Every person with an ostomy has a story to tell. The ostomy support group provides a safe, caring place to tell your story among people who understand and share your experiences and feelings.
Family members and people considering an ostomy are also welcome. The group offers education, encouragement and support to anyone whose life is affected by an ostomy.
The Youngstown area ostomy support group meets from 6–7 pm on the second Wednesday of every month from March to December. Parking is free and we serve light refreshments.
In odd numbered months (March, May, etc.), we meet in Girard OH at Tibbets Wick homecare office, 979 Tibbetts Wick Rd, Girard (see map), Suite A.
In even numbered months (April, June, etc.), we meet in Boardman OH at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St, Boardman (see map), Woodland Room (second floor).
For more information contact: Anna Fitzgerald, 330-480-3440
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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- Best-in-Practice Care for Ostomy PatientsOctober 11, 2022 - 1:17 pm
- Diet and Digestion with an OstomyOctober 6, 2022 - 12:35 pm
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.