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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 24th Jun 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi again Margo
Thank you so much for being so interested in piquing the dementia residents interest in activities
Susan 23rd Jun 2020 Activity Director

DIY Horse Race Game

Hi Janice
Let us know how are you designed the golf game
It sounds like great fun
Thank you
Susan 23rd Jun 2020 Activity Director

3 Benefits of Video Games for Seniors

I like these games which are for individuals
You are given three games for free every day but if you want to have a lot of games every day they do charge
Luminosity
Elevate
Susan 23rd Jun 2020 Activity Director

How to say Father in different Languages

Thanks for this information Gwyneth and Charlene
Susan 23rd Jun 2020 Activity Director

Forum

I think you’ll find this helpful Sarah
https://www.goldencarers.com/newsletter-template-1/3250/
Susan 22nd Jun 2020 Activity Director

100 Movie Recommendations for Seniors

Hi Cathy
You are right movies and all TV shows give the residents some thing to do
Maybe you can hand out sheets that ask about their favorite character in the movie and why and other questions about the movie or TV show
Susan 22nd Jun 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Wow Sara congratulations
Being an activity coordinator is a lot more difficult than being an activity assistant
However it sounds like you are extremely enthusiastic which is very important I wish you the best and look forward to answering any questions you may have again congratulations on being a new activity coordinator and also for being a member of this great golden Carers group
Susan 21st Jun 2020 Activity Director

Create Your Own Quiz!

Hi Robert
You are right you could do this with Word
But this seems easier and faster especially for those who are not that technologically advanced
Thanks for sharing
Susan 20th Jun 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Kathleen
Thank you for joining golden Carers
I am not sure what kind of information you want on graduation
Are you looking for information on having a graduation and reminiscing about a graduation or gifts that a resident could make for graduation
This information might help you
https://www.goldencarers.com/calendar/world-teachers-day-activities/105/
If you need more information you may want to ask this question on the golden Carers Facebook page
https://www.goldencarers.com/activities-for-seniors-facebook-group/4782/
Let me know if I can be of any more help to you
Thanks again
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