Welcome to the East Denver Metro Ostomy support group!
Our meetings are for potential, new or experienced ostomates, their families and caregivers. All patients with urinary or fecal diversion, whether conventional or continent, are welcome.
We are sponsored by the University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth). We are open to the public, and you do not have to be a patient of UCHealth.
We are an affiliate of the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA).
Our group is led by a certified ostomy nurse.
Our goal is to improve the quality of life for people with ostomies through education, information and moral support.
This is a great way to meet other ostomates, share experiences and advice, and ask questions. Support groups are proven to support self-care, social interaction, and hope.
There will be either an expert speaker or vendor speaking at the beginning of each meeting that will provide useful information, such as caring for an ostomy, nutrition, coping skills, types of surgery, etc. This will be followed by a round table session amongst the members. A certified ostomy nurse will be leading the sessions and will be available for guidance.
*If you would like to find out the specific topic that will be presented for a given month, please email us at the contact below.
Date: Third (3rd) Wednesday of even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, December).
Time: 5pm to 6:30pm.
Location: Leprino Building, Room 360, Third floor,
12401 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045 (see map)
Parking in Leprino parking garage next door to Leprino Building. Parking vouchers provided at meeting.
Refreshments will be provided.
Note: Currently we’re holding virtual meetings by “Zoom.” Please email the ostomy support group for the Zoom connection information.
Visitor program Note: Eventually we will be providing a visitor program at UCHealth Anschutz Campus in Aurora. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering.
Supply donation: We do not currently have a space to store donated supplies. We urge you to visit Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA (FOW-USA). They are a volunteer organization that collects new, unused ostomy supplies and donates them to developing countries throughout the world. For information on how to send ostomy supplies to FOW-USA, please see their web site at FOW-USA.
We are available to answer your questions M-F 8am-4:30pm via email at:
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.
- Ostomates Take on Their Toughest Challenge… KidsOctober 26, 2021 - 2:57 pm
- We All Need Ostomy FriendsOctober 22, 2021 - 1:30 pm
- Celebrate World Ostomy Day at ConvaTec’s Virtual Patient Summit, Friday, October 1, 2021September 22, 2021 - 11:30 am
- Bringing People Together Around the Globe for Ostomy AwarenessSeptember 17, 2021 - 2:07 pm
- Physical Rehabilitation After SurgerySeptember 15, 2021 - 2:14 pm
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.