Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

This Stanford-based program, a collaborative initiative between Riverside CEALH and the Peninsula Agency on Aging, is for any adult with a chronic health condition and/or their caregivers.

Chronic conditions include any health issue that presents barriers to everyday life, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression

The workshops include topics such as:

  • Pain management
  • Stress management
  • Physical activity
  • Communication techniques
  • Managing symptoms
  • Working with your healthcare team
  • Setting weekly goals
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Tips for eating well

There is no fee, just a commitment to two and a half hours, once a week, for six consecutive weeks.

All participants receive a copy of the companion book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," 4th edition.


Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes
Thursdays, June 2 - July 7
9:30 a.m. - noon
Williamsburg Landing | 5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive, Landing Building (third floor parlor), Williamsburg
register online or call 757-585-2709

Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29
2 - 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center of York | 5314 George Washington Highway, Yorktown
register online or call 757-890-3444

Wednesdays, June 15 - July 20
1 - 3:30 p.m.
Community Free Clinic | 727 25th St., Newport News
register online or call 757-220-4751 

Volunteer Opportunity: Leader Training
Learn to lead one or both of these valuable classes.
CDSMP Leader Training: July 27, 28, 29 and August 3 -- Learn more here or register online.
DSMP Leader Training: August 4 and 5 -- Learn more here or register online.

CARE logoPartners: Riverside Health System, Sentara, VHQC, Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, Peninsula Agency on Aging, Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA, Commonwealth Assisted Living, Peninsula Health District, Hampton Health Department, York County Community Services and Hampton Newport News Community Services Board.