Harriet Vaughan of Legacy Years Transition Services will share strategies and tips on how to reduce clutter and start to give away some of “the stuff,” during a talk Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, Waldoboro.

For many people, especially seniors, sorting through decades of accumulated possessions is a daunting and overwhelming task. Many people get “stuck” and never start the task or get it done. Through years of working with seniors, Vaughan and her husband, Chuck, of Whitefield, have learned how best to help them. They note that benefits include having possessions go where the owners would like them to go as well as having loved ones still speaking to each other and not having those loved ones facing the prospect of dealing with the issue during a crisis.

The Vaughans, who bill themselves as “senior move management specialists,” provide a wide range of services including planning the logistics of moving to the actual process of moving. Longtime residents of the Midcoast, they are familiar with and work with appraisers, movers, cleaners, antique dealers and real estate agents. They are members of the National Association of Senior Move Managers, a group that provides training and credentials to assure high standards, as well as the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, which provides training for dealing with the many variables in working with the elderly.

The talk is one of a series that Broad Bay’s Outreach Committee has sponsored during its focus on issues related to aging. The church is at 941 Main St. Refreshments will be available.