(Chronic Disease Self-Management Program)

Participation-based support program

CDSMP workshops are highly participatory. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.  Each participant is guided to tailor the workshop content to their own needs.

Each workshop includes small groups (8-12) participants connecting via Zoom with 2 trained Leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic condition themselves, for each virtual workshop.

Our first CDSMP will run from 1/25/24 to 2/29/24 every Thursday from 1:00PM to 3:30PM.

Our second CDSMP will run from 9/12/24 to 10/17/24 every Thursday from 5:00PM to 7:30PM.

To register, please email Monica Anzelone at

Loved the book, use it as a reference! Zoom groups are great – You do not need to travel but you get to meet face-to-face with others virtually!

Winter 2024 CDSMP Participant

Amy and Nick are great. They are welcoming and friendly and encourage participation. This was helpful – being in a group that felt like it was free of judgement.

Winter 2024 CDSMP Participant

Learning other participants’ situations and how they have adapted to their challenges gave ideas on how to cope and accept the way you are.

Winter 2024 CDSMP Participant

Building confidence to…

Manage your health and maintain an active & fulfilling life

Learn techniques to deal with symptoms of chronic conditions, such as fatigue, pain, sleeplessness, shortness of breath, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear, and frustration. Physicians, registered dietitians, occupational and physical therapists, and other health professionals have reviewed all workshop materials.

Topics Include:
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance;
  • Falls prevention;
  • Healthy eating;
  • Better breathing techniques;
  • Appropriate use of medication;
  • Working more effectively with health care providers;
  • Communicating with friends and family;
  • Communicating with oneself;
  • Communicating with the health care system and; Action-planning, problem-solving, decision-making.

Additional Information

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