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 December Meeting, Wednesday, Decermber 4th, 6:00-7:30pm, Sarasota Senior Friendship Center.  Dr. Virginia Thornley, MD will be the December guest speaker.   Dr. Virginia Thornley is a board certified neurologist in Sarasota and specializes in Neurology and Psychology.  Dr. Thornley graduated from the University of the East/ Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and has been in practice for more than 25 years.  Dr. Thornley did her Fellowship at University of Rocherster and Internship at University of Virginia.  Dr. Thornley was Chief Resident when she was at the University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care and did a Post Dostoral Fellowship at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Thornley will be discussing treatments available for epilepsy and seizures disorders.
  • 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