November 7, 2012
Catholic Health, in conjunction with the American Lung Association, will sponsor a “Better Breathers Club” for people with chronic lung disease and their families.
The club meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Catholic Health Education Center, Suite 48, in the Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road in Cheektowaga, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
The next meeting of the Better Breathers Club will be held on Tuesday, November 20.
Guest speakers Nicole Lozzi, Michael Giacotta, and Kara Zielger, fourth-year Pharmacy students from the University of Buffalo, will present “Understanding Your Pulmonary Medications.”
They will be discussing different types of pulmonary medications, why it’s important to take breathing medications on a regular schedule, and how to use inhalers and spacers correctly. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.
The Better Breathers Club is free and provides support, education and socialization for people with chronic lung disease – such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or lung cancer – and their families or caregivers. Participants will learn new skills, along with information on local resources and activities, to better manage their lung disease and improve their quality of life.
For more information on the Better Breathers Club, or to register for the next meeting, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112.