This program promotes and teaches self-management for those with newly diagnosed, mild to moderate COPD.
It’s possible for anyone with COPD to live a healthy and enjoyable life. If you have COPD, you may have to learn new skills and ways to do things. Some of these changes may be minor. Others, such as quitting smoking, taking medication and exercising regularly will require more motivation and work. By introducing new healthy behaviors and skills, you will be able to manage your COPD.
If you are booked for this program, you will likely start with two-hour information group following which, you will be booked for appointments with one of our COPD educators.
Like all programs at the PCN, you may be referred to one of the programs internally, including smoking cessation, supervised exercise, mental health, nutrition services or support from our social workers, if needed.
If you have COPD and could use some help to manage it, ask your doctor for a referral.
Services at Northgate Centre require a referral from your family doctor, who is a member of the PCN.