Support and Networking Groups

Active Support GroupsHaving epilepsy or caring for someone who does can be challenging. When epilepsy is diagnosed, it affects the whole family. Sometimes the practical problems of daily living – from insurance, to jobs, to medical care - may seem overwhelming. At other times, it helps just to talk to people who understand what its like to live with epilepsy.

Some people and their families living with epilepsy report a need for support and education within the epilepsy community. The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest Education and Networking Groups are designed to provide this to those who are interested in connecting with others living with epilepsy, and to learn from guest speakers on topics associated with epilepsy.

The groups listed here are open to anyone living or connected to epilepsy.  These epilepsy groups are not intended to furnish medical advice or professional psychotherapy. The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest is not liable for the information presented at meetings.

For further information on any of the groups listed below, or if there is no group in your area and you wish to start one, please contact EFNW at 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org.

Active Support and Networking Groups

Portland & Vancouver Support & Networking Groups

Vancouver Adult Support and Networking
For adults living with epilepsy and family members or friends.
(Bi-monthly – 2nd Wednesday)
2014: Sep. 10, Nov. 12
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Southwest Washington Medical Center
Health Education Center, Rm. 1
600 NE 92nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98864
For further information call 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org

Portland Adult Support and Networking
For adults living with epilepsy and family members or friends.
(Bi-monthly – 2nd Wednesday)
2014: Oct. 8, Dec. 10
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Good Samaritan Medical, Bldg. 2
1040 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
(2nd floor Conference Room)
For further information call 206-261-6893 mail@epilepsynw.org

Portland Parents Support and Networking
For parents of children living with epilepsy and family members or friends.
(Bi-Monthly – 2nd Saturday)
2014: Sep. 13, Nov. 8
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Good Samaritan Medical, Bldg. 2
1040 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
(2nd floor Conference Room)
For further information call 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org

Vancouver Parents Support and Networking
For parents of children living with epilepsy and family members or friends.
(Bi-Monthly – 2nd Saturday)
2014: Oct. 11, Dec. 13
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Southwest Washington Medical Center
Health Education Center, Rm. 1
600 NE 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98864
For further information call 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org

Eugene Support & Networking Group

For adults living with epilepsy and family members or friends.
(Monthly – 4th Thursday) – (3rd Thursday when a Holiday falls on the 4th Thursday)
2014: Aug. 28, Sep. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 20 (3rd Thursday), Dec. 18 (3rd Thursday).
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: DAISY Chain
1262 Lawrence St. #3
Eugene, OR 97401
For further information call 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org

Bend Parent Support & Networking Group

(Monthly – 3rd Saturday – No July, August or December meetings)
2014: Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
St. Charles Medical Center – Heart Center
Heart and Lung Conference Room
2500 NE Neff Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
For further information call 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org

Bellingham Support & Networking Group

For adults living with epilepsy and family members or friends.
(Monthly – 1st Thursday)
2014: Sep. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center (Room B)
3333 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225
For further information call 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org

Tacoma Support & Networking Groups

MultiCare Epilepsy Parents Group
For parents of children living with epilepsy and family members or friends.
(Monthly – 4th Wednesday)

(NOTICE: AUGUST 27 meeting moved to Conference Room 3 at Tacoma General Hospital – by Gift Shop)
2014: Aug. 27, Sep. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 20, Dec. 23
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center
Board Room – East Wing, First Floor, Parking Lot A
311 South L St., Tacoma, WA 98405
For further information call 206-261-6893 or email mail@epilepsynw.org

Seattle Support & Networking Groups

Seattle Adults Group
For adults living with epilepsy and family members or friends.
(Monthly – 1st Wednesday)
2014: Sep. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Maleng Building, Rm. #112–First Floor, 420 9th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104
(Across from Harborview Hospital)
For further information call 206-261-6893 or email mail@epilepsynw.org

Seattle Parents Group

Date: TBD
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For further information call 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org

Spokane Adult Support and Networking Group

For adults living with epilepsy or family members impacted by epilepsy.
Date: Sept. 25, Nov. 20
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Rockwood Main Clinic
400 E Fifth Ave., 2nd Floor, Rm. 4
Spokane
For further information call 509-325-1128 or email to mail@epilepsynw.org

Spokane Parent Support Networking Group

For parents of children living with epilepsy.
Meetings scheduled based on group needs and for special activities.
For further information call 509-325-1128 or email to mail@epilepsynw.org

Spokane YEA! Youth Epilepsy Advocates Group

For teens living with epilepsy.
(Bi-Monthly, 2nd Saturday)
2014: Sept. 13, Nov. 8
Times and location may vary.
For further information call 509-325-1128 or email to mail@epilepsynw.org

Tri-Cities Support Groups (Arc of Tri-Cities)

Go to local website:  www.arcoftricities.com

Anchorage Support & Networking Group

For adults living with epilepsy or family members or friends of people with epilepsy.
(Monthly – 2nd Friday)
2014: Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Access Alaska – 1217 E 10th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
For further information call 206-261-6893 or 907-764-4795, or email mail@epilepsynw.org

Coos Bay (OR) Support Group

(Monthly – 2nd Tuesday)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bay Hospital Community Education Center
3950 Sherman St. – Coos Bay, OR

For further information call 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org

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