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Healthy Community Living workshops begin in January 

December 12, 2019 

AIM will offer the Healthy Community Living workshops for adults with disabilities in 2020. They are free and open to the community, and participants can receive an $80 stipend.

Healthy Community Living consists of two back-to-back, 11-week workshops, Community Living Skills and Living Well in the Community. The workshops will meet weekly from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday afternoons at the Elmira AIM office, beginning Thursday, Jan. 16. The workshops are open to people age 18 and older, with any type of disability.

The first workshop, Community Living Skills, focuses on independent living skills. Topics include disability identity, peer support, self-advocacy, self-care, housing, technical skills, budgeting and finance, healthy relationships, transportation and time management.

The second workshop, Living Well in the Community, focuses on health and well-being. Topics include goal setting, building supports, healthy reactions, staying on course, healthy communication, information seeking, eating well, physical activity, advocacy, and maintaining improvements.

We are offering these workshops under a grant from the Research and Training Institute on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural). AIM and other independent living centers are piloting this program as part of a research study. Participants receive an $80 stipend for taking part in the research study.

For more information or to register, contact Ryanne Michaels at or 962-8225, ext. 215.