Epilepsy Support Groups and Epilepsy Resource Center
  • Epilepsy Services of SW Florida (Sarasota) - Monthly support group meetings are held each month from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Sarasota Senior Friendship Center, 1920 Brother Greenen Way, Rubin Center for Healthy Aging in the Dwyer Room.  Please contact Barbara Coleman, Community Outreach Coordinator at (941) 953-5988 or by email for more information.
  • ESSWFL January Meeting, Thursday, January 2, 2020  6:00-7:30pm, Sarasota Senior Friendship Center.

Happy New Year! 


Please join us for our Support Group Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. 


Our meetings are traditionally held on the first Wednesday of the month, but due to the fact that the first Wednesday is New Year’s Day, we will meet on Thursday, January 2, 2020.


Tim Bisson from the Mental Health Community Centers, Inc. in Sarasota will be talking about anxiety and depression and the fears associated with having a seizure.  Tim is a PAL program director and specializes in mental health recovery.  


We will additionally be talking about Wellness and Epilepsy and reviewing the dimensions of wellness and how you can improve your sense of well-being when living with epilepsy.


Meeting time is 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at the Senior Friendship Center, Rubin Center for Healthy Aging, 1920 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, Florida 34236.


Refreshments served!


Please RSVP to Barbara Coleman, at (941) 953-5988 or email:

  • Josh Provides Epilepsy Support Group (Sarasota) - Monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Perkins Restaurant located at Fruitville Road and Cattlemen in Sarasota. A different location is planned during the coming months. Contact: Sandi Chapnick, or call 800-706-2740.
  • Southwest Florida Epilepsy Support Group (Naples) – Monthly Support Group every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7PM in the Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Road, #100, Naples, FL 34109 (Large Volpe Conference Room). For more information, contact Dan Rosenfeld 239-348-5155 or
  • Epilepsy Resource Center - Located in the Greater Naples YMCA 5450 YMCA Road, Naples, FL 34109