The EFEPA Begins a New Chapter in Northeast, PA!

The Michael P. Loughlin Epilepsy Community & Resource Center is the first-of-its-kind space designated for epilepsy community members in Northeast, PA to gather, learn and connect. A safe space for Epilepsy Warriors, family members, and caregivers to grow, learn, and support each other, right in Kingston, PA.

We envision using this space not only to connect and gather, but as a central hub for:

  • Headquarters for NEPA staff
  • Support group meetings
  • Workshops & conferences
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Social and therapeutic activities

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Join the Northeast Support Group!

Each month, members of the community meet at the MPL Center for discussions and mutual peer support. The support group is free to attend and open to people with epilepsy, friends, family members, and health professionals.

2024 Meeting Schedule (4th Wednesday of the month):

  • February 28
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • November 20
  • December 18

Michael P. Loughlin Epilepsy Community & Resource Center

845 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, PA 18704

Currently open by appointment only.

Questions? Contact our Northeast Team:

Who Was Michael P. Loughlin?

Michael Patrick Loughlin was one of the most dedicated volunteer counselors at Camp Achieve; he made Camp Achieve a special place for everyone there. He was first diagnosed with epilepsy after being bitten by a mosquito and developing meningitis, living with active epilepsy for the rest of his life.

In August 2022, Mike tragically passed away due to a seizure-related accident. He was the beloved husband of the EFEPA’s Program Director, Rena Loughlin, and the cherished son of Northeast Resource Coordinator, Mary Loughlin and one of our most valuable volunteers, Bill Loughlin. He was adored by campers, counselors, staff, and community members alike for his silly humor, positivity and helpful nature.​

Mary first became involved with the EFEPA shortly after Mike’s diagnosis to seek support and resources. As a result, she ultimately built the community programs and services now offered in Northeast PA. Following the passing of Mike, the Loughlin Family continues to support and serve the epilepsy community in his honor.

The opening of the Michael P. Loughlin Epilepsy Community & Resource Center will provide a space for Epilepsy Warriors, like Mike, to gather, meet, connect and volunteer. A place where anyone affected by epilepsy can go to seek the support they need, in memory of Mike.