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:

Please note changes to:

Central Mass/Worcester Support group's NEW LOCATION

NU Café, 335 Chandler Street Worcester and new time: 5:30 to 7p

Newton Wellesley Support Group NEW DAY


Product Fair in Fall River this September 26, 2 to 4pm

Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA. are organizing their second annual Vendor Fair with the Ostomy Support Group. Lisa Cyr and the St Luke’s Hospital Ostomy Support Group will also be attending.  Detail are as follows:

September 26, 2014 2:00-4:00pm

Ostomy Product Vendor Fair

Charlton Memorial Hospital

Center for Cancer Care, Mooney Room

506 Prospect St.

Fall River, MA 02720

Upcoming New Support Group at Tufts in Boston!

Tufts Medical Center.  The first meeting was  Friday July 18th 2014 at 11am. Located in the South Building 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.


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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.