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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

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


Adult Networking and Support Groups

Bend, OR

Central Oregon Disability Support Network
Bend Office Address
2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, #7
Bend, Oregon  97701
6:00 – 7:00 PM
First meeting: May 6, 2019 



Legacy Good Samaritan
Building 2: 2nd Floor Conference Room
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
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6:30 – 8:00 PM; 2nd Thursday of the month
2019: 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12

Adult Networking and Support Groups


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
2019: 6/13, 8/8, 10/10, 12/12


Parents Networking and Support Groups

Vancouver Epilepsy Parents Networking Support Group

SW Washington Medical Center
Health Education Center, Room #2
600 NE 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98864
10:00 – NOON
2019: TBD