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Living Well in the Community

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Living Well in the Community is a peer-led health and well-being workshop provided by organizations that serve people with disabilities.

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Topics include:

• Goal setting: Participants identify what is important in their lives and to develop goals in support of larger, life changes.

• Building support: Participants develop strategies so that problems don’t get in the way of achieving their goals.

• Healthy reactions: Participants create strategies for more positive responses.

• Staying on course: Techniques to guard against becoming discouraged and losing direction.

• Healthy communication: Individuals who exchange clear messages with service providers and others in their communities are more likely to get their needs met.

• Seeking information: This session focuses on finding, evaluating, and using new information to help solve problems that interfere with achieving quality-of-life goals.

• Eating well: People who eat well have enough energy to participate in activities and reach their goals.

• Physical activity: How to evaluate current physical activity levels and develop plans to increase physical activity in support of improved health that will help them achieve their goals.

• Advocacy: This session pulls together the previous workshop sessions and helps participants use what they’ve learned to advocate for themselves and their communities.

• Maintenance: Strategies that will help maintain the behavior changes developed during the workshop as well as emphasizing the importance of staying connected with peers who support them in achieving their goals.

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