Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management Program

Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self Management is a Stanford-based program, a collaborative initiative between Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health, 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 health care team
  • Setting weekly goals
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Tips for eating well

There is no fee, just a commitment to 2.5 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:

No classes are currently scheduled.

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 six weeks. This is a volunteer position in collaboration with 12 nonprofit agencies in the CARE Coalition.
For more information please call Kim Kutner at 757-220-4751.

Upcoming classes
No classes are currently scheduled.

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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.