Epilepsy info session to give locals insight

Korus Connect facilitator Cath James and local Peter Burke are urging community members to attend a free epilepsy information session being held next Wednesday.

An epilepsy information session is being held next week, giving community members the opportunity to hear first hand experiences from those living with the condition.

There are more than 250,000 Australians currently living with epilepsy, a disorder in which the nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.

A free, informal information session is being held next week to gauge community interest and give locals the chance to meet with and hear from others who have been affected by the disorder.

Cath James from Korus Connect, a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to see improved community welfare and support, said community members are “definitely” encouraged to attend the session, which may pave the way for future sessions locally.

“The session aims to work out what level of interest there is locally and how many people might be living with this condition,” she said.

“The session is a way of gauging what kind of support might be helpful. Epilepsy can be quite isolating and people don’t really know who else lives with the condition, so we’re hoping to address that as well.”

The free information session will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at the Maryborough Hospital’s wellness and support centre from 2 to 3.30 pm. No RSVP is required.

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