Better Breathers COPD Support Group

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 11:00am
Nettleton Baptist Church- 7001 E. Johnson Avenue

JONESBORO –Tayna Walker, APRN with St. Bernards Clopton Clinic Pulmonology will be the guest speaker of the Better Breathers COPD Support Group at 11 a.m. June 7 at Nettleton Baptist Church-NEA Fairgrounds, 7001 E. Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.

 

Ms. Walker will be speaking on accessing your resources and how to prepare for a primary care office visit. The program is sponsored by the Center on Aging-Northeast of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and facilitated by Kindred at Home.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease with a chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and cannot be fully reversed.

 

The Better Breathers Club meets the first Friday of every month from 11 a.m.-noon at Nettleton Baptist Church. For more information or to register, call 870-207-7595.

 

Anyone who has been diagnosed with COPD or another chronic lung disease should consider participating in the American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club. The Meetings are led by a registered nurse and respiratory therapist and provide ways to better manage lung disease while getting the support of others with similar experiences.

 

The Center on Aging-Northeast is part of the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. Program support is also provided by St. Bernards Healthcare.