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.


Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Wednesdays, April 1 to May 6 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Victory Family YMCA | 101 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown, VA
register online or call: 757-933-2608 

Tuesdays, May 19 to June 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Denbigh Community Center | 15198 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA
register online or call 757-933-2608

Thursdays, June 4 to July 9 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Midtown Community Center | 570 McLawhorne Dr., Newport News, VA
register online or call 757-933-2608