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Ostomy Support Group of Tucson, Arizona
The Ostomy Support Group of Tucson, AZ is a charitable, non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to
offering encouragement to current and future ostomates and their families through education, emotional
support, free products, and support meetings.
Upcoming Meetings
All members and their guests are welcome to attend the

Our sincere thanks to
TMC El Dorado campus and Tucson City
Council Ward 6
for providing space accommodations to conduct
our meetings.

Ostomy Support Group Tucson, AZ

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2pm
Speaker: Ghaidaa "Rita" Kobeissi, TMC Dietitian
Nutrition for Ostomates

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2pm
Speaker: Christine Miller, Stealth Belt Representative

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2pm
Speaker: Duriell McDonnell, Convatec Representative
Dan Penrose, Safe n' Simple Representative
WOCN: Carol Richelson

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2pm
Speaker: Conference attendees will share highlights.
Opportunity for questions on conference and ostomy care.
WOCN: Ashley Garcia

December 2019
No Meeting

Central Tucson Support Group
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tucson City Council - Ward 6 Building; 3202 E. 1st St.
Facilitator: Sandee Prechtel (520) 240-9262
Future Meetings: 10/15, 11/19

Green Valley Satellite Support Group
For Information Contact: John Walker
(520) 393-7210

Casa Grande Satellite Support Group
Facilitator/Info: Mary Kathryn Hughes, RN, CWOCN
(520) 381-6150

Board of Directors Meeting
Facilitator: John Templeton (520) 579-4367

Featured Content

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    national advocacy and important topics
    in the ostomy and continent diversion

  • All-In-One Patient Guide; Excerpts
    have been compiled from The Phoenix
    Magazine Patient Guides for new
    patients, all stoma types included in
    one volume.

Need a ride to medical meetings?
Contact Paratransit Special Service Office at (520) 791-4100
ADA Paratransit Eligibility Office

Need ostomy supplies delivered to your home?
Contact Wild West Courier Service at (520) 389-8471
Advocacy for a Positive Change
Advocacy is promoting what is important to you and
persuading others to support your cause. No one knows better
than you what living with an ostomy is like. You can make a
real impact on decision-makers and together we can drive
change. Go to the
UOAA AdAction Center for ways that you
can get involved.
In Need of Supplies or Have Supplies to Donate?
Please visit our Supplies page to find out how to obtain
supplies and how to donate.
New Ostomate?
Do you have questions? Please call (520) 206-0268 or email
Recruitment for Study on the Experiences and
Perceptions of People with Ostomies
Leslie Miller, a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma
in Norman, OK in the Department of Sociology - a former
ostomate beginning her dissertation, a study on the
experiences and perceptions of people with ostomies - is
recruiting for participation in her survey.

All people with ostomies are welcome to participate. You may
also enter the drawing to win an Amazon giftcard as a thank
you for your participation!
Survey link:
Study website (more about the study):
When to Contact Your Stoma Care Nurse
Your stoma care nurse has the specialized training to help
you care for your ostomy and address any issues that arise.

These professionals are also known as “WOC” (wound,
ostomy, and continence) nurses. Stoma care nurses are there
to help!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Visit the

for information
on how you
get involved