September Newsletter

In the News

Updated Transportation Methods

screen-shot-2019-04-17-at-9.43.30-amOn August 6th, Simcoe County LINX made it even easier for clients to get us for support and education. Buses will now be running hourly from Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Angus, and Orillia to Barrie (Penetang & Midland will be running as usual). For rider information, please click here > http://bit.ly/2GKgaK5

Epilepsy patients may live longer with specialist care: U of C study

adult-career-clipboard-1919236This article is the reason why we’re here!

Our agency stays up-to-date with all epilepsy and seizure related care, “and [has] more familiarity with all of the avenues of care available” Read more here > http://bit.ly/2ZJETWe

 

Before Seizures in Human Epilepsy, Blood tRNA Fragments Spike

Capture.PNGA new study has found a pattern of molecules that appear in the blood before a seizure happens. This discovery may lead to the development of an early warning system, which would enable people to know when they are at risk of having a seizure > http://bit.ly/2GIjJAy


Information Sessions

Below are the upcoming Fall Public Information Sessions.  Please be sure to RSVP on our website by clicking here.

Fall 2019 Information sessions

Final VNS Info Session


Support Groups

We’ve made some exciting additions to our support groups!

Coming soon, we’re also adding fun Youth Nights for ages 19 to 30.  To be notified of upcoming youth events, please register on the form by clicking here.

New this Fall!

fall epilepsy support groups


Resource

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With college & university students going back to school and looking for employment in a new city, here is a fantastic information sheet on epilepsy disclosure in the workplace > http://bit.ly/2Tg4cNq

 


Charitable Giving Makes a Difference

Charitable giving drivingIt surprises many to learn that we aren’t funded by the government; we run solely on grants and the donations from our community. Recently, we were able to provide telephone support to a mother who had questions about her son getting his licence after being seizure-free for a year. With finding conflicting information on the internet, we were able to give her straight answers. Thank you to all who give!

 


ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024

mugOur Board of Directors has worked hard these past few months in completing our Strategic Plan for the next 5 years.  While we’re currently finalizing it to get ready to show you, this word cloud shows a sneak peek at what will be inside.

Mugs can be purchased from our online store by clicking here.

 

Board of Directors, 2019-2020

business-people-calendar-cellphone-1187439After our AGM in June, a new Board of Directors was appointed.

We are pleased to announce that Renee Ferguson is Epilepsy Simcoe County‘s new Board President, and Molly Zariwny is Board Secretary for 2019-2020.

To read more about our team, please click here.

Women’s Grant from Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Love youWe are pleased to announce that we have recently received a $5,000 grant from Shoppers Drug Mart for Women’s Health.

This money will be used during our counselling and information sessions to help support women in Simcoe County who have epilepsy or who are working in the caregiver role.

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