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Living Well in the Community and Working Well with a Disability


Living Well in the Community (LWC) and Working Well with a Disability (WWD) are programs within the Healthy Community Living suite that promote healthy independent living. These consumer-directed workshops take participants on a journey of empowerment through peer support, goal setting, and problem-solving. Living Well in the Community helps participants develop goals for meaningful activities that are linked to the development of a healthy lifestyle. Working Well with a Disability builds on these concepts and emphasizes maintaining a balanced lifestyle to support employment. Living Well 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.

Learn More About LWC

Learn More About WWD

Visit the Healthy Community Living website

Contact a Montana Center for Independent Living to find an LWC or WWD class near you

To learn about other chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs available statewide, visit Montana DPHHS’s Community Based Programs webpage.