Who we are:
The Reno Ostomy Association is an affiliate of the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) and is one of hundreds of ostomy support groups in the U.S. As a volunteer-based, non-profit organization, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who have had or will have a continent or conventional ostomy through education, information, and advocacy. Our meetings include practical ostomy care information, ostomy supply updates by manufacturer reps and suppliers, guest speakers, round table discussions, and social time. We welcome ostomates, family, friends and care-givers.
Where we meet:
The Senior Center
1155 E. 9th St.
Reno, NV 89512 (Map)
When we meet:
We meet at 6:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted), except for July, August and December. Meeting dates may vary, so please call (775) 384-1807 to confirm.
Questions you may have:
There are many questions and anxieties when entering life with an ostomy. Our group, comprising those living with an ostomy and several ostomy-trained nurses, will help in answering these questions and giving support and understanding.
How to request a visitor:
The visiting program offers one-to-one support by a trained certified visitor. Visits can be made in person to the hospital or home or via telephone to answer initial concerns of the new patient. A visitor serves as a positive role model for the new ostomate.
Visitation: Sue Durst. Please arrange by calling Jennifer Lee at (775) 384-1807
Who’s on our board:
President and Newsletter Publisher:
Jennifer Lee (775) 384-1807
Treasurer/Membership and Visitation Coordinator:
Melinda Miller, CWOCN
Patty Manavbasi, CWON
How to join:
Our meetings are free and are open to the public. If you choose to become a member, you may do so at one of the meetings. Our annual membership fee is currently $10 per year, and includes the newsletter which follows each meeting. We always encourage our members to subscribe to the Phoenix Magazine, a quarterly magazine which has a wealth of current ostomy information.