Support Groups

Support Groups 2021-11-29T10:39:17-05:00

About Our Support Groups

Accessing the latest information, resources and social support can make managing the impact of epilepsy much easier. EFEPA regional 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.

Click a Support Group for details and times of meetings:

Please be advised ALL support group meetings will be held virtually through Zoom until further notice.

  • From a computer, use the Zoom meeting link provided for that meeting
  • From a cell phone or tablet, download the Zoom app and enter the meeting ID
  • Using just audio (without video), call 929-436-2866 and enter the meeting ID

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 is launching a Couples Support Group specially designed for those diagnosed with epilepsy and their significant others. This new 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 our shared experiences, conversations and support for each other.

Facilitators: Rena Loughlin, Program Director & Rachel Robinson, Administrative Assistant
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Rena at rloughlin@efepa.org or (215) 779-8828 or Rachel at rrobinson@efepa.org or (215) 629-5003
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/92051950408
Meeting ID: 920 5195 0408
Schedule: Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 4th Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8 pm

2021 & 2022 Dates:

December 23, 2021
February 24
April 28
June 23

August 25
October 27
November 28
December 22

Facilitator: Rena Loughlin, Program Director
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Rena at rloughlin@efepa.org or (215) 779-8828
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/97549070118
Meeting ID: 975 4907 0118
Schedule: Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

2021 & 2022 Dates:

December 8, 2021
January 12
February 9
March 9
April 13

May 11
June 8
July 13
August 10

September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

Facilitator: Kerri Michnya, Lancaster & Berks County Resource Coordinator
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Kerri at kmichnya@efepa.org 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 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2021 & 2022 Dates:

December 21, 2021
January 25
February 22
March 22
April 26

May: Conference
No June Meeting
June 28
July: TBA
August: TBA

September 27
October 25
November 22
December 27

Facilitator: Seamus Morgan, Greater Philadelphia Resource Coordinator
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Seamus at smorgan@efepa.org or (215) 629-5003 ex. 105
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/97645830118
Meeting ID: 976 4583 0118
Schedule: Meetings are held monthly on the 1st Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

2021 & 2022 Dates:

December 2, 2021
January 6
February 3
March 3
April 7

May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4

September 1
October 6
November 3
December 1

Facilitator: Ellen Baca, Lehigh Valley Resource Coordinator
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Ellen at lv@efepa.org 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 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2021 & 2022 Dates:

December 9, 2021
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14

May: Conference
June 9
July 14
August 11

September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8

Facilitator: Mary Loughlin, Northeast Resource Coordinator
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Mary at epilepsywv@efepa.org or (570) 592-1150
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/95950199047
Meeting ID: 959 5019 9047
Schedule: Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Wednesday from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

2021 & 2022 Dates:

December 15, 2021: Holiday Party, 6-8:30pm *RSVP needed*
January 26
February 23
March 23

April 27
May 25
June 22
July 27
August 24

September 28
October: Conference
November: TBA
December: TBA

Facilitator: Seamus Morgan, Greater Philadelphia Resource Coordinator
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Seamus at smorgan@efepa.org or (215) 629-5003 ex. 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 pm – 8:00 pm

2021 & 2022 Dates:

December 14, 2021
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12

May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9

September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

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