Support Groups

Support group meetings should be confirmed and referrals may be required before attending. Please contact the Epilepsy Foundation to join a group.


In-Person Support Groups

 

Massachusetts

Boston
For: Adults living with epilepsy
When: 4th Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 pm
No meetings in June, July, or August.
Where: 138 Tremont Street (St. Paul's Cathedral, across from the Boston Common)
To Register: Call Marie Hennessy: 617-506-6041 Ext 113 or mhennessy@epilepsynewengland.org  
Facilitator: Marie Hennessy

Hyannis
For: Adults with epilepsy and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
When: 3rd Wednesday of every month 4-6 pm
Where: Cape Cod Hospital, Mulgar Building, Cummaquid Room, 27 Park St, Hyannis
Pre-registration not required
Facilitator: Jeff Garrison

Orleans
For: Adults living with epilepsy
When: 1st Tuesday of every month 3-5pm. 
Where: Spaulding Rehabilitation, 65 Old Colony Way, Orleans
Pre-registration not required
Facilitator:  Jeff Garrison

Worcester
For: Adults diagnosed with epilepsy
When: Date TBA, monthly meetings starting in September from 6:30-7:45pm
Where: UMass Memorial Medical Center, Remillard Family Pravillion, Neurology Department, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655
To Register: Call Marie Hennessy: 617-506-6041 Ext 113 or mhennessy@epilepsynewengland.org  
Facilitator: Marie Hennessy

Western Massachusetts

West Springfield
For: Parents of children with epilepsy
When: May 31
Where: West Springfield Public Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 200 Park St, West Springfield, MA
To Register: 888-576-9996 x111 or  wupson@epilepsynewengland.org by May 27th.
Facilitator: Wendy Upson

Traveling meetings for people with epilepsy, their families and caregivers are being scheduled now.  Contact (888) 576-9996 ext. 111  or wupson@epilepsynewengland.org for more information.

Rhode Island
 

Providence
For: Adults living with epilepsy
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30-7:45pm, no meeting in June, July, or August. Resumes September 14.
Where: RI Hospital, Conference Rooms 1/2/3 Public Dining Room 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI
To Register: Call Marie Hennessy: 617-506-6041 Ext 113 or mhennessy@epilepsynewengland.org  
Facilitator: Marie Hennessy

Middletown
For: Adults living with epilepsy
When: 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30-7:45pm,, no meeting in June, July, or August. Resumes Wednesday, September 7.
Where: Middletown Public Library, 400 West Main St, Middletown, RI
To Register: Call Marie Hennessy: 617-506-6041 Ext 113 or mhennessy@epilepsynewengland.org  
Facilitator: Marie Hennessy

New Hampshire

You Are Not Alone

Concord, NH
For: Anyone affected by epilepsy
When: Thursday May 26th,  6-8pm
Where: Concord Hospital, 250 Pleasant St. Concord - Conference Room B  
To Register: Contact Mary Crowell at mcrowell@epilepsynewengland.org by May 24
Facilitator: Mary Crowell

Littleton, NH
For: Anyone affected by epilepsy
When: Saturday June 4th, 10am-12pm
Where: Littleton Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Rd., Littleton - Conference room 1 &2
To Register: Contact Mary Crowell at mcrowell@epilepsynewengland.org, by June 2
Facilitator: Mary Crowell

Traveling meetings for people with epilepsy, their families and caregivers are being scheduled now.  
Contact (888) 576-9996 ext. 108 or mcrowell@epilepsynewengland.org.

Maine

Augusta Support Group
This group meets on demand. To request a support group, contact:
Jessica Gallant
Gallant Therapy Services
12 Shuman Ave., Suite 18, Lee Farm Mall, Augusta
(next to Charlie's car dealership)

Bangor
For: People living with epilepsy and their caregivers
When: Thursday, May 26, Thursday, June 23, Thursday, September 22, and Thursday, October 27,  6:30-8:30pm
Where: Eastern Maine Medical Center-Forsyth Room
To Register: Email Brian Kneeland at bkneeland@epilepsynewengland.org 
Facilitator: Brian Kneeland

 

 

Monthly Call In/Online Support Group

Epilepsy Online Support Meeting - New England Residents

Join us for a webinar on the dates below  from 7:00 PM EST - 8:00 PM EST

May 26, 2016
June 30, 2016

Last Thursday of each month following

Registration required. Please email Becky Daniel at rdaniel@epilepsynewengland.org to register.

Facilitator: Natalie Leavitt

Join us from home, as we discuss and find support for the daily challenges that epilepsy presents. This group is open to people of all ages with epilepsy, as well as their families and caregivers living in New England. Our mission is to create a safe and nurturing environment where everyone’s concerns are taken into consideration. If enough people are interested, we will add more online meetings for specific target groups. i.e. parents only, adults only, teens only etc. We will be asking for you input for future topics that you want to learn more about.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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