I have just come across what must be the USA equivalent group of UKs Breathe Easy Groups.
I've not heard any US member talk of this in the time I have spent on DS, so am posting in case any US member old or new can access a group in their home town.
Here is excerpt from web page:
"Better Breathers Clubs
Get connected.... The first step in living with lung disease means learning about lung disease. Join the thousands of others with chronic respiratory disease across the country who participate in the American Lung Association Better Breathers Clubs. These support groups meet regularly to learn about tips and techniques to better manage their disease. Questions about Traveling with Oxygen or Pulmonary Rehabilitation? COPD or Asthma? Talk to others who might have the same questions, share stories of support and help, and connect with those in your community with chronic lung disease."
The map throughout USA looks as though you will find Better Breathers Clubs in all states.