Akron Area Ostomy Association at a Glance
A Bit of Background
The Akron Area Ostomy Association is first and foremost a support group for those dealing with an ostomy surgery and for those anticipating such a surgery. We meet monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month from August through November and January through May at the Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. We get together at a local restaurant for our December and June meetings. Anyone is welcome to join us at our meetings. Membership in AAOA is not a requirement to attend.
IN PERSON MEETINGS CANCELLED
REPLACED BY ZOOM MEETINGS
August 24, 2022
September 28, 2022
October 26, 022
November 16, 2022
December 21, 2022
Meetings are held at Western Reserve Hospital, 1900 23rd Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. They start at 7:00 pm in Conference Room One.
If you cannot attend our meetings and you want more information about ostomies and supplies, go to the web site below of the United Ostomy Associations of America.
Membership in AAOA is not a requirement to attend our meetings. If you want to become a member, click on the button below for an application. (Please print out a copy of the application form and mail it in with your check.)
DONATE OSTOMY SUPPLIES
For various reasons, individuals have unused ostomy supplies and wish to donate them to those in need. To do so, contact any officer of AAOA, or ship them to Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA. Information about FOW-USA can be found at their web site by clicking on the link button below.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022
Matt Speas from Hollister wil be the speaker at our August meeting. Invitations will be sent to all members who receive our email newsletter with the information for joining the meeting.
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Akron Area Ostomy Assn.
ENTEROSTOMAL THERAPIST OSTOMY CONSULTANT
Sally J. Gill-Thompson is now in private practice assisting ostomates who may not have access to an ET/Ostomy Nurse or Ostomy Clinic. She will provide private ostomy consultations
To solve difficult to fit stoma situations
For peristomal hernia belt fittings
To assist in product selection
To advise on peristomal skin care
To assist with lifestyle management
To assist caretakers with ostomycare
Sally has over 45 years of experiencecoverage. In home consultations by appointment. Fees apply and will be discussed and agreed upon prior to appointment. (Insurance coverage does not apply to these services.)
Phone: (234) 571-6950
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