COPD Classes and Support Groups
For men and women suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), UPMC St. Margaret offers education to make living with the disease more manageable for patients and their families. No registration fee required. Parking is free for all who attend.
All classes will cover:
- Medications — how your medications help control your COPD, the correct way to use your inhalers, assistance in obtaining medications (please bring your medication list and any inhalers you are prescribed with you)
- Nutrition — the importance of good nutrition, food and beverages to eat, and food and beverages to avoid
- Exercise and Energy Conservation — how to develop an exercise plan, exercises you can do anywhere, and ways to conserve energy
- Action Plan — explanation of an action plan and how to complete a COPD action plan that involves communication with your physician
COPD Support Group
Learn ways to improve your quality of life with COPD while getting the support from others who share in your condition. Join us for discussion on how to stay active, how to manage your nutritional needs, and listen to valuable testimony from other people with COPD.
The group meets the third Thursday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m.