Living Well with a Disability
Participants in the Living Well with a Disability program learn the life skills they need to set and achieve quality-of-life goals and the important role health plays in helping them reach their dreams. The program was developed by RTC: Rural and is based on the Independent Living philosophy that emphasizes personal choice, self-determination and peer support as essential components for living independently in the community.
Participants in Living Well develop independent living skills such as goal setting, problem solving and communication skills and have the opportunity to practice them in a supportive peer environment.
Living Well Purpose
It’s a struggle for people in our community to build healthy lifestyles that include eating healthy, being physically active, reducing stress and avoiding health issues. The Living Well program promotes a healthy lifestyle for adults at any age or disability. Creating and working towards meaningful life goals is the foundation of the Living Well program. Together, we can help individuals develop or maintain healthy goals and boost their capacity to achieve them. Healthy goals manifest into healthy habits and may prevent many secondary conditions for people with disabilities.
The healthier you are, the more you are able to do!
This ten-week workshop is designed for people with disabilities who want to learn new skills, meet new people and improve their quality of life by improving their health.
People who participate in Living Well report:
- Improved outlook
- Positive changes in daily activities
- Goal achievement
- Reduced limitations
- Reduced healthcare costs
Workshop sessions are held
Wednesdays from 1 to 3 pm at:
ARISE, 21 Lincoln Street, Auburn
Next session begins May 29, 2019
The class is free and participants are encouraged to attend all 10 sessions.
Participants who complete the course will be entered into a raffle at the last session.
If you would like to participate in a workshop or to learn more, please contact:
Kim Amidon, Independent Living Advocate