The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education in Abbotsford hosts monthly online art classes. A previous one focused on “mandala rock painting.” (Submitted photo)

The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education in Abbotsford hosts monthly online art classes. A previous one focused on “mandala rock painting.” (Submitted photo)

Epilepsy education centre in Abbotsford holds online art classes

Goal is to improve communication and reduce isolation during pandemic

The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education in Abbotsford is hosting monthly virtual art classes for people across B.C. living with epilepsy.

The next class is scheduled for Oct. 22 on Facebook Live.

The aim is to improve communication and concentration, reduce feelings of isolation, and increase self-esteem and confidence.

The charity has received a $4,500 donation from the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation to support the organization as it continues to provide services to B.C.-based children, youth, individuals and families.

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The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education was incorporated in 1998 as a not-for-profit organization.

Since then, it has pioneered landmark education programs that have been adapted provincially, nationally and internationally.

They provide direct support to families and individuals struggling with seizures; create children’s education and materials and comfort items; send children to summer camp; and promote research.

The centre is located at 32868 Ventura Ave. Visit esebc.org for more information or to register for the next art class.

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