SCES offering Chronic Disease Self-Management classes

Andrea Svartstrom and Meghan Ostrander from the SCES Nutrition program are leading a free Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop via Zoom

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is offering free Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) workshops via Zoom, starting in February. Participants who finish the course will also receive $50 grocery gift cards.

CDSMP is an education workshop that aims to build confidence in managing health and help participants stay engaged with their lives. Developed by a team of researchers at Stanford University, it is for adults with chronic health problems, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and other ongoing health concerns.

CDSMP focuses on problem solving and decision making, helping participants set goals and develop action plans to address effects of chronic disease, improve health and communicate better with friends, family and health professionals.

The SCES CDSMP workshop will be facilitated by:

Meghan Ostrander, who is Director of Nutrition and Community Programs at SCES.

Andrea Svartstrom, a registered dietitian who has been with the SCES Nutrition program.

The six-week workshops will convene on Thursdays from 1-3, starting on Feb. 29.  For more information or to register call Meghan Ostrander at 617-628-2601 ext. 3172 or email