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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.

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