"Buried in Treasures" Workshop Series Begins September 5th

BROCKTON AND PLYMOUTH, MA… Do you struggle with Hoarding Disorder or excessive clutter? Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County, is offering a Buried in Treasures free in-person workshop series to offer support for individuals with hoarding tendencies. 

 

The Buried in Treasures workshop is a series of 16 classes which will be held once a week on Tuesdays from September 5th, 2023 to December 19, 2023. Classes are held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Brockton Council on Aging, 10 Father Kenney Way, Brockton, MA 02301.

 

Led by Deana Andrade, LICSW and Alexa Moniz, LCSW, the Buried in Treasures workshop series is an educational, judgment-free, self-help program facilitated by OCES.

 

This confidential workshop is for anyone struggling with clutter, compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding. It is a self-help group for individuals working on their own recovery. However, others are welcome to contact OCES for information and resources.

 

Previous participants have shared “the workshop was fantastic” and “great peer support” and that the workshop was “inspiring” and “insightful”.

 

This workshop series is free of charge, but registration and prescreening are required. Space is limited. To request a screening for workshop readiness, register to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ejsjhzg37004f895&oseq=&c=&ch=

What is Hoarding

Hoarding is when individuals continue to accumulate items, such as clothing, newspapers, 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.

Anyone, regardless of age or location, can participate in the Buried in Treasures workshop series. 

For additional questions, contact Deana Andrade at OCES, 508-584-1561 extension 232 or email dandrade@ocesma.org. 

About 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 23 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Through the talent of an experienced and diverse workforce, OCES supports the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy, safe living which positively impacts our community. The agency offers several programs to serve older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families,and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.

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