April Support Group Meeting

December 3, 2018

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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Speaker: Nicola Reid, OW Coordinator
Topic: Ontario Works (OW) 101

Come join us to hear from Nicola discussing Ontario Works program and benefits. Check out the links below to start thinking about your OW questions!
https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/community-services/ontario-works
https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/
Hope to see you there!

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.

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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 in the meantime: 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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Topic: Epilepsy 101
Speaker: Sandy Weatherby, RN
 

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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