Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management Program

Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self Management is a Stanford-based program, a collaborative initiative between Riverside CEALH, the Peninsula Agency on Aging, and CARE Coalition, 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.

Upcoming Classes:

Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes - Newport News
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Thursdays, September 14 through October 19, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Mennowood
13030 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23602
For more information please call (757) 933-2618 or (757) 933-2608
Register Online

Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes - Newport News
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Wednesdays, September 27 through November 16, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Main Street Library
110 Main Street
Newport News, VA 23601
For more information please call (757) 591-4858
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Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes - Newport News - Morning Sessions
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Tuesdays, October 3 through November 7, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Riverside Brentwood Medical Center
10510 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23601
For more information please call (757) 594-7259
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Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes - Newport News - Evening Sessions
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Tuesdays, October 3 through November 7, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Riverside Brentwood Medical Center
10510 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23601
For more information please call (757) 594-7259
Register Online

Diabetes Self-Management Classes - Gloucester
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Wednesdays, October 4 through November 8, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
First United Baptist Church
6188 George Washington Memorial Hwy.
Gloucester, VA 23605
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Diabetes Self-Management Classes - Newport News
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Tuesdays, October 10 through November 14, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Denbigh Community Center
15198 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23608
For more information please call (757) 812-7979 or (757) 933-2608
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Diabetes Self-Management Classes - Williamsburg
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Mondays, October 16 through November 20, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health
460 McLaws Circle, Suite 110
Williamsburg, VA 23185
For more information please call Kim Weitzenhofer at (757) 220-4751
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CDSMP LEADER Training
Training for CDSMP Leader Workshops is FREE, but we do ask for a commitment after completing all four days to then co-facilitate one workshop in the following year with a trained leader through Coordination of a CARE Master Trainer. CDSMP workshops are 2.5 hours, once a week, for 6 weeks. This is a volunteer position in collaboration with 12 non-profit agencies in CARE Coalition.
For more information please call Kim Weitzenhofer at (757) 220-4751.

Upcoming Classes
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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.

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