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EFVA September 2019 Newsletter

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SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF VIRGINIA 
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EFVA STAFF READY TO HELP EPILEPSY HEROES IMPROVE THEIR MEMORY
TWO PROGRAMS TO SERVE
EPILEPSY HEROES
Team EFVA from left to right:
Gina, Ruchelle, Rand, Fernando, Amy, Todd
Suzanne, Lowell

The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia successfully completed an EF/CDC funded pilot program called HOBSCOTCH for 13 clients. HOBSCOTCH is a memory improvement program for people with epilepsy based on problem solving therapy. This summer EFVA had an additional 5 coworkers trained and are rolling HOBSCOTCH out again.
 
During the pilot we noticed that all working epilepsy heroes dropped out. The repetitive 8 session course was just too time consuming for them. With an occupational therapist, EFVA wrote a three course session for working heroes and school kids.

  • On August 17th, EFVA  trained 10 coworkers in a three hour program. 
  • On September 11th, EFVA shall roll out the HOBSCOTCH 8 session program and the 3 session working people and school children program.
  • We shall measure our success with quality of life surveys at the start and end of the program.

If clients want to participate we need:

  • Clients’ email, home address and phone (preferably landline).

We send him/her/them booklets with memory toolkits for the three session course and call them 3 times or 8 times.
 

If any clients wish to participate please let them email srb3m@virignia.edu or tgp6dk@virginia.edu or the regional directors. 

TRAINING SESSIONS

Regional Director Gina Washington trained at a day care center and trained a young lady about her mother's epilepsy.


Executive Director Suzanne Bischoff and Program Supervisor Todd Patrick trained members of the Nelson County Rescue Squad.


Regional Director Lowell Evans trained the Chrysm Institute in Virginia Beach.

These training session make the world more epilepsy friendly!

THREE EXCITING EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER:

4TH ANNUAL RACE FOR SEIZURE FREEDOM

TOUR DE MIDNIGHT
VIRGINIA BEACH EPILEPSY AWARENESS STROLL
EFVA started these walks as a result of studies about epilepsy and exercise.  
Some of those findings were:
  • Seizures are rarely triggered by exercise.
  • Aerobic exercise seems to be safe for most people with epilepsy (PWE)...
  • Persons with controlled epilepsy should be stimulated to exercise.
  • Scuba and skydiving are generally not recommended for PWE; Other risk sports are recommended with the necessary precautions.
  • Physical exercise should be encouraged as a complementary therapy to improve comorbidities in PWE. For more information, go to epilepsyva.com/calendar.
Major Donors: August
Anonymous $ 5000
Anonymous $2850
Walmart $2000
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For more information, please visit epilepsyva.com/calendar
REGISTER FOR EVENTS by following guidelines on our calendar.
Go to www.epilepsyva.com/calendar for more information. 
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