High Tea: Hoarding… it’s A LOT *
October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hoarding is a mental health disorder characterized by difficulties with discarding possessions, cluttered and chaotic home environments that can pose significant safety concerns, and distress for those who live in and encounter these situations. Understanding the condition and effective approaches to different types of hoarding/housekeeping behaviors are important skills for the home care provider.
Presenter Ashley Kraft has a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology from Central Washington University. She worked in Assisted Living and Memory care for more than 15 years. A mid-career change led her to the local non-profit Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations (SHAG), where she launched the Resident Services Program. After attending a seminar on Hoarding Disorder sparked her interest on the topic, her passion for both hoarding disorder and her clients defined her time with SHAG. She Co-Chairs the King/Pierce County Hoarding Task Force and continues to be SHAG’s leading expert on hoarding disorder. Ashley has spoken at multiple conferences on the intersection of seniors, housing, and hoarding.
RSVP’s are requested but not required. Refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public.