What is the OAB?

The Ostomy Association of Boston is an all volunteer, self-governing, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the ostomy community of Boston and surrounding areas. OAB Satellite meetings (see Satellite Support Group Tab)  are located to ensure easy access for everyone in Greater Boston. It takes time for recovery and for resuming full quality living. OAB also has a Visitor Program with specially trained OAB members available to visit patients both before and after surgery. (See the Visitors Tab.)

The OAB was formed so that people who underwent ostomy surgery or continent procedures could get together to learn, to exchange ideas, and to offer emotional support to each other.

Please contact Anne Colman at annecolman.oab@gmail.com or 781-784-8878 for more information.

Current News:




We are in great need of Volunteers to help us in the following areas:

  • ­Office/Webpage tasks

  • Marketing

  • Newsletter Editor

    Due to an increased volume of people reaching out to our office, we do not have enough volunteers to keep up with the day-to-day tasks.

    Your help is not just benefiting our office, but those of many ostomates and their families. Please join us in helping our fast-growing office to continue the high level of support and services we can give to all ostomates.

     For more information, please contact Donna Prestes at beachbum3232@msn.com or Julie O’Neill at jo@murphyoneill.com.



Please note changes to:

Central Mass/Worcester Support group's NEW LOCATION as of October 2014

Byram Healthcare , 239 Mill Street Worcester ,5:30-7:30p see the Satellite Group tab for more information

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Newton Wellesley Support Group NEW DAY

FIRST Monday of the month NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY December 1. 2014.



Upcoming New Support Group at Tufts in Boston!

Next Meeting in Monday, March 9 at 11:00 am

Tufts Medical Center.    Located in the South Building 4th Floor, Room #4086,  860 Washington Street,  Boston MA, 02111, Conference room (right in front of surgical clinic) on the 4th floor. For more information contact Amanda Bisacre, COCN at 617-636-0294.


News Feed:

Look around and enjoy our newly updated website. Please be patient as we are still finishing the updating process. A special Thanks to Benjamin Colman for his help.