The CT Tigers and Discreet Undergarment Banking For You will host a adult disposable brief collection drive on July 22nd as the CT Tigers host Tri-City starting at 7:05pm at Dodd Stadium. Collection of disposable undergarments, briefs, and pads and financial donations will be accepted and educational material will be available for the treatment and symptoms of adult incontinence.
25 million older Americans are experiencing some form of urinary incontinence. Adult absorbent products cost upwards of $100.00 a month, and Social Security benefits averaging $710.00, purchasing these products are not possible for millions of adults. Currently there aren’t any programs that offer assistance to seniors in need of adult briefs or other incontinence products, making independent living unattainable “These are not luxury items but a necessity” items. Without these basic human needs met many healthy older Americans are trapped in their homes, fearful of joining social functions such as family birthday parties, visits with neighbors, or trips to the library.
Urinary incontinence is experienced by both men and women whether from an injury, illness, disability, or age. At this time, insurance does not cover the cost of disposable undergarments.
For more information please visit www.dub4u.org or call 860-383-2290
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