Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop called Living Well with Chronic Conditions this spring. I highly encourage you and your family, coworkers, friends, neighbors, etc., to sign up!

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Workshops are 6 sessions long, developed by Stanford University. One of my favorite quotes from a participants is:

“[The workshop] teaches so much more than just physical activity and nutrition recommendations. It has taught me how to deep breathe properly through the diaphragm, about balancing exercises I can try at the comfort of my own home, and more. It is because of this program … that I have made the decision to practice it every day.”

If you or a loved one is living with a chronic condition, you know that how we manage our conditions on a day to day basis greatly determines our symptoms and quality of life. Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) participants practice evidence-based tools to control their symptoms, better manage their health problems, and lead fuller lives.

Sign up here:

Who should apply?

Adults who have or care for someone with a chronic health condition such as anxiety/depression, arthritis, autoimmune disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, long COVID, and more.

What should participants expect?

Participants meet over Zoom. Attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions, join from a private area to maintain confidentiality, and keep video cameras on for the whole session.

How much does it cost?

There is no fee for this program.