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.


Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes
Fridays, September 18 to October 23 from 9:30 a.m. - noon
Riverside Doctors' Hospital | 1500 Commonwealth Blvd., Williamsburg, VA
register online or call at 757-220-4751

Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Wednesdays, August 12 to September 16 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Gloucester Active Lifestyle Center | 6654 Main Street, Gloucester, VA
register online or call 757-220-4751

Mondays, September 21 to October 26 from 9:30 a.m. - noon
Zion Baptist Church | 125 W. County Street, Hampton, VA
register online or call 757-220-4751

Tuesdays, September 22 to October 27 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Spratley House | 651 25th Street, Newport News, VA
register online or call 757-220-4751

Wednesdays, October 7 to November 11 from 9:30 a.m. - noon
Riverside Doctor's Hospital | 1500 Commonwealth Ave., Williamsburg, VA
register online or call 757-220-4751