An atypical, the box appeared at the Center for Intergenerational Activity in Nowolipie. This is the first Pink Intergenerational Box that will serve people with urinary incontinence problems. Where will the next one appear?
– In addition to women experiencing menstrual exclusion, let’s remember about women and older men struggling with the problem of urinary incontinence. For some of them, the purchase of absorption funds may exceed the budget, said Aldona Machnowska-Góra, the vice-president of Warsaw. Over 2.5 million Poles suffer from urinary incontinence. It is very important to know about measures to improve the quality of life of people suffering from this condition – she added.
Who will use the box?
The initiator of creating an intergenerational box was the Intergenerational Activity Center, the originators of the Pink Boxes from the “Różowa Skrzyneczka” Foundation joined the implementation, and the UroConti Association is a partner of the project.
The personal hygiene items in the container can be used free of charge by people of all ages.
Another box will hang in the “Nasza” Intergenerational Club and Coffee Shop at Stalowa 29 Street.
According to the data provided in the announcement by the city hall, it is estimated that in Poland the problem of urinary incontinence affects more than 2.5 million Poles. The percentage of suffering people can be much higher because the intimate nature of the disease makes it difficult to collect reliable data.
The aim of the intergenerational Różowa Skrzyneczka is also to draw attention to the NTM disease, its prevention and dissemination of knowledge about possible measures that improve the quality of life, as well as to fight the taboos that this ailment is burdened with.
Research unanimously indicates that the risk of urinary incontinence increases with age, more often in women than in men. Problems related to NTM affect the psyche and significantly reduce the quality of life. They are often accompanied by feelings such as discomfort, low self-esteem, low mood, and helplessness.
Main photo source: Ewelina Lach, town hall