hospital

Naples, FL - Lung Disease Support Group, Helen Merod,

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

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

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

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

Pensacola, FL, Better Breathers Support Group, Sacred Heart Pulmonary Rehab Center, 4412 N. Davis Highway, 3rd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., 429-9972, 478-LUNG.

Port Richey, FL, West Pasco Lung Support, Cares Facility, Port Richey, FL, Mr. John Howe, 862-4644

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

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

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

St Petersburg, FL, Gulf Coast Lung Association, 6160 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33707 Mr. Jack Chancellor 347-6133 Fax: 345-0287

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

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

Starke, FL, Better Breathers Club of Starke, Atrium Community Room of Shands, 3rd Thurs/month, 1:30 p.m., Jane Bawek at 368-2339

Stuart, FL, 1-800-330-5864

Tallahassee, FL, Better Breathers Support Group, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 1675 Riggins Road, 1st Tue/month, 3:30 p.m., except summer months, 386-2065 or 1-800 LUNG-USA (Florida/Big Bend Region ALA)

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

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

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

West Palm Beach, FL, Breathe Easy Club, 2701 N. Australian Blvd, 2nd Wednesdays, call (800) 330-LUNGS,

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


Albany, GA, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, 1st Tue/month, 10:00 am, 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, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Monthly, Doug Anderson 851-7177 or 851-7175 Cora Johnson

Atlanta, GA, Piedmont Hospital, 541-1111

Augusta, GA, CAMC Green Glass Professional Bldg., 3rd Tue/month, Ginny Brewer, 651-2268

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

Augusta, GA, Better Breathers Support Group- 3630 J Dewey Gray Circle, 3A, Augusta, Ga 30909

Augusta, GA, Better Breathers Support Group, University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way, 774-5864

Blue Ridge, GA Fannin Regional Hospital 632-4293

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

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

Columbus, GA, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, 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 845-3720.

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

Decatur, GA, Dekalb Medical Center, 2701 N. Decatur Rd., call Sharon Martin at 501-7155,

Gainesville, GA, NEGA Medical Center, 3rd Thurs/month, 12:00 noon, 531-3832

LaGrange, GA, Coleman Community Health Center, 884-0662

Lawrenceville, GA, Better Breathers Club, Gwinnett Medical Center, 1st Thurs/month, 1:30 p.m., 995-4545

Marietta, GA, Kennestone Hospital, Monthly, Marilyn Reasor 793-5351

Millidgeville, GA, Oconee Regional Medical Center, Kaye Kilgore, 454-3945

Newnan, GA, Monthly, 304-0673

Riverdale, GA, Better Breathers Club, Southern Regional Medical Center Health Education Center, Riverdale, 3rd Tue/month, 7:00 p.m., 991-8000 x5598

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

Savannah, GA, Pulmonary Support Group, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St., 692-7340 Bloomington, IN,

Statesboro, GA, Bulloch Memorial Hospital, 2nd Tue/month, 5:00pm

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


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


Boise, ID, Better Breathers, St. Alphonsus Pulmonary Function and Rehabilitation Services, McCleary Center, 2nd Wed/month, 3:00 p.m., Michelle Andrews, 367-3199,

Boise, ID, Better Breathers, Breathe Easy, Magic Breathers 345-5864

Coeur d’Alene, ID, Better Breathers Support Group, Kootenai Medical Center, last Thurs/month, 2 p.m. Becky 666-2891

Idaho Falls, ID, Easy Breathers Club, meeting dates and locations vary, Marilyn, 529-6191


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

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

Aurora, IL, Better Breathers, Provena Mercy Center, Info: 801-2614

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, 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, 549 0721

Chicago, IL, Better Breathers, Resurrection Health Care. 737-4636

Chicago, IL, Better Breathers Club, Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (OLR), 5645 West Addison Street,Chicago, Illinois 60634

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

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

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

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

Freeport, IL, Breathe Easier Club, Freeport Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson, 1st Wed/month, March thru November, Cora Threadgil, 235 0668

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

Harvard, IL, Better Breathers, Becky Fox, 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., 799-8000

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

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

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

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

Oak Lawn, IL, Easy Breathers Pulmonary Support Group, Christ Hospital and Medical Center , 4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn , IL 60453, 425-8000

Peoria, IL, Better Breathers Club--Combined 4 Area Hosp meeting, Procter Hosp, 5409 No.Knoxville Ave., OSS Fitness Center--Alporfer Dr., 4th Thurs/month, 10:30 a.m., Nanette Clausen 691-1041

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

Skokie, IL, Rush North Shore Medical Center, 9600 Gross Point Rd, 1st and 3rd Mondays, Call Suzanne Johnson-Solin at 933-6230,

Springfield, IL, Pulmonary Health Management, Memorial Medical Center, St John's Hospital, once/month, alternate locations, call for info, Joni Colle, 788-3383

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, 824 3331

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

Waukegan, IL, Second Wind Club, Proven St. Therese Medical Ctr., 2615 Washington St., 3rd Thurs/month, 6:30 p.m., April thru October

Winfield (W, Chicago), IL, OXY, Oak Field Family Restaurant, Corner Geneva Rd & Old Farm Road, 3rd Wed/month, Noon, Lee Ann Peloquin, 529-6336 or Carol Hughes 665-8882


Anderson, IN, Better Breathers, Saint John’s Medical Center, last Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., 646-8149 or 646-8366

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

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

Elwood, IN, Better Breathers Support Group, 1st Thurs/month, 2:00 p.m., For more information, call St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, Elwood, Respiratory Care at 552-4579.

Fort Wayne, IN, Better Breathers - American Lung Association Offices, 802 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 1-800-LUNGUSA

Greenfield, IN, Better Breathers, Hancock Memorial Hospital and Health Services, 1st Wed/month, 12:30 p.m.

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

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

Indianapolis, IN, Better Breathers Club, Clarian Health Partners, 165 at 21st St. 939-5060, Debbie Koehl, BS, RRT,

Indianapolis, IN, Better Breathers Club, Community Hospital East, 1500 N. Ritter Ave, 46219, 355-5069, Sandy Doyle, Madonna Miles, RRT,

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

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

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., 482-8693 or 482-8660

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 776-7906

South Bend, IN, Better Breathers Clubs of IN, Marge Hepler, 319 S. Main St., ZIP 46601

Warsaw, IN, Kosciuscko Community Hospital and Wellness Center (Phase III rehab and Support Group), Steve Jungbauer,


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

Council Bluffs, IA, Better Breathers Club, Mercy Hospital, 800 Mercy Dr, Julianne Marken,

Covenant, IA. Better Breather Support Group, Kimball Ridge Center, 236-4124

Des Moines, IA, Better Breathers Club- American Lung Assoc. offices, Jen Carstensen 278-5864

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

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

Waterloo, IA, Covenant Medical Center, Better Breathers Club, 211 E. Ridgeway, 50702, 272-2274, Donna Bush, RRT, RCP,


Abilene, KS, Respiratory Support Group, 511 NE 10th St., Abilene, KS 67410, call 263-2100 x6174

Council Grove, KS, Better Breathers, Morris County Hospital, 600 N. Washington, Council Grove, KS 66846, 767-6811

El Dorado, KS, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital 322-4517(Stop smoking, Walking Club, Support Group), Melissa Dinsmore

Kansas City, KS, Better Breathers Club- Bethany Medical Center Lung Center, 51 N 12th St., Kansas City, 1st Tue/month

Manhattan, KS, Better Breathers Club - Mercy Health Center, 2nd Wed/month in Manhattan, from April through November.

Salina, KS, Huffers & Puffers, Salina Regional Health Center, 1st Fri/month, 2:00 p.m., 452-6689

Westwood, KS, Lungs, Inc., Westwood City Hall, 4th Thurs/month, 12:00 noon, Judy Moore 362-1550


Ashland, KY, Better Breathers, OLBH Vitality Center

Elizabethtown, KY, Better Breathers Club, Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, call for dates & times, Nickie Sanders at 769-3100 or 800-248-8262, ext. 334

Louisville, KY, Suburban Hospital, call Mary Fox at 239-4480 or Joyce Grunder at 326-0068.

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

Louisville, KY, Better Breathers Group, CARITAS Medical Center - Assembly Room. Call 361-6000 for dates & times.

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

Richmond, KY, Better Breathers Club, Patti A. Clay Pulmonary Rehab, Medical Office Bldg. 1, Rm. 24, Richmond, KY, 2nf Tue/month, 4:30 p.m., 625-3192

Somerset, KY, Better Breathers Club, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, 305 Langdon St. Dr. John Rodriques


Covington, LA, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1202 S Tyler St, 3rd Sat/month, 1:00 p.m., Rhonda Harrison, 898-3785

Metairie, LA, Better Breathers Club, East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd, Metaire, LA 70006, Sherry Amadon, 454-4878 or Tom Roundtree at

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


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


Annapolis, MD, Anne Arundel Support Group, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Anne Arundel Medical Park, Room 203, Jennifer Road (behind Annapolis Mall), Annapolis, MD, 3rd Thurs/month, 1:00 p.m., Ruth Hayden 267-1571

Baltimore, MD, Better Breathers Group, GBMC 356-1938

Baltimore, MD, Better Breathers Group, Northwest Hosp. Ctr., at Liberty Sr. Ctr, 887-0780

Baltimore, MD, "L.U.N.G.S." at St. Agnes HealthCare, 900 Canton Ave, 3rd Weds, call Carlie Ream, 368-2044

Baltimore, MD, Bay Bridge Breathers Club, Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover Street, S. Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD, monthly, for more information call 347-3569

Bethesda, MD, Better Breathing, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD, 2nd Wed/quarter, 1:00 p.m., meets at Classic Residence (by the Hyatt Regency) in Chevy Chase. 896-3939

Cambridge, MD, Dorchester General Hospital, Byrn St.Better Breathers Club 228-5511, ext 8201

Easton, MD, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington St. Better Breathers Club 822-1000, ext 5208 Marybeth Daniels, RN, Prog. Mgr.

Hagerstown, MD, Second Wind Club, Carolyn Hetzer,

Silver Spring, MD, Breathing Support Group, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road,

Silver Spring, MD 20910-1484; Registration call: 754-7382

Timonium, MD, Better Breathing Group- American Lung Association of Maryland, 1840 York Road, Suite M, 1st Tue 8:00 pm Mary Ireland 560-2120, ext. 212


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

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

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

Burlington, MA, Lahey Medical Center, Mall Road, Burlington, MA, The Alumni Auditorium, 1st Mon/month, 12:00 p.m., no meetings during the summer, 272-2866

Cape Cod, MA, COPD Support Group, Orleans, 945-7771 Pulmonary Support Group

Chatham, MA, Cape COPD Support Group sponsored by the Southeastern Branch of the American Lung Association. Call 945-7771. E-mail

Concord, MA, Easy Breathers Club, Emerson Hospital, Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, Thurs, noon, 287-3715

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

Greenfield, MA, Better Breathers, Franklin Medical Center, main level conference rooms, 3rd Tue/alt months, 2:00 p.m., 773-8557.

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, 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, 272-2866

Ludlow, MA, Better Breathers, HealthSouth first floor conference room, 3rd Thurs/month, 6:30 p.m., Jackie Stacy, 589-7581

Lunenburg. MA, Central Mass. Support Group. Director Kenneth Baker, 5 Hemlock Drive, Lunenburg, Ma.01462, 582-6865 (Worcester County)

Lynn, MA, COPD Support Group, Union Hospital - Lynnfield Street, Lynn (call for room), 2nd Mon, alternating months, 1:00 p.m., Julie Jones 477-3102

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

New Bedford, MA, Better Breathers Club -- Knowles Auditorium, St. Luke's site, 101 Page St., New Bedford. 800/497-1727.

North Adams, MA, Better Breathers, Mary Spitzer Center, Jeff Seyler 737-3506

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

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

Norwood, MA, Better Breathers Club, Caritas Norwood Hospital, Norwood, MA, 3rd Wed/month, 12:30 p.m., 769-4000, ext. 2024

North Reading, MA, SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation of North Reading, North Street, North Reading, MA, First Floor Dining Room, 4th Thurs/month, 10:30 a.m., no meetings during the summer, 272-2866

Pittsfield, MA, Better Breathers Club, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, 1st Wed/month. 1:00 p.m., 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, 800-635-7887 ext. 12 or 243-0135

Springfield, MA, Pulmonary Support Group, Weldon Center for Rehabilitation at Mercy Hospital. 4th Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., Linda Chastain, 748-6965 or 748-9669

Springfield, MA, Better Breathers, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, Jeff Seyler, 737-3506

Waltham, MA, Deaconess-Waltham Hospital, 20 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA, Faschner B Conference Room, 3rd floor, Deveber Building, 3rd Thurs/month, 1:30 p.m., no meetings during the summer, 272-2866

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,

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

Worcester, MA, Better Breathers, U Mass Memorial Medical Center, 1st Thurs/month except Jan, 2:30 p.m., Debbie Cappucci, CRT, 856-6962


Ann Arbor, MI, Ann Arbor Better Breathers Club, 250 W. Eisenhower, Suite 130,1st Mon/month, 2:00 p.m., E-mail: Elizabeth Downer, 998-8723

Birmingham, MI, Beaumont Rehabilitation and Health Center (Barnum), 746 Purdy Street, 3rd Thurs/month, 3:45 p.m., 551-6031

Flint, MI, Huff and Puff Lung Support Group of Michigan, Central United Methodist Church, 1309 Ballinger Hwy (2 blocks north of Flushing Rd), 2nd Tue/month, Steve, 715-0921

Holland, MI, Better Breathers' Club of Holland, Holland Community Hospital, 602 Michigan Ave., Holland, MI 49423, (616) 394-3706, Jane Martin,

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

Midland, MI, Respiratory Support group, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2206 Airfield, Midland, call MidMichigan Regional Medical Center Respiratory Care 839-3591.

Saginaw, MI, Respiratory Support Group, St. George Parish Hall, Sheridan & Erie Sts., Saginaw, MI 48601, 4th Wed/month, 1:00 p.m.

Wyandotte, MI, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, 2333 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI, 3rd Wed/month, 11:00 a.m., 246-6905


Aitkin, MN, Pulmonary Support Group, Riverwood Health Care, 301 Minnesota Avenue South, Aitkin, MN 56431, 927-2121

Duluth, MN, Better Breathers Club, American Lung Assn., 3rd Wed/month, 11:30 a.m., Pat McKone at 726-4721,

Edina, MN, Breath Catchers, Southdale Medical Center, 6545 France Ave South, Basement Level Room 62B, 1st Thurs/month, 1:00 p.m., Karen or Kim at 924-5080

Minneapolis, MN, Respiratory Health Club-Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave. S., Minneapolis. 3rd Thurs/month 1:00 pm

St. Cloud, MN, BetterBreathers Club, St. Cloud Hospital, 1st Wed/month, 2:00 p.m., Wendy Scofield at 693-5864.

St. Paul, MN, Huffers and Puffers- Gustavus Adolphus Church, 1669 Arcade Street, St. Paul 2nd Tue/month. 1:00 p.m., Mari Drake 227-8014

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

Willmar, MN, Better Breather’s Club, Lakeland Health Center, Willmar, MN, 2nd Tue/month,
3:00 p.m., Kurt Koenen, 231-4260,


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

Hattiesburg, MS, Better Breathers Club, Forrest General Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living at the Family Y. 2nd Thurs/month. 11:00 a.m., 288-1959


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

Bridgeton, MO, DePaul Health Center, 12303 DePaul Dr. 344-6177, , Becky Lorenz, Coord.

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

Kansas, City, MO, COPD Support Group, St. Luke's Hospital, Spencer Auditorium, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30 p.m., 932-6220

St Louis, MO, Better Breathers Club, Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Conf Rm. D, 2nd Thurs/month, 2:00 p.m., Judy Morice 933-1681

St Louis, MO, Second Wind, 1st Sun/month, 2:00 p.m., Ron Peterson 481-8415

St Louis, MO, Pulmonary Support group, St Anthony’s Hospital, Respiratory Department


Billings, MT, Deaconess Hospital, 3rd Wed/month, 1:30 p.m., Alan Thomas, 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 Falls 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 Summit, 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, St. Patrick Hospital, 902 N. Orange St. Cann Randy or Pam at 329-5845.

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


Omaha, NE, Lung Smart Support, Univ of NE, last Wed of the month, call Sue at 559-9503

Omaha, NE, Better Breathers - Alegent Health - Immanuel Medical Center, 6901 N 72 St, Omaha, NE 68122, 2nd Tue/month, 572-2575


Carson City, NV, Better Breathers Club, Senior Citizens Center, next to the Carson Rehab Center, 3rd Wed/month, 2:30 p.m., Kim or Nancy 885-4338

Gardnerville/Minden, NV, Better Breathers Club- Carson Valley Medical Center, 1107 Hwy 395, 4th wed/month, 2:30 p.m., Alexandra 782-1626

Henderson, NV, Better Breathers Club- St Rose Dominican Hospital, 1032 E Lake Mead Drive. 3rd Thurs/month1:00 pm. Barbara 616-7520

Las Vegas, NV (Westside) Better Breathers Club- HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 1250 S Valley View Blvd, 3rd Tue/month, 3:00 p.m., Peggy 259-3443

Las Vegas, NV (Central) Better Breathers Club- Sunrise Health Strategies, 3131 La Canada, Suite 107, 3rd Wed/month, 3:00 p.m., Bunny 431-6333

Pahrump, NV, Better Breathers Club- Pahrump Community Center, Room A, 4th Fri/month, 10:00 a.m., John Foresee, 727-6060

Reno, NV, Better Breathers Club- HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 555 Gould St (Next to Model Dairy), 1st Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., Brooke Turner 829-5864

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

South Lake Tahoe, NV, Better Breathers Club- South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. 3050 Lake Tahoe, 3rd Thurs/month, 10:30 a.m., Jan Peacock, 542-9183


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

Lebanon, NH, Breathe Free, 2nd Tuesday of each month at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Drive. Contact Patricia Robichaud, RN.

Keene, NH, Better Breathers Club, Cheshire Med. Center., Keene, NH, 2nd Fri/month, 1:00 p.m., 355-2101


Browns Mills, NJ, Better Breathers Club, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Rd, Browns Mills, NJ. Last Fri/month, 10:00 am, 893-6611 ext. 4784

East Orange, NJ, PREP-COPD Support Group (For Veterans Only)- VA Medical Center, 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018. Odarka Mechnycz-Vincent 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. 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 629-8163

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

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, 444-7839

Holmdel, NJ, Better Breathers Support Group- Bayshore Community Hospital, 727 North Beers Street, Holmdel, NJ. Janet Hostrup 739-5919

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

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. 923-6990

Manahawkin, NJ, Better Breathers Support Group- Southern Ocean County Hospital, 1140 W Route 72 Manahawkin, NJ. Carol Schoenberger, The Wellness Center, 978-8900 x2015.

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

Monmouth, NJ, Easy Breathers, 1st Mon/month, 1:30 p.m., 923-6990

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

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

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

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

Princeton, NJ, Better Breathers Club - Princeton Medical Center, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. 2nd Fri/month, 2:30 pm, 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 392-3531

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

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

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


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 Services

Santa Fe, NM, St. Vincent Hospital Center for Living Well (Phases III and IV), meet weekly, Maria Shea


Albany, NY, Better Breathers Club, St. Peter’s Hospital, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany NY 12208, 4th Thurs/month, 6:30 PM, 525-1550

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

Bronx, NY, Better Breathers Club, Montefiore Medical Center Hospital, 111 East 210 St., Bronx, NY 10467. Last Tue/month, Lucille Ferrara, 920-2439, or 920-4445

Brooklyn, NY, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema Support group, (ACES), now meeting monthly, call Ellen Dobrin at 646-8441 for details

Brooklyn, NY, Better Breathing Center, 7903 17th Ave, 11214, 331-7769, Dennis W. Glover

Buffalo, NY, Millard Fillmore Health System, 887-4264.

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

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

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

Flushing, NY, Flushing Hospital, 45th & Parsons, 2 East Conference Room, 2nd Thurs/month, 3:00 p.m., Peg Malloy, RN, 670-3017

Forest Hills, NY, American Lung Assn. of Queens support group, Forest Hills Public Library, second floor, 263-5656 for details.

Freeport, NY, COPD Support Group, South Nassau Community Hospital, 2nd Tue, alternating 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, 100 Park Street, 3rd Tue/month, 7:00 pm., Kerry Sumner, RRT or Vicky Cooper, RRT, 926-2082.

Harris, NY, Better Breathers- Community General Hospital of Sullivan County, ASB Boardroom, Harris, NY 12742, 2nd Thurs/month, 2 pm, 794-3300

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

Ithaca, NY, Easy Breathers, Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, Cardio-Pulmonary Department, 274-4193

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

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

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, 437-7236

New Rochelle, NY, Better Breathers- Sound Shore Hospital (New Rochelle Hospital), 16 Guion Place, New Rochelle, NY 10802, 3rd Wed/month. 7pm, 632-5000 or 637-1431

New York, NY, All Emphysema Group, East Midtown Plaza, Bldg D Community Room, 333 East 23rd St., 6:30 p.m., meets in good weather only, John Leaman, 777-0486

New York, NY, Asthma/Emphysema Self-Help Groups, 172 E 4th St., Apt. 11-F, New York, NY 10009, 4th Thurs/month. Publishes Respiratory News & Views newsletter. 777-0486

New York, NY, West Village group, St Vincent's Hospital cafeteria, 1st Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., Wally Ayres, 475-0569

New York, NY, Asthma/Emphysema Self-Help Group, for meeting dates and places, request speakers, need for assistance, 330-7894

New York, NY, Beth Israel Medical Center North, 170 East End Ave, 10128, 870-9162
Debbie Knoester

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 Marina at 769-2850.

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

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

Nyack, NY, Better Breathers - Nyack Hospital, (Krutz Auditorium), North Midland Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960, 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 pm, 348-2000

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

Port Jefferson, NY, Easy Breathers, St Charles Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, Classroom 1A, 1st Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., 474-6241

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

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

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

Schenectady, NY, Better Breathers Club, Sunnyview Hospital, 1270 Belmont Ave. , Schenectady NY 12308, 4th Tue/month, 1:00 PM, Nancy Nicholson, 382-4596

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

Syracuse, NY, Better Breathers Program, ALA Offices, 1620 Burnet Ave, 2nd Tue/month, Patty Kuhl, 422-6142

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, 987-5148

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

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


Asheville, NC, Better Breather’s Club-Mission St. Joseph’s Support Group, Asheville Imaging Center, 534 Biltmore Ave, 1st Thurs/month, 10:00 am, Sharon Rohrer, 259-3522

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

Burke County, NC, Better Breathers Club, Grace Hospital, 2nd Tue/month, 10:00 am 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, Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Charlotte, 4855 Albemarle Rd, 3rd Thurs/month, 2:00 pm. 537-5776

Concord, NC, Better Breathers Club, Cannon Heart Center, Concord, 2nd Thurs/month, 5:30 pm. 537-5776

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

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

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

Gastonia, NC, Better Breathers Club, Gaston Memorial Hospital, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Gastonia, NC, Last Tue/month, 5:30 pm 537-5776

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

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

Haywood County, NC, Better Breathers Club, Haywood County Hospital, Health Ed Building, 2nd Tue/month, 10:00 am 252-2071

Hendersonville, NC, Better breathers Club, Pardee Hospital, Hendersonville, NC 1st Thurs/month, 10:00 am., Teresa Heatherly, RRT

Jacksonville, NC, Better Breathers, 257-6000 ext 169

Monroe, NC, Better Breathers Club, Union Regional Medical Center, Private Dining Room, 4th Mon/month, 3:00 pm 537-5776

New Bern, NC, Better Breathers Club, Craven Regional Medical Center, 2000 Neuse Blvd, PO Box 12157, New Bern, NC 28561, 633-8609

Rocky Mount, NC, Better Breathers Club, Community Health Services, 1771 Jeffreys Road, 451-3460

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

Winston-Salem, NC, Better Breathers Club- Salem Chest Specialists, Conf Room, 3001 Lyndhurst Ave, Winston-Salem, NC. 1st Tue/month, 3:30 p.m., Heidi Thornhill, 718-8194


Fargo, ND, "Pulmonary Inspirations", MeritCare Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 720 4th St, North, 2nd Mon/month, 2:30 p.m., Rhea Haug, 234-5659

Fargo, ND, The Dakota Clinic, Terrie Newton, 280-8670.


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

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

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

Martins Ferry, OH, Better Breathers, East Ohio Regional Hospital, 90 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935, Phone: 633-1100

Maumee, OH, ALAONW Better Breathers Club, St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Road, Maumee OH 43537. Meets monthly plus 3 - 4 social events per year. Phone: 897-8449 ext. 8852,

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

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


Ardmore, OK, Better Breathers Club, Ardmore Village

Enid, OK, Better Breathers Club (COPD), Garfield County Health Department, 3rd Mon/month, 4:00 p.m. 233-0650 ext. 147.

Norman, OK, Better Breathers Support Group, Norman Regional Hospital, Education Center

Oklahoma City, OK, Baptist Hospital Better Breathers, call 949-4044

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

Stillwater, OK, Better Breathers Club- Stillwater Medical Center boardroom, Thurs 7:00 pm.,

Tulsa, OK, Better Breathers Club, Specialty Hospital of Tulsa, CityPlex Towers, Center Bldg, 1st Floor Atrium., 81st and Lewis, 4th/Wed/month, 11:30 am, Call ALA for information.

Tulsa, OK, Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital,(across from Embassy Suites) 31st and memorial area. 2nd Mon/month. 11:30 am. Call ALA for information.


Bend, OR, Better Breathers Club, St. Charles Medical Center, 2500 NE Neff, Bend, OR 383-4321

Corvallis, OR, Better Breathers, Lebanon Community Hospital, 1st Tue/month, 2:00 p.m.,. Info: 451-7158.

Eugene, OR, Better Breathers Club, Sacred Heart Auditorium, 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m.,

Grants Pass, OR, Better Breathers Club, Three Rivers Hospital, 1505 N.W. Washington Blvd, 2nd Mondays, Call Lisa Blowers at 800/275-3116.

Hermiston, OR, Better Breathers Club, Good Shepher Hospital Conference Center, last Tue/month

Medford, OR, Better Breathers, Providence Hospital, 2nd Thurs/month,, and Rogue Valley Medical Center, 3rd Thurs/month, Call Jan Young at Rogue Valley for more information.

Portland, OR, Better Breathers Support Group, Adventist Medical Center, Patio Room, 1st Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., 251-6830

Roseburg, OR, Better Breathers Club, Mercy Heart and Lung Rehabilitation Center, 2460 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, 2nd Mon/month. 1:00 pm.

Salem, OR, Better Breathers Club, Regional Rehab Center, 2561 Center St. NE, 2nd Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., 561-5678

Salem, OR, Better Breathers Respiratory Support Group, 370-5678


Abington, PA, Easy Breathers, Abington Memorial Hospital, 1200 Old York Road (Route 611), Amy Friel, 481-2038 (day)

Allentown, PA, Better Breathers Club of the Lehigh Valley, HCR/Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Allentown. 3rd Tue/month, 7:00 pm, Ed Ebert, 838-1487

Allentown, PA Better Breathers Club, Palmerton Hospital, last Thurs/month, 2 p.m.

Bethlehem, Breathing Buddies Support Group- Lung Association Office, 2nd Thurs/month

Bucks County, Doylestown Hospital - Ginny DiNunzio 345-2815

Bucks County, Grandview Hospital - Kristan Jaros 453-4213

Bucks County, Lower Bucks Hospital - Carol Carson 785-9855

Bucks County, St. Mary's Medical Center Langhorne - Sara Bell 720-2521

Carroll Township, 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, Brandywine Hospital - Wendy Pino 383-8180

Chester County, Chester County Hospital - Mary Ann Foster 566-1399

Chester County, Paoli Hospital - Carol Proctor 648-1651

Chester County, Phoenixville Hospital - Trudy Albeitz 983-1243

Delaware County, Bryn Mawr Hospital - Sue Powell 526-3848

Delaware County, Crozer Chester Medican Center - Liz Mirzoeff 284-8181

Delaware County, Mercy Community Hospital 645-3600

Doylestown, PA, Better Breathers Club,

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

Hanover, PA, ALA Easy Breathers 2000, Hanover Community Health & Education Center, 1st Thurs/month, 6:30PM, Dan Young, 845-5864

Hermitage, PA, Breathless, Charwood Conf. Center, 2nd Tue/month, 3:00 p.m., 983-3926

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

Langhorne PA, Better Breathers Club, St Mary Medical Center, Langhorne-Newton Road, 3rd Thurs/month, 10:30 a.m., Mitchell Shiota, 943-6102,

Montgomery County, Abington Memorial Hospital - Amy Friel 481-2038

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

Montgomery County, Lankenau Hospital - Roland Lindsay 645-2643

Montgomery County, Pottstown Memorial Hospital - Ken Fisher Pager # 327-7000

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

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

Philadelphia County, Frankford Hospital Torresdale Division - Lynn Knopka 831-2076

Philadelphia County, Nazareth Hospital - Bill Rosen 335-6556

Philadelphia County, Northeastern Hospital - Carol McCann 291-3064

Philadelphia County, Germantown Hospital, 456-8049

Philadelphia County, Temple University Hospital 707-3531

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

Pleasant Gap, PA, Better Breathers, Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Pleasant Gap, 3rd Thurs/month, 2:00 p.m., Destiny Long 234-8037,

Reading, PA, Better Breather Support Group, St Joseph’s Health Center, Shelbore Square, Reading, PA, 4th Mon/month, call ALA of Pa. for details, 373-0253

Sharon, PA, BreathLESS Support Group, Sharon Regional Health System, 2nd Tue/month, 3:00 p.m., Kimberly Hunchuk, 983-3899

York, PA, ALA Life & Breath Club, Apple Hill Medical Center, 2nd Tue/month, 1:30 p.m., Dan Young 845-5864


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)

Middletown, RI, 303 Valley Road, Middletown, 3rd Wed/month, except July & August

North Smithfield, RI, Rehab Hospital of Rhode Island, North Smithfield, 1st Thurs/month, 1:00 p.m. (1st Thursday of month except July & August)


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

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


Sioux Falls, SD, Better Breathers, Sioux Valley Hospital, Wellness Center, quarterly, June Schultz, 333-1890

For other cities in the state, contact the American Lung Association of South Dakota at 1-800-873-5864 or 605-336-7222.


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

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

Sevierville, TN, Better Breathers Support Group - Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center 709 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville, last Tue/month, 7 p.m.


Austin, TX, (Central), Specialty Hospital of Austin, 3rd Thurs/month, 6:30 p.m., Bob Williams, 706-1974

Austin, TX (North), Austin Diagnostic Medical Center, Last Thurs/month, 1:00 p.m., Ron Purpura, 1-800-LUNG-USA

Austin, TX, Better Breathers Club, North Austin Medical Center, 12221 N. MoPacExpwy (near Parmer), last Thurs/month, 1:00 pm 1-800-LUNGUSA

Bay City, TX, Better Breathers Club, American Home Patient, 4800 Avenue F, Bay City, TX 77414, every other month @ 2:o00 p.m., call for date. Dianne Otto, 245-1668

Beaumont, TX, Better Breathers Club, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 2830 Clader (Resp Therapy Dept), Beaumont, TX 77702, 2nd Thurs/month, 12:30 p.m., Pam Debner, 899-7065 x4785,

Brenham, TX, Better Breathers Club, Medi-Care Equipment Specialties, Inc, 1401 S Austin, Brenham, TX 77834, 1st Mon/month, 6:00 p.m., Carol Gaskamp, 836-1240,

Bryan, TX, St Joseph Regional Health Center, 4th Thurs/month, 7:00 p.m., Toni Turner, 776-3777

Conroe, TX, Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital (N Houston), 18550 I-45 South, Conroe, TX 77384, dates & times TBA, Mattie McCowen, 364-3331

Conroe, TX, Better Breathers Club, Conroe Regional Hospital, 504 Medical Center Blvd, Conroe, TX 77304, dates & times TBA, Debbie Landry, 539-7740

El Paso, TX, Better Breathers Club, Rio Vista Rehab Hosp., 1740 Curie Dr., Conf. Rm. C. 2nd Tue/month, 10:00 a.m. 577-7582

Fort Worth, TX, Better Breathers, Harris Methodist Hospital, Harris Education Center, 1st Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., Irene Austin, 882-3978

Fort Worth, TX, Better Breathers Club, Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital Educational Building, 6100 Harris Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76132, 3rd Thurs/month, 6:00 p.m., Mary Saldana CRTT, 263-3738

Galveston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Galveston Senior Center, 2201 Avenue L., Galveston, TX 77550, 1st Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., Sue Johnson & Gerry Worthen, 772-8187

Georgetown, TX, Georgetown HealthCare System, 4th Thurs/month. 7:00 p.m., Emma Bopp, 863-8418

Harlingen, TX, Better Breathers Club. Call VBMC’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 389-1116

Houston, TX, Alpha 1 Antitrypsin, Memorial Hermann.Southwest Professional Building II, 7737 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074, 3rd Sat/month, noon, Neta Recht & Joann Akers, 341-5959

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Vencor Hospital/Houston, 6441 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030, dates & times TBA, Amy Jahn, 790-0500 x4693

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Vencor Hospital/NW Houston, 11297 Fallbrook Dr., Houston TX 77065, 4th Thurs/month, 2:00 p.m., Barbara Haynes & April Austin, 897-8114

Houston, TX, Asthma & Lung Center of Houston, 4003-F BellaireBlvd, Houston, TX 77025, 4th Thurs/month, 4:30 p.m., 839-9471

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann /SE, 11800 Astoria Blvd, Houston, TX 77089. 4th Thurs/month, 12:45 p.m., Lynette Benton, 929-6241,

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann /SW, 7600 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074, 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 p.m., Felicia Watd & Joe Blalack, 596-4608

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann/Memorial, 920 Frostwood, Houston, TX 77024, last Thurs/month, 3:00 p.m., Kathy Burdick, 932-3978

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Hermann /NW, 1635 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008, 3rd Mon/month, 10:00 a.m., Kimberli Morris, 867-4363

Houston, TX, Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 17506 Red Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77090, last Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., Bonnie Phillips, 580-1212

Humble, TX, Better Breathers Club, Healthsouth Rehab Hospital, 19002 McKay, Dr., Humble, TX 77338, last Tue/month, 12:30 p.m., Marilyn McClain, 446-6146 x538

Humble, TX, Better Breathers Club, Northeast Medical Center Hospital, 18951 Memorial N. Blvd, Humble, TX 77338, 2nd Thurs/month, 10:30 a.m., Helen Messer & Lynn Zelzdorf, 540-7851, 489-6161

Kingwood, TX, Better Breathers Club, (Columbia) Kingwood Medical Center, 22999 US Highway 59, Kingwood, TX 77339, call for time and dates, Debi Childress, 348-1418

Kerrville, TX, Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital 896-4200 Duane Louma, RRT

Livingston, TX, Better Breathers Club, Memorial Medical-Livingston, 602 E Church, Livingston, TX 77351, dates & times TBA, Brenda Dickens, 327-4381 x 297

Nacogdoches, TX, Better Breathers Club, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, 1204 N Mound, Nacogdoches, TX 75901, dates & times TBA, Dr Robin Adams, 559-0559

Odessa, TX, Better Breathing Group, 943-4336 (or 943-3676 after 6 p.m.)

Paris, TX, Better Breathers, Christus St. Joseph’s Health System, P.O. Box 9070, 820 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460, 2nd Thurs/month, Cathy Bolin, 737-3276.

Pasadena, TX, Better Breathers Club, Bayshore Medical Center, 4000 SpencerHighway, Pasadena, TX, 77504, 3rd Wed/month, 4:30 p.m., Pedro Valdivia & Paula Paratore, 359-1375

Richmond, TX, Better Breathers Club, Polly Ryon Hospital Authority, 1705 Jackson, Richmond, TX 77469, 1st Wed/month. 2:00 p.m., Florence Vasquez, 341-4802

San Antonio, TX, Santa Rosa Health Care, Northwest, Phase III rehab program Mark Mangus, RPFT, RRT, RCP, 705-6560

Temple, TX, Scott & White Medical Clinic, 4th Thurs/month, 12:00 noon, Pauline Wulbreath, 724-2226

Texas City, TX, Better Breathers Club, Mainland Medical Center, 680 Emmitt F Lowery, Texas City, TX 77591, 1st Fri/month, 3:00 p.m., Kathy Tyler, 938-5774

Texas City, TX, Better Breathers Club, Family Healthcare Center, 9300 Emmitt F Lowery #138, Texas City, TX 77591, 3rd Thurs/month, 2:00 p.m., Sue Johnson & Gerry Worthen, 772-8187

Tomball, TX, Better Breathers Club, Tomball Regional Hospital, The Rehab Center, 605 Holderreith, Tomball, TX 77375, 2nd Tue/month, 3:00 p.m., Jackie Barnes, 351-3800

Tyler, TX, Pulmonary Support Group-ETMC Rehabilitation Center, 701 Olympic Plaza, Tyler, TX 75701, Clint Rivers 596-3234 or HealthFirst 1-800-648-8141

Tyler, TX, Better Breathers Club, Wisenbaker Conference Center, 800 East Dawson, Tyler, TX 75701, Melba Duke 531-4770

Waco, TX, Getterman Wellness Center, 7300 Bosque Blvd, call Wendy Deacon-Segrest, 202-3800,

Webster, TX, Better Breathers Club, Clear Lake Medical Center, 500 Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX, 77598, 4th Thurs/month, 10:30 am., Ginger Burklow, 338-3215

The Woodlands, TX, Better Breathers Club, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 18550 I-45 (in front of Shenandoah), 364-2025, O’Delle Hall 364-2000.


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 442-3520 Ext. 212

Bennington, VT, Bennington Respiratory Support Group meets 4th Monday, monthly, at the First Congregational Church Mary Livingston, Coord., contact Anne Shea,

Bennington, VT, Support Group, 4th Mon/month

Brattleboro, VT, Pulmonary Support Group, BMH - Tyler Conference Room, 2nd Thurs/month, 4:00 p.m., Mary Anne Riley, RT, 257-8897

Brattleboro, VT, Support Group, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 4th Thurs/month, 257-8218

Rutland, VT, Better Breathers Support Group, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT, 1st Wed/month, 10:00 a.m., 747-3713


Bedford, VA, Centra Health, 1700 Whitfield Dr, 586-0636,

Halifax, VA, Better Breathers - Halifax Regional Hospital. Monthly, 476-8398

Kilmarnock, VA, Better Breathers Club, RGH Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, Kilmarnock, 3rd Tue/month, 12:30 pm, 435-3581

Martinsville, VA, Respiratory Support Group Conference Center, Memorial Hospital,
1st Thurs/month, 7:00 p.m. 666-7287

Richmond, VA, Richmond Better Breathers Club, American Lung Association of Virginia, 311 S. Boulevard, Robin Traylor, 749-3725

Richmond, VA, Pulmonary Support Group, PO Box 7065, Richmond, VA23331, meets monthly in 4 Piedmont areas, call 355-3295

Rocky Mount, VA, Better Breathers Club, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Board Room, Rocky Mount, 1st Mon/month, 7:30 p.m., 483-5277

Lynchburh, VA, Better Breathers Club Support Group, ALA and Centra Health hospitals. Meets the last Monday of each month 6:30 PM to 8:00 p.m.

Petersburg, VA, Southside Better Breathers Club, Southside Regional Medical Center, 801 S. Adams St, Petersburg, Holley Lewis at 355-3295.

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

South Boston, VA, Better Breathers, 4th Thurss/month, 7:30 p.m., Thelma Edmonds, 476-2241

Suffolk, VA, Better breathers Club, Obici Health Systems, Learning Resource Center, 1900 North Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434, 3rd Mon/month, 2:00 p.m., 934-4000

Vansant, VA, Better Breathers, Total Home Care Ramey Building -Vansant 935-7557

Virginia Beach, VA, Better breathers Club, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Cardiac Fitness Center, 1st Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., Jerry Mick, 395-8392


Anacortes Island, WA, Anacortes Island Hospital, 3rd Wed/month, 12:30 PM, Diane Goetz, RRT 299-300.

Auburn, WA, Better Breathers, Auburn Regional Medical Center. Contact Heart Care Center at (253) 333-2559

Auburn, WA, Auburn General Hospital, 2nd Tue/month, 12:30 pm, Susan Golden, RN, 735-7559.

Bellevue, WA, Overlake Medical Center, 1st Thurs/month, 1:30 PM, Chris Warnick, RRT 688-5154.

Bellingham, WA, Whatcom County Better Breathers Club, 1st Mon/month, 12:00 pm, Julius Goldman 800-233-3813.

Bellingham, WA, Lung Reduction Surgery Support Group, 3rd Wed/month, 2:00 pm, St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, Florence LaDene-Leader at 715-8402.

Bellingham, WA, Shuksan Rehab and Living Center, 3rd Tue/month, 9:30 am, Pat Meyer, RRT 387-4048.

Bremerton, WA, Kitsap Regional Library, 4th Tue/month, 1:30pm, Eric Anderson 792-6686.

Chehallis, WA, Chehallis Senior Center, 4th Thurs/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, 640-4000

Everett, WA, Better Breathers Club, Suinrise Care and Rehabilitation, 1919 112th Street, Everett, WA 98204. 2nd Thurs/month, 9:30 a.m., Pat Meyer, 513-1600

Everett, WA, Lung Rangers, Providence General Medical Center, Office Building, 14th & Rockefeller, Everett, WA 98201. 3rd Tue/month, 3:30 p.m., Christie Gunn or Barbara Burns 261-3780

Kirkland, WA, Evergreen Hospice Conference Room, 2nd Wed/month, 12:30 pm., Call voice mail at 899-1948, leave a message and your call will be returned.

Longview, WA, St. John Medical Center, Broadway Campus, 3rd Wed/month, 3:00 pm., Mike Patterson 423-1530.

Moses Lake, WA, Cardiac Rehab Office, Samaritan Professional Building, Suite 108, 3rd Thurs/month, 1:30 pm., Renee Wilson 800-727-9169 or Patti Bogus 765-5606.

Mt Vernon, WA, Affiliated Health Services, Respiratory Care Dept. Call Getty Phippen 428-2419 for further details.

Olympia, WA, St. Peter Hospital, 1st Tues/month, 1:00 pm., Kimberly Olson


Port Angeles, WA, Olympic Memorial Hospital, 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 pm., Bob Shearer, RRT or Judy Harvey, RRT at 457-8513 ext.157.

Port Townsend, WA, Better Breathers, Jefferson General Hospital, Conference Room A, 834 Sheridan Avenue, Port Townsend, WA 98368, 3rd Tue/month, 2:00 p.m., 2200 x1220

Puyallup, WA, Good Samaritan South Hill, 3rd Fri/month, Tom Morey, RRT


Renton, WA, Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Conference Center, 1st floor, Room F, 2nd Wed/month, 3:00 pm., Thomas Bailor, RRT 251-5137.

Seattle, WA, Highline Community Hospital, 1st & 3rd Mon/month, 3:00 pm., Jenny Knox, CRTT, 244-9970 ext. 292

Seattle, WA, Northwest Hospital, Center for Rehabilitation, 1550 N. 115th St., 2nd Mon/month, 0:30 am, Beth Guadagnoli, CRTT, CPFT, 368-1769.

Seattle, WA, Seattle VA/Puget Sound Health Center, 1660 S. Columbian Way, every Thursday, 12-1 p.m., Bldg. 100, Rm. 1-D-103 (Rehab Conf. Rm.), Bonnie Steele, 764-2496.

Seattle, WA, Oxygen Users Support Group, Swedish Medical Center, quarterly schedule, 1:45 - 3:15 PM on selected date, Judy Davido, RN, MN, 386-2187.

Seattle, WA, Pulmonary Fibrosis Study Group and American Lung Association of Washington Better Breathers Club, 2nd Tue/month, 1:00 pm., June Richmond 361-1635

Spokane, WA, Better Breathers - St Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 715 S Cowley, Room 200, 2nd Thurs/month, 2:30 pm.

Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Public Library, Moore Branch, 2nd Fri/month, 1:00 pm., Carol Mason 838-2388 x 314.

Toppenish, WA, Providence Toppenish Hospital, 3rd Thurs/month, 1:00 pm., Meldra Driscoll 865-3105 x 511.

Vancouver, WA, Southwest Washington Medical Center, Health Education Bldg., 2nd Tue/month, Renay Fisher, RN, 254-1240.

Wenatchee, WA, Central Washington Hospital Annex, 3rd Wed/month, 7:00 pm., Mikael Montague 663-6004, or Mike Sorensen 884-0666.

White Salmon, WA, Skyline Hospital Conference Room, 2nd Tue/month, 3:00 pm., Barbara Robison or Michelle Gilmer 493-1101

Yakima, WA, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, 2nd Wed/month, 1:00 pm., Holly Tull, RRT, 575-8110.


Huntington, WV, Better Breathing Club, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Verna Bosse, RN, BSN, 304-526-2089.

Kilmarnock, WV, Better Breathers Club, RGH Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center on School Street, Kilmarnock, 3rd Thurs/month, 12:30 p.m.,. 435-3581.


Baldwin, WI, Pulmonary Support Group - Baldwin Area Medical Center, 730 10th Avenue,

Mequon, WI, Lung Support Group, St. Mary’s Hospital, 13111 N. Port Washington Rd., 1st Wed/month, 3:00 p.m., Karen Kaminski, 243-7583

Milwaukee, WI, Pulmonary Support Group, St Mary’s Hospital, Pulmonary Rehab Dept, 2323 N Lake Drive, 3rd Thurss/month, 2:00 p.m., 292-1196

Milwaukee, WI, St Francis Hospital, 3237 South 16th Street, 53207, 3rd Thurs/month, 2:30 p.m., 647-5000

Milwaukee, WI, St Luke’s Hospital, 2900 West Oklahoma Ave., 1st Tue/month, 10:00 a.m., 649-6000

Milwaukee, WI, St Josephs Hospital, 500 West Chambers, Last Thurs/month, 447-2000


Buffalo, WY, Better Breathers Club, Johnson County Healthcare Center, 497 West Lott, 1st Wed/month, 11:00 a.m., Rick Lenz, 684-5521

Cody, WY, Asthma Support Group, Cody Bible Church, 2137 Cougar Ave., 3rd Wed/month, 2:30 p.m., Alan Thomas, 527-7501, ext. 280

Rock Springs, WY, Easy Breathers, 877 Bannock Dr., 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., M-F, Pat Prevedel, 361-3958

Sheridan, WY, Better Breathers, 1401 W. 5th, 7:00 am- 4:00 pm, M-F, Robyn Morrison, 672-1172

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