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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 it’s 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 washington@efa.org. 

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

 

Adult Networking and Support Groups

 

Seattle, WA (Monthly, 1st Wednesday)

Harborview Medical Center
Maleng Building (MB)
*Room changes monthly so please check location below.*
410 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104 (Across from Harborview Hospital)
6:00 – 8:00 PM


2020 Dates & Location:
Mar 4, 2020  MB 406
Apr 1, 2020   MB 112   Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom Meeting. Please email washington@efa.org for information on how to join. 

Check back to see if upcoming meetings will be held virtually or in person.
May 6, 2020  MB 406
Jun 3, 2020   MB 112
Jul 1, 2020    MB 406
Aug 5, 2020  MB 112
Sep 2, 2020  MB 112
Oct 7, 2020   MB 118
Nov 4, 2020  MB 112
Dec 2, 2020  MB 112

 

Spokane, WA

Spokane Epilepsy Support:
2020 Dates TBD.
Questions? E-mail roelrich@efa.org.

 

Tacoma, WA (1st Tuesday, every other month)

Multi-Care Adult Epilepsy Clinic
Baker Medical Building
4th Floor
316 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, #408
Tacoma, WA 98045
5:30 – 7:00 PM
2020: 1/7, 3/3, 5/5, 7/7, 9/1, 11/3

 

PACES (Program for Active Consumer Engagement in Self-Management)

 

8-week phone support group focused on self-management skills for adults living with Epilepsy.
Read more about the PACES Program and see if it’s right for you.

Parents Networking and Support Groups

 

Vancouver Epilepsy Parents Networking Support Group, (Bi-monthly, 2nd Saturday)


SW Washington Medical Center

Health Education Center, Room #2
600 NE 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98864
10:00 – NOON
2020: 1/11, 3/14, 5/9, 7/11, 9/12, 11/14

 

Sea-Bell-King County Parents Networking Support Group (Bi-monthly, 2nd Thursday)

Mercer Island Library
4400 88th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
6:00 – 7:30 PM
2020: 1/9, 3/12, 5/7, 7/9, 9/10, 11/12


Online Facebook Groups

 

WA State Epilepsy Support
https://www.facebook.com/groups/388837784533806/

Epilepsy Foundation Washington Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1581941951841583/about/