FACILITATED by individuals with epilepsy

Our support groups offer support and understanding as we connect in a confidential setting.

Most of our groups are virtual for convenient access from anywhere. Some are hybrid in-person and Zoom.

MONDAY

Teen/Adolescents (Ages 11-18)

Weekly on Mondays at 5pm

TUESDAY

Español/
Spanish

El Segundo Martes de Cada Mes a Las 5 de La Tarde/2nd Tuesday of the Month at 5pm

WEDNESDAY

Parent/Caregiver

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 4 pm

THURSDAY

Eric’s Corner
(Hybrid)

Stanford Health
3rd Fl, Board Rm 1
5575 W. Las Positas Pleasanton, CA


3rd Thursday of the Month at 5pm

FRIDAY

Adults

Weekly on Fridays at 5pm

SUNDAY

Older Adults (55+)

2nd Sunday of the Month at 1pm

INDEPENDENTLY OPERATED SUPPORT GROUPS*

Topic Sub-Groups for Individuals with Epilepsy and Caregivers

WRITING: “Navigating Epilepsy Together”

Host: Yarrow Rubin
Summary: In the ongoing group, patient navigator Yarrow Rubin will host online zoom sessions with writing prompts for adults with any level of writing experience. We will use excerpts of the book Your Brain on Ink, A Workbook on Neuroplasticity by Deborah Ross and Kathleen Adams.

Tuesdays at 10am

CRAFT CIRCLE

Hosts: Vianna Avilla
Summary: People gather to present their craft skills!

First and Third Sundays at 1pm

GAMe GROUPs

In-Person Board Game Host: Melissa Canick
San Francisco Board Game Cafe
When: Monthly


Online Gaming Host: Gerald Witters
When: Every Friday at 6:30pm

*Independent groups are not operated by Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California

INDEPENDENTLY OPERATED SUPPORT GROUPS*

Community Support Groups by Location

ONLINE – ZOOM

Group: Young Adults with Epilepsy Peer Group – Casual Drop In
Location: Online – Zoom
When: Every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm
Note: A casual opportunity to join via Zoom every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm PST, facilitated by a young adult with epilepsy. Totally chill, no pressure–you can share, not share, be on camera or just observe–totally up to you.

ONLINE – ZOOM

Group: Young Adults with Epilepsy Monthly Workshops
Location: Online – Zoom
When: Monthly
Note: Facilitated by young adults who get it, Abby & Austin cover important topics like mental health, advocacy & self care in a low key setting.
June:
Men & Epilepsy
July: Confronting Stigma
August: How to Talk about Epilepsy

ONLINE – ZOOM

Epilepsy Foundation Bereavement Support

Adults: Ages 27 and older who have lost a loved one to epilepsy
When: First Sunday of the Month
Next Meeting: Sunday, June 2 from 1:00-3:00pm

Young Adults: Ages 18 – 26 who have lost a loved one to epilepsy
When: Third Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 21 at 4pm

ONLINE – ZOOM

Group: Bay Area Epilepsy Meetup
Location: Online – Zoom
When: Every Month – Sundays
Note: Welcome to the Bay Area Epilepsy Meetup! This group is intended for people with epilepsy and family/friends of people with epilepsy to get together to socialize, find peer support and make new friends. We can discuss our experiences with epilepsy and exchange ideas/tips on how to improve the quality of life living with epilepsy; but the focus of the group will be on socializing and having fun!

FRESNO

Group: Adults & Pediatric Support Group (In-Person)
Location: Betty Rodriguez Library, 3040 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93703 (NEW Location starting November 2023, FREE Library Parking)
When: First Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm
Note: Meets online AND in-person at the same time, please click below to request Zoom info

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Group: Mountain View Support Group
Location:  Online via Zoom and In-Person
When: First Thursdays of each month
Note: Please contact Therese Cameron at 408-835-1898 or email below for more information.

SACRAMENTO

Group: Sacramento Adult Support Group (In-Person)
Location: Ella McClatchy Library, 2nd Floor, 2112 22nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
When: Currently on hold. Please contact us below if you are interested in this group.

*Independent groups are not operated by Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California

Support Group Details

Adolescent (Ages 11-18) Support Group

Weekly on Mondays at 5pm

 

Phone Access: +1 669 900 6833
Enter the Code: 679 644 8783#




Grupo de Apoyo en Español/Spanish Support Group

El Segundo Martes de Cada Mes a Las 5 de La Tarde/2nd Tuesday of the Month at 5pm

 

Acceso por Teléfono/Phone Access: +1 669 900 6833
Entre el Código/Enter the Code: 679 644 8783#

Parents/Caregivers Support Group

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 4 pm

  

Phone Access: +1 669 900 6833
Enter the Code: 679 644 8783#




Eric’s Corner – Hybrid East Bay Support Group

3rd Thursday of the Month at 5pm

 

Location
Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley
3rd Floor, Board Room 1
5575 W. Las Positas Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA

STARTING FEBRUARY 15

Adults Support Group

Weekly on Fridays at 5pm

  

Phone Access: +1 669 900 6833
Enter the Code: 679 644 8783#



Older Adults (55+) Support Group

2nd Sunday of the Month at 1pm


Note:
The group will NOT meet on May 12, 2024. See you in June!

  

Phone Access: +1 669 900 6833
Enter the Code: 679 644 8783#

ONLINE SUPPORT

MyEpilepsyTeam is a free, password-protected social network where you can connect with others in the epilepsy community on your phone, tablet or computer. You can share tips, support, Q&A, provider referrals and more with other people who “get it”.

  • MyEpilepsyTeam is a completely independent social network.
  • MyEpilepsyTeam NEVER shares the personally identifying information of its members with anyone!
  • MyEpilepsyTeam is a monitored site that does not allow selling of any services or products.

For questions about a specific support group, please contact the host(s) for that group. For any other questions or any other assistance, please email us at  efnca@epilepsynorcal.org

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