MCOA BOARD

Walter Cummins
973-879-0856
Daphne Gregory-Thomas
973-479-0272
Chris Katz
973-476-2000
Daphne Gregory-Thomas
973-479-0272
George Salamy
908-879-1229

WOUND, OSTOMY,
CONTINENCE
CLINICIANS

Laura Doyle
(MCOA Consultant)
BSN,RN,CWOCN
Stephanie Hill
MSN RN CWON
Asia Benjamin
BSN RN CWON
Deirdre Byrne
BSN RN CWON
Juliann Beasley
BSN RN CWOCN
Beth Blanchard
RN, CWON, CFCN
Outpatient Center
973-971-4550

PHYSICIAN ADVISORS

Dr. John Dalena
(Gastroenterologist)
973-401-0500
Dr. Rolando Rolandelli
(Colorectal Surgeon)
973-971-7200
Dr. David Taylor
(Urologist)
973-539-0333

MCOA MISSION

The Morris County Ostomy Association (MCOA) is a community based, local organization made up of volunteers whose purpose it is to reach out to ostomates and their families, providing them with a network from which they can share experiences, obtain information, and gain emotional support.

The association’s voluntary visitation program offers support on a one-to-one basis to patients and their families. The ostomy volunteer visitor is carefully chosen and trained. The visitor is well adjusted to his/her ostomy and is able to offer additional support and information on ostomy care and management at home.


MCOA MEETINGS

The Morris County Ostomy Association holds regular meetings the third Wednesday of every month, starting at 7:30m p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. The meetings normally consist of an informal gathering of ostomates and individuals who may be contemplating ostomy­ related procedures. Families and friends as well as significant others are always welcome.

Meetings takle place in the Carol Simon Center of the Morristown Medical Center. After entering the building, turn right toward the elevators and then left to the meeting area.

The evening usually involves an informal talk by a physician, a nurse specialist, a distributor of ostomy supplies, or social worker. Presentations are always on a topic of interest to the entire group. Most importantly, the meeting offers the opportunity for individuals to share information and discuss mutual interest and concerns.


MEETING SCHEDULE

However, because of Covid-19 social distancing the meetings will be online via Zoom unil further notice. They will still take place on the third Wednesday of the month, starting at 7 p.m. Note that we will begin hybrid in-person-Zoom meetings in March 2023. Details to come.

Annoouncements will be sent to all MCOA members on our email list. Members just have to click on a highlighted URL to join the meeting.

2023 Meetings:

January 18 - TSA and Traveling, Ofelia Guerra
February 15 - Nu-hope Ostomy Products, Linda Zech representative
March 15 - Beth Blanchard, WOCN Clinic;Hybrid meeting: in-person and Zoom. Details to come
April 19 - Jack Millman, Celebration Belt
May 17 - Judith Zucker, LCSW, Family Therapist and Ostomate
June 15- Emily Mallar, Youth Rally (a camp for children aged 11-17 who have an ostomy)
July 21- To be planned
August 17 - No meeting
September 20 - Lynn Pridmore, Spiritual Healing and Wellness
October 18 - To be planned
November 15 - To be planned
December 20 - Holiday get together

 

Friends of Ostomates

Group members may send unused ostomy supplies to Friends of Ostomates Worldwide, an organization that provides ostomy materials to needy ostomates throughout the world. For more information about Friends of Ostomates, click “Donating Ostomy Supplies” on the links to the right. Their address is 4018 Bishop Lane, Louisville, KY 40218. Shipping is only $15 for up to 40 pounds. Go to www.fowusa.org. Then click Donate and Flat rate.

Joining the Email List

If you would like to be added to the MCOA email list for future newsletters and other announcements, send a request to walter.cummins@gmail.com.





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