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, 3rd edition.

Upcoming:

August 12 - September 16, 2pm - 4:30pm
Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshop - Yorktown, VA
Senior Center of York | 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA
register online or call (757) 890-3444

September 5 - October 10, Fridays from 10am - 12:30pm

Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshop - Yorktown, VA
Peninsula Health Department | 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA

register online
or call (757) 594-8933

September 9 to October 14, Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshop - Yorktown, VA
Rite Aid Hilton Store | 10818 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA
register online
or call (757) 594-8933

September 17 - October 22, Wednesdays from 1pm - 3:30pm
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Workshop - Newport News, VA

Sentara CarePlex Hospital | 3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA
register online or call (757) 933-2608

October 2 to November 6, Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshop - Yorktown, VA
Hampton Health Department | 3130 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA
register online
or call (757) 315-3777

October 9 - November 13, Thursday from 6pm - 8:30pm
Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshop - Yorktown, VA

Denbigh Community Center | 15198 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA
register online or call (757) 812-7909 or (757) 933-2608 

October 22 - December 3, Wednesday 1pm - 3:30pm
Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshop - Williamsburg, VA

Riverside Doctors' Hospital | 1500 Commonwealth Avenue, Williamsburg, VA
register online or call (757) 220-4751