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Social Events

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 United in Epilepsy Regional 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.

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Upcoming Social Events

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May

Metro In Person Connect Group

Individuals and family members impacted by epilepsy are invited to come together to meet others, share the triumphs and challenges of living with seizures, and connect with those who understand the epilepsy journey at the EFMN Office in Bloomington. If you have questions, please contact Metro Outreach Manager Erik Williams

09

Jul

Bemidji In Person Connect Group

Individuals and family members impacted by epilepsy are invited to come together to meet others, share the triumphs and challenges of living with seizures, and connect with those who understand the epilepsy journey. Special guest, Barb Mack, will join us to share about her book The Hand I’ve Been Dealt:

11

Jul

Duluth Picnic

Join EFMN in Duluth at the Lester Park Pavilion for a potluck picnic on Thursday, July 11 for a gathering of community members impacted by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota will provide the main course and bottled water. You’re welcome to bring a store bought food item to share.

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Thriving with Epilepsy

Meet Bob Greer

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

Support from your peers

Another way to meet people and find support are through Connect Groups: regular meetings that bring together people with similar epilepsy connections.

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