About Our Support Groups

Accessing the latest information, resources and social support can make managing the impact of epilepsy much easier. EFEPA Support Groups are FREE and open to people with epilepsy, friends, family members and health professionals. We meet regularly for discussions and mutual peer support. At times we have guest speakers to talk about relevant epilepsy topics. If you have questions before attending your first meeting about what to expect, please feel free to call us at (215) 629-5003. Please note. some meetings are virtual, in-person, and hybrid. RSVPing is highly encouraged.

To receive support group information for SUDEP and bereavement, please visit the Epilepsy Foundation of America’s Resource Page.

 

 

 

Teen Epilepsy Education & Support Group: Virtual Meetings

 

Designed specifically for youth with epilepsy. Teens, ages 15-19 with epilepsy are invited to join us live on Zoom!

Facilitator: Rena Loughlin, Andrew Chmielowiec, & Dana Pirolli

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Andrew at [email protected] or (215) 629-5003 ext.103
RSVP is required to attend.

Register HERE.

Schedule: Meetings are held every month on the 3rd Thursday from 6:30-8 pm.

2024 Dates:

  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • No August meeting: Camp
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

 

 

 

Life with epilepsy can at times be stressful, overwhelming, and challenging to navigate; not just for the person diagnosed, but for their partner as well. Couples experiencing epilepsy face unique challenges together. At times a partner may serve as a caregiver, and with that comes navigating various responsibilities, over-protection, and concerns about well-being.

The EFEPA Couples Support Group is specially designed for those diagnosed with epilepsy and their significant others. This support group is tailored to the unique needs and shared experiences of couples facing an epilepsy diagnosis together, regardless of sexual orientation or relationship status. It’s our hope that we can overcome these challenges through shared experiences, conversations and support for each other.

Facilitators: Rachel Robinson & Jeff LaBonde
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Rachel at [email protected] or (215) 629-5003
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/92051950408
Meeting ID: 920 5195 0408
Schedule: Meetings are held virtually every other month, as noted below, on the 4th Thursday from 6:30-8 pm. Additional in-person gatherings are scheduled throughout the year (not listed below).

2024 Dates:

  • January 25
  • February 24: in-person dinner
  • March 21
  • May 23
  • July 25
  • September 26
  • November 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilitator: Janette Locke
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Janette at [email protected] or (215) 629-5003 ext.105
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/97549070118
Meeting ID: 975 4907 0118
Schedule: Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 1st Tuesday from 6:30-8 pm

2024 Dates:

  • February 6
  • April 2
  • June 4
  • August 6
  • October 1
  • December 3

 

 

 

Facilitator: Kerri Michnya
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Kerri at [email protected] or (717) 449-1872
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/97361263359
Meeting ID: 973 6126 3359
Schedule: Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 6 – 7:30 pm, or as noted below.

2024 Dates:

  • January 23
  • February 27: Bowling party
  • March 26
  • No April meeting
  • May 28
  • June 25: Picnic in the park
  • July 23
  • No August meeting
  • September 24
  • No October meeting: Lancaster walk
  • No November meeting: ExtraGive event
  • December 17

 

 

 

 

Bucks 

 

Facilitator: Denise Taylor & Sue Livingston
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Rena at [email protected] or (215) 779-8828
Location: McCaffery’s Food Market (upstairs), 635 Heacock Road, Yardley, PA
Schedule: Meetings are held monthly on the 1st Thursday from 6:30 – 8 pm, or as noted below.

2024 Dates:

  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 2
  • No July meeting
  • August 1: Picnic
  • September 5
  • No October Meeting (Rosh Hashanah)
  • November 7 
  • December 5: Holiday Party

 

 

 

 

Delaware

 

Facilitator: Sue Livingston & Carol DeLizzio
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Rena at [email protected] or (215) 779-8828
Location: Riddle Hospital, Healthcare Center 4, Suite 101, 1118 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA
Schedule: Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, or as noted below.

2024 Dates:

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12 – CANCELLED
  • July 10
  • No August meeting
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13: Holiday Party
  • No December meeting (Chanukah)

 

 

 

 

Facilitator: Ellen Baca
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Ellen at [email protected] or (610) 737-0613
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/94283534995
Meeting ID: 942 8353 4995
Schedule: Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 6 – 7:30 pm

2024 Dates:

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

 

 

 

Facilitator: Mary Loughlin
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Mary at [email protected] or (570) 592-1150
Location: Michael P. Loughlin Epilepsy Community & Resource Center, 845 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, PA.
Schedule: Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Wednesday from 7 – 8:30 pm, or as noted below.

2024 Dates:

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

 

 

 

Facilitator: Janette Locke
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Janette at [email protected] or (215) 629-5003 ext. 105
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/99073685980
Meeting ID: 990 7368 5980
Schedule: Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, or as noted below.

2024 Dates:

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 9: In-person
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10: Holiday Party

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