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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Newtown)

09/20/2018 — 10/26/2018 at 9:30AM - 12:00PM EST
Location: Maplewood at Newtown

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

CDSMP is a free workshop open to the public. People with different chronic health conditions attend the program together. Workshops are facilitated from a highly-detailed manual by two trained leaders, one or both of whom may be peers with a chronic health condition. The program teaches self-management techniques which encourage participants to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress

  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

How to attend:

CDSMP: Thursdays 9:30-noon, 9/20- 10/25/2018 at Maplewood at Newtown, 166 Mouth Pleasant Rd, Newtown, CT. Registration contact is Caroline 203-426-8118