Serving the Calgary Ostomy Community


FOWC Packup

The Calgary Ostomy Society will be holding the next FOWC Packup on Tuesday June 4, 2019 and we are in need of volunteers! You are welcome to drop by for any time you can give. This will involve a day of hard work, (lifting, standing, etc.), at the CB Medical Warehouse. We unpack boxes of ostomy supply donations, sort them out according to type (colostomy, urostomy, 1-piece & 2-piece systems, etc.), and repack for shipment to the FOWC headquarters in Toronto. These supplies will be distributed to needy ostomates around the world!

When: June 4, 2019 from 9am to 4pm
Where: CB Medical – #21, 3900 106 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
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Lunch will be provided.

Ostomy Nutrition & AGM

Join the Calgary Ostomy Society for our AGM as well as Annual Strawberry Social. This meeting will also feature Rory Hornstein, dietician and ostomate, speaking on the topic of Nutrition for Ostomates.

“Nutrition For Ostomates is an education session offering more than just dietary advice. It focuses on providing the missing nutritional links for Ostomates that support overall health and vitality. This is an opportunity to discuss specific concerns such as dietary limitations leading to reduced nutrient intake, or output issues that are causing distress. It is important to gain relevant guidance that is specific to individual needs after surgery. Difficulties with dietary intake after becoming a Colostomate or Ileostomate, in particular, can be due to a myriad of factors that may be unrelated to the actual foods being consumed. There may be residual issues within the intestinal tract itself that make some foods difficult to assimilate, such as inflammation, ulceration, fistulas, strictures etc. These challenges often need to be addressed and healed before nutritional intake can be expanded and optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients restored. Join Rory Hornstein, Registered Dietitian and ostomate…someone who understands the complicating factors of ostomy nutrition.”

This will be an excellent opportunity to meet other ostomates.
J-Pouchers are also welcome to join in.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Where: St. Augustine’s Church Hall