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Posted on: October 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Department on Aging to host presentation on decluttering

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE Mental Wellness Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend the third presentation in the Decluttering Series on Hoarding on Nov. 3.

Following the COVID pandemic, many older adults have experienced an increase in challenges related to severe clutter or hoarding that may stem from social isolation, anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges. Though it may be hard to begin the decluttering process and discard possessions, holding onto too much in excess, especially as an older adult, can lead to mobility concerns by increasing the risk of falling and impact our mental health. 

Join Elizabeth Hirsch, owner of The Downsizers and member of the Orange County Hoarding Task Force, as we come together as a community to learn more about this delicate topic - whether you’re living with these challenges or want to learn how you can support others. We’ll explore more about this issue, what community resources are available, and the role that The Downsizers can play in supporting this population.

The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 3, from 4 - 5:30 pm, at the Seymour Center, located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

Please register by Thursday, Nov. 2 with the Seymour Center front desk at 919-968-2070. 

For more information, please contact Lydia Arnold at larnold@orangecountync.gov or 919-245-4276.

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