Who We Are:
Ostomy Nurses in the North Shore Community of Massachusetts, that have come together across organizations, to support our Ostomates in the community. We help to create ostomate centered meetings, offering support to people with ostomies, continent diversions, their families and caregivers.
Our Support Group:
Is free and open to the public. Ostomates can bring their support person/people to the meetings. We do a variety of meeting types, from guest speakers, to meet and greets, to gentle yoga, game night, small vendor events and seasonal themed parties.
- When: We meet on the 1st Wednesday of every ODD month from 6pm – 7pm
- Where: The Bertolon Center for Grief and Healing, located at the Care Dimension’s Kaplan Family Hospice House. 78 Liberty Street, Danvers MA 01923 (see map)
- FREE PARKING
- Water is provided
- Please confirm the date via email below; if a holiday falls on a first Wednesday (example, 4th of July) we will most likely meet the following Wednesday
- Email: Northshoreostomy5@gmail.com
- Facebook: North Shore Ostomy Group
- Instagram: North Shore Ostomy Group
- Please contact if you have questions about attending during COVID, as we may be holding virtual meetings and can send you the zoom link
- Masonic Temple Hospital Equipment Loan Program (HELP)
- Call to confirm drop off: 781-322-1052
- Drop off is at 500 West Cummings Park, Woburn (see map) (drive around back) on Saturdays 0900-1200
- Friends of Ostomates World Wide: https://www.fowusa.org/donate-supplies/
- Kindred Box: https://www.kindredbox.org/donate-ostomy-supplies
- Osto Group: https://www.ostogroup.org/donations/
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.
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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.