In the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018, BASCO helped UW Medical School to test a women incontinent program, Mind Over Matter (MOM) that it was developing. It has proven to be highly effective and BASCO will be offering this program again this fall on Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on October 15, October 29 and November 12. Cost is $10.00. Refreshments served.
What is Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bladder, Healthy Bowels? MOM is a workshop that helps older women build skills and confidence to adopt exercises and adjust fiber and fluid intake to improve symptoms. It is:
Short and sweet: 3 sessions, each lasting 2 hrs. every other week.
Comfortable: A limit of 8-12 women fosters trust & privacy
Community-based: Led by a trained facilitator (not a health care professional)
Interactive: Engages women to work together to set and meet personalized goals
Fun: Incorporates social interaction, tasteful humor, and fiber-filled snacks
Effective: Improves bladder symptoms for 71% of women & bowel symptoms for 55%!