Are you 55 or older with chronic conditions? If so, the free Living Well Livable Chronic Disease Management Program (CDSMP) offers you a sensible and enjoyable way to enhance your quality of life by showing you how to manage your chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, pain, depression and diabetes.
CDSMP empowers you through a greater understanding of physical activity, healthy eating and stress management. You’ll learn about managing your medications correctly and improving communication with health care providers and family. By practicing decision-making techniques and action plans, you’ll be more confident about taking control of your life.
The program takes place for two-and-a-half hours a week for six weeks at community-based locations such as houses of worship, senior centers, nonprofit organizations and housing developments throughout Westchester.
CDSMP follows a model developed at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. It is a nationwide program that has been in existence for more than 20 years, with proven benefits for the participants.