||Area residents who have an ostomy, as well as those who are preparing for ostomy placement, are invited to attend SRMC's new Ostomy Support Group.
The Ostomy Support Group is led by SRMC's Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse, and offers education, encouragement and emotional support for people with any type of ostomy, including those with permanent or temporary urostomies; ileostomies and colostomies. Meetings will also address some of the common concerns faced by people with ostomies, such as skin care; pouching; activity and nutrition.
The Ostomy Support Group will meet one Monday evening a month, and there is no cost to participate. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is requested by calling Tashia Watkins, RN, BSN, CWOCN, at 330-332-7607.