New Pali Momi Medical Center Support Group:
*Meetings second Thursday of Each Month, except September from 10-11:30am
Hawaii COPD Coalition Support Group at Kaiser Honolulu:
*Meetings second Friday of Each Month, except September from 10-12-Noon
2013 Topics and Speakers
Thursday, April 11, “Coping with Chronic Health Conditions” will be addressed by clinical psychologist, Charlene Bell PsyD at Pali Momi Medical Center, Ewa Conference Room, 10-11:30am.
Friday, April 12, “Harmonica for Fun and Better Breathing” will be addressed by Robert Omura,
Conductor of the Small World Harmonica Band. Join us at Kaiser Honolulu Clinic, Conference Room 2E. Harmonicas will be available through a partnership with Horhner Harmonica and Glaxo Smith Kline.
Thursday, May 9, “Your Heart—Keep it Pumping” will be the talk by John A. Kao, MD, cardiologist at Pali Momi Medical Center, Ewa Conference Room, 10-11:30am.
Thursday, August 8, “Sleep, its Importance for Keeping Well & Feeling Fit” will be the topic by Thomas W> Pollard, DO, Pulmonologist at Pali Momi Medical Center, Ewa Conference Room, 10-11:30am.
Saturday, September 7, 9-2pm, 7th Annual COPD Education Day at Queen’s Conference Center—no meetings at Kaiser or Pali Momi for September.
*Check the www.hawaiicopd.org EVENTS PAGE for updates as they are confirmed! Please share the information!
Past Speakers for 2013 have Included:
January 10, “COPD/Living Well/Enjoying Life” by Kevin S. Hara, MD, pulmonologist, including new medications at Pali Momi
January 11, “Inhalers and Better Breathing” by Jo Ann Ikehara, RRT, respiratory therapist at Kaiser Honolulu
February 14, “Inhaled Medications/Use and Care of Devices: by Jo Ann Ikehara, RRT, respiratory therapist at Pali Momi
February 15, “Using Portable Oxygen Concentrators and Travel,” by Valerie Chang, Executive Director of Hawaii COPD Coalition, with demonstration
March 14, “Creating Your Own Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program,” by Valerie Chang, Executive Director of Hawaii COPD Coalition
March 15, Group Sharing About Oxygen Concentrators and Other Issues with COPD lead by Jo Ann Ikehara, RRT and Valerie Chang