Thursday, June 13, 2024

Monthly Ostomy Gathering: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation


Our monthly gathering is scheduled for next Monday, June 17 at 6:30 pm.

Our featured speaker will be Elizabeth Yeackle, MSHE, CHES, the associate director of support and engagement at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.
As usual, the gathering will be held in the Snohomish County PUD Electric Building Headquarters at 2320 California St. in Everett.

You can always attend virtually via Zoom:

  • Video
    Join via Zoom
    Meeting ID: 818 0251 7929
    Password: zoomostomy
  • Phone/Audio
    253-215-8782
    Meeting ID: 818 0251 7929
    Password: 7216698069
We hope to see you there!

Monday, June 3, 2024

Coffee Baggers: Meetup on Saturday

Our Coffee Baggers meetup will be this coming Saturday, June 8, from 10 to 11 a.m.

We are again getting together at one of our favorite spots, The Kitchen, located in the Quil Ceda Creek Casino in Tulalip. Entirely non-smoking, complimentary valet parking, free coffee and pop. Service animals are also welcome.

The Kitchen

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Monthly Ostomy Gathering: Colorectal Surgeon

Our monthly gathering is scheduled for next Monday, May 20 at 6:30 pm.

Our featured speaker will be Raman S. Menon, MD, a Colorectal Surgeon at Swedish in Edmonds.

As usual, the gathering will be held in the Snohomish County PUD Electric Building Headquarters at 2320 California St. in Everett.

You can always attend virtually via Zoom:

  • Video
    Join via Zoom
    Meeting ID: 818 0251 7929
    Password: zoomostomy
  • Phone/Audio
    253-215-8782
    Meeting ID: 818 0251 7929
    Password: 7216698069
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Coffee Baggers: Social Meetup on Saturday

Our Coffee Baggers meetup will be this coming Saturday, May 11, from 10 to 11 a.m.

This time, we are getting together at a new location, the Red Door Coffee Roasters in Everett. Come on by and enjoy the company while sipping on something hot or cold.

Need supplies? We have a lot of donated supplies.




Thursday, April 18, 2024

Video: Dan "Dry Dock" Shockley

 


Our featured speaker was Dan Shockley, a retired Navy veteran who shared his remarkable journey of service, diagnosis, and advocacy.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Coffee Baggers & Ostomy Gathering


Our Coffee Baggers social meetup will be this coming Saturday, April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m.

We are again getting together in The Kitchen, located in the Quil Ceda Creek Casino in Tulalip. Entirely non-smoking, complimentary valet parking, free coffee and pop. Service animals are also welcome.

On the heels of the meetup, our Monthly Gathering will take place on Monday, April 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Our featured speaker will be Dan "Dry Dock" Shockley, a retired Navy veteran who will share his remarkable journey of service, diagnosis, and advocacy. 

Following his diagnosis, Shockley became a passionate advocate for early detection and reducing the stigma associated with living with an ostomy. He emphasizes the importance of proactive medical care and maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity. Through his advocacy work and personal journey, Shockley serves as an inspiration, demonstrating resilience, determination, and a commitment to making a difference for others.

As usual, the gathering will be held in the Snohomish County PUD Electric Building Headquarters at 2320 California St. in Everett.

You can always attend virtually via Zoom:

  • Video
    Join via Zoom
    Meeting ID: 818 0251 7929
    Password: zoomostomy
  • Phone/Audio
    253-215-8782
    Meeting ID: 818 0251 7929
    Password: 7216698069
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Monthly Ostomy Gathering: Psychologist

Our monthly gathering is scheduled for next Monday, March 18 at 6:30 pm.

Our featured speaker will be Dr. Sandra G. Lopez, MS., MFT., Ph.D., a local family therapist and clinical psychologist.

Dr. Lopez has been in private practice in Woodinville for over 20 years. She has a Masters of Science degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.

Her presentation will be:
  • Being an Ostomate, Knowing an Ostomate
  • Self caring, Care giving and the adjustments for both
She will briefly highlight the needs and adjustments that the individual person (ostomate) with a serious illness and subsequent treatment faces, and the need to self advocate and self-care.

“We (ostomate and caregiver) have a journey and a story to not only survive, but to live as best we can.
We/you are not alone.
It takes a village!”

As usual, the gathering will be held in the Snohomish County PUD Electric Building Headquarters at 2320 California St. in Everett.

You can always attend virtually via Zoom:

  • Video
    Join via Zoom
    Meeting ID: 818 0251 7929
    Password: zoomostomy
  • Phone/Audio
    253-215-8782
    Meeting ID: 818 0251 7929
    Password: 7216698069
We hope to see you there!