Epilepsy effects much more than just the brain–it has a great impact on your daily life and loved ones. All to often people with epilepsy experience feelings of isolation, low-self esteem and negative self-image from issues such as prejudice, unemployment & personal relationship difficulties. The emotional weight of epilepsy can cause a greater loss of one’s quality of life than the seizures themselves.
For caregivers, the time and resource commitment of epilepsy can interfere with work and other daily activities and the burden that they carry can lead to depression and anxiety. Therefore education and support are so important for persons with epilepsy and their caregivers. Accessing the latest information, resources and social support can make managing the impact of epilepsy much easier. Support Groups throughout Eastern PA meet regularly for discussion and mutual peer support. These are free and open to people with epilepsy, friends, family members and health professionals.
If you have questions before attending your first meeting about what to expect, please feel free to call us at 215-629-5003.
Choose a region for details and times of Support Group Meetings. Please note that dates are subject to cancellation/change due to inclement weather conditions. If you are concerned a meeting may be cancelled, feel free to call us, 215-629-5003.
** Please note that this Support Group addresses topics specific to parents of children with epilepsy and co-occuring diagnoses who have significant health needs, including, but not limited, to those who require complete care.
Location: Paoli Hospital, atrium of main entrance (Board Room Suite #206) 225 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301. Meetings are held every 2nd Thursday starting at 6pm. Facilitators: Sue Livingston, EFEPA Education Coordinator, Barbara Beck and Caitlin Rice, EFEPA Volunteers. If you have any questions about this support group, please contact Sue Livingston at Slivingston@efepa.org or call the main office at (215) 629-5003.