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Services

We offer a variety of services to the epilepsy community from mental health to financials and everything in between. And of course, there's more to come! We would love to get to know you so we can discuss how we can best serve you.

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Assistance Programs

Neurology

Transportation

Prescription

This program is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressures that come with treating epilepsy & seizure disorders. We are able to pay for portions of outstanding balances from your past neurology visits & for future visits, even if it's your first appointment. Contact us to discuss how we can best serve you.

We offer transportation assistance through Uber for those diagnosed with epilepsy who are unable to drive. Contact us for other ways of transportation such as Lyft or public bus fare.

This program is also designed to alleviate some of the financial pressures that come with treating epilepsy & seizure disorders. We are able to pay for seizure medications at select pharmacies. Contact us to discuss how we can plan accordingly with your pharmacist.

Support Group

Every person has a story, and we would love to hear yours. These support groups are a judgement-free zone and are open to anyone living with or affected by epilepsy. 

Each month, the Epilepsy Foundation of West Tennessee will host our Connections Support Group meetings beginning February 23, 2023!

These meetings are a great place to connect with other people who understand what you're going through as well as expert guests from a wide variety of fields. These guests include neurologists, social workers, attorneys, and pharmacists, just to name a few!​​​

 

Our support groups are virtual meetings that take place from 6pm-7:15pm on the last Thursday of the month for those in the Greater Memphis and Rural TN Area! Even if you've never joined a support group before, we'd love to see you there!

To join the video chat using your computer, tablet, or other device, 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88061646610

You can also call in on your phone.
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+1 929 205 6099, 88061646610# US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592, 88061646610# US (Germantown)

Coffee & Conversation

Join us for our weekly coffee meet ups! They will take place each Tuesday, 11AM-1PM at Happy Glaze Donuts starting 11/29/2022.

7781 Farmington Blvd. Suite 101 Germantown, TN 38138

There is no need to RSVP. You can pop in and out; whatever works best for your schedule! These meet-ups are a great place to unwind, make connections and ask questions. Subscribe to our email list so you can get updates regarding Coffee & Conversations (and all other news surrounding Epilepsy Foundation of West Tennessee)!

First-Aid Training & Education

Complete this 90 minute educational course that is accessible anywhere at anytime. At the end of your course, you will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for two years. This course is suited for students, first responders, caregivers, parents and business professionals. Help make the world a more safe an inclusive place for those living with epilepsy today!

What you will learn:

-Learning about Emergency Situations

-Epilepsy Education

-Seizure Recognition

-Response Training/ First-aid

-Video Demonstration

Click below to start!

Summer Camp at Camp Discovery

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We pay the cost of your child going to summer camp! Select the dates that work best for you. Keep in mind, July 9-14 is a week for ages 7-26 only. All ages are accepted, so check out the camp schedule on their website to figure out the best week for you! 

From Camp Discovery:

ABOUT

Camp Discovery, a camping facility designed to serve people with special needs, is owned and operated by the Tennessee Jaycee Foundation, Inc. With cooperation of the students and faculty of Tennessee’s colleges and universities, the programs are designed and implemented especially for our clients. All programing will be in direct consultation with, and closely supervised, by our Camp Director. Our staff will include a core group of admin, teachers, nurses, lifeguards and college students in special education and related fields.

Our staff changes somewhat from year to year as we continually work to keep the best and bring in new people who are eager and motivated to serve people with special needs. The camp’s facilities, programming and supervision are all designed to ensure each camper receives a safe and rewarding weeklong experience. The counselor-camper ratio will be as close to one-to-three as possible

THE PROGRAM

Activities in the specialty areas will be planned and instructed by experienced staff members. Campers will participate in such activities as: arts and crafts, outdoor recreation, music, games, contests, sports,
dancing, movies, cabin activities, and swimming when weather permits. All activities will be planned to accommodate changes in weather conditions and CDC guidelines for Covid-19.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

To provide a fun and safe environment during the summer months, using water related and outdoor activities for campers with various special needs. An associated purpose is to provide training for supervisory and administrative personnel who will implement similar camp programs in other states.

LOCATION

The campsite is located in the Flynn’s Lick Creek area of Cordell Hull Lake in Jackson County, Tennessee (Gainesboro.) This is approximately halfway between Nashville and Knoxville, about 20 miles north of Interstate 40. The land is flat to rolling with wet weather streams and waterfalls. Approximately 50% of the tract is covered with thick growths of large hardwood trees. The area is conducive to all types of camping activities, i.e., hiking, nature studies, and water activities.

DORMITORY AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES

All dormitories are fully insulated, heated and air conditioned to be comfortable. The Camp also has a large heated and air-conditioned Dinning Hall/Recreational Area and other buildings to accommodate all activates during inclement weather.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Campers should report to camp between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm, central time-CST, on Sunday of the scheduled week. Report to the dining hall upon arrival. ALL medications/ vitamins must be left with the Nurse at this time. Campers will need to be picked up the following Friday between 9:00 am and 11 am, central time, CST.

Get a Service Dog

Epilepsy Foundation of West Tennessee is introducing a program for those with epilepsy that are in need of a service dog. If you or your loved one with epilepsy would have an improved quality with a service dog, we would love to talk to you! Get in touch with us using the information below or contact our director at jfields@epilepsy-setn.org

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