BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
We are actively looking for individuals to join our Board of Directors who are able to commit to one meeting every other month, plus involvement in our fundraising activities, and with a personal commitment to our cause.
If you would like more information please contact our office at (705) 737-3132
S U M M E R F E S T
A summer camp on Lake Couchicing, near Orillia, for children 6 - 15 years of age living with epilepsy in Ontario.
Nothing says summer like spending a week (or two) at camp! Fun in the sun away from home is a tempting prospect for any kid, including kids living with epilepsy. With summerfest you can rest assured knowing your child's safety is a priority.
For more information, contact Camp Couchiching at www.campcouchiching.com or call our office at 705-737-3132
A limited number of sponsorships are available for families in need of financial assistance.
Epilepsy, Anxiety and
Provincial guidelines for the management of epilepsy in adults and children were developed by the Epilepsy Implementation Task Force in an effort to improve epilepsy care across the province. Download the latest Guidelines for Epilepsy Care in Ontario.
Guidelines for Epilepsy
Care in Ontario
Epilepsy Simcoe County was established in 1978 as a volunteer organization to assist the people of Simcoe County with education, support, awareness and advocacy. We are governed by a diverse and skilled Board of Directors and are here to serve the needs of Simcoe County. We are located in the heart of Victoria Village, the old RVH building, in downtown Barrie at 72 Ross Street. Our office is open Tuesday - Thursday from the hours 10:00am-3:00pm. Please feel free to contact us via e-mail, telephone (705-737-3132) or drop in for a quick "hello"!
Did you know?
Boston Pizza donates 10%
If you dine out at Boston
Pizza and write "Epilepsy
Simcoe County" on the back of your receipt, and then put it in the receipt box by the front door, Boston Pizza will generously donate 10% of your price to Epilepsy Simcoe County!
New iPhone APP "My Epilepsy Diary"
A new iPhone APP has been launched called My Epilepsy Diary. This is a data gathering and reporting tool designed to improve epilepsy care. The application makes it easier to track events, and to manage epilepsy and treatment, together with your healthcare team. You can record seizures, side effects or other personal events related to your epilepsy. The APP helps track medications and dosages and users can set up email or text reminders to take medications. The APP allows patients to email seizure activity reports directly to their physicians providing relevant data that can clarify diagnoses and improve patient treatment. It also connects patients to the in-depth information available on epilepsy.com.
Anxiety and mood changes, like depression, are commonly reported problems in people with epilepsy. To help people understand more about this topic the Epilepsy Foundation has put the following webinar together. To view the recording