The care and safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and community is our top priority. In keeping with that commitment, and in light of government recommendations and the number of infectious diseases in our community—including COVID-19 and influenza—we have made the decision to cancel all classes and support groups at this time. Dignity Health hospitals in Arizona are dedicated to a culture of humankindness, and we believe keeping you safe and healthy is the best way to demonstrate that commitment. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Norton Thoracic Institute sponsors two support groups for those with Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis. These groups provide patients and their loved ones the opportunity to meet with other patients and caregivers to share experiences in their journey with the disease.
Topics often discussed include:
- Patient and caregiver experiences, practical tips, and comradery.
- Disease state education and information.
- Treatments: Medications, supportive measures, research, and transplant.
- Other topics of interest surrounding the care and management of the condition.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease or pulmonary fibrosis, the ILD/PF support group is here to provide you with up-to-date information, support, and connect you with others living with the disease.
The ILD/PF support groups are open to anyone who has the interstitial lung disease as well as their family and friends. The meetings are facilitated by designated support group leader and attended by clinical members of the Norton Thoracic Institute staff.
West-Valley Support Group
Held the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Raymond Kellis High School Library, 8990 W. Orangewood Avenue Glendale, AZ 85305
Contact: Al Stockman at (602) 377-9199 or [email protected]
East Valley Support Group
Held the first Monday of the month at 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Mesa Main Library, Board Room 64 E. 1st Street Mesa, AZ 85201.
Contact: Sam & Trevia Allen at (602) 463-1883 or [email protected]
If you would like more information about the groups or would like to sign up to receive group announcements, please email the support group leaders listed. There is no fee for attending the support groups.