The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) self-management workshops provide people who have ongoing health problems with information about managing those problems more effectively. Workshops are guided by trained leaders who live with chronic conditions and offered in community settings. The workshop is two and a half (2 ½) hours per week, for 6 weeks and cost varies by location.
Topics covered include:
Dealing with difficult emotions
Increasing strength and stamina through better fitness
Making informed treatment decisions
Anyone with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, multiple sclerosis, or any other on-going health problem should participate
Caregivers or family members who serve as caregivers are welcomed.
How to Apply
To find out where classes are offered in your area, or if you are interested in offering a workshop to your organization, please contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA).
Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable modification based on language or disability should submit a request as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the modification. The process for requesting a reasonable modification can be found at Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Modification.