CHH Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group to meet June 4th

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

Annie Lucas, a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Ambassador and recent lung transplant recipient from Virginia, will present “Life After Transplant,” which provides insight into the process and requirements of different hospitals. A question and answer session with both Annie and John Morthanos will follow and provide perspectives from both female and male transplantees.

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, CRT, 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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