New England

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Regional Network Coordinator | Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus | Support Groups in this Region

Upcoming Events

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 Regional Coordinator

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.

Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus

Massachusetts General Hospital

Department of Neurology, FTD Unit
15 Parkman St.
Boston, MA 02114

Ms. Daisy Hochberg (617) 726-5571 or [email protected]

Support Groups in this Region

AFTD-logo-outlinesDenotes 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
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3rd Sunday of the month, 1 p.m. Meghan Roscoe
[email protected]
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
[email protected]

Nita Vautour
[email protected]
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:
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
[email protected]
Mount Auburn Hospital
330 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(Clough Board Room)
NH – Manchester area AFTD-logo-outlines 4th Monday of the month, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Lisa Donnellan, LICSW
[email protected]
Elliot Memory and Mobility Center
40 Buttrick Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
RI – East ProvidenceAFTD-logo-outlines 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Doreen Putnam, CDP
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
National phone-based support group. Contact facilitator for access number.