If you have a chronic lung disease, you may need extra support to manage your condition and improve your quality of life. Sutter care centers have support groups for people living with lung conditions such as COPD, asthma or pulmonary fibrosis. We also offer classes that can help you quit smoking or learn to better manage stress.
Better Breathers Club
The Better Breathers Club, sponsored by the American Lung Association, is a support group for people with COPD, pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer and their family, friends and caregivers.
This group provides a safe, supportive environment where you can learn more about your condition, share your experiences with others and discover better ways to cope with lung disease.
To find a meeting near you, visit the American Lung Association website or call (800) LUNGUSA.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
The Central Valley Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, organized by UC Davis Medical Center, holds its monthly gathering at the Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento. If you are affected by pulmonary fibrosis or would like to learn more about the condition, you are welcome to attend. This group offers education and social support. Topics may include:
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Experimental therapies
- Pulmonary maintenance exercise
- Mycobacterium avium (MAC) and bronchiectasis
- Asthma education
- Smoking cessation
Call (916) 734-3643 for more information.