Pulmonary Support Groups

New Beginnings Nicotine Support Group

This free support group offers an informal opportunity for discussion dedicated to the exploration, encouragement and support of a tobacco-free lifestyle. Open to individuals planning to quit, those who have quit, or those wanting more information on how to quit tobacco use. Please call the Tobacco Cessation Department at (717) 316-7894 for details and a current schedule of meetings.


Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every other month (even months), 6–8 p.m. This group is sponsored by the ASAA (American Sleep Apnea Association) and provides support for people with sleep apnea. Call (717) 316-2229 for more information.

Better Breathers

This group meets quarterly, 6–8 p.m., at Hillside Medical Center, 250 Fame Avenue, Hanover, in Conference Room 209. Meetings occur the first Thursday of March, June, September and December each year, and each includes a presentation on a pre-determined pulmonary topic. It is geared towards supporting people with lung disease, their families and friends and anyone else interested in learning more about lung disease. No registration is required, and the program is free for all attendees. For more information or a list of this year's topics, please call (717) 316-2159.

The American Lung Association offers an afternoon program through the Better Breaths Club, York at Country Meadows of Leader Heights. Please call (717) 316-2159 for more information.