Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program to begin in January

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Provided by Project Mend-a-House

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Mark your calendar to join Project Mend-A-House and Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor for a FREE program for people with chronic conditions and their caregivers. The six-week workshop will be held at the Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor on Garner Drive in Manassas. The class meets Wednesdays for 2.5 hours, beginning on January 13th.

The evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) was developed by the Stanford Medical School. It is designed for people with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, MS, arthritis, COPD, obesity, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, depression, pain and other chronic conditions. Caregivers are also welcome. PWL The program is designed to help people live well and better manage their conditions. Sessions include information on:

  • Managing symptoms and dealing with issues like frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate medication use and evaluating new treatments
  • Working with your healthcare team
  • Decision making and setting goals
  • Effective problem-solving and communication
  • How to relax & handle difficult emotions
  • Tips for eating well and increasing activity to improve strength, flexibility and endurance

“As a Master Trainer for the CDSMP, I am so excited to once again be able to provide this proven program to the Greater Prince William Area. It can be truly life-changing for participants!” stated Jennifer Schock-Bolles, Executive Director of Project Mend-A-House.

This program is free of charge but space is limited. For additional information or to register contact Project Mend-A-House at 703-792-7663or

Project Mend-A-House, a local 501(c)3 organization, has been serving the residents of Prince William, City of Manassas and the Manassas Park areas for over 30 years by working with the Area Agency on Aging and other organizations to assist low income residents, seniors and people with disabilities with the goal of helping them live safer and more independent lives. For more information, visit



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