Group Name: Chronic Disease Education & Support Clinic – COPD

Description: The Chronic Disease Education & Support Clinic is located on the ground floor of the Rouge Valley Health System building. Rouge Valley offers education programs to support patients living with many different chronic disease conditions. These programs will help you learn to manage your condition and prevent it from worsening. This is an OHIP funded clinic that provides education, nutrition and exercises for diseases and conditions such as arthritis, COPD, chronic pain, osteoporosis, hypertension, asthma and smoking cessation.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term that is used to describe the occurrence of lung conditions called emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Clients with COPD usually have a combination of these conditions, often as a result of years or smoking and/or exposure to second-hand smoke. In addition to the education you will receive through our classes, we also strive to connect our patients with resources in the community that best fit their needs. This includes other wellness education programs and exercise and fitness classes, such as a COPD-tailored exercise program offered at The Abilities Centre in Whitby. These programs have staff on hand with expertise to determine what activities are safe for you (or they will check with your family physician). When requested, individuals can arrange to meet with a registered dietitian the following day at Rouge Valley.

Where: Rouge Valley Health System 580 Harwood Avenue South | Ajax, ON L1S 2J4

When: Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact: Sue 905-683-2320 Ext. 1182 | preventioneduclinics@rougevalley.ca | www.rougevalley.ca

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