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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.

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S. and globally, we are continuing to recommend suspending in-person Better Breathers Club meetings to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus outbreak. With that in mind, we would like to remind you that we are not cancelling Better Breathers Club meetings, but instead putting temporary safeguards in place to protect your lung health.

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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Virtual Meetings

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

Stay informed. Visit Lung.org/covid19 for information and resources about coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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 offers 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: In-person Club meetings are suspended due to COVID-19. Contact us for meeting details on your local Club. 

01 Jan

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

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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.
01 Jan

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

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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 | 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 | Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group | Williamsburg, VA

Jan 01, 0001

Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Learn better ways to cope with conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma while getting the support of others in similar situations. This Better Breathers Club will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group in Williamsburg. All Club sessions will run from 3:30 PM to 4:30 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 | Sentara Princess Anne Hospital | Virginia Beach, VA

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on the last Tuesday of every month at the Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach. All Club sessions will run from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
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, 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. Learn better ways to cope with conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma 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 quality of life you can.
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.
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Page last updated: October 26, 2020

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