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2020 Meeting Schedule

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During the pandemic, for everyone's safety, we are meeting online, using Zoom. Please join us for one of our meetings.

We meet at Bethesda North in even numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, and December) on the third Thursday of each month and start at 7:30 P.M. During the odd numbered months, we have educational meetings at Mercy West on the 2nd Monday at 6:30, plus we meet on the 3rd Wednesday, around 6:00 at various restaurants, except in September, when we have our Annual Picnic.

Come join us for a snack and social time prior to the meeting. Meetings focus on group support and education. Afternoon meetings and activities are listed below in italics.

Location: Bethesda North Hospital (Map)
10500 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Enter main lobby and go to the Golder I room on the 2nd floor.
The room is straight across from the elevator.
Our meeting is listed as a "Seniority-Ostomy Community Wellness Meeting",
but you don't have to be a senior to attend our meeting.

Meeting Cancellations due to Weather: Check the Home Web Page, Watch for a mass email, or
Call the Voicemail (513) 202-3345. Let us know if you want to be put on the
Meeting Cancellation Call List.

Westside Ostomy Support Group Weekday Afternoon Meeting Schedule.

Eastside Ostomy Support Group Weekday Afternoon Meeting Schedule.

Meetings & Events Handout

MONTH DATE TIME Day of Week MEETING& LOCATION TOPIC & SPEAKER WOCN / RNET NURSE
January 1/13 6:30-8:00 PM Monday Educational Support Meeting
Mercy West; Room T004
Peristomal Skin Breakdown
Lynne Cowley, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Lynne Cowley
1/15 6:00 PM Wednesday Casual Dinner Meeting
LaRosa's Hyde Park
   
1/21 1:30-2:30 PM Friday Westside Support Group
Mercy West; Room T002
Traditional Support Group Michele Pelfrey (513) 215-0675
             
February 2/14 1:00-3:00 PM Friday Eastside Support Group
Mercy Clermont; Emergency Dept Conference Rm, 1st Floor
Traditional Support Group Cindy Grogan (513-732-8711)
2/20 7:30-9:00 PM Thursday Educational Support Meeting
Bethesda North Hospital; Golder Room
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Nancy Dombek, BSN, RN , CWON
Nancy Dombek
             
March 3/9 6:30-8:00 PM Monday Educational Support Meeting
Mercy West, Room T004
Ostomate Nutrition
Stephanie Oliveira, MD & Emily Romantic, RD
 
3/17 1:30-2:30 PM Tuesday Westisde Support Group
Mercy West, Room T004
Traditional  Support Group Michele Pelfrey (513) 215-0675
3/18 6:00 PM Wednesday Casual Dinner Meeting
O'Charley's Western Hills
   
             
April 4/10 1:00-3:00 PM Friday Eastside Support Group
Mercy Clermont; Emergency Dept Conference Rm, 1st Floor
Traditional Support Group Cindy Grogan (513-732-8711)
4/17 7:30-9:00 PM Friday Educational Support Meeting
Bethesda North Hospital; Golder Room
IBD (Specific TBD)
Shehzad Saeed, MD
Lisa Berning
             
May 5/11 6:30-8:00 PM Monday Edcuational Support Meeting
Mercy West, Room T004
Patient Coaching
Amie Leigh Reese
 
5/19 1:30-2:30 PM Tuesday Westside Support Group
Mercy West, Room T004
Traditional Support Group Michele Pelfrey (513) 215-0675
5/20 6:00 PM Wednesday Casual Dinner Meeting
Flipdaddy's  Newport, KY
   
             
June Off for the summer Off Off for the summer Eastside Support Group
Mercy Clermont
  Cindy Grogan (513-732-8711)
6/18 7:30-9:00 PM Thursday Educational Support Meeting
Bethesda North Hospital; Golder Room
Improv Comedy with Double Baggin' It: Laughter IS the Best Medicine!
Double Baggin' It - Danielle Gulden & Joe Teeters
Lisa Berning
             
July 7/13 6:30-8:00 PM Monday Edcuational Support Group
Mercy West, Room T004
Celibri-Ostomates!
Liz Hiles
 
Off for the summer Off Off for the summer Westside Support Group
Mercy West, Room T004
  Michele Pelfrey (513) 215-0675
7/15 6:00 PM Wednesday Casual Dinner Meeting
Fricker's West Chester
   
             
August 8/14 1:00-3:00 PM Friday Eastside Support Group
Mercy Clermont; Emergency Dept Conference Rm, 1st Floor
Traditional Support Group Cindy Grogan (513-732-8711)
8/20 7:30-9:00 PM Thursday Educational Support Meeting
Bethesda North Hospital; Golder Room
TBD
Sally Arnold, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN
 
             
September 9/14 6:30-8:00 PM Monday Educational Support Meeting
Mercy West, Room T004
Advocates to the Rescue (ASG in a Box UOAA PowerPoint Presentation)
Liz Hiles assisted by local superheroes
 
9/15 1:30-2:30 PM Tuesday Westside Support Group
Mercy West, Room T004
Traditional  Support Group Michele Pelfrey (513) 215-0675
9/18 5:30-9:00 PM "Friday" Annual Picnic
At Weller Park (Montgomery)
Picnic & Games Kathy Lauer
             
October 10/3 TBD Saturday Ostomy Awareness Day Event
TBD
Ostomy Awareness/Run For Resilience/Activities Kathy Lauer
10/9 1:00-3:00 PM Friday Eastside Support Group
Mercy Clermont; Emergency Dept Conference Rm, 1st Floor
Traditional Support Group Cindy Grogan (513-732-8711)
10/15 7:30-9:00 PM Thursday Educational Support Meeting
Bethesda North Hospital; Golder Room
Vendor Fair Lisa Berning
             
November 11/9 6:30-8:00 PM Monday Edcuational Support Meeting
Mercy West, Room T004
   
11/17 1:30-2:30 PM Tuesday Westside Support Group
Mercy West, Room T004
Traditional Support Group Michele Pelfrey (513) 215-0675
11/18 6:00 PM Wednesday Casual Dinner Meeting
McAlister's White Oak
   
             
December 12/10 7:30-9:00 PM Thursday Educational Meeting & Holiday Party
Bethesda North Hospital; Golder Room
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Holiday Party
Sarah Wilson, NP
 
12/11 1:00-3:00 PM Friday Eastside Support Group
Mercy Clermont; Emergency Dept Conference Rm, 1st Floor
Traditional Support Group Cindy Grogan (513-732-8711)