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Better Breathers Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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The February meeting of the Better Breathers group of the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging was a special one. This month, the local Better Breathers group is celebrating its 20 year anniversary as an active support group, and they are the longest meeting group in the state of Arkansas!

Better Breathers is an American Lung Association program to help make living with chronic lung disease easier. It is a welcoming group for those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer or any illness that causes difficulty in breathing, and their caregivers. This local group is led by Karen Ezell, RRT, RPSGT, and meets the second Friday of each month at 2 p.m. at the MFECOA.

Better Breathers offers:

  • information on how COPD affects the lungs.
  • encouragement and support for the person with COPD and the caregiver.
  • current education on effective treatments, such as medications, therapies, breathing exercises, and other latest treatments.
  • resources available in our community to help you breath easier.
  • tips and strategies for daily management of COPD.

BRMC congratulates this group on 20 years of offering education, support and encouragement to those living with chronic lung disease. For more information about Better Breathers, call the MFECOA at (870) 508-3880 or email

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