CHH Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group & Talk August 14th

The next meeting of the CHH Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group will be held on Tuesday, August 14th, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Hungerford (CHH) Center Conference Room, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT.  Barbara Schultz, RRT, RPFT from Genentech will be the guest speaker.

CHH sponsors this free quarterly support group designed for people, their families and caregivers who are currently experiencing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) 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. 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 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.

 Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.

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