Chronic Disease Self-Management Program


This FREE, evidence-based 6-session workshop is open to all community members to include individuals with:

  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • fibromyalgia
  • asthma
  • COPD
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • hypertension
  • kidney disease
  • cancer
  • osteoporosis
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • and other such chronic conditions

Each workshop session meets once per week at Pender Memorial Hospital in the Education Room for 2 ½ hours starting at 5:00 PM, and includes a 20-minute break. Participants learn how to apply self-management skills to reduce their chronic condition symptoms and associated problems such as tiredness, pain, feeling sad or anxious, and disruptions in daily family, work, school, church, and volunteering activities.

This workshop was developed and tested by Stanford University, and studies show that participants feel better physically and emotionally, are able to do more, and improve their well-being through physical activity, relaxation exercises, and thought-based techniques for better control over symptoms.

Additionally, studies have shown that workshop participants have decreased Emergency Department visits and hospital stays. Join numerous other people who have chronic conditions as well as people who care for those with chronic conditions. Meet and receive support from others while learning how to meet your health and wellness goals with evidence-based skills that are adapted to your preferences and needs.

Learn more: CDSMP Flier


Carolyne Davis