The Living Well and Working Well with a Disability Programs promote healthy independent living. These peer-facilitated and consumer-directed workshops take participants on a journey of empowerment through peer support, goal setting and problem solving. Living Well helps participants develop goals for meaningful activities that are linked to the development of a healthy lifestyle. Working Well builds on these concepts and emphasizes maintaining a balanced lifestyle to support employment. Living and Working Well participants report improvements in outlook, lifestyle and health. Many report greater community participation in their pursuit of quality of life goals and healthier lifestyles.
The Living Well with a Disability workshop introduces participants to a process for setting and clarifying their goals and teaches them to generate, implement, and monitor solutions to problems. Goal setting and problem solving is the framework for developing healthy lifestyles and linking health with function. Living Well with a Disability puts quality of life issues at the forefront and teaches participants to:
For more information on this program go to: livingandworkingwell.org.