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Support & Networking Groups

Having 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 EFOR at (503) 205-1404 or e-mail oregon@efa.org

All our meetings are for people living with epilepsy or family members impacted by epilepsy.

Due to Covid-19 all of our support groups will be held virtually. If you are interested in joining one of our support groups please email oregon@efa.org. 

 

Adult Networking and Support Groups

Bend, OR

Due to Covid-19 all of our support groups will be held virtually. If you are interested in joining one of our support groups please email oregon@efa.org. 

Central Oregon Disability Support Network
Bend Office Address
2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, #7
Bend, Oregon  97701
6:30 – 7:30 PM
2021 meeting dates:
1/12, 3/9, 5/11, 7/13, 9/14, 11/9

Portland

Legacy Good Samaritan

Due to Covid-19 all in person groups have been moved to virtual events via zoom. For more info on this contact Rae Stewart (rlstewart@EFA.ORG)

Building 2: 2nd Floor Conference Room
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
Go to https://www.meetup.com/epilepsy-portland/ for details
6:30 – 8:00 PM; 2nd Thursday of the month
2021: 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15

Adult Networking and Support Groups

Vancouver

Due to Covid-19 all in person groups have been moved to virtual events via zoom. For more info on this contact Rae Stewart (rlstewart@EFA.ORG)

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
2211 NE 139th Street
Vancouver, WA 98686
Conference Room C/D (Third Floor in hospital)
6:30 – 8:00 PM, 2nd Thursday of the month
2021: 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9

 

Adult Networking and Support Groups

Eugene/Springfield Support Group: This group is for those living with epilepsy and their families. 

Due to Covid-19 all in person groups have been moved to virtual events via zoom. For more info on this contact oregon@efa.org or Keni Forrest at (541) 206-7516. 

Oregon Neurology 1 Hayden
Bridge Way, Springfield, Oregon
5:30 – 7:00PM
3rd Wednesday of the month
2021 Dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15

 

Young Adult Support Group

Young Adult Support Group – ages 14 & up.  This group is for young adults living with epilepsy, their siblings and friends. Parents are also welcome. This is a place to build relationships with others that share some of the same struggles living with epilepsy. We will focus on fun activities and making friends.

3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm – 8pm (PST).
2021 Dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15

***Note: Due to Covid-19 we are currently meeting via Zoom. We will update once we are able to meet in person again.
Contact Rae Stewart at 503.332.1738 or oregon@efa.org to get notified of meetings and Zoom info.

Parent Support Group

Parent Support Group.  This group is for parents of children (of all ages) living with epilepsy. This is a place to build relationships with others and that share some of the same struggles living with epilepsy. We will focus on fun activities and making friends.

3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm – 8pm (PST).
2021 Dates: 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15

***Note: This is going to continue as a Zoom gathering and we will have periodic meet-ups. 
Contact Rae Stewart at 503.332.1738 or oregon@efa.org to get notified of meetings and Zoom info.