July 18, 2017

Learn more about our Living Well with a Disability Program in upcoming webinars

:ogo for Living Well with a DisabilityMark your calendars for upcoming webinars about our successful Living Well with a Disability program! On August 3rd and 24th, RTC:Rural will host two free Living Well with a Disability (LWD) technical assistance webinars.

The first webinar, Living Well Technical Assistance, is for past and current organizations that are LWD program providers and individuals who are current facilitators of the program. It will be held on August 3, 2017, from 10:00- 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time.

Living Well Technical Assistance will highlight the new Living Well Facilitator Training website and discuss changes regarding program licensing, implementation, and ongoing technical assistance. This webinar is a great opportunity for organizations who have previously held LWD workshops to get their programs up-and-running and ready to train new facilitators. Learn about the new features of the Facilitator Training website, a self-study online training that includes videos, downloadable resources, and more.

To register, please follow the link below:

Living Well Technical Assistance Webinar Registration | August 3, 2017, 10:00- 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time
For past and current Living Well program providers and facilitators

The second webinar, Living Well Intro, is for organizations and individuals who have not previously participated in the LWD program. It will be held on August 24, 2017, from 10:00- 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Living Well Intro will introduce LWD program content and the Living Well Facilitator Training website. It will also explain the process for an organization to become a licensed program provider and for staff to become consumer workshop facilitators.

With the new online Facilitator Training website, it is now easier than ever to become a trained LWD facilitator. The self-study design allows users to work at their own pace and on their own schedule, and provides access to the LWD provider network, where facilitators can connect with others across the country to share advice and experiences.

To register, please follow the link below:

Living Well Intro Webinar Registration | August 24, 2017, 10:00- 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time
For those who are new to the Living Well program

Both webinars will be closed-captioned, and recordings will be made available. For accessibility requests, please email livingwell@ruralinstitute.umt.edu.

About Living Well with a Disability

Living Well with a Disability is a ten week peer-facilitated health promotion workshop developed at RTC:Rural in collaboration with people with disabilities for people with disabilities. It focuses on developing a healthy and balanced lifestyle to meet quality-of-life goals. Living Well with a Disability is a recognized self-management program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a recipient of additional funds from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

Screenshot of new Living Well with a Disability website chapters page

Grounded in consumer choice and peer support and based on the Independent Living philosophy, LWD introduces and builds the self-management skills needed to set and achieve quality-of-life goals. It provides tools for managing health and making healthy lifestyle changes, increasing physical activity, developing and maintaining healthy relationships, improving nutrition, avoiding depression and frustration, and advocating for community changes. Notably, participants’ goal-setting and problem-solving activities drive their health behavior changes, linking health with function. Since 1995 over 1,200 individuals have been trained to become LWD consumer workshop facilitators, in turn serving over 9,744 adults with disabilities in 46 states.

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