CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CDSMP "Living a Healthy Life" is a community-based Education Program created by Sanford University. Program participants will feel empowered to take charge of their health and lead more productive and satisfying lives. By participating in the six week workshop, participants increase their confidence and motivation needed to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.
What can I expect from the Chronic
Disease Self-Management Program
The education and activity course is designed
in 6 week increments and focuses on individual
learning to self-manage chronic health
condition(s) combined with group motivation
and support led by a certified instructor.
Content modules include: 1) techniques to deal
with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain
and isolation; 2) appropriate exercise for
maintaining and improving strength, flexibility,
and endurance; 3) appropriate use of
medications; 4) communicating effectively with
family, friends, and health professionals;
5) nutrition; 6) how to evaluate new treatments.
Are there eligibility requirements or
costs to participate?
The CDSMP “Living a Healthy Life” program is
ideal for older adults (60+) with a chronic
disease or their caregivers. There is no cost to
attend these sessions. For locations and times,
call the Aging & Disability Resource Center
(ADRC) at 260.469.3036.