Our Aims And Purposes
  • The Ostomy Support Group East Valley Arizona was founded in 1981. We are affiliated with
    the United Ostomy Association of America, a national organization of local support groups.
  • To provide a local organization for the rehabilitation of persons who have lost the normal
    function of their bowel or bladder and now have a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, or alternate
  • To encourage and maintain a personal exchange of ideas and methods for the rehabilitation of
    those who have ostomies.
  • To promote better methods of ostomy care and management and the improvement of ostomy
    appliances, equipment and supplies.
  • To cooperate with other organizations which have, in whole or in part, similar objectives, aims
    and purposes.
  • To sponsor exhibits at leading medical and public meetings.
  • To inform the general public about ostomy surgery, thereby helping to eliminate prejudice and
    discrimination and helping to find ostomates in need of assistance.
  • To advance the knowledge of gastro-intestinal and urological diseases, their causes, treatments,
    cures and prevention.
  • To help every ostomate live a well-adjusted, normal and productive life.


BIG NEWS!!!  The board has decided that we
will continue to have meetings in June and July to
help newly diagnosed Ostomates, have programs
and have our nurses available to answer your

Click Here to read the July 2015 Newsletter

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Our Next Meeting is  
Sunday, July19, 2015 2:00 PM  
Where: First Presbyterian Church 161 N. Mesa Drive  
Fellowship Hall Mesa, AZ 85201

Our Program
Our July meeting will feature Melissa Somohano from
Convatec. Melissa will be able to answer your questions
about the Convatec product line and any other questions
you may have  

OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING  will following our monthly meeting. All are
invited to sit in during the meeting and see how your Board Of Directors make
our Support group the best is Arizona.

Our meetings generally held on the third Sunday of the month. We welcome anyone that may have questions
relating to an Ostomy. We have over 100 members of all ages with Ostomies, numerous associates and family
members. Nearly everyone has had periods of distress with various problems from leaks to skin issues. We
generally have at least 2 licensed Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses at our meetings to answer any of your
Whether or not you might like to join our group officially, please feel free to attend our meetings.
For information call  Roxanne Camp      480.524.4819