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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
Upcoming Meetings
All members and their guests are welcome to attend the meetings.

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, June 24, 2018, 2pm
Kathy Hugen, Q&A for all Ostomies
WOC Nurse:
Kathy Hugen, VA Hospital
El Dorado Senior Services Bldg
1400 N. Wilmot Road
Map (Cafeteria)
Future Meetings: 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25

Central Tucson Support Group
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 1pm
Tucson City Council - Ward 6 Building; 3202 E. 1st St.
Facilitator: Sandee Prechtel (520) 240-9262
Future Meetings:

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

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

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

Board of Directors Meeting
Facilitator: Sandee Prechtel (520) 240-9262

Featured Content

  • NEW! 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. This contains pertinent
    articles, Q&As and other material to
    inform new patients as well as
    introduces them to The Phoenix

  • New! The Coloplast Ostomy Self-
    Assesment page provides three self-
    assessment tools designed to help
    guide you in finding the ostomy solution
    that is best for you and your body.
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.
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
Swim Confidently with an Ostomy
After healing from ostomy surgery, people of all ages and
types enjoy swimming, surfing scuba diving or just relaxing
in a hot tub. We understand the anxiety from worrying about
leaks can keep some people out of the pool. There are no
ostomy specific restrictions to swimming in public places.
Basic Tips for Changing your Ostomy Appliance
If you feel overwhelmed by changing your appliance, please
know that your feelings of anxiety will diminish over time. It
can be difficult at first but it will become more routine with
practice. Knowing just what you’re going to do can be helpful
so here are some basic guidelines that you may wish to use.