It can be hard to make new friends in the best of times; finding people who understand your individual journey with epilepsy can be especially tough. The Epilepsy Foundation’s social events seek to bring together all types of people affected by epilepsy to connect, share experiences, and (most importantly) have some fun!
Events happen throughout the year and vary by region according to local needs. Our largest social event of the year is the Rise Above Seizures Walk, which happens in multiple locations across our service area in August and September. Visit the Events Calendar to see all upcoming events in your area.
All families affected by epilepsy are welcome to join in an afternoon of ice skating at The MN Oval, the largest outdoor refrigerated ice rink in North America! Connect with other families while enjoying a classic Minnesota winter activity and over hot chocolate in the warming house. Cost is $10
Join us for bowling, pizza, and connecting with others impacted by epilepsy. This event is free for people with epilepsy and $5 for each additional person.
Join our Teen Social Group (13-18 years old) for a free afternoon of board games, card games, foosball, pool and ping pong at the Armatage Rec Center! Feel free to bring your favorite games and/or snacks along to share with the group. Please contact Erik Williams with any questions at
Change can come at any point in life, and for Bob Greer, there have been many moments of unexpected change. Shortly after getting married Bob was drafted into the Army, and more recently he was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 73. With no known cause for his recent seizures and diagnosis, Bob used EFMN’s Information Services and Connect Groups to learn about treatments and how others manage their epilepsy.Bob's Story
Another way to meet people and find support are through Connect Groups: regular meetings that bring together people with similar epilepsy connections.Learn More