Living Well with a Disability

Overview

Living Well with a Disability is an eleven week peer support workshop designed for anyone with a health challenge. Most of us practice a healthy lifestyle when it supports opportunities to participate in activities we find meaningful. The Living Well workshop begins with why we want to be well and introduces how healthy living habits create new possibilities. Participating in the Living Well workshop will take you on a journey of self-empowerment that follows your personal quaility of life goals.

When we choose to develop a healthy lifestyle, we improve not only our overall health, but also our quality of life. A change in lifestyle can be challenging, but it is possible, especially with good support. The Living Well Program provides peer support and allows you to build your skills to develop and maintain a life of healthy indepedent living.

 

Workshop Topics

The Living Well workshop sessions focus on developing tools and skills for healthy living. Topics include:

  • Goal setting and problem solving
  • Linking health to quality of life
  • Maintaing a healthy life style
  • Beating the blues
  • Self and system advocacy
  • Seeking information
  • Healthy communication and relationships
  • Physical activity and nutrition

 

Benefits of Living Well 

"The healthier we are, the more we are able to do!"

Living Well workshops help identifiy the life areas that are important to you and help develop your personal goals to ensure those areas continue to contribute to your quality of life. Living Well workshops participants report improvements in outlook and postive changes in daily activity, such as new recreational pursuits, returning to school or work, and participating in new social activities.

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