Valley offers the Better Breathers Club support group to all members of the community who have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other similar disease processes.

This support group offers a safe space where patients can talk openly about their feelings related to their condition. The group is designed to offer support, reduce stress and anxiety, decrease isolation, increase coping mechanisms and provide education about treatment options.

Family members and friends of group participants are invited to quarterly meetings and can expect to gain insight into their loved one's journey with COPD, as well as learn effective ways to help themselves and their loved one cope with the condition.

Better Breathers Club Meetings

Better Breathers Club meetings are held Mondays at 12 p.m. in the CC-3 Conference Room. Call 201-447-8673 or email rpragda@valleyhealth.com or rbowlin@valleyhealth.com for upcoming meeting dates.