If you are feeling short of breath, are a present or past smoker, or have a known lung condition, we can help you. Our Registered Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator will work one-on-one with you to offer an educational session that provides you with the skills and knowledge on how to improve the management of your COPD so you can maintain and enjoy an improved quality of life.
Take this quick test:
- Cough regularly?
- Cough up phlegm regularly?
- Feel even simple chores make you short of breath?
- Wheeze when you exert yourself?
- Get many colds, and do your colds usually last longer than your friends’ colds?
If you answered ”Yes” to one or more of these questions, you may have symptoms of COPD. You can book an appointment to find out more.
Our Services Include:
- Group exercises
- Self management education
- Medication and healthy eating counselling
- Breathing tests
- Medication education
- Smoking cessation counselling
SPRING 2017 PROGRAMS
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Day:MONDAY & WEDNESDAY
Location: VCHC Suite 206 – CDC Entrance
Date: April 10-June 21, 2017
The 12 week, 2 days per week Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is designed to educate people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) on the disease process, how to manage the disease, avoid triggers, manage flare-ups, introduce exercises to increase client independence and improve overall quality of life. The program includes an education session led by a specialist provider and a group exercise monitored by a Registered Kinesiologist. Specialists include a Registered Respiratory Therapist, a Registered Dietitian, a Social Worker, and a Physiotherapist. The program will run every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30am-1pm. For more information and registration please call 905-303-8490 Ext.167. Note: Please wear comfortable loose clothing and running shoes to allow for physical activity.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Flyer
Smoking Cessation Program
Date: March 7-May 9, 2017
Location: Welcome Centre Immigrant Services 9325 Yonge Street #31A, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0A8.
The smoking cessation program has been designed to help clients learn about the effect of tobacco on health, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and available medication, develop a personal quit plan, clarify reasons to quit smoking, practice changing behavior, minimize withdrawal symptoms, build support system, and teach strategies to prevent relapses.
Smoking Cessation Program Flyer