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 2½ 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
Wednesdays, January 6 to February 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - noon
Patriot Primary Care | 2855 Denbigh Blvd., Suite A, Grafton
register online or call 757-220-4751

Tuesdays, January 26, 2016 to March 1, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - noon
Williamsburg Landing | 5700 Williamsburg Landing Dr., Williamsburg, VA
register online or call at 757-220-4751

Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Thursdays, October 22 to December 3 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.
The Senior Center of York | 5314 George Washington Highway, Yorktown, VA 
register online or call 757-890-3444

Wednesdays, February 3, 2016 to March 9, 2016 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Denbigh Community Center| 15198 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA
register online or call 757-220-4751

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.