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.


Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes
Tuesdays, Aug. 23 to Sept. 27 │4:30 - 7 p.m.
Riverside Medical Office Building │12200 Warwick Blvd. Suite 590A │Newport News
Registration: 757-594-8933

Tuesdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 8 │ 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Senior Center of York │ 5314 George Washington Hwy. │ Yorktown
Registration: 757-890-3444 or online

Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Wednesdays, Oct. 19 to Nov. 30 │ 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Denbigh Community Center │15198 Warwick Blvd. │Newport News
Registration: 757-933-2608 or 812-7909 or online

Volunteer Opportunity: Leader Training
Learn to lead one or both of these valuable classes.
CDSMP Leader Training: July 27, 28, 29 and August 3 -- Learn more here or register online.
DSMP Leader Training: August 4 and 5 -- Learn more here or register online.

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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.