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 Network meetings:



Join the Better Breathers 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Twin County Regional Hospital | Galax, 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 | Virtual | Glen Cove, NY | Glen Cove, NY

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be holding meetings virtually through Zoom on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Please contact the club facilitators, Kathy Santucci and Mary Suddell ([email protected] and [email protected]) for meeting ID and password.
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.
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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.

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