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Tuesday, November 14 2017
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Classrooms A and B of Florida Hospital DeLand, 701 W. Plymouth Ave., DeLand.

COPD Support Group

DELAND, Fla. – Anyone diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as family and friends, are invited to join Florida Hospital DeLand on Nov. 14 for a support group.

COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it develops slowly, and causes coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing and other symptoms. Over time, symptoms of COPD worsen and can limit the ability to do routine activities.

Nationally, COPD is the third leading cause of death and in general, is a major cause of disability. Millions are diagnosed with COPD, but many others could potentially have the disease and be unaware of it.

This monthly support group provides opportunities for support, as well as education about COPD. There will also be snacks and drinks.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in classrooms A and B of Florida Hospital DeLand, 701 W. Plymouth Ave., DeLand. Free valet parking with oxygen and wheelchair assistance is available.

For more information, contact Dave Thompson, Florida Hospital DeLand COPD educator, at (386) 943-3038 or

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital DeLand has 164-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit