Over the course of three months photojournalist Evan Frost got to know the people we support at our Diane Road home. His photos and interview give an exceptional glimpse into everyday life for those impacted by disability and those who support them. Frost’s article & MPR interview grew national attention.
Living Well Disability Services™ delivers exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Founded as Dakota’s Children in 1972
Our services for people impacted by disability are available regardless of where they live — in their own home, their family’s home or in one of our 33 homes located across 10 counties. Innovation in service, accessibility, wellness, and technology helps people pursue their goals and live as independently as possible. Services are based on the choices of each individual and developed to support their unique needs, hopes and interests.
At Living Well Disability Services, we’re proud to be recognized as a Minnesota Business Magazine Leaders in Health Care – Employee Wellness Program Award winner in 2016! According to Minnesota Business Magazine, this award recognizes Minnesota based “individuals and companies that have supported or accelerated the regional health care industry through innovations in the medical field, corporate philanthropy, and workplace innovations.” Living Well Disability Services is recognized as an innovator and leader in employee and workplace wellness. View the other winners and finalists, and read more here.
Our wellness philosophy is front and center in our work at Living Well Disability Services. We cover eight dimensions of wellness throughout our organization; Physical, Emotional, Social, Occupational, Environmental, Financial, Cultural/Spiritual and Intellectual. Employees participate in wellness programs, annual biometric testing, premium health discount incentives and a variety of physical activity and healthy lifestyle challenges. From healthy food choices to “Hope in the Workplace” activities, we’re finding ways to meet our goals for 2016 which address overall health, stress management and physical activity.
Our staff work to support individuals with disabilities and each person supported creates an individualized wellness plan with personal goals aimed at physical fitness and community connections. Plans include health coaching, horticulture, art and music therapies, volunteerism, and mind body wellness. Improved nutrition and increased physical activity has resulted in a better quality of life for both employees and people with disabilities.
Read more about our wellness philosophy, here: https://livingwell.org/wellness
OUR MISSION: Living Well Disability Services provides exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by disabilities.
OUR VISION: A day when all people impacted by disabilities live well.
OUR VALUES: Our values shape our decisions and guide our actions.
Living Well Disability Services
1168 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
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View our 40th Anniversary Video to learn more about our beginning and history.