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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

20 Articles   Write for Us

7 Activities

2210 Comments

Susan 18th Sep 2020 Activity Director

Noodle Soccer

Hi Elaine
I love what you did and I am sure your residents loved it also
What creativity you have
Thank you for sharing
Susan 17th Sep 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Hanifa
This article should be just what you’re looking for
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-start-a-new-resident-welcome-program/5747/
Susan 16th Sep 2020 Activity Director

3 Benefits of Video Games for Seniors

Hi Rachel
You are lucky to be able to spend that
Thank you for the information
Susan 16th Sep 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Abby
Here are some ideas
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/#stq=halloween&stp=1
I’d like to have the staff decorate pumpkins and have the residents
vote on which one they like the best
I also like to do some smaller group activities about Halloween
In the afternoon I like to have a party whete residents and staff can get dressed up
We also had a costume contest having the residents vote again
For the party you will need the help of the food service department
Let us know how it goes
Susan 15th Sep 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Jenny and Julianna
Thank you for your suggestions
Susan 15th Sep 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Sarah and Gwyneth
Thank you for your wonderful ideas
Susan 15th Sep 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Julianna
Thank you for this information
Susan 14th Sep 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Adele
I assume this man has decent hearing and can talk fairly clearly
Do you have some kind of a recorder that he could document his thoughts on??
Is there a volunteer who could help him??
Is there another resident who has similar interests that could help him??
He with the help of others or a recorder her design a sing-along that includes songs from the big band era
Help