Breathe Better – Live Better: Improving the Quality of Life for People with COPD

Information posted February 23, 2013

The following news release is quoted in part from the Mississauga Halton LHIN website. To read the full news release and to learn how to participate in the Breathe Better – Live Better program please click here.

Mississauga Halton community partners have launched a critical education program to support people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

The new Mississauga Halton Community Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Education Program or Breathe Better – Live Better is providing education and support for people with COPD to manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network(LHIN) in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline, PRIISME®, Trillium Health Partners, Halton Healthcare Services, the Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), the City of Mississauga, the Town of Milton and the Town of Oakville have collaborated to ensure patients with COPD – a long-term lung disease often caused by smoking and including chronic bronchitis and emphysema – have access to necessary supports in their communities while reducing emergency department visits and hospital admissions through better management of this disease.

Individuals with COPD who have not had access to respiratory programs offered in some of the family health care practices within the Mississauga Halton LHIN have had to access these programs through hospitals when needed. Clients with mild to moderate COPD can now learn how to self-manage this condition at convenient community locations that are easily accessible, on a public transit route and offer free parking.

Breathe Better – Live Better

  • Physician referral is required to attend the Breathe Better – Live Better program.
  • Breathe Better – Live Better locations in the community:     

MississaugaHuron   Park Recreation Centre830   Paisley Blvd W, Mississauga

When:   Thursdays

Rivergrove   Community Centre

5800   River Grove Ave, Mississauga

When:   Tuesdays


Milton   Sports Centre

605   Santa Maria Blvd, Milton

When:   Wednesdays


Queen   Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

2302   Bridge Rd, Oakville

When:   Mondays