Better Breathers to Meet in Shawano Feb. 25

Support Group Designed for People with COPD, Lung Diseases

A free resource is available for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other diseases like asthma that affect breathing. The Air It Up Better Breathers Support Group meets monthly at Shawano Medical Center to provide information and support to people who have breathing problems.

Michael F. Maguire, MD, of Fox Valley Pulmonary Medicine, is the featured speaker at the group’s next meeting, which will be held at 1 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 25, in the Cedar Room at Shawano Medical Center. He will discuss common concerns that people with COPD and other lung diseases have along with possible solutions.

The Air It Up Better Breathers Support Group was started last year by Shawano Medical Center’s Cardio Pulmonary Department, ThedaCare At Home, and Erickson Home Medical. The group is an informal gathering that encourages questions and offers support to people living with chronic breathing problems.

For more information, please contact Mary Lapp of ThedaCare At Home at (715) 524-1504 or Kathy Kolboy of Shawano Medical Center at (715) 526-2111.

Shawano Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital in Shawano. It serves 35,000 people in Shawano, Menominee, and surrounding counties. Shawano Medical Center includes a critical-access (25-bed) hospital, Wellness Works, and Sports Medicine.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.