NEXT MEETING: Monday, October 9, 2017

Sarah Hopkins, M.S. OTR/L

Topic: Mindfulness and COPD

Meeting at JOHNSTON-WILLIS HOSPITAL

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Join us for an exciting autumn full of support for our community members and new guests!  This is about YOU!

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This Month's Meeting:

Date: October 10, 2011

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Bosher Auditorium
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Jim Farrell CDC VA HEALTH DEPT

Speaker: Jim Farrell, VIRGINIA       HEALTH  DEPT & CDC

Topic:  Latest Flu Report and Healthy Habits that Help you Avoid the FLU

Refreshments courtesy of Louisa Home Care


Handicap accessible, ADA Compliant


FLU SHOTS!

Event provided by WALGREENS 
and Dana Elam, Pharmacist.

Be sure to let us know if you will be wanting to receive shots, so that the appropriate amount of medicine will be on hand!
Breath Matters 804-378-0628

A PRIVACY SCREEN WILL BE PROVIDED


Bosher Auditorium
Chippenham Medical Center
7101 Jahnke Road
Richmond, VA 23225


Mark Your Calendar for NOVEMBER!
Next Month’s Topic: Acid Reflux and Its
Relationship to LUNG DISEASES

Speaker: Dr. Daniel  E. Bechard, Pulmonologist, VETERANS AFFAIRS Hosp., Richmond, VA

Questions? Call the Facilitator, Russell Glover (804) 378.0628. Donation in Memoriam page


OUR SPONSORS

Chippemham Hospital of CJW is our largest supporter

Lincare, Rachele Clement, Representative

Louisa Home Care, Roger Householder, Representative

Roberts Home Medical, Jo Lynn Hamelman Supervisor


FLU SHOTS EVENT!

Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles

We will be providing shots on 10-10-11 at the regular meeting in October! Walgreens will bring the medicine and a privacy curtain for administering the shots.

Please let us know if you want a flu, pneumonia, or shingles shot so that the Walgreens Pharmacy can be prepared.

Event provided by WALGREENS  and Dana Elam, Pharmacist.

Dana ELam

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IPF Summit 2011:
From Bench to Bedside

IPF SUmmit

LIVE STREAMING MEETING BROADCAST FROM CHICAGO

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND OUR LOCAL VIEWING EVENT

Dec 3, 2011 | 9 AM to 2 PM Richmond

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's IPF Summit

Read the message from Jennifer Bulandr
Director, Community Affairs, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

COPD UPDATE

See our updated COPD page, which includes info about wellness protection and sleeping with COPD.

ONLINE VIDEO

Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week
Sept. 18 – 24, 2011

YOU TUBE

"There is no known cure for this lethal lung disease which takes the life of an American on average every 13 seconds..."

View the Video

Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03) delivers remarks during Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week encouraging others to support the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act.

The bipartisan legislation will create a national registry, encourage federal research at the National Institutes of Health, and create a national action plan so that we can better understand this deadly disease and one day discover an effective treatment.

Benefits of Joining A Support Group

With an illness like Lung Disease, often a feeling of hopelessness and loss of control becomes the norm. With a support group, participants are able to regain that sense of control and exercise authority toward management of their situation.

Support groups can be instrumental in improving psychological motivation. By simply getting "out of the house" and joining with other people with an understanding of the problems being faced, a positive attitude can be nurtured and improved.

WHO CAN JOIN

Any individual that is lung affected can become a member. However, recognizing that it is not only the individual with the lung disease that needs support we encourage the caregivers or “care partners” and other family to join and attend the meetings. Learning and receiving support together helps to equalize the disease experience for all who are involved.

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Virginia Easy Access is the name of a website developed for seniors, adults with disabilities, their caregivers and the providers that support them. Virginia Easy Access is full of helpful information about services and supports that are available across the Commonwealth.

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