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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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7 Activities

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Susan 29th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Paper Quilling

Thanks for sharing this picture Kathie
Susan 29th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Susan 28th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Community Scrapbook Quilt

Hi Brenda
Deb is also wondering how you attach the pieces
Maybe someone else knows how to attach the pieces
Thanks in advance for your help
Susan 28th Aug 2020 Activity Director

We are connected Project

Helen
I think that is a great idea
Susan 28th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Adele
Do you know anything about these residents
Their like their dislikes
Their abilities
Music is always a safe bet because just but everyone likes music
It was my go to activity one what a plan did not work
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-plan-music-activities-for-dementia-care/3192/
Susan 28th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Leanne
I think exercise is essential
I think mental stimulation is essential
I think socializing is essential
Which includes going to activities because they are social
Susan 28th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Forum

I have not had a resident activity committee but
I think a resident Council meeting is adequate
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-run-successful-resident-council-meetings/4215/
Susan 27th Aug 2020 Activity Director

In-House Ice Cream Truck

Hi Tina
Can you help Laura out?)
Thanks
Susan 27th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Tanya
Thank you for sharing

Hi Lisa
Speaking of the dollar store they may have some premade baskets that you could just alter slightly which would make your job much easier
Help