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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All our meetings are for people living with epilepsy or family members impacted by epilepsy.
Central Oregon Disability Support Network
Bend Office Address
2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, #7
Bend, Oregon 97701
6:30 – 7:30 PM
2020 meeting dates:
Jan 13, Mar. 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14, Nov 9
Legacy Good Samaritan
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
2020: 1/9, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10
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, Every other month on the 2nd Thursday
2020: 2/13, 4/9, 6/11, 8/13, 10/8, 12/10
Eugene/Springfield Support Group
Oregon Neurology 1 Hayden
Bridge Way, Springfield, Oregon
5:30 – 7:00PM
3rd Wednesday of Every month
Dates:1/15, 2/19, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16
Questions: Call Keni Forrest at 541-206-7516 or email email@example.com
Young Adult Support Group is for ages 14 & up. This group is for young adults living with epilepsy, their siblings, and their friends. Parents are welcome, too.
This will be a place to build relationships with others that share some of the same struggles. We will focus on fun activities and making friends.
Please note, the first meeting on Feb 19 will be 6:30pm-8pm. Due to Covid-19 the March 18th Support group meeting has been cancelled. We will keep you updated on the April 15th meeting.
Study Room 3
8200 SW WILSONVILLE ROAD
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Contact Dodie Scroppo with any questions. 702-335-3415