Emerson Hospital

In-person meetings for the pulmonary support groups have been temporarily suspended. Please stay tuned to this page or call 978-287-3715 for more information.

Better Breathers Club

The Better Breathers Club is open to anyone who is living with lung disease, as well as their family and friends. In addition to its function as a support group, the Better Breathers Club also hosts informational lectures on a range of topics relating to respiratory disorders. There is no cost to attend and refreshments are provided.

  • Third Thursday of the month at 12 p.m.
  • Meets in Cheney Conference Room B — Emerson Hospital, Concord, Mass.
Freedom From Smoking Clinics

Quitting smoking is not as easy as it sounds. It often takes multiple attempts for people to quit, and the most effective ways are with the support of others who are working to stop smoking too. Our Freedom From Smoking group clinics help people learn how to overcome tobacco addictions and enjoy the benefits of better health, extra money and healthier relationships. These clinics get together once a week for eight meetings. Smokers age 18 and over who are interested in quitting are welcome to participate.

The Freedom from Smoking clinics were established by the American Lung Association and are proven to be successful to help people stop smoking. Those who use the program are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who try to quit on their own. Participants will learn about lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, medicines that can help stop smoking, preparing for Quit Day, managing stress, avoiding weight gain, developing a new self-image and learning how to stay smoke-free.

For more information on either group, please call Claire Rindenello at 978-287-3715.