Thursday, December 18, 2008

Parenting Never Ends Workshop

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
9:15 am - 11:30 am.
Beverly Senior Center 90 Colon St. Beverly, MA 01915

· Planning for successful multi-generational households

· Prevention and intervention for making it work and fixing existing mistakes

· Making sense of everyone’s “STUFF” and responsibilities

· Panel will include Cheryl Krisko, Director of Home Care and Diane Moses, Housing Specialist both of Senior Care Inc.; Sal Frontero, of Frontero Law Office; Mary Margaret Moore, Director of the Independent Living Center; Laurie Grant, Assistant Director, Beverly Council on Aging; Peter Gilmore and Cynthia McClorey, North Shore Community Mediation Program

· Time for questions/answers and resource sharing

Advance registration is required please stop by the Beverly Senior Center
or call (978) 921-6017.
(In the event of inclement weather please call the number listed above)

Please note some new resources...

  • Check out - you can list items you want to get rid of and people respond who need them.
  • Women of Faith with ADHD: Come find acceptance and understanding, A support group, facilitated by a clinical social worker and pastoral minister Christine Monterio, MSW, LICSW in Beverly. Contact 978-578-6820 for more information. Medicare/Mass Health, Blue Cross PPO accepted. Private fee is $25 per sessopn, or sliding scale.
  • Screaming Flea Production Inc. is creating a documentary television series that will provide a team of professionals to help Compulsive Hoarders. Contact Abby Lautt at (206) 763-3383 x239 or

Friday, October 31, 2008

Beverly Hoarding Task Force Updates

We have had a lot of interest generated from our blog in the last two months. It is getting noticed and calls are coming in.... from all over the country.
  • Professor Soniat of Catholic University conducted an interview on our task force to include in her study on hoarding task forces
  • Chelsea Senior Services invited our task force to present at their city conference on November 12th. Teri will present.
  • Students from UCLA conducted an interview to find out more about what a city task force does
  • Family members have called for further information and resources

Our next meeting is Thursday, November 13th at 9 a.m. The agenda is as follows: Introductions, Discuss our upcoming January workshop (January 13th 10-11:15)- parenting never ends- finalize presenters and details, round table on current hoarding situations. Hope you can make it, please RSVP to Teri (978) 921-6017.

Friday, September 26, 2008

September 11th Meeting Notes

We brainstormed the Parenting Never Ends Workshop. Notes were sent to all task force members, if you have something to add please e-mail Laurie at The workshop will be held in January - giving us November's meeting to brainstorm case scenerios and fine tune.

Cheryl Krisko is adding bio's from task force members to the blog- please e-mail your info to

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Meeting on July 10, 2008

A special thank you to Lynne Johnson who joined the group at our July 10th meeting. Lynne shared information on the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. Check out the web-site

It was discovered through our round table discussion that many agencies are experiencing an increase in the number of elders who are in one way or another supporting their adult children. The group decided to collaborate and plan a workshop in late Fall to support seniors who find themselves parenting once again. The workshop is our effort at early intervention to prevent senior's from finding themselves in difficult situations.

Brainstorming Ideas so far: a panel: legal, home making, housing options; provide a list of available resources, how to say no, if not working out; have a cake to celebrate parents; dealing with everyones stuff- clutter and hoarding issues; how can multiple families live under the same roof and make it successful; skills/tools to deal with children returning; seniors meet each other, a chance to talk and offer/receive support.

To do: List of possible presenters, possible funding sources, how to market event- who do we want to attend. Please post your ideas - we will discuss/finalize at the next meeting.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

July 10th Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 10th at 9 a.m. The group will welcome
Lynne Johnson, President of the MA National Organization of Chronic Disorganization and a Professional Organizer. Lynne will start at 9 a.m., so make sure you make it on time !!

Coffee and Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

We're Back !!!

We're back ! The Hoarding Task Force next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 8th at 9 a.m. I hope to see you all there, there is plenty to discuss and catch up on. RSVP to Laurie at (978) 921-6017 or RSVP on the blog under comments.

Agenda: May 8, 2008
  • Introductions and welcomes to new members
  • Discuss role of committees and projects for 2008
  • The First Responder Protcal business card is here ! Help distribute the cards to your organizations and package for Beverly Police/Fire/Ambulence.
  • May 14th showing of Pack Rat at the Beverly COA, community and professionals invited 1:30-3 p.m., discussion to follow. Volunteers needed to help with this event.