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Susan

Activity Director From Nevada, United States


About Susan: Susan Berg is a freelance writer, retired healthcare professional, retired Activity Director and current writer for several senior care e-magazines with more than 20 years of experience working with Senior Citizens and eight years experience writing for a number of publications. She is the author of a book for those with dementia and their caregivers. Susan has two blogs about activities for seniors and information vital to all wanting to know about dementia. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and North Shore Community College.

Senior Citizens
Susan is an expert on senior citizen issues. She is currently a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant(COTA). In this role, she has worked with senior citizens. Susan is an expert on adapting and modifying activities so that seniors can participate in them. She spent twenty years as an Activity Director in nursing homes. She devised, planned, coordinated, and facilitated stimulating activity programming. Also she designed a program for homebound senior citizens. Currently, Susan shares her knowledge about senior activities on one of her blogs.

Dementia

Susan is also an expert on dementia and related issues. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner(CPD). She has participated in numerous workshops, seminars and alike where she has gained much knowledge. Her work as an Activity Director and COTA has given her much knowledge and experience in relating to individuals with dementia. Susan is passionate about sharing her knowledge. She is hopeful that people will do what they can to prevent or at least slow down dementia in themselves or loved ones. Susan has shared many tips on how to prevent dementia or slow it down on her other blog.

Feel free to visit and comment at either of Susan’s blogs at
http://activitiesdirector.blogspot.com
http://dementiaviews.blogspot.com

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Susan 5th Aug 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Kim
Thank you for your ideas
Great suggestions
Susan 4th Aug 2021 Activity Director

Carnival Games

Hi Meryl
We had a Carnaval and had it outside
We also had carnival like activities during nursing home week
We had several carnivals around Easter time
We had a balloon artist and the residents really liked that
As far as games for the residents I say keep it simple
We had children at some of these which the residents really liked too
We did do some of these games also
https://www.goldencarers.com/carnival-games/7243/
Susan 4th Aug 2021 Activity Director

Planning a Movie Night for the Elderly

Hi Brenda
This is great
You are very lucky to have a movie theater
Thank you for sharing
Susan 4th Aug 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Jean
This must be very frustrating
Hopefully the administration will see the light
Perhaps you could have some kind of a meeting with residents and family and then let the administration know that all want in person live activities
Susan 4th Aug 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Cecilia
This sounds great
Oh I am sure you and the residents had a lot of fun
Thank you for sharing
Susan 4th Aug 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Ruth
Thank you for your insight and suggestions
Susan 3rd Aug 2021 Activity Director

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Susan 3rd Aug 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Christine
This sounds wonderful
Thank you for sharing
Susan 3rd Aug 2021 Activity Director

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Susan 3rd Aug 2021 Activity Director

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Hey Jean
I agree that residence like live interaction versus using technology
There are many things you can do that are sort of live but still have social distancing such as
https://www.goldencarers.com/15-exercise-program-alternatives-for-senior-care/6319/

https://www.goldencarers.com/search/?search_tag=Activity&search=Hallway


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