Based on empirical research, Stanford University developed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs. Currently the Self-Management Resource Center in California oversees programs across the United States.
These programs are designed to aid individuals who may suffer from chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, depression and mental illness and addiction.
The six-week workshop provides support and recommendations when dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation. The workshops focus on skills to improve physical and mental health, as well as deal with medications, communication, and healthy eating.
*FREE TO BERGEN COUNTY RESIDENTS*
For more information, please contact Marla Klein at the Bergen County Department of Health Services Mklein@co.bergen.nj.us