Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout Plymouth County and surrounding area including Easton, Stoughton, and Avon is offering an online version of their “Buried in Treasures” facilitated support group for individuals with hoarding issues. There is no cost to attend.
For anyone struggling with clutter, compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding, OCES’ virtual “Buried in Treasures” confidential support group begins Wednesday, September 2, 2020 and meets once a week for 15 weeks. There is no class on November 11th.
“Buried in Treasures” is an educational, judgment-free, self-help group facilitated by OCES that meets virtually from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
“We’ve received very positive feedback about our Buried in Treasures workshops,” said Teresa Kourtz, OCES’ Protective Services Director. “Past participants shared that the workshop was enlightening, supportive and exceeded their expectations. Others expressed that the classroom and homework combination was a great balance to help them conquer their clutter issues.”
“Buried in Treasures” is available to people of all ages throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. All attendees will receive a complimentary workbook. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
For more information or to be screened and registered for the virtual support group, contact Deana Andrade at OCES, 508-584-1561 extension 232.
What is Hoarding?
Hoarding is when individuals continue to accumulate items, such as clothing, newspapers and food, and then have persistent difficulty discarding possessions. Individuals with hoarding behaviors often face health issues related to falls, as well as run the risk of losing their homes.
“Buried in Treasures” session is facilitated by OCES and sponsored by the Greater Brockton Area Task Force (GBAH), Mass Housing and OCES.
Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton with a second office in Plymouth. OCES is designated as one of 25 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES’ mission is to support the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. The agency offers a number of programs to serve older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.