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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.
New Ostomate?
Do you have questions? Please call (520) 206-0268 or email
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
No Meetings in July or August
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2pm
Presentation: UOAA National Conference Highlights
WOCN: Berna Goldentyer, VA Hospital

El Dorado Senior Services Bldg
1400 N. Wilmot Road
Map (Cafeteria)
Future Meetings: 9/24, 10/22, 11/26

Central Tucson Support Group
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 1pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 1pm

Tucson City Council - Ward 6 Building; 3202 E. 1st St.
Facilitator: Sandee Prechtel (520) 240-9262
Future Meetings: 9/19, 10/17, 11/15

Green Valley Satellite
No Meetings in July or August
Friends Indeed Community Center; 301 Camino Casa Verde
Facilitators: Reta Averill (520) 885-2075;
John Walker (520) 393-7210
Future Meetings: TBD

Casa Grande Satellite
Facilitator: Mary Kathryn Hughes, RN, CWOCN (520) 381-6154

Young and Hip Group
Coordinator: Lori Rosenberger, (520) 668-5473

Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6pm
Facilitator: Sandee Prechtel (520) 240-9262
We are an affiliated support group of the
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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.

Discounted Supply Alert
The Walgreens at Swan and Grant are closing their ostomy
department as of July 1, 2017. All stock will be discounted.
Link to store information

Peoples’ Experiences With Pouches (P.E.W.P.)
Research Study

My name is Leslie Miller and I am a doctoral student at the
University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK in the Department of
Sociology. I chose your group to email because my Dad
lives in AZ. I am looking for participants for my summer
fellowship research project and wanted to see if your group
would be interested in participating.

I am gathering data on things that affect ostomates in their
everyday lives and information about their transition to living
with the pouch, stigma experiences they’ve experienced, as
well as how their training went when they received the
ostomy. As a former ostomate, I am interested in things that
affect ostomates today.

A little about me - I’m a 24-yr cancer survivor (tumor
attached to the rectum) where I had a colectomy and
received a colostomy. I had the colostomy for four years
from ages 16 to 20 at which time it was reversed back to
“normal”, this all took place between 1993 and 1997. I’m
almost 40 now so graduate school is like my third life :) Prior
to graduate school, I worked in the business world and know
how hard it is to work a 40 hours a week desk job with
stomach issues.

Study website (with questionnaire link):
Click for link to Study Information & Questionnaire

Survey link:
Link to Survey

My email:

Thank you for your time,
Leslie Miller
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sociology Department
University of Oklahoma, Norman

an Equal Opportunity Institution.
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Contact Paratransit Special Service Office at (520) 791-4100
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Need ostomy supplies delivered to your home?
Contact Wild West Courier Service at (520) 389-8471