Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County, is offering a series of workshops based on the “Buried in Treasures Workbook Model”. Each workshop will offer support for individuals with hoarding tendencies.
This Workshop Series is an educational, judgment-free, self-help program facilitated by OCES that will meet on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning October 19, 2021. This confidential Workshop Series is for anyone struggling with clutter, compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding. Classes will be held virtually once a week for 15 weeks. This specific Workshop Series is for individuals working on their own recovery; it is not for friends, family or service providers. However, others are welcome to contact OCES for information and resources.
OCES’ Workshop Series is grant-funded and free of charge, but registration and prescreening is required. Previous participants have shared that they found them to be very helpful; they felt supported and would recommend the workshops.
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 the risk of losing their homes.
Individuals interested in attending the self-help program are required to complete a prescreening assessment before enrolling in the Workshop; contact OCES at 508-584-1561 for more details.
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