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 Washington 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 Washington 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 EFWA at 206-487-5251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All our meetings are for people living with epilepsy or family members impacted by epilepsy.
Harborview Medical Center
Maleng Building, Rm. #112-First Floor
410 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104 (Across from Harborview Hospital)
6:00 – 8:00 PM
2019: 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4
Spokane Epilepsy Support: Coffee Meet Up!
Wednesday, May 8th
24 W Main
Buy a cup of coffee and join us for our quarterly coffee meet up with other individuals impacted by epilepsy in our community. Network, share resources, connect, and find encouragement from other individuals on their epilepsy journey. This is a casual, semi-structured event in a public space. Look for the Epilepsy Foundation WA logo on the table for our group. RSVP via e-mail to RyanOelrich1@gmail.com
Multi-Care Adult Epilepsy Clinic
Baker Medical Building
316 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, #408
Tacoma, WA 98045
5:30 – 7:00 PM
2019: 1/8, 3/5, 5/7, 7/2, 9/3, 11/5
SW Washington Medical Center
Health Education Center, Room #2
600 NE 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98864
10:00 – NOON
2019: 1/12, 3/9, 5/11, 7/13, 9/14, 11/9
Mercer Island Library
4400 88th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
6:00 – 7:30 PM
2019: 1/10, 3/14, 5/9, 7/11, 9/12, 11/14