Steps to Healthier Living, Chronic Disease Self-Managment Program (CDSMP)

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) from Stanford University, is designed for people living with chronic conditions. The program is conducted in workshops, once a week for six weeks. 

Each workshop spans 2 ½ hours.  Participants receive a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition, and an audio relaxation tape.

Who can participate?

• Any individual 60 or older, who has a chronic medical condition
• Caregiver of someone 60 or older who  is living with a chronic condition

The program promotes a Self-Management Tool Box to address:

• Physical Activity     
• Medications
• Decision-Making
• Action Planning
• Breathing Techniques
• Understanding Emotions
• Problem Solving
• Using  Your Mind
• Sleep
• Communication
• Healthy Eating
• Weight Management
• Working with Health Professionals