Groups -- Health

Respiratory Disease / Emphysema


Better Breathers Club of Champaign-Urbana (2000 A,P)
This group is for people with chronic pulmonary disease and their family and friends. The group provides education and support to those living with lung disease that affects their daily quality of life. Meets 4:45 to 6:15 p.m., 2nd Tues., Carle University West Bldg., classroom B, 810 W. University Ave. (corner of Lincoln Ave. and University Ave.), Urbana beginning on March 8, 2016. Meeting location will alternate monthly with Presence Health beginning in April, with that meeting being at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Auditorium B, 1400 W. Park, Urbana.
Call: Sarah Moore (217) 383-4558 or Kelli Morris (217) 337-2237
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Write: Sarah Moore, Carle Foundation Hospital, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 810 W. University, Urbana, IL 61801


Breath of Life Club, Decatur (1970 A,P)
This group helps people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their families learn to live a more complete life. COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and restrictive pulmonary disease (CHF, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, and asthma). The group always has a speaker and respiratory therapists from the Pulmonary Clinic who are available to answer questions. Lunch or refreshments are served. Valet parking is provided. Meets 3rd Tues., March-Nov., 12:00-1:15 p.m., St. Mary's Hospital, Rm. 561, 1800 E. Lake Shore Dr., Decatur.
Call: Cheryl Shipley (217) 464-2603
Write: Cheryl Shipley, St. Mary's Hospital, 1800 E. Lake Shore Dr., Decatur, IL 62521


Better Breathers Support Group of Danville (2015 A,P)
This support group is for people with chronic pulmonary disease. The group provides education and support to those who live with chronic lung disease that affects their quality of life. Meetings provide support, education, and social opportunities for people with chronic lung disease and their families. Meets 2nd Thurs. every other month 4:00-5:00 p.m. Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., and Dec., Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville.
Call: Amy Costa (217) 431-7996 or Kim Hernandez (217) 474-3921
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