What we're about

Empowering Epilepsy was founded in Cleveland, Ohio by people with epilepsy, for people with epilepsy. Meet others who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to manage your seizures, and make new friends.

We hold a variety of events, including a virtual support groups, a parent support group, and 5 separate age based support groups. Our age based support groups include an hour of Q & A with an epilepsy specialist from a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, and an hour of talk time. Our in person events take place in Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown.

We also hold an annual Empowering Epilepsy: Empower Your Life Conferences that features some of the top epilepsy specialists in the country better educating people living with epilepsy, their family, and the general public about epilepsy and seizures.

We hold a monthly in person support group at the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, a Purple Day Bowling Party in March, and a Pottery Painting Party in November.

For more information, contact Leigh Goldie at Leigh@empoweringepilepsy.org or 216-342-4167.

Empowering Epilepsy was founded by people with epilepsy, for people with epilepsy.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, we hold a variety of interactive events and support groups throughout the year to bring people together who understand epilepsy and create positive, lasting memories. We also focus on helping to educate the general public about epilepsy and seizures, and have educational booths at over 30 health and wellness fairs throughout Northeast Ohio.

On March 26, 2022, we held the Grand Opening Celebration of our new Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, located in Beachwood, Ohio. We have a variety of events and programs to help people with epilepsy discover what they CAN do while living with seizures. Check out the video below from our Grand Opening to learn more about us.

Check out our Empowering Epilepsy website to learn more about our programs and services.

Contact Leigh@empoweringepilepsy.org at 216=342-4167 for more information and to get involved.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Seniors and Epilepsy Talk

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Join Empowering Epilepsy for our Seniors and Epilepsy Talk for people with epilepsy ages 60 and over!

Meet other in your age group who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and take charge of your life!

Enjoy an hour of Q & A with an epilepsy specialist from a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, and an hour of Talk Time with other people in your age group who are also living with epilepsy!

This is a free event, but registration is required for meeting privacy.

Click this link to register: https://calendly.com/empowering-epilepsy/seniors-and-epilepsy-talks-attendee

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.

Contact [masked] or[masked] for more information. Hope you can join us!

Akron In Person & Virtual Support Group

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Join us for a now in person & virtual hour of talk time and an hour of free restorative yoga (which you can do by simply sitting in a chair and breathing). Meet others who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to manage your seizures, and make new friends.

This event will take place in person at the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, and anyone can join us virtually via Zoom.

This is a free event, but registration is required for meeting privacy. Once you register, you will receive a link via email to click to join the meeting.

Contact Leigh Goldie at [masked] for more information.

Young Adults and Epilepsy Talk with Dr. Jeannette Iskander, PhD

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Are you between the ages of 20 – 35 years old and living with epilepsy?

Join our Young Adults and Epilepsy Talk to meet other young adults who understand epilepsy, learn proactive strategies to more successfully manage your seizures, and make new friends.

From 7:00 – 8:00 PM, ask Dr. Jeannette Iskander, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist from Akron Children's Hospital , any general questions about epilepsy and seizures.

From 8:00 – 9:00 PM meet and talk with other young adults living with epilepsy.

This is a free event. Participants can choose to join either in person at Empowering Epilepsy's Headquarters or virtually via Zoom.

Click this link to register: https://calendly.com/empowering-epilepsy/youngadults-and-epilepsy-talk-attendee-1

For more information, contact [masked] or call[masked]

Seniors and Epilepsy Talk

Needs a location

Join Empowering Epilepsy for our Seniors and Epilepsy Talk for people with epilepsy ages 60 and over!

Meet other in your age group who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and take charge of your life!

Enjoy an hour of Q & A with an epilepsy specialist from a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, and an hour of Talk Time with other people in your age group who are also living with epilepsy!

This is a free event, but registration is required for meeting privacy.

Click this link to register: https://calendly.com/empowering-epilepsy/seniors-and-epilepsy-talks-attendee

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.

Contact [masked] or[masked] for more information. Hope you can join us!

Past events (59)

Art Therapy Program - Empowering Through the Arts

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