Waxter Wisdom: Hoading – Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know

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Date(s) - February 13, 2013
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Waxter Senior Center

Contact Info:
410-396-4932 [email protected]


The Baltimore City Health Department’s Office of Aging & CARE Services, presents a 13-month workshop series entitled Waxter Wisdom.

Waxter Wisdom is a free workshop series geared toward the older adult population, the disabled and our professionals. The free, full-day, workshop series will take place every month at the Waxter Senior Center.


Waxter Wisdom gives you the opportunity to be your own advocate. By learning the most up-to-date information regarding medical & financial matters, you are able to make informed decisions regarding your life. Professionals and consumers of Baltimore City are encouraged to attend.

In February, we will be taking a look at Hoarding. The Workshop Objectives include:

Definition of Hoarding by Dr. Samuels: Learn the definition of hoarding and how it impacts individuals from the health and social perspective.

Assessment of Individuals that Hoard by Dr. Galik: Learn the factors that influence hoarding, the risk factors for developing or worsening hoarding behaviors and the assessment and possible associated mental health problems of individuals that hoard.

The Treatment of Hoarding Across the Adult Life Span by Dr. Chasson: Learn behavioral interventions for hoarding as well as the different ways to treat hoarding when an individual has obsessive compulsive behavior verses when they do not.

Special Cases of Hoarders: Case Example: Dr. Resnick & Cindy Zonies: Learn about real life examples of older adults living in senior housing facilities and older adults with cognitive impairment.

5.5 Social Work & Nursing CEU’s are available!