Memberships and Collaborations

BERGFELD's is proud to be an active member of the following organizations:


  Formerly NSGCD (National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization). NSGCD selected BERGFELD's to serve on a very distinguished board of members to collaborate in updating the "Clutter Hoarding Scale" which is currently in progress. BERGFELD's has been a member since 2006 and has been asked to lead several teleclasses and conference seminars since that time.


   Presented workshop "Aging in Place" at 2010 conference. Wrote an article for the August/September 2008 NAPO-NY newsletter.  Taught a session titled "Helping Hoarders" at the 2007 conference and was a featured panelist at the 2006 conference.  Collaborates with NAPO members to help many clients.


ASA home   BERGFELD's has presented seminars on elder hoarding at the National Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Association on Aging (ASA) from 2005 - 2007.


   We were selected by ASA executives to be in the Leaders Circle of the BFA (Business Forum on Aging), a constituent group of the ASA, as an expert in elder "hoarders" and estate clearance.


The SSA is an organizational member of the ASA. Together with the NYS legislature, they are spearheading Project 2015, a statewide plan for the future of eldercare.  BERGFELD's is contributing as advocates of protecting elders from estate clearance fraud and by helping elders who hoard to remain in their homes.


NYC Hoarding Task Force 

Founding member 2003

One of the few hoarding task forces nationally, BERGFELD's is the sole private business on the task force which includes public officials (Adult Protective Services, Dept. for the Aging, NYC Housing) as wellas MD's, MSW's, CSW's, and academic scholars.  NYC Task Force


  BERGFELD's presented a seminar on hoarding at the annual housing conference in 2005 and returned to the conference on November 12, 2006 with a seminar entitled "Coping With Hoarding Problems"


BERGFELD's was the subject of an article in the March/April 2007 edition of ARCSI News.





   BERGFELD's is an ongoing business sponsor of the annual conference of the Greater NY Chapter of the NAPGCM (National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers).


Elder Care Professionals

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