White Plains Burke Rehab Offers Free Support Group

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is expanding the Pulmonary Support Group for locals suffering from chronic lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The group meets from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month in room B-204 in the Billings Building on the hospital’s main campus, 785 Mamaroneck Ave.

The Pulmonary Support Group provides discussion of  common concerns that come with COPD, such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, difficulty breathing and how to deal with it, and much more.

It will provide members a chance to talk about what is bothering them, and find ways to be more comfortable and feel better, as well as exercise and nutrition.

“Individuals living with chronic lung conditions often times have questions and sources of anxiety that may be alleviated by a support group environment,” said Pam Jones, physical therapist and program director for the in-patient pulmonary program.

“This resource will provide our community with an opportunity to stay educated regarding their disease management while networking with others who share their experiences.”

The Pulmonary Support Group is free and open to the public. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Jones at (914) 597-2843 or email her at pjones@burke.org.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, non-profit facility, founded in 1915. It is solely a rehabilitation facility, with inpatient and outpatient services for those who have experienced trauma, joint replacement or an illness that has left them disabled.

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