We are an Area-wide Support Group for Ostomates, Members of the UOAA, Inc.; and Sponsored by the ACS. Ostomates are people of any age with potential, new or mature Ileostomies, Colostomies, Urostomies or Continent Diversions.
We Provide direct aid and mutual support to Ostomates both individually and within group settings:
- Solve problems by providing information and referrals by any and all means of communication
- Create opportunities for making new friends and socializing among people with similar experiences and circumstances
We Conduct visitations (Personal, Telephone and E-Mail) to dialogue and present ourselves as role models to potential and new Ostomates:
- Before surgery to offer hope and encouragement
- After surgery to provide solace, assurance and comfort
- During rehabilitation to ease the adjustment and adaptation as an Ostomate
- Reversal to provide information and contacts about Reversals if elected
We Arrange programs and activities for Ostomates, Spouses, Children and Parents, and their Friends, as appropriate:
- Educate and train Support Group Members in new products, processes and procedures with assistance from United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc.
- Advertise Group Programs generally through public and private media outlets, and via the American Cancer Society
- Access resources, promote our purposes and attract new members through direct communication with the Medical Services Community
We meet the SECOND Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Board Room, Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 (map). Main Entrance – on the Main Floor 1st right after Gift Shop.
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.
UOAA does not provide Medical, Mental Health, Insurance or Legal Advice.
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.
Members of UOAA’s governing Board of Directors’ play a key role in determining the strategic direction of the organization. If you have leadership skills and want to share your knowledge and experience to help ensure UOAA continues its mission to support the ostomy community now and well into the future, please consider becoming a leader on our volunteer Board of Directors.