Living Well with a Disability
Living Well with a Disability is a FREE 10-week health promotion and wellness course designed specifically to help adults with physical disabilities and medical chronic conditions strengthen the skills they already have so they can live a satisfying life. The Living Well program is course grounded in consumer choice and peer support. The Living Well with a Disability course helps participants identify their goals and develop a plan to reach them. Students study a different chapter of the Living Well workbook each week. The class typically meets weekly for two hours.
Research shows that participation in health promotion and wellness programs often improves a person with a disability’s life satisfaction, reduces secondary conditions, decreases medical care costs and improves overall health and wellness.
Ability360 subsidizes the Living Well with a Disability course through donations and marquee sponsorship opportunities, which are currently available. Socialization Through Recreation and Youth Transition Coordinator Leanne Murrillo has been instructing the Living Well with a Disability course for the last three years. “I’m passionate about finding funding for this because I’ve seen how the students can grow and change through it,” she said.
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