The United Ostomy Association of Omaha is a support group for persons contemplating colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy surgery and for those who have had this surgery. We welcome also those with the newer diversions, Kock type and pouches such as “J” to join us. We have offered educational programs, support and fellowship for over 40 years in the greater Omaha area.
Meetings are held on the first non-holiday Monday of the month, except December, July and August. Meetings are at 6:30 pm until about 8:30 pm, at the Shriners, 2823 S 84th St, Omaha NE 68124 (see map). December is an alternative date due to Christmas Holidays. No meetings in July and August for summer vacations.
Ostomy nurses are present at these meetings to assist with questions and support. We have speakers arranged for these meetings that share useful information related to the problems that ostomates and their families face. We also have vendors that bring new products and are able to assist with samples.
We have Visitor Training Sessions that prepare ostomates to assist others to deal with their situations. This can also be educational and useful to those who want a refresher course or would like more information regarding ostomy life.
For information and future meetings, please call the persons listed below:
Treasurer, Visitation & Newsletter Editor:
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.