Better Breathers Club | St. Petersburg General Hospital | American Lung Association

Better Breathers Club | St. Petersburg General Hospital

Location Information

St. Petersburg General Hospital Conference Room
6500 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710


Group Facilitator:  Wendy Anderson, BS, RRT, RCP, Director of Respiratory Therapy, St. Petersburg General Hospital. Register online at or call 888-741-5122

More Information

Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3-4 pm. (Note: The 3rd Wednesday in November in 2018 falls during Thanksgiving week. Because of this the November meeting is scheduled on the 2nd Wednesday 11/14/2018.)

Better Breathers Support Group for Individuals with Lung Disease

American Lung Association Better Breathers Clubs are regularly scheduled, in-person support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease including COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Learn ways to better cope with your diagnosis while getting the support of others in similar situations. These support groups give you the tools you need to live your best quality of life.

Led by an American Lung Association trained facilitator, Better Breathers Clubs feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including:

  • How COPD affects the lungs 
  • Breathing techniques 
  • Exercise 
  • Talking with your physician 
  • Medications and other treatment options 
  • Medical tests 
  • Supplemental oxygen 
  • Home healthcare 
  • Lung transplants 
  • Air pollution

It feels good to talk with others who understand what you are feeling, and can offer support and encouragement along the way.

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