Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
FTD Information Session
Join Katie Brandt, MM, Community Resource Specialist, FTD Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital and AFTD Volunteer, and Connie Archambault, MEd, FTD Caregiver and AFTD Volunteer to learn about FTD, connect with others in the area and discover how AFTD can offer assistance with various programs and resources.
Details are as follows:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Langdon Place of Exeter
17 Hampton Road
Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
For more details, see the session’s flyer here.
An RSVP by March 12th would be appreciated. To RSVP, or for any questions, please contact AFTD Volunteer, Connie Archambault at carcham@Comcast.net.
From Care to Cure: 2017 MGH FTD Unit Education Event
The Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is proud to present From Care to Cure, an annual education day for patients, families, caregivers and elder care professionals to come together and learn more about the spectrum of Frontotemporal Disorders.
Details are as follows:
Fri, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
70 3rd Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
For additional details on the event and to register, click 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and an AFTD staff member will be happy to assist you.
New England Regional Coordinator
Doreen Putnam: email@example.com
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Neurology, FTD Unit
15 Parkman St.
Boston, MA 02114
Ms. Daisy Hochberg (617) 726-5571 or MGHFTDUnit@partners.org
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 – 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
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
|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.|