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Community Living Alliance has been nominated for a Dane Buy Local 2018 Local Biz Award in the Community & Non-Profits category!

We’re excited to be part of the “buy local” community and can’t wait to celebrate at the Oct. 4 Biz Awards event at Promega in Fitchburg.

Have you heard of Dane Buy Local? With nearly 600 members locally, it’s one of the largest Buy Local Organizations in the US on a City/County-wide scale aimed at educating the public about the benefits of thinking local first. Learn more about Dane Buy Local. 

CLA has deep roots in the local Dane County community and has been a Dane Buy Local member since 2012. We were founded nearly 30 years ago by people with disabilities and local community members who wanted to create innovative, flexible supports to assist people with disabilities to live independently. We appreciate the chance to support our fellow local community members every day. We appreciate everyone who chooses CLA for services and for the over 600 employees who are part of our team.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Living Well is an evidence-based workshop developed at Stanford University for people who have one or more chronic conditions. A chronic condition is an on-going health problem or disease such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression or other long-term problems.

Classes are highly participative. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health conditions and to maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Participants reported significant improvements in the following areas:

  • Reduced pain and fatigue
  • Decreased depression
  • Improved psychological well-being
  • Increased confidence in ability to manage health
  • Improved self-rated health
  • Increased physical activity
  • Elevated mood
  • Improved communication with physicians
  • Increased confidence filling out medical forms
  • Increased medication compliance

Workshops will benefit anyone who:

  • Has, lives with someone who has, or cares for someone who has one or more chronic conditions
  • Is living in a home or apartment; and
  • Is not living with Dementia

The class costs $20 to participate; the fee is refundable at the end of the series.

The Living Well workshop will be held on Thursdays at the following location and times:

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for a workshop, call 608-242-8335 between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday and ask the Operator to speak to a Living Well Leader or email a Living Well Leader at