Samman News and Updates

Year 1st April 2021 – 30th March 2022 Activities

Date Activity FY 21-22 Host Samman Speakers 06-04-2021 Dr. Shah's birthday celebration Samman All participants 10-04-2021 Indian Federation of NeuroRehabilation Public education Program - Important Issues in Epilepsy IFNR & Samman Dr. Urvashi Shah, Carol, Pooja,...

Education via YouTube & the BMC Teacher Education Program

https://youtu.be/4eveWhc7-60 We have now started uploading YouTube videos. Click on the link to see what 2020 was like for Samman.  We are also in the process of making small videos which can be used for education purposes whenever one wants to explain and understand...

Stepping Up Epilepsy Awareness with 50 Million Steps!

Every year the 2nd Monday in February is celebrated as International Epilepsy Day.  This year it falls on 8th February 2021.  The International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) started a 50 million steps campaign starting 4th January 2021 and ending on 8th February.  Samman...

2020 in Review

In spite of the Lockdown we had a year full of activity - given below is a synopsis: Date Activity Venue 5th Jan Support Group meeting Topic: Thanksgiving &  New year party ADAPT, Bandra, Hosts: Carol D'Souza & Mahesh Palan for Samman Assn, around 60 members...

‘EPILEPSY & WORK’ INDIA SURVEY

Hello! We at Samman Association (epilepsymumbai.org) work towards empowering people with epilepsy and request your participation in this survey. This will help us to better serve and guide people with epilepsy and employers. This information is CONFIDENTIAL and will...

‘Acceptance & Adjustment” SG Meeting

Last Wednesday (22nd) we had a support group meeting on zoom on 'Acceptance and Adjustment' - 19 participated, most were people with epilepsy and a few caregivers.  Here I share learnings that came from the group during the session : (a) our likes and dislikes...

SAMMAN Support Group Meetings During Covid-Lockdown

During the lockdown we have had more support group meetings than we have ever had before – all using zoom.  Neuropsychologist Dr. Urvashi Shah, every week, has been doing sessions with us aptly titled ‘MAST LIFE’.  We have had 5 of these with Dr. Shah on (1)...

Support Group Meeting – Managing Relationships

Yesterday we discussed about the significance of relationships in our lives. Be it friendly, romantic, marital, parental etc. And these were the takeaway points that were posted on the WhatsApp Group after the meeting: Maintain Healthy Mental Balance with yourself....

Support Group Meetings

Our Support Group Meeting in July took place on one of the heaviest rain days – on the 13th, when Mumbai public transport system was severely disrupted.  Yet people who attended this meeting, which had ‘Fear & How I Overcome it’ as the topic, came from far and...

Clinics at Dahanu District Hosp & Palghar

Yesterday Samman held 2 epilepsy clinics, one at the Dahanu District Hospital and the other at Amboli Shisne Malpada, Palghar. In total we saw over a 100 patients! The clinic at Dahanu was extremely busy as most of the patients had attended for the first time.  Both...

Epilepsy Clinics at Palghar & Pen

It has been some time since we have posted an update on our activities - well am happy to say they have been continuing just as successfully, and I am truly sorry for the delay. We have had an epilepsy clinic at Dahanu and one at Talasari both on 14th April.  At...

Epilepsy Workshop Deolali

We had a wonderful time in Deolali these last two days (16-17 March)! It was educative and experiential. We travelled comfortably in Volvo bus (thanks to Mahesh who made all the travel arrangements) where the fun and games began! On the way stopped at Vikhroli where...

Support Group Meeting

Epilepsy and Insurance was the topic at today's support group meeting. Insurance agent and Samman member Suresh Rijhjwani,who has over 25 years experience in the field spoke about the Do s and Don'ts when applying for medical insurance. And the rest spoke about their...

20th Jan – Rural Epilepsy Clinic & Mumbai Marathon

Soon after I returned from the IBE strategy meeting in the UK, I was on another journey.  This time to Palghar for our rural epilepsy clinic, which was a very satisfying experience.  Our team consisted of Neurologist Dr. Pravina Shah, Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Pradnya...

Rural Epilepsy Clinic – 18th Nov

115 patients attended yesterday's rural epilepsy clinic at Pen! The team of doctors and volunteers ensured the smooth functioning - and of course the hosts - the Kaladarshan / Parekh family!  Thanks all of you! Carol

National Epilepsy Day Celebration!

Yesterday, in celebration of National Epilepsy Day we saw the inspiring movie Shahid. Everyone enjoyed the movie, tea and the snacks that continuously went around. Next Saturday 24th we will be having another meeting with fun and games. Prizes will be given for the...

Support Group Meeting 27th Oct

On Saturday, 27th we had a good turnout at our support group meeting. Siddhita presented on our November epilepsy awareness programs. Besides online challenges with exciting prizes to be won, we will be having 2 support group fun meetings. Please attend in large...

Support Group Meeting at Dr. Shah’s home

All of us had a great time at Dr. Shah’s home today.  We began the meeting with a prayer – Shruti played a Carnatic raga on the violin and sang as well. Shruti has come down from the US to play at a concert in Tamil Nadu and we were fortunate to have her with us.  Dr....

Samman Support Group Meetings

3 Samman support group meetings are now held every month. At Bandra we had a meeting on 25th August where Pranik healers came and gave a demo. They have agreed to conduct a level 1 training course for us at Bandra for a minimum of 8 persons. The Samman Manav Kalyan...

Rural Epilepsy Clinic – Pen

Hi everyone. Another Sunday 12th Aug 2018 ...well spent at the farmhouse at Pen conducting the medical camp which started by 9am and was attended by approx 100 patients . Here I must add that some of our patients have shown a remarkable improvement with regular...

Epilepsy Support Group Meeting @ Bandra

21st July 2108 started off as a beautiful rainy day with us not being sure whether we should have the meeting or not ... but thankfully the rains subsided and we had the meeting @2:30pm at ADAPT.  We had 13 members present discussing the topic which was “PURPOSE OF...

Rural Epilepsy Clinic @Palghar

At yesterday's clinic 30 patients made it through pouring rain. Our team of neurologists and Samman supporters began the clinic at 9 am, They found the greenery around the place most soothing and came back to Mumbai feeling refreshed and happy at time well spent!

Support Group Meeting @Dahisar MKK Hospital

Dr. Priyanka Pandey conducted the 4th Manav  Samman meeting on 30th July 2018. The topic was management of epilepsy through yoga. Yoga, an integral part of Indian culture and heritage, is said to bestow good health - physical, mental and spiritual - on the...

Support Group Meeting at Manav Kendra

Manav Samman organised its 3rd meet on 26.5.18.   Dr. Priyanka Pandey (clinical psychologist) spoke about the significance and importance of being mentally health and followed this with relevant games and activities. Activities were as follows - ‘Know Yourself’ – each...