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 through August 31, 2020 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 | St Agnes Hospital | Baltimore, MD

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 fourth Friday of the month at the St Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. All Club sessions will run from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Collingswood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center | Rockville, MD

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on an alternating schedule at the Collingswood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Rockville.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Ahepa Senior Apartments | Baltimore, MD

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on bimonthly (starting in February) on the third Wednesday of each month at the Ahepa Senior Apartments in Baltimore. All Club sessions will run from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center | LaPlata, MD

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 | Anne Arundel Medical Center | Annapolis, MD

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on the fourth Thursday of every other month at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. All Club sessions will run from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | John Booth Senior Center | Baltimore, MD

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 bimonthly on the third Friday of each month at the John Booth Senior Center in Baltimore. All Club sessions will be at 10:30 AM.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Peninsula Regional Medical Ctr | Salisbury, MD

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on the third Wednesday of every month at the Peninsula Regional Medical Ctr in Salisbury. All Club sessions will run from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | Western MD Regional Medical Center | Cumberland, MD

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. This Better Breathers Club will be held on 1st Monday of each month, except for holidays-then the second Monday at the Western MD Regional Medical Center in Cumberland. All Club sessions will run from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | MedStar St. Mary's Hospital | Leonardtown, MD

Jan 01, 0001

This Better Breathers Club will be held on the third Thursday of every other month at the MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown. All Club sessions will run from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
01 Jan

Better Breathers Club | University of MD St. Joseph Medical Center | Towson, MD

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 Friday of every other month, January, March, May, July, September, November at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. All Club sessions will run from 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
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Page last updated: May 29, 2020

Better Breathers Club | St Agnes Hospital
Baltimore, MD | Jan 01, 0001
Better Breathers Club | Collingswood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Rockville, MD | Jan 01, 0001