Six-Part Support Group For Caregivers Of Children With Epilepsy Beings In November

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LIVINGSTON — Epilepsy and seizure disorders are complex neurological conditions. Sorting through the medical, educational, social, and emotional aspects of epilepsy can be overwhelming.

“Parents of children with epilepsy often experience encouragement, acceptance, and empowerment by participating in a support group,” explains Judy Zaks, L.C.S.W., a pediatric social worker at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and support group facilitator. She explains that interacting with others whose children live with epilepsy allows parents to share concerns about their child’s future in a safe, supportive environment.

Generously sponsored by the Greenstein H.O.P.E. Fund at Saint Barnabas, the free six-part support group will include speakers with expertise in epilepsy-related topics. The group will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the second Tuesday of each month from November 2011 through April 2012, at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston. Although participants are encouraged to attend every session, those that can participate on a “drop-in” basis only are also welcome. Registration is requested by calling 1-973-322-5856.

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