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.

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.

Zoom meetings for the next few months will have guest speakers:

January 19 - Meet the WOC Nurses: questions and answers
February 16 - Theresa Johnson, StomaGenie
March 16 - Tracie Malleo, physical therapist at MMC - Core strength exercises
April 20 - Stefanie Murphy, Ostomy Secrets
May 18 - Julia Millspaugh, Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner, Atlantic Health
June 15- Michael Foley, Coloplast representative
July 20 - Elaine O’Rourke, Creator of an online holistic program “Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming Ostomy Challenges So You Can live a Fulfilling Life”
August 17 - No meeting
September 21 - Ashley Mann, Friends of Ostomates Worldwide
October 20 - Pamela Giordano, Pharmacist, Atlantic Health, Ostomies and Medications
November 17 - Bianca Chiara, Functional Medicine specialist at Atlantic Health's Chambers Center for Well-Being
December 22 - Holiday Gettogether

 

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.

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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