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"The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives."




January 23rd Support Group - How to Communicate Effectively with Medical Personnel EFGSI Office
February 13th Support Group - Explore the Arch Museum at the Gateway Arch St. Louis
February 19th Support Group - Seizure First Aid EFGSI Office
March 4th Support Group - Science Center St. Louis
March 10th Support Group - Fire Safety with the Belleville Fire Department EFGSI Office
April 9th Support Group - St. Louis Zoo St. Louis
April 23rd Support Group - Programs and Services for Older Persons (PSOP)/SWIC EFGSI Office
May 7th Support Group - St. Louis History Museum St. Louis
May 21st Support Group - Living Independently Now Center (LINC) of Southern Illinois EFGSI Office
June 11th Support Group - St. Louis Brewery St. Louis
June 25th Support Group - Community Safety by Belleville Police Department EFGSI Office
July 9th Support Group - Cahokia Mounds Cahokia Mounds
July 25th Support Group - Chiropractor for Body/Brain Wellness EFGSI Office
August 6th Great Rivers Museum TBD
August 20th Help at Home EFGSI Office
September Support Group - Bellevile Octoberfest TBD
September 24th Support Group - Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation EFGSI Office
October 9th Belleville Chili Cook-Off TBD
October 22nd Heartlinks Grief Center EFGSI Office
November 5th Day at the Movies TBD
November 24th Call for Help EFGSI Office
December 10th Way of Lights at the Lady of the Snows TBD
December 17th MERS Goodwill EFGSI Office


**** Dates and times are subject to change due to inclement weather and/or unforeseen reasons****

Client and Family Support Groups

Individuals with Epilepsy may experience feelings that they’re alone in their struggles to overcome the stigma associated with Epilepsy. The Agency’s Support Groups allows a way for our client’s and family members to integrate with others who have Epilepsy as well as in the community. The opportunities for them can be endless:  opportunities to gather and learn about different resources; exploring options/choices; networking; and meeting new people.

For more information on the Client and Family support groups, please contact the Lead Community QIDP, Janet Shearrer at or call 618-236-2181 at Extension 114.