Connect with Others

Creating a network of support with people in the epilepsy community

Finding a sense of support and community is vital for people living with epilepsy as well as their family. The Epilepsy Foundation offers opportunities to meet others, learn from their experiences, and connect on a personal level.

Connect Groups occur on a monthly basis across our service area, with specific meetings for adults, children, and caregivers impacted by epilepsy. Other social events are offered throughout the year for children, teens, and adults.

See a complete list of all upcoming events on our calendar, or explore the different ways to connect with others through the buttons below.

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Thriving with Epilepsy

Meet Ary Rodeghiero

Connect Groups gave Ary and Lynn an introduction to EFMN services, as it does for many families, but the first event they attended was the Rise Above Seizures Walk in 2011. Ary’s since become involved in a variety of youth events and joined the Shining Stars program.

Ary's Story
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05

Aug

Young Adult Connect

A space for young adults with epilepsy to meet others and talk about life updates, challenges, and successes with others who understand the epilepsy journey. This is a young adult-led group looking to create peer-to-peer support and connection. For more information, please contact Amy Haugen at amy.haugen@efmn.org.

10

Aug

Teen Virtual Connect Group

This space is for teens with epilepsy to meet others who understand the journey they’re on. Join us to hangout, make new friends, and talk about growing up and living with epilepsy. For more information, contact Lisa Peterson at lisa.peterson@efmn.org or 218-624-1330. In order to ensure we can provide the

12

Aug

Loss of Loved One Virtual Connect Group

Losing a loved one to epilepsy is a difficult journey.  EFMN invites you to attend our quarterly Loss of Loved One Connect Group to find peer support, helpful resources, and to talk honestly about your grieving process.  This group is specifically open to anyone who has lost a loved one

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Get to know other people with epilepsy

Whether you're an adult living with epilepsy, a parent of a child with epilepsy, or connected to epilepsy in some other way, Connect Groups are a great way to meet others and learn from their experiences.

Connect Groups