Support Group Meetings

December 3, 2018

Ongwanada Resource Centre
191 Portsmouth Ave
6:30pm – 8pm
Refreshments will be provided.
If you require transportation, please contact eleslie@epilepsyresource.org.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Emilia at 613-542-6222 or eleslie@epilepsyresource.org.

Our support group sessions run the last Wednesday of every month. These informal, moderated group sessions are facilitated by our Client Services Coordinator, they are open to anyone affected by epilepsy.

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Thank you to all those who made it to this month’s ESEO Group Meeting and to Livanova for sharing their time and knowledge with us to teach us about Vagus Nerve Stimulators (VNS).

Check out the link below for more information:

– https://www.livanova.com/en-US/Home/Products-Therapies/Neuromodulation.aspx

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Thank you to all those who made it to our September ESEO Group Meeting and to Nurse Sandy Weatherby for sharing her time and knowledge regarding types of seizures with us!

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Thank you to all those who made it to our August ESEO Group Meeting and to Dr. Winston & Dr. Chu for sharing their time and knowledge to teach us about mood & epilepsy!

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Thank you to all those who made it to our July ESEO Group Meeting and to Dr. Levy for sharing his time and knowledge regarding the surgical management of epilepsy with us!

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Thank you to those who attended this month’s group meeting for sharing their creativity and to our speaker Megan McNeil from Art for Epilepsy!

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Thank you to all those who made it to our April ESEO Group Meeting and to our speaker, Nicola Reid for sharing her time and knowledge with us to teach us about Ontario Works Program and Benefits.

Check out the links below to learn more about OW!
https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/community-services/ontario-works
https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/

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Thank you to all those who made it to our March ESEO Group Meeting and to Livanova for sharing their time and knowledge with us to teach us about VNS and Starbucks Kingston Dalton & Division for the tasty refreshments.

This month’s group meeting was great opportunity to learn about Vagus Nerve Stimulators (VNS) and get your questions answered! 

Check out the LivaNova website for more information: https://us.livanova.cyberonics.com/learn-more/how-it-works

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Thank you to those who attended this monthly group meeting to learn about creativity and to our speaker Megan McNeil from Art for Epilepsy  

Megan McNeil began Art for Epilepsy to promote the health benefits of creative engagement as a complementary therapy for seizure disorders. The primary goal of the non-profit organization is to provide accessible arts opportunities and resources to people living with epilepsy.

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This month’s group meeting was a great opportunity to learn about Epilepsy and get your questions answered by Nurse Sandy Weatherby! Thank you to Sandy and everyone who attended this month’s meeting!

SPEAKER BIO:

 After Sandy obtained her RN Diploma from St. Michael’s School of Nursing, she moved back to Kingston and worked in Paediatric Nursing for 15 years at KGH, until moving into Neuro-nursing and became involved with Clinical Research with many drug trials in epilepsy, migraine, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Parkinson, memory disorders, and Herpes Encephalitis. Also, during this time Sandy held the position of Coordinating the Canadian Stroke Registry for Eastern Ontario.

While working in research she was also the Coordinator of the Movement Disorder Clinic for 25 years, after which she became more involved in the Epilepsy Clinic. It became apparent there was a need for someone to answer calls and look after prescription renewals for patients. Phone support for patients with epilepsy was a positive addition to the Epilepsy clinic and can relieve stress and can save a clinic visit. April 2018, KHSC opened the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), so now Sandy also helps with coordinating the patients for the unit and follow-ups after discharge.

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Thank you to all those who made it to our November ESEO Group Meeting and to Dr. Nora Fayed for sharing her knowledge with us. May we continue to embrace opportunities to change our perspectives that promote the quality of our lives.

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