Pul­monary group pros­per­ing

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The Porirua Chronic Ob­struc­tive Pul­monary Dis­ease Group is un­der­go­ing a re­vival.

The group started in 1989, but faded in 2010. How­ever, it was restarted at a new venue in 2011 and and has built up to a membership of more than 20.

Carol Ge­orge, a re­s­pi­ra­tory nurse spe­cial­ist, gave sound ad­vice on all as­pects of cop­ing with breath­less­ness.

Group co-or­di­na­tor Genevieve Young re­minded those at­tend­ing about the flu in­jec­tion that is ar­riv­ing in April, later than usual.

There is a wide va­ri­ety of tal­ent in the group, in­clud­ing two artists, who have run suc­cess­ful raf­fles. An­other is planned.

The group meets at the Work and In­come com­mu­nity room, 4 Lyd­ney Place, on the first Wed­nes­day of the month, from 1.30pm till 3pm.

Cheer­ful group: Porirua Chronic Ob­struc­tive Pul­monary Dis­ease Group group mem­bers, from left, Robert Gill, Mary Ford and Min Kuiti.

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