Why Do People Hoard? Find Out

Hoarding Highlighted at Senior Alliance

“Buried in Treasures: Understanding Hoarding Behavior,” will be the topic of the Monday, March 11, Senior Alliance program at the Palisades Library Community Room. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. and is free to the public.

Christina Nairn, Chair of the L.A. County Hoarding Task Force and Supervisor of the L.A. County Department of Mental Health GENESIS Program will be the speaker.

Hoarding is defined as the excessive collection and retention of things or animals until they interfere with day-to-day functions such as home, health, family, work and social life.

Severe hoarding causes safety and health hazards.  It is estimated that older adults represent a significant number of people who hoard.

Nairn will discuss the causes and types of hoarding, what behaviors are and are not considered hoarding behavior, and current interventions that support the person, family, and community.

This will be the only meeting in March, because of the library closure on March 25 for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Visit: palisadesalliance.org.

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