Events

Support Groups

Current Support Group Virtual Meetings:

Virtual Loop Group Meets weekly on Monday and Friday from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. For more information, please contact Anastasia McCargo at 312-939-8622 ext. 215 or amccargo@epilepsychicago.org.

Virtual “Train Your Brain” Games Group Meets weekly on Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. For more information, please contact Anastasia McCargo at 312-939-8622 ext. 215 or amccargo@epilepsychicago.org.

Virtual Caregiver Education Support Group Meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Daniel Hasak at 312-939-8622 ext. 202 or dhasak@epilepsychicago.org.

Virtual Women and Wellness Support Group Meets four times per year on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. For more information, please contact Anastasia McCargo at 312-939-8622 ext. 215 or amccargo@epilepsychicago.org.

Virtual Empowering Men Support Group Meets four times per year on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. For more information, please contact Daniel Hasak at 312-939-8622 ext. 202 or dhasak@epilepsychicago.org.

Virtual New Diagnosis Support Group Meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Daniel Hasak at 312-939-8622 ext. 202 or dhasak@epilepsychicago.org.

Virtual Spanish Speaking Support Groups

  • Spanish Caregiver Support Group: first Saturday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 am.
  • Spanish Balanced Wellness Support Group: Meets four times per year on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm

For more information on the Virtual Spanish Speaking support groups, please contact Agatha Demarchi at 312-939-8622 ext. 207 or ademarchi@epilepsychicago.org

Support Groups suspended due to COVID-19 Pandemic:

(For ADULTS with Epilepsy)

Post-Surgical Epilepsy Group – Chicago, West: 2nd Tuesday each month from 12:30 – 1:30 PM at Rush Epilepsy Center Professional Building, 1725 W. Harrison Street, Ste. 885 Chicago, IL. Please call Michele Packard at 312.942.2126 for more info.

Loop Group — Chicago, Downtown: 2nd Thursday each month; 12:00pm – 2:00 pm at Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, 17 N. State Street, Ste. 650 Chicago, IL. Contact EFGC at 312-939-8622.

Evening Loop Group – Chicago, Downtown: 4th Wednesday each month; 6pm – 8pm at Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, 17 N. State Street, Ste. 650 Chicago, IL. Contact EFGC at 312-939-8622.

(For Adults – includes those with epilepsy, family, friends, etc.)

Stroger Adult Group – Chicago, West (English & Spanish):

3rd or 4th Friday each month 10:00am at Stroger Hospital 1969 W. Ogden Avenue, Rm. LL663 2A Chicago, IL.

This group is held in English on EVEN months and Spanish on ODD months. For Stroger patients ONLY. Call Sherri Nahin at (312) 864-7760.

(For Youth and Families)

Kids and Teen Club

Chicago and Suburbs one Saturday each month. Time and location vary due to special outings. For more information, please contact Anastasia McCargo at 312.939.8622 ext 215 or amccargo@epilepsychicago.org.

*Please confirm meeting times by contacting Anastasia McCargo at 312-939-8622 ext 215 or amccargo@epilepsychicago.org.

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La Fundación de Epilepsia del Área de Chicago Grupos de Apoyo en Español

Ciudad de Chicago:

(Para ADULTOS con epilepsia)

Chicago, Oeste – Stroger Hospital

El tercer o cuarto viernes de cada dos meses a las 10:00 AM

Stroger Hospital
1969 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago
En la sala LL663 2a cafeteríadel sótano

Este grupo se reúne cada mes impar: Enero, Marzo, Mayo, Julio, Septiembre, Noviembre.

*Si tenga preguntas, puede llamar a Jose Valdez at javaldez@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 200

Due to guidelines from the CDC, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has made the decision to cancel in-person upcoming support groups until further notice. * NOTE: This does not include our Virtual Support Group. * This decision was made in order to help mitigate the community spread of COVID-19 by removing opportunities for our clients and families to gather in large groups. Your health and safety is our number one priority, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. Please reach out to Anastasia McCargo at amccargo@epilepsychicago.org if you have any questions or concerns.

PROGRAMS

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has a wide array of programs and support services that are all offered at no cost.