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Thursday, November 02, 2017

GoHere app for those with Crohn's and colitis

Imagine if you lived with a lifelong condition where you needed to go to the washroom between Five and 20 times a day

November is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month - the time to create better public awareness of the diseases, how they impact people, and how we can take on the challenges they bring. 

A primary lifestyle concern for the nearly 250,000 Canadians living with Crohn’s or colitis is accessing washrooms when they are away from home. Living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis is a daily challenge. Faced with the anxiety of an accident due to incontinence, many choose to stay at home. Those that do not must plan their activities around publicly accessible washroom locations. 
 
Crohn's and Colitis Canada's GoHere Washroom Access Program underwent an overhaul this summer. More businesses signed on with the program to open their washrooms to people with Crohn's or colitis, and the mobile app was updated to better help you find washrooms on the go. 

The GoHere App helps people find the closest available washroom, anywhere in Canada. You can plan for washroom access en route to your destination or in advance by using the app. The app is free and available on an iPhone, Android and Blackberry Touchscreen.

This is an opportunity for businesses to give back to their communities. GoHere allows businesses to demonstrate that they contribute to creating a safe, friendly and accessible community. Participation enables people living with Crohn’s, colitis and other incontinence issues to break free from the anxiety, fear and stress they face when leaving their homes. All businesses who join the GoHere program are featured on the washroom finder app. 

The program helps create communities that are understanding, supportive and accessible for Canadians with disabilities that cause incontinence. Crohn's and Colitis Canada wants everyone to have the opportunity to engage and thrive in their community.

You can find more information on the GoHere Washroom Access program on the Crohn's and Colitis Canada website.

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