To the editor:
An exciting new group is gearing up in Southwest Florida - a Hoarding Support Group.
A member of the Lee County Task Force on Hoarding, Kathleen Vereen, is starting this group in Fort Myers to help others deal with this situation.
Kathleen, a recovering hoarder, wants to invite anybody interested in hoarding or with hoarding tendencies or family members of hoarders to attend this supportive and educational meeting. This group promises to provide a safe haven to share and learn.
The group will also have the support of Task Force members: Mark Chidley, author of Helping Hoarders: a Guide for Families, Counselors, and First Responders; and of Roxy Hambleton, a certified professional organizer.
The meeting will be held at 11595 Kelly Road in the Kelly Carlos Office Center (200 building conference room) in Fort Myers on Tuesday, September 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. Future meetings will take place the last Tuesday of the month and will normally run 1.5 hours beginning at 5 p.m.
Dawn M. Whelan
neighborhood relations specialist