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.


Diabetes Self-Management Classes - Newport News
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Thursdays, January 31 through March 14, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
570 McLawhorne Dr.
Newport News, VA 23601
For more information please call (757) 933-2608
Register Online

Diabetes Self-Management Classes - Yorktown
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Wednesdays, February 6 through March 20, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Crossings on the Peninsula
3540 Victory Blvd.
Yorktown, VA 23693
For more information please call (757) 876-8508
Register Online

Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes
*For people living with dementia and/or their caregivers
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Wednesdays, April 10 through May 15, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging & Lifelong Health
460 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
For more information please call (757) 220-4751
Register Online

Diabetes Self-Management Classes - Poquoson
Held once a week for 6 weeks.
Tuesdays, May 14 through June 18, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Poquoson Municipal Building
830 Poquoson Avenue
Poquoson, VA 23662
For more information please call (757) 868-3580
Register Online

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 6 weeks. This is a volunteer position in collaboration with 12 non-profit agencies in CARE Coalition.
For more information please call Kim Weitzenhofer at (757) 220-4751.

Upcoming Classes
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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.