Peer-led programs to help with chronic illness

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Adults and caregivers dealing with chronic illness and diabetes can learn from free peer-led programs being organized by Erie County Senior Services.

The certified peer leaders are coping with chronic disease themselves. The programs are intended to help people better manage their illnesses and work more effectively with their healthcare providers.

The Chronic Disease Self-Management and Diabetes Self-Management programs will meet once weekly for six weeks. Programs are free and pre-registration is required. Call 716-858-2177 for more information or to register, or find a workshop online at:


  • Chronic Disease Self-Management: beginning Monday, September 8, 2014 – Monday, October 13, 5:30 – 8PM; Commodore Perry Community Room, 279 Perry St., Buffalo NY 14204
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management: beginning Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 AM – noon; Autumnview Health Care, 4650 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg NY 14075
  • Diabetes Self-Management: beginning Friday, September 12, 2014 – Friday, October 17, 9:30 AM – noon; Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Pkwy., Amherst NY 14228
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management: beginning Monday, September 15, 2014 – Monday, October 20, 1:30 – 4:00 PM; Oak Senior Living, 8099 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville 14221
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management (MEN’s Class); beginning Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – Wednesday, November 12, 12:30 – 3:00 PM; Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway Cheektowaga 14227 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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