HOARDING BEHAVIOR

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Do you or someone you love have a problem with hoarding? Hoarding is a complex issue that can affect the whole family. It’s not about the ‘stuff’, but, rather, getting to the root of the reasons behind it. The Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) presents, “Strategies for Working with Individuals Who Exhibit a Hoarding Behavior.” Experts from the Washtenaw County Hoarding Task Force will be on hand to: 

 

  • Convey a basic understanding of the complexities of Hoarding Disorder
  • Identify best practices in working with individuals who exhibit a hoarding behavior using a harm reduction model 
  • Identify legal strategies that can be used to help individuals with Hoarding Disorder preserve their housing. 

 

When: Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 1- 4:30 pm

Where: Grand Blanc Senior Center

            12623 Pagels Dr.

            Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Seating is limited: you can register for this informative program by calling Abbie Mars at (810) 600-0633. The cost is $25.00 per person, payable by cash or check.

 

VAAA President/CEO Kathy Boles states, “Hoarding is not simply about discarding a person’s belongings. It is about emotional attachments and other dynamics that result in hoarding behaviors. We want to empower seniors to overcome some of these challenges which may, in turn, result in safe pathways, eliminating fire hazards and increasing socialization.”