To provide Education, Information, Support and Advocacy
for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions.
The OAS was initiated August 1978
as the Solano Chapter of the United Ostomy Association
by the Solano Unit of the American Cancer Society.
In the reorganization of the national association to the
United Ostomy Associations of American (UOAA),
the Ostomy Association of Solano (OAS)
was formed and became an association of UOAA.
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at Kaiser Hospital, 975 Sereno Blvd., Rooms A & B, Vallejo at 7PM. or at Kaiser Hospital, 1 Quality Dr., Bldg B, 1st Floor, Rooms 3 & 4, Vacaville, CA. No meetings are held in July or December.
Our meetings are as much informational as social. Most meetings provide a medical lecturer or an ostomy supply vendor or a presenter on a life subject.
We are dedicated to the rehabilitation of ostomates through mutual aid, moral support, education and providing practical information.
What is an ostomate?
Ostomy: An abdominal opening for elimination of bodily wastes. An ostomy may be a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy to correct or bypass a disease process or internal injury.
The OAS is an organization of volunteers who present living evidence that ostomy surgery need not interfere with work, marriage, family, travel or recreation.