How do I help a 90 year old friend throw away all her collections . . .

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gloria
Submitted on 2015/04/30 at 2:07 pm

How do I help a 90 year old friend throw away all her collections of magazines, books, art supplies ? She has been in her apartment for 25 years and they raised her rent and she must move. Her three grown children are fed up with her and refuse to make up the rent difference. Some state helpers are trying to find her another place to live she is very picky

Suzanne Roberts
Replied on 2015/04/30 at 3:26 pm | In reply to gloria.

This is where “tough love” comes in. Her magazines hold three concerns. One is a fall risk. one is a fire risk and the other is dealing with a hoarder. When the county adult protective services step in when there is no involved family, they will go to court and a guardian will be appointed. That guardian will see that she finds a safe age appropriate place to live and help her let go of the magazines. Events will make her decisions for her.