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Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder
Evidence-based women’s incontinence program
adrc aging disability resource center

MONROE — More than half of women over age 50 experience issues with bladder or bowel control. These problems can be slightly bothersome or totally debilitating. For some women, the chance of embarrassment keeps them from enjoying many activities and can take control of their life.

A class offered through the ADRC can help. Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder is a workshop designed to give women, age 50 and older, the tools they need to take control of their bladder and bowel symptoms. The workshop provides information, group activities, and simple exercises and dietary changes to practice at home. Some past participant testimonials include, “I am not alone, and there are things I can do to improve my symptoms, such as exercises,” “great program — wasn’t aware there was anything out there like this. It’s a great help to women,” and “there are “things” you can do to improve bladder and bowel symptoms. The support and accountability to each other is very helpful. Would recommend to others.”

Mind Over Matter consists of three, 2-hour sessions, meeting every other week. The next offering of Mind Over Matter will be from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on April 13, April 27, and May 11 at the Sugar River Senior Center located in Belleville. Must be able to attend all three sessions to be eligible. This class is free of charge. Pre-registration is necessary and spots are limited. This class fills up fast, so be sure to call right away. To learn more or to register for the workshop, contact the Green County ADRC at 608-328-9499.