Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia
Food For Thought 2016 Events:
Penn Yan, NY – Host: Cathy Sperrick – Date: September 25 – October 9, 2016. Further details are here.
Virtual Event – Host: Brian Rose – Date: September 25 – October 9, 2016. Further details are here.
Maryland – Host: Jennifer Morabito – Date: October 3, 2016. Further details are here.
Cohoes, NY – Host: Nancy Cummings – Date: October 4, 2016. Further details are here.
Richmond, VA – Host: Peggy Plageman – Date: October 5, 2016. Further details are here.
Maryland – Host: Jennifer Morabito – Date: October 8, 2016. Further details are here.
Richmond, VA – Host: Peggy Plageman – Date: October 29, 2016. Further details are here.
The Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon, and Rothman Institute 8K will be happening the week before Thanksgiving. As a way to give thanks by raising funds to fight FTD, consider creating your own fundraiser. Through Crowdrise, the first 10 people to raise $1,000 or more, will get a free bib for the following three races:
- Marathon (26.2 miles) — Sunday, November 20, 2016
- Half Marathon (13.1) — Saturday, November 19, 2016
- Rothman Institute 8K — Saturday, November 19, 2016
Those interested in starting their own campaign to raise funds for this important race, visit our Crowdrise page here.
Awareness and Support Opportunities
Alexa Fernandez painted a picture for her grandmother, who is diagnosed with FTD, to hang in her room at her nursing home. Alexa decided she wanted to use her art work to help fight FTD. She and her mother had her painting printed on t-shirts, bags, and other fund things, and they’ll donate $5 from each item sold to AFTD. Click here to order.
Bill’s Best BBQ Sauce Raises Money for AFTD: Bill’s Best BBQ, a company selling a homemade BBQ sauce created by Bill Fehon (now affected with FTD), will donate 10% of all sales to AFTD! It’s organic, sold on Amazon.com and at several other locations, and will soon be in Whole Foods! Check it out on Facebook.
AFTD’s regional coordinator volunteers are the “local” ambassadors for AFTD and the principal coordinator of volunteer activities focusing on awareness, fundraising and all other aspects of the mission in his/her region. They represent AFTD throughout their region and support the volunteers. Questions not related to volunteering should be directed to AFTD’s HelpLine at 866-507-7222 or [email protected] and an AFTD staff member will be happy to assist you.
Middle Atlantic Regional Coordinators
Sarah Sozansky Beil: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC
Nancy Cummings: New York
While Nancy is on a temporary leave of absence, please contact Kerri Barthel Keane at [email protected]
Corey Esannason: New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center
Martha Stewart Center for Living & Klingenstein Clinical Health Center
1440-1450 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Director: Mary Sano, Ph.D.
Contact: Julia Diaz at 212-241-9382 OR 212-241-1844
Sergievsky Center, Taub Institute
630 W. 168th St., P&S Box 16
New York, NY 10032
Contact: Jill Goldman, CGC, at 212-305-7382 or [email protected]
NYU Silberstein Alzheimer’s Institute at Langone Medical Center
The Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment
145 East 32nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Clinical Director: James Galvin, M.D.
Associate Director: Melanie Shulman
Drexel University College of Medicine
Memory and Cognitive Disorders Program
245 N. 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins FTD Center
600 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Contact: Mary Anne Wylie, M.S., RN, APN, at 410-502-2981
University of Pennsylvania
Center for FTD
3400 Spruce Street, 3 W Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Christine Ray, at 215-349-5873
University of Pittsburgh
The Alzheimer Disease Research Center
4th Floor (Suite W-421)
3459 Fifth Avenue
Oakland, PA 15213
Denotes group is led by an AFTD affiliated leader who has participated in additional FTD training.
Note: Before attending your first group, please contact your facilitator for more details.
|DE – Rehoboth||Every other Tuesday, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.||Dr. Judith E. Pierson
|Henlopen Junction Mall
715 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE
|DE – Wilmington
||Last Friday of the month, 12 p.m.||Carol Lovett
|Christ United Methodist Church
6 N. Clifton Street
|MD – Baltimore area||2nd Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Johns Hopkins FTD Clinic
1850 York Road, Suite D
Timonium, MD 21093-5143
|MD – Columbia||4th Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m.||Cindy Nichols, SLP
|Loyola Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
|MD – Metro DC area
||4th Monday of the month; informal networking at 6 p.m. and meeting from 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.||Elaine Rose
|Arden Courts Kensington
4301 Knowles Court
Kensington, MD 20895
NJ – Florham Park
|First Mtg: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m.||Patricia Lombreglia
|Contact Facilitator for details|
NJ – Southern Delaware Valley
|4th Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m||Sidney Williams
800-272-3900 [email protected]
|3 Eves Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
|NY – Albany area
||3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.||Nancy Cummings
518-262-0800 [email protected]
|Standish Community Center (Eddy Village Green)
421 W. Columbia Street
|NY – New York City area||1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month||Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil CGC
|NY – Williamsville||2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Shelby Edgerly
|2805 Wehrle Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
|PA-Lehigh Valley/Upper Bucks Co.
||1st Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.||Susan Miller Abbott
|The School House at Richland Friends Meeting House
Mill Road and Main Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
|PA – Hershey||3rd Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. –8 p.m.||Claire Flaherty Craig, PhD
(717)531-1804 [email protected]
|Hershey Medical Center
30 Hope Drive, Room 1019
Hershey, PA 17033
PA – Philadelphia *(Young Adult)
|3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.||Gary Radin
|Ralston Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
|PA – Philadelphia & Western Suburbs
||2nd Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.||Sandy Karger
|Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
|PA – Royersford||1st Tuesday of the month, 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m||Riverview Adult Day Health Services
|Riverview Adult Day Health Services(Parkhouse Family Rm)
1600 Black Rock Road
Royersford, PA 19468
|VA – Fairfax
*(for youth of parents with dementia)
|1st Saturday of the month, 12:30 p.m. -2 p.m.||Stephanie Houpt [email protected]||Contact facilitator for details.|
VA – Richmond
|3rd Thursday of the month, at 2:00 p.m.||Angie Phelon
|Trinity United Methodist Church Library (Room 311)
903 Forest Ave.
Richmond, VA 23229
|*(Phone-based for adult children affected by FTD)||3rd Thursday of the month from 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.||Led and organized by University of California, San Francisco:
Jamie C. Fong, M.S., CGC
|National phone-based support group. Contact facilitator for access number.|