CHH Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group to meet May 1st

Family and caregivers are invited to the next meeting of the CHH Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group on Tuesday, May 1, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Hungerford (CHH) Center Conference Room, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT.

Featured speakers will be a patient that has been living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) since 2015 and John Cervone, Clinical Educator from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. IPF is a type of lung disease that results in scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs which over time makes it hard to take in a deep breath and for the lungs to take in enough oxygen.

CHH sponsors the free quarterly support group designed for people who are currently experiencing Pulmonary Fibrosis and their families. It is facilitated by John Morthanos, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation ambassador and lung transplant recipient and Susan Murphy, RCP, of the CHH Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department.

The support group offers accurate, up-to-date information about Pulmonary Fibrosis, including symptoms, management, forms of treatment, clinical trials and ongoing research.  The group talks openly about the challenges of living with Pulmonary Fibrosis in a comfortable and safe environment where participants exchange ideas, compare experiences, and learn from others. It is also a place where mutual emotional support and empowerment is offered, and where people can develop relationships and friendships with others who have experienced similar situations.

The group is supported by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation whose mission is to serve as the trusted resource for the pulmonary fibrosis community by raising awareness, providing disease education, and funding research. For more information about Pulmonary Fibrosis, visit www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

For more information and to RSVP, contact Susan Murphy at susan.murphy@hhchealth.org or call 860-496-9381.

 

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