AAFA’s New England Chapter serves the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Since 1979, we have assisted thousands with asthma and allergies to live safer, healthier lives in many ways. We help adult patients and parents learn how to manage their asthma and allergies, including food allergies, in many settings. We train childcare providers, nurses and respiratory therapists; publish a newsletter and other educational materials; and provide telephone information and referrals to individuals and agencies. We work in communities and with the media to raise awareness about the seriousness of life-threatening allergies and asthma, and advocate for policies to support and improve the lives of people with asthma and allergies. Let us know how we can help YOU!
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Educational Support Group Programs
Provide you with opportunities to learn from experts, get your questions answered, meet others who share your concerns, find resources and gain confidence.
Our groups take a break over the summer months.
We’re firming up dates, topics and speakers for meetings that will resume in the fall.
Dates and topics have been posted for fall meetings in Newton, Lexington and Salem, MA. See below. Others to come soon.
Fill out the form at the right to make sure you are on our e-mail list to receive meeting announcements.
Family Food Allergy Day at the Zoo
Sept. 13, 2014 (rain date: Sept. 14)
Franklin Park Zoo, Boston
Free to families living with food allergies. (Includes zoo admission fee and train rides, free parking, samples from vendors, and talks by food allergy experts.)
Hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital – FACETS Program
Co-sponsored by AAFA New England.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Click here for details and to register
Kyle Dine will be at the zoo to perform his joyful and educational songs about food allergies. (He gave a free family concert sponsored by AAFA New England in May. click here for photos and more about Kyle Dine)
AAFA New England Dr. Paul J. Hannaway Memorial Golf Classic
Join us for the 25th anniversary of this charity tournament that supports the services we provide to you. Golf for a good cause! Sept. 15, 2014 at the beautiful Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead, MA.
Asthma Management and Education
September 18, 2014
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham, MA
(5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; includes dinner)
A free training seminar for nurses, respiratory therapists and other allied health personnel. Approved for 2.6 contact hours for nurses and 2 CRCE credits for respiratory therapists.
Pre-registration is required. Click here to register on-line
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AAFA New England gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our sponsors.
Also see “Breath of Spring” and Kyle Dine Family Concert sponsors on Events pages
Adult and Pediatric Allergy Physicians
Allergy & Asthma Associates
Allergy & Asthma Center of Massachusetts
Allergy & Asthma Treatment Specialists
Asthma & Allergy Affiliates, Inc.
The Behrakis Foundation
Boston Children’s Hospital – Community Asthma Programs
Lincoln Diagnostics, Inc.
Massachusetts Allergy and Asthma Society
Northeast Asthma, Allergy & Immunology
The Thoracic Foundation
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for responsible professional care to diagnose and treat specific symptoms. Consult a qualified health care provider for advice about your specific situation.