Our goal is to provide a safe place for those contemplating surgery, those who live with an ostomy, supportive family and friends and health care providers to share, learn and uphold each other on the journey of living with an ostomy.
Meeting Time and Place:
Our group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. We meet in the education room at the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County at 1211 South Emporia in Wichita, Kansas (see map). Our meetings typically include a presentation on a relevant topic, refreshments and a time to network with other attendees.
More about our support group:
Ostomy surgery is life changing. It alters one’s body image and often impacts one’s quality of life. Ostomates often must work through a grieving process as they adjust to having an ostomy. Our support group offers ostomates a community of acceptance where others understand what they are going through. Group members empathize with one another as well as share helpful advice. Dedicated professionals are also available to lend a listening ear and offer guidance. Our hope is that ostomates can enjoy life to its fullest as they adjust to and live with an ostomy.
|Text or call:||Lynne Kempton at 316-393-5899
Valerie Klaassen at 316-799-9456
United Ostomy Associations of America
P.O. Box 525
Kennebunk, ME 04043-0525
Call us toll-free at: 1-800-826-0826.
Our Information Line hours are Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm (Wednesday until 2pm) EST. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 or contact your local medical professional.
Please understand that UOAA is a private, nonprofit, advocacy and informational organization. We are not a medical facility and we do not have medical or legal professionals on staff. Therefore, UOAA does not provide Medical, Mental Health, Insurance or Legal Advice.
UOAA is the leading organization proactively advocating on behalf of the ostomy community. Recognizing that we are always stronger together, we encourage everyone to get involved by joining our Advocacy Network. We’ve also created several Advocacy Tools and Resources to help you successfully advocate on behalf of the ostomy community to ensure every ostomate receives quality care.
- Double Baggin’ It: A Tale of Two Best Friends Without ButtholesSeptember 14, 2022 - 4:43 pm
- Jessica’s Ostomy Story: Making an Invisible Illness VisibleSeptember 7, 2022 - 11:59 am
- Celebrate and Support Ostomy ResilienceAugust 26, 2022 - 10:53 am
- Bethany’s Story: An Architect Learns to Engineer Life with Short Bowel SyndromeAugust 22, 2022 - 12:47 pm
- A Future Certified Ostomy Nurse in the MakingAugust 17, 2022 - 11:52 am
UOAA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.