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Westmount Gardens wins Epilepsy Support Centre’s Purple Day Challenge

July 21, 2016

By Deron Hamel Westmount Gardens, a London, Ont. long-term care home, is the winner of the Epilepsy Support Centre’s 2016 Purple Day Challenge, an annual contest where seniors’ care homes raise epilepsy awareness. Now in its second year, the Purple Day Challenge was launched to recognize the increasing prevalence of epilepsy in the senior population…

Celebrating Purple Day at Queen’s Park

March 23, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario will be acknowledging Purple Day by distributing purple ribbons to MPPs on March 24 and attending a session at Queen’s Park, where representatives from the Liberal, NDP and Progressive Conservative parties will read member statements focused on epilepsy awareness. 2014 Purple Day Website poster Purple Day is honoured annually by…

People encouraged to share experiences with first responders after a seizure

March 3, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is embarking on an outreach strategy with first responders to build relationships between epilepsy support agencies and police, firefighters and paramedic teams to create training opportunities and encourage appropriate responses to people who may have had a seizure. The first step in this process is gathering people’s stories – both…