Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
Subjects covered 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, and, 6) how to evaluate new treatments.
Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 3rd Edition, and an audio relaxation tape, Time for Healing.*
It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
First Session: January 2, 2013
9:00am to noon
Program runs every Wednesday for six consecutive weeks.
Saint Therese Center Executive Office
215 Palo Verde Drive
Major Intersection: Palo Verde and Boulder Highway
Contact Brother Fredick at (702) 564-4224 to enroll.
Seating is limited.
9:00am - 9:30: Breakfast and refreshments served
9:30am - 12:00: Instructional Block