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Healthy U Series: Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD

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Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD
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Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD

Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary makes some of life’s simple pleasures difficult to do. As part of its Healthy U Series, Covenant Village of the Great Lakes will welcome a trio of experts to address the challenges and treatments for people living with COPD. The free program is Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. 

Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary makes some of life’s simple pleasures difficult to do. As part of its Healthy U Series, Covenant Village of the Great Lakes will welcome a trio of experts to address the challenges and treatments for people living with COPD. The free program is Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen, Family Practitioner and Medical Director of Heartland Home Health Care will lead the presentation detailing how to recognize and treat COPD. A representative from Heartland Home Health Care will highlight COPD programs offered by the facility; and Lena Riemersma, P.T., M.P.T., an adjunct professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Grand Valley State University and volunteer with the Grand Rapids’ Breathers’ Club, will share breathing tips for those with chronic lung disease. Members from the Breathers’ Club Harmonica Program will be on hand to demonstrate the instructional and fun approach to learning how to play the harmonica as part of respiratory therapy.

Enjoy coffee and refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10 a.m.

The free program is part of Covenant Village of the Great Lakes’ Healthy U monthly lecture series. Reservations are not required. For more information, please visit www.CovenantGreatLakes.org or call (877) 812-8745.

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes is located at 2510 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W., Grand Rapids. It is a not-for-profit, faith-based continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities.

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