The Better Breathers Club

Better Breathers Club

First Wednesday of each Month | 1:00-2:00 pm

Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

9601 Baptist Health Drive

Little Rock, AR 72205

SBS Conference Room-Ground Floor Cafeteria

(501) 202-2682

Please call (501) 202-2682 for more information.

* Parking assistance available upon request.

Learn to manage your lung disease at a Better Breathers Club.

Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or other lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Because people with COPD can feel alone and isolated, the club brings members together to learn skills to help manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

How does it work?

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly for one to two hours to provide support, education and socialization to people with COPD or another chronic lung disease, their family members and/or caregivers.

You will learn how to manage your condition, and takepart in discussions and practice new skills. You will learn about resources and activities in your community that can help you manage your day-to-day life. You will get out of the house and can become more active.

What topics are covered?

  • How your lungs work
  • Understanding chronic lung disease
  • Talking to your healthcare provider
  • Tracking symptoms
  • Understanding medicines and treatment
  • Exercise programs
  • Emotional and social well-being

Who runs the program?

Better Breathers Club meetings are coordinated by a certified facilitator trained by the American Lung Association. The facilitator brings in featured speakers, provides learning materials and makes sure that everyone gets to participate. Members can provide ideas for meetings, organize communication networks, and even help plan special events. You can feel comfortable knowing this program is backed by the country’s leading lung health Organization.

What does it cost? How do I sign up?

There is no charge to join a Better Breathers Club. Call (501)202-2682 or email

Why should I join a Better Breathers Club?

You are not alone! In the U.S., over 33 million adults have a chronic lung disease such as COPD, asthma or pulmonary fibrosis. Because these chronic conditions do not have a cure, people like you need to learn how to manage living with their lung disease. Better Breathers Clubs help by providing patient-focused, community-based educational opportunities and support.

The American Lung Association works with organizations in your community to bring Better Breathers Clubs to people who want to better manage their lung disease. These organizations include hospitals, clinics, churches and community centers. People trust both the American Lung Association and their own community organizations.

What members are saying about Better Breathers Club

“Better Breathers to me means…Better understanding leading to better living and, consequently, a better lifestyle. One can’t do better than Better Breathers Club!”

“I need the fellowship, education and support this group offers.”

“As a caregiver, I listen and then know what to do if something happens at home.”

“Going to the group keeps us doing and moving, great for [my] mental attitude.”

“I am glad to share things I’ve learned to help others in the same situation.”

Expert support you can trust

For over 100 years, the American Lung Association has worked to prevent lung disease and improve lung health. Do you know somebody who would benefit from the Better Breathers Club?

For more information call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit