Better Breathers Club

Connect to education, support, and each other.

Why Join a Better Breathers Club?

The American Lung Association's Better Breathers Club program has connected people living with lung disease to education, support, and each other in communities around the country for over 40 years.

Virtual Meetings

Register now to join the American Lung Association in nationwide virtual Better Breathers Club meetings:



Join the Better Breathers Club Network

Join our Better Breathers Network even if you don’t have access to a Club meeting near you. You will get direct access to education, support and connection to others also living with chronic lung disease.
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You can also connect with an expert online or over the phone by contacting the Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA, or join one of our online support communities through Inspire.

In Person Meetings

Better Breathers Club members learn better ways to cope with lung conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma while getting the support of others in similar situations. Better Breathers Club meetings offer a fun and stimulating combination of guest speakers, problem-solving discussions, and social activities. Led by trained facilitators, these in-person adult support groups give you the tools you need to stay active and healthy, living the best quality of life you can. 

Interested in starting a Better Breathers Club program at your organization?

Become a volunteer Better Breathers Club Certified Facilitator today. Learn more about getting started as a certified facilitator or email [email protected].

Understanding the Respiratory System and Lung Disease

Register to watch a recording of our recent Better Breathers Club Member webinar.

Find a Better Breathers Club

Look through the listing of Clubs in your state to find a group near you.

NOTICE: Effective June 1, 2021, Better Breathers Club meetings can resume in-person. IMPORTANT: Contact your Club’s facilitator or contact us to verify your Club will be returning to in-person meetings before you attend a meeting.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Bon Secours Regional Medical Ctr | Mechanicsville, VA

Jan 01, 0001

Living with a chronic lung disease can be easier. Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. This Better Breathers Club will be held on the 2nd Tues of every other month at the Bon Secours Memorial Regional Med Ctr in Mechanicsville. All Club sessions will run from 12:00 P.M.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Carilion Clinic Crystal Spring Medical Building | Roanoke, VA

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on every second and fourth Thursday, 6:00 - 7:00 PM, every Monday evening, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, and 2nd Thursday of the month, from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M at the Carilion Clinic Crystal Spring Medical Building in Roanoke.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Carilion Giles Community Hospital | Pearisburg, VA

Jan 01, 0001

Living with a chronic lung disease can be easier. Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Chesapeake Regional Medical Center | Chesapeake, VA

Jan 01, 0001

Living with a chronic lung disease can be easier. Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. This Better Breathers Club will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month at the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake. All Club sessions will run from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Commonwealth Assisted Living | Abingdon, VA

Jan 01, 0001

Living with a chronic lung disease can be easier. Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Health South Hospital | Petersburg, VA

Jan 01, 0001

Living with a chronic lung disease can be easier. Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. This Better Breathers Club will be held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Health South Rehab Hospital of Petersburg in Petersburg. All Club sessions will run from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Kindred Care Bay Point | Virginia Beach, VA

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation- Bay Point in Virginia Beach. All Club sessions will run from 2:00 P.M..
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Riverside Regional Medical Office | Newport News, VA

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Riverside Regional Medical Office in Newport News. All Club sessions will run from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital | Nassawadox, VA

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club takes place at the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Riverside Tappahannock Hospital | Tappahannock, VA

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on at the Riverside Tappahannock Hospital in Tappahannock. Please contact to confirm the date/time of the next meeting.
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