Memphis Area Ostomy Group
Memphis, TN—Ostomy Support Group
We are an affiliate of the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) and are one of hundreds of ostomy support groups in the U.S. We are a volunteer, non-profit group who hopes through our meetings to promote a better understanding of ostomies, be of mutual assistance to each other and, where possible, to render support to the medical and nursing profession.
Personal interaction and insight to an individual’s situation can often provide clearer information and in most cases is a more comforting experience than reading an internet screen. We’ve all been there. We accept donated supplies for distribution to those in need.
Any individual who has an ileostomy, ileal conduit, colostomy or other ostomy type is encouraged to become an active member. Family members and caregivers are also welcome.
3rd Sunday of ODD months: January, March, May, July, September, November
Reminder emails will be sent in advance of the meetings.
Meeting Place and Time:
FIRST EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 735 Ridge Lake Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120 (map) at 2:00 PM
At the dead-end of Ridge Lake Blvd, enter the parking lot to the left of the church.
Enter the left wing of the building using the wide steps going down to double glass doors.
Once inside there will be signs posted directing you to the room that the church has generously provided for our meetings.
MAOG Meeting Facilitators (call or email if you have questions):
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.