BMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Starts Better Breathers Club

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at Berkshire Medical Center is starting a Better Breathers Club, in collaboration with the American Lung Association.

Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for patients and caregivers affected by chronic lung diseases including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. The club helps patients to learn better ways to better cope with lung disease while getting the support of others in similar situations. Led by a trained facilitator, these in-person adult support groups give you the tools you need to live the best life you can.

At BMC, the Better Breathers Club will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. at the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, fourth floor of the BMC Medical Arts Complex, 777 North St., Pittsfield. The group will meet regularly after that and will feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including: how lung disease affects the lungs; breathing techniques; exercise; talking with your physician; medications and other treatment options; medical tests; supplemental oxygen; home healthcare; lung transplants and air pollution.

For more information on the Better Breathers Club at BMC, call Carol Wilson at 413-447-3093.

 


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