Throughout the year, various education and information seminars are offered for adults regarding social security, insurance and healthy living. There are also opportunities for socializing and fun, such as the Living Well with Epilepsy Project. For more information or to make suggestions, please contact us.
The adult program manager can conduct a seizure 101/first aid training for your friend, family member, group of people, employees, employers, etc. If you find that you need help explaining your seizures or want some support while talking about epilepsy let us know.
An evidence-based counseling program designed for adults with epilepsy who struggled with major depression and isolation. Referrals need to be made by your neurologist. Please contact us for more information.
A continuum of seminars and webinars providing the latest information about medications and therapies, stress management, and healthy living tips to “Live Well with Epilepsy”. This program fosters a team spirit that results in new friendships and a network of support. Make sure you are getting our monthly eblasts to ensure you do not miss one of these events.
Beyond Medication is a free epilepsy forum presented by a medical professional. Topics presented and discussed include; epilepsy types, first aid, medications, Ketogenic Diet, VNS Therapy, or Surgery.
Beyond Medication is held quarterly in various places across the state of CO. Check back frequently for the next date and location. For more information please contact Jennifer Houston at 303-377-9774 or email@example.com.
A closed group running on scheduled dates throughout the year. Relaxing in the Moment is a mindfulness-based stress reduction program led by a teacher of meditation and mindful movement for 25 years, Janet Solyntjes, MA, CYT. Learn how to manage stress or anxiety by integrating mindful relaxation into everyday life. This class meets one time a week for 8 weeks. Total cost for the classes is $120. Scholarships are available. Contact the Adult Program Manager at 303-377-9774 for more information or to register.
When: 9 classes: September 3, 10, 17,24; October 1, 8, 13, 15, 22. Tuesday classes from 6:pm-8:30pm; Sunday, Oct. 13 class from 9:30am-3:30 pm (optional)
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, Morrison Center.
If you are interested in reading more about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction visit Janet’s website at thecenterforcourageousliving.com/stress_reduction.html.
EFCO introduces Studio E ~ an art program that provides you with the opportunity to create art while connecting with others who live with epilepsy. No art experience is required! Draw, paint, sculpt or write! Explore expression using a variety of mediums! Use this group to find a new challenge, unleash your inner creative voice, and meet new people. You may also utilize your creativity to increase awareness about epilepsy by taking advantage of sharing your masterpieces with local and/or national exhibits. Caregivers and loved ones are also welcome.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado is one of 21 local Epilepsy Foundation affiliates participating in the nationwide program made possible through a partnership with Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to people with epilepsy.
The next StudioE will be offered in the Spring.
- Quick Reference Guide
- Need help mediating appropriate accommodations in the work place? Contact the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) at (800)526-7234 or http://askjan.org
- Have questions on how your epilepsy is covered under the ADA? Contact the Rocky Mountain ADA Center at 1-800-949-4232 V/TTY or http://www.adainformation.org/default.aspx
- Questions about how to apply for Social Security (SSI) Disability? See this link for FAQ’s: http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/270
- PASCO - Personal Assistance Services of Colorado - a home health agency for disability, long-term care, pediatrics and personal care
- Colorado Driving Law