Asthma Waikato provides a support group for anyone suffering from chronic asthma, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema or other long-term respiratory illness. Chronic respiratory illness can become quite debilitating and isolating for sufferers and our group provides people with a place to exercise, gain support from one another and develop life-long friendships.
Asthma Waikato COPD Support Group
The group meets at:
Beerescourt Bowling Club, 68 Maeroa Road, Hamilton on Wednesdays at 1.15pm.
After a greeting at the door, support group attendees enjoy an exercise class for about 45 minutes, facilitated by a fitness instructor. Participants can join in as much or as little as they are able to. Exercises are done to music and are varied, interesting and fun including such equipment as light weights, balls and theraband. A donation is collected at the door to help assist with venue hire and other group costs. After the exercises a time of support, friendship and catch up continues over a hot drink and a biscuit.
If you have COPD or have a loved one with it and have queries about yours or their health, please don't hesitate to get in touch and one of our nurses will be more than happy to have a chat with you on the phone or send you some resources.