Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Food for Thought 2016 Events
Connecticut – Host: Ed Fitzgerald – Date: September 25 -October 9, 2016. Additional details can be found here.
Awareness and Support Opportunities
The Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation – The Harvey family of Connecticut created a foundation to raise money for FTD research in memory of their father and husband, Kevin. They are selling beads for charm bracelets with “Harvey’s Hugs” on them; 50% of their sales will benefit AFTD.
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.
New England Regional Coordinator
A search for a Regional Coordinator Volunteer is underway. Contact Kerri Barthel, Volunteer Manager, if you would like to learn more about the volunteer opportunities in your community at [email protected] or 267-758-8652.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Neurology, FTD Unit
15 Parkman St.
Boston, MA 02114
Ms. Daisy Hochberg (617) 726-5571 or [email protected]
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.
CT – Fairfield
|Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 6:00-7:15 p.m.||Ed Fitzgerald
[email protected], Ph: 203-803-0714
|River House Adult Day Center 125 River Rd. Ext, Cos Cob, CT|
|CT – Farmington
||3rd Sunday of the month, 1 p.m.||Meghan Roscoe
|Arden Courts of Farmington
45 South Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
|ME – Bangor||3rd Wednesday of the month, 2 p.m.–4 p.m.||Dorian Bannister
|The Acadia Hospital
268 Stillwater Ave.
Bangor, ME 04402
|MA – Boston area
||Last Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.||Katie Brandt
[email protected]More Info: http://sites.google.com/site/ftdbostonsupportgroup/home
|Newton Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02462
MA – Cambridge
|2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.||Amy Almeida & Emily Levy
|Mount Auburn Hospital
330 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(Clough Board Room)
|NH – Manchester area||4th Monday of the month, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.||Lisa Donnellan, LICSW
|Elliot Memory and Mobility Center
40 Buttrick Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
|RI – East Providence||1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.||Doreen Putnam, CDP
|Brookdale East Bay Assisted Living
1440 Wampanog Trail
East Providence, RI
|*(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.|