Home / News / Fatima Hospital Launches Better Breathers Club

Fatima Hospital Launches Better Breathers Club


Our Lady of Fatima Hospital is pleased to partner with the American Lung Association in offering its Better Breathers Club program. The Lung Association has connected people living with lung disease to educate and support each other in communities for over 40 years.
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 meetings offer 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.
The program at Fatima Hospital begins May 9, 2022.
All sessions will be held on the second Monday of every month, from 3:00-4:00pm and will be held in the hospital Cafeteria, 200 High Service Avenue, North Providence. There is ample free parking and you can enter through the main lobby or Central Registration entrance.
For more information or to register, call 401-456-3125.
Calendar         Topic
May 2022         Benefits of Supplemental Oxygen
June                 Medications
July                    Dietary
August             Low Impact Hobbies, Summer Fling
September      Communicating with your Physician
October           Ask the Doctor
November       The ABCs of COPD
December        What the Lung Association Can Do for You
January 2023   Understanding Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
February          Flu Season Do’s and Don’t’s
March              Emergencies & Exacerbations
April                 Holistic Health

Team leaders include:

Row 1 – Jennifer Ferolito, Pharmacy; Jennifer Swinburne, Respiratory; Kelly Mooney, Dietary

Row 2 – Lynn Leahey, CNO; Justine Grimes, Rehab; Dr. William Beliveau; Dr. Raffi Calikyan; Dave Krok, Pharmacy; Shawn Stewart, Education

Missing from photo:   Elizabeth Clupny, Case Management