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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Dec

Season of Giving Event: Minnetonka Blankets and Connect

Individuals and family members of all ages impacted by epilepsy are invited to join EFMN as we make cozy tie fleece blankets to donate to patients at Gillette Children’s Hospital. No special skills or materials are needed and lunch will be provided while we craft and connect with each other.

10

Dec

Season of Giving Event: Rochester Gift Distribution

Come and join with Christmas Anonymous as we help them to staff their distribution center. We will be helping families in need via their ‘store’ where parents can shop without paying for new and gently-used toys, teen gifts, boys and girls new clothing, hats, gloves, knitwear, used boots/skates, gift wrap,

13

Dec

Customized Virtual Connect: Parents with Epilepsy

Parents living with epilepsy come together to meet others, share the triumphs and challenges of living with seizures and connect with those who understand the epilepsy journey. For more information, contact Lisa Peterson at lisa.peterson@efmn.org or 218-624-1330. In order to ensure we can provide the best experience possible, we need

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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