Who are we…
Welcome to the Ostomy Support Group – Dayton OH web page. We are associated with the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) and are one of hundreds of ostomy support chapters throughout the US. As a volunteer-based health organization we are dedicated to providing education, information, support, and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions. The group provides moral support through people who have learned to live with an ostomy. We welcome ostomates, family, friends, parents of ostomy children, medical advisors, merchants selling ostomy supplies, and anyone who has an interest in making life better for the ostomate.
Begin at 7pm on the fourth Monday of each month.
We meet at the Kettering – Moraine Library at 3496 Far Hills Avenue (see map). Parking is in the rear of the building. Meetings include: practical ostomy care information; ostomy supply updates by manufacturers’ reps; ET participation when possible; one on one informational exchange with other members; guest lectures; social time; and refreshments.
What do we do…
As an ostomy support group, we offer moral support to those who are facing or have had ostomy surgery. We do this through face-to-face meetings and our monthly meetings. We also print and mail a quarterly newsletter providing tips on how to take care of your ostomy, latest information, and schedule of events at our meetings. Our supply room is available to any ostomate who cannot afford to purchase supplies. Registered Nurses who would like to specialize in Enterostomal Therapy may apply for a grant and ostomate youths between the ages of 11 and 17 may apply for a grant to attend the Youth Rally.
Please feel free to contact any of our board members with questions you might have. If you wish to know who the guest speaker is this month, contact the Vice President.
How do I join…
You do not have to be a member to come to our monthly meetings. In addition, if you do decide to join our group and do not have the $10 membership, let us know and we will waive the fee.
We need your name, address, spouse’s name, and e-mail address. If you are an ostomate, what type of surgery do you have (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, other). If not an ostomate, you are interested because_______.
Send this information along with a check for $10 payable to the “Ostomy Support Group–Dayton OH”.
Local Ostomy Nurses…
For a list of Ostomy Nurses in the surrounding community, please call or email Tom Suman.
The Ostomy Support Group – Dayton OH complies with IRS Rules 501(c)(3) for charitable non-profit organizations. Membership fees and donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your interest.
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.
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.