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EAU Announces New Support Groups


EAU Adds New Support Groups

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, February 12, 2013 –“No person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.” ― Adrienne Rich

The EAU is pleased to announce the creation of 5 new support groups throughout Utah.

“These new additions to our Support Group offerings will allow people to more closely align with those they consider knowledgeable about what they are going through”, said Annette Maughan, President of the Epilepsy Association of Utah. “We understand that, depending on where a person is in their epilepsy journey, they may feel more comfortable with someone their own age, or with similar interests, and to that end, we have created specific groups to help build a more positive experience in living with epilepsy”.

Meeting various times throughout the month, the new groups are specific enough to encourage more openness, education, interaction and in some cases: more fun! We hope to see you there!

Parent Support Group:
McKay-Dee Hospital
4401 Harrison Blvd. South Entrance
Education Center room 4
4th Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm
Rebecca – parentsupport@epilepsyut.org

Sibling Support Group:
EAU office
8539 S. Redwood Rd. #B
West Jordan, Utah
1st Saturday of every month at 11:00 – 12:30pm
Annette – siblingsupport@epilepsyut.org

Young Adult Support Group:
EAU office
8539 S. Redwood Rd. #B
West Jordan, Utah
2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00pm
Chris – youngadultsupport@epilepsyut.org

Syndrome Specific Support Groups:
EAU office
8539 S. Redwood Rd. #B
West Jordan, Utah
As requested
Syndi – syndromesupport@epilepsyut.org

Over 65 Support Group:
As needed, location to be determined by request.
Judy – Over65@epilepsyut.org

Founded in 1973, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals living with Epilepsy and seizure disorders. 1 in 26 people will develop Epilepsy at some time in their lives leading to over 150,000 people in Utah alone. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder in the US after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s. The Epilepsy Association of Utah offers a public education program, statewide support groups, personal and professional advocacy, college scholarships, art exhibits, educational conferences, summer camp and more. Visit http://epilepsyut.org for additional information.

Press Contact: Lindsey Palmer
Email: lindsey@epilepsyut.org
Website: www.epilepsyut.org

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