COPD - Virtual Support Group

COPD - Virtual Support Group

COPD can introduce many challenges to your life. No matter how strong you are, you’ll probably find that you need to lean on other people for support, especially during these challenging times.

The Lung Association of Nova Scotia will be facilitating a NEW online support group for people who suffer from COPD. This group will be a private and secure forum for people to connect, ask questions, receive expert advice - all the while connecting with others who are living with COPD, just like you.

They can teach you tips to help you manage your condition. They’ll also give you a feeling of community. Just being around other people who have lived with the same condition can make you feel less alone.

If you are interested in joining our Virtual COPD support group, we are now accepting registrations.

Click HERE to register

WHEN: Tuesday, September 14th at 2:00pm

This month we will be taking part in Yoga Breathe led by Chantal Babineau-Clarke. Yoga Breathe is a fun and relaxing chair yoga session to help you stretch, relax & strengthen. Yoga Breathe is suitable for anyone, but developed specifically to benefit respiratory patients!

Chantal Babineau-Clarke volunteers her time to causes she is passionate about. She collaborated in the creation of the Yoga Breathe Program with the Lung Association of New Brunswick. She is known for her accessibility, humor and ability to empower her yoga students through her message “If you don’t use it, you will lose it”. Born in New Brunswick, she graduated from La Cité collégiale of Ottawa with an Advanced diploma in Respiratory Therapy. Chantal finished her mentorship at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus in polysomnographic technology before moving back to the east coast. With over a decade of experience in her field, Chantal has served in many sectors of the healthcare system and health care committees.

Once you register for a session, you will receive a confirmation email, confirming your spot in the session. We will also follow-up with an email, outlining what you can expect and providing detailed instructions on how to access the session online. We will also have alternatives for people who do not have access to high speed internet.

 

UPCOMING TOPICS:

Some of the topics that will be
covered during these sessions include:


-Mental Health/Isolation during
COVID-19
-Nutrition
-Physical Activity and Pulmonary Rehab
-Caregivers
-Advanced Care Planning

 

Did you miss Session 1? Watch it here:

Did you miss Session 2? Watch it here:

Did you miss Session 3? Watch it here:

Did you miss Session 7 on Advance Care Planning? Watch it here:

Did you miss 7 session on COPD Medications and the proper way to use them? Watch it here:

 

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Virtual Support Group is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Community Foundation of Nova Scotia.

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