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Central Region Book Club: "Homer & Langley" - 2.0 CEUs
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Join the Central Region Book Club for "Homer & Langley" by E. L. Doctorow. The discussion will be facilitated by Michael Nowicki, LICSW, Clinician, Community Healthlink, Elder Services of Worcester. Registration will begin at 5:45 pm. Program will run from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and is worth 2 CEUs.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/23/2019
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: AdCare Outpatient Services
95 Lincoln Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Jessica O'Neill, Central MA Coordinator


Online registration is available until: 10/20/2019
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Join the Central Region Book Club for Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow. The discussion will be facilitated by Michael Nowicki, LICSW, Clinician, Community Healthlink, Elder Services of Worcester. Registration will begin at 5:45 pm. Program will run from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and is worth 2 CEUs.

 

About the Book

"Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers—the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley’s proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy. Yet the epic events of the century play out in the lives of the two brothers—wars, political movements, technological advances—and even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house in the persons of immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, jazz musicians . . . and their housebound lives are fraught with odyssean peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves" (summary from Amazon). Read the New York Times review here.

 

About the Program

Attendees shall have read the book in advance of this program and will:

  • Understand how trauma and loss relate to hoarding behavior.
  • Learn 2 treatments available to address hoarding issues.
  • Become aware of the role social status plays in the community’s perceptions of hoarders.

 

This program is approved for 2 CEUs.

Cost of Attendance: $10 for NASW members / $20 for non-members.

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