Events

Support Groups

Current Support Group Virtual Meetings:

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

Virtual Spanish Speaking Support Groups

Adult support group meeting: Mondays 5:30 – 6:30pm

Parent support group meeting: Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00am

Psychotherapy Group

For more information, please contact Agatha Demarchi at ademarchi@epilepsychicago.org.

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

Virtual Caregiver Education Support Group Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:00pm-6:00pm. For more information, please email Kimberly Janssen at kjanssen@epilepsychicago.org

Virtual Young Adult Support Group Meets on Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Open to registered clients between the ages of 18-25. This group gives participants the opportunity to meet other young adults living with epilepsy, gain support and build friendships. For more information, please contact Conor Klusendorf at cklusendorf@epilepsychicago.org

Virtual Psychotherapy Group For more information, please contact Anastasia McCargo at 312-939-8622 ext. 215 or ammcargo@epilepsychicago.org.

Support Groups suspended due to COVID-19 Pandemic:

CITY of Chicago:

(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.

CITY of Chicago:

(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.

CITY/SUBURBS of Chicago:

(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 Leia Der at 312.939.8622 ext 211 or Lder@epilepsychicago.org.

SUBURBS of Chicago:

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

Des Plaines: 2nd Wednesday each month; 7:00pm – 8:30 pm at St. Martin’s Church, 1035 Thacker St, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Contact Steve at 847-770-0964.

Champaign: 2nd Monday each month; 6:30p at the First Presbyterian Church 302 W. Church Street, Champaign, IL. Contact Debra at 217-867-2485.

Oak Park: 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month; 6:00pm – 8:00 pm in Conference Room A of Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 Maple, Oak Park, IL. Contact Patty at 708-366-7153.

St. Charles: 1st Tuesday each month at 7:00pm – 8:30 pm at Hosanna Lutheran Church 36W925 Red Gate Road, St. Charles, IL. Contact Laurie at 630-849-8659

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