COPD Services

Anyone with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is welcome to participate in either of these programs...

The COPD Coffee Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. at UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street. The COPD Coffee Club is a joint venture with Kingston of Ashland. At the monthly support group meetings, COPD patients will gather to hear guest speakers present on educational topics specific to those living with COPD. Coffee, water and light refreshments will be served.

S.H.O.W. stands for "Samaritan Hospital Orange Walkers" and is a walking group that encourages COPD patients to exercise. Walking alongside a registered respiratory therapist, COPD patients will be given a pedometer to track their personal goals, while heart rate and oxygen levels are monitored. Walkers should bring their own water, rescue inhaler, and portable oxygen if prescribed with activity. S.H.O.W. meets at the Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Center (527 East Liberty Street) at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

For more information on the walking program or the support group, please call 419-207-2303. Registration is not required for either of these programs.