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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 13th Jul 2020 Activity Director

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Susan 13th Jul 2020 Activity Director

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Thank you for that information Karen
Susan 12th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Community Scrapbook Quilt

Hi Maureen
It makes me very happy to see that you take such great interest in the activities for your residents
You must be a great cater
Thank you
Susan 12th Jul 2020 Activity Director

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Hi again Annmaree
You may want to ask this question to our Facebook group
https://www.goldencarers.com/activities-for-seniors-facebook-group/4782/
Susan 11th Jul 2020 Activity Director

10 Lifelong Learning Themes for the Elderly

Hi Janet
Yes learning is a lifelong process when you stop learning stop living
This is what I told our residents
I told them I do not want to see their brains rolling down the halls because they are not using them
Susan 11th Jul 2020 Activity Director

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Hi Katja
A roaring 20s day is a very good idea
I do not see that in the calendar but that’s a good idea because we are in the 20s now
I have never done a roaring 20s day
How independent and cognitively good are the residents you are having this for??
Is your place of business impacted by COVID-19 so that people have to stay away from each other??
Here are some simple ideas
Have the residents make invitations or if they have to social distance then they could make reminders to them
Ask a trivia question about the roaring 20s On the invitation
If the resident answer the question and attends the activity then they have a chance to win a prize
Have the core group invite others who they think might be interested
You and or the residents make decorations
Collaborate with the food service director about what to serve during the day
Show the movie the great Gatsby
Perhaps we can collaborate about more ideas and share them with the golden Carers group
You could also ask this question on the golden Carers Facebook group
https://www.goldencarers.com/activities-for-seniors-facebook-group/4782/
Susan 10th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Three of a kind

Karen
Thank you for this information
These are very good ideas
Susan 10th Jul 2020 Activity Director

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Hi Annmaree
I think your best option is to contact a look of garden club in your area for this information
I am not from your area so I really don’t know what to tell you about your areas requirements
I know that we could not use the vegetables that the residents grew
You may want to think about growing alternative plants
Here are some articles and golden Carers to read
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-start-a-garden-club-for-seniors/4314/
https://www.goldencarers.com/11-garden-club-activities/6218/
Susan 9th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Community Scrapbook Quilt

Thank you for sharing this Brenda
It is really a help
Susan 9th Jul 2020 Activity Director

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Glad this site has helped you and so many others
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