Seniors breathe better thanks to grant from area agency
WILLIMANTIC, CT, July 20, 2010– The Senior Resources Agency on Aging based in Norwich, CT has granted $10,005 to Windham Hospital to continue to offer comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation services to seniors who may not otherwise be able to afford these services. Targeted to low-income and minority seniors who have severe disabilities associated with chronic pulmonary disease, the program offers eight-week classes, twice a week, including educational sessions, exercise, conditioning and support.
“Going to pulmonary rehab for the past few years has improved my condition greatly….If we had to resume paying the $10.00 per session, I would not be able to continue,” said a recent patient. The grant subsidizes those who cannot afford to pay for this life-improving program. “I feel the program has helped me maintain my independence, while keeping me out of the hospital or convalescent home. Thank you for providing this program… it has enriched my life greatly,” commented Margaret Graml.
Windham Hospital will offer the sessions next fall, winter and spring. A physician referral and some pre-admission testing is necessary. For more information, please contact Renee Clinton at 860 456-6879.
Windham Hospital is an acute care hospital providing a wide range of health and community services to 19 towns in northeastern Connecticut, and is an affiliate of Hartford Healthcare. For more information about Windham Hospital visit www.windhamhospital.org.