Support Groups

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

While the COVID-19 situation is in effect, all support meetings will be transitioned to online format. These meetings are also accessible by phone. To register, please call 403-230-2764, x 104 to speak to EAC’s Support Coordinator or to leave a message. You may call this same number to book an appointment for one-on-one support and information counselling services that will also be delivered by phone or online.

They say there’s power in numbers. And while they say a lot of things – this one is definitely true. Whether you or someone close to you has epilepsy, the opportunity to give and receive support in a group setting has the power to decrease feelings of isolation and provide new insights and ideas for coping with the condition.

In general, our support groups are designed to:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding about epilepsy.
  • Help participants gain new skills.
  • Strengthen a sense of support and social connectedness.

All support groups and meetings are held at our association located at 316, 4014 Macleod Trail SE. If you live outside of Calgary or can’t make it to one of our groups, we also offer online support groups. Please get in touch and we’ll be happy to get you connected.

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Upcoming Support Groups

Face to Face Support Group for adults living with epilepsy, from 11 AM to 1 PM twice monthly on Saturdays at the EAC office.

A great way to connect with other adults living with epilepsy to share experiences and strategies, to support others, or simply to be with others who really understand what you may be going through. No registration is required and there’s no cost, but please contact our Support Coordinator to indicate that you will attend.

  • January 11, 2020
  • January 25, 2020
  • February 8, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
  • March 7, 2020
  • March 21, 2020
  • April 4, 2020
  • April 18, 2020
  • May 9, 2020
  • May 23, 2020

Parents Network Support Group for parents or caregivers of children with epilepsy, from 7 PM to 9 PM on the last Tuesday of the month at the EAC office.

Join us and gain new information and insights that can help you and your child cope with the daily stresses and worries that epilepsy brings. These meetings are a wonderful way to connect with other families in a safe setting to share your experiences, frustrations and successes. These meetings are free but please RSVP.

  • January 28, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • March 24, 2020
  • April 28, 2020
  • May 26, 2020

Online Support Group from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on the third Wednesday of the month.

An internet connection and webcam are necessary for these online meetings. Registration is required in order to obtain the access code, so please reach out to Gina (gina@epilepsycalgary.com or 587-392-8428) to join.

  • January 15, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 20, 2020