In recognition of World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day, Hanover Hospital will host a COPD Awareness Day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday outside the Medical Fitness Center at Hillside Medical Center, 250 Fame Ave., Hanover, Entrance B.

Members of the hospital's Lung & Sleep Center and Pulmonary Rehab staff will be on hand with educational materials and information about COPD, also known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis. By learning more about COPD, recognizing their symptoms and talking with their health care provider, people with COPD can take the first step back to breathing better.

For more information, contact Ann Newman or Sandy Gates at (717) 633-2159.