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Better Breathers

Better Breathers

Desert Care Network

Health education and support group for adults ages 18 and older impacted by breathing or lung health issues.

Services Offered

Health Education • Pulmonary Disease • Asthma • COPD • Support Groups


The Better Breathers group is for patients living with COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung health issues. Meetings generally have 30-60 participants. Each meeting includes time for socialization, a group activity, and a guest speaker. Participants have fun while learning how to manage their condition. Spouses and friends are welcome to attend. A restaurant-style meal is available during the meeting.


1150 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 33.8385169 -116.54408

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


-The group is open to the community. You do not have to be a patient at Desert Regional Medical Center.
-There is no cost to attend the group. If you choose to order a meal, you must cover the cost. Efforts are made to keep meals affordable: generally in the $10 range.


  • This service is free


  • Adults accepted
  • Seniors accepted

How to Apply

Walk ins are accepted, but it is requested that new members call ahead to introduce themselves to the facilitator. The facilitator can be reached at 760-323-6757 Monday through Friday between 7:00am and 3:00pm.

The group meets at the American Legion in Palm Springs. If you plan to order a meal, it is requested that you bring cash to cover the cost due to the large group size.

Meeting times are subject to change due to holidays (e.g., Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving). Please call 760-323-6757 to confirm meeting time.

Other Locations

Desert Regional Medical Center
Program Phone: (760) 323-6757
1150 N. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
American Legion
Program Phone: (760) 323-6757
400 N. Belardo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262