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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 20th May 2020 Activity Director

40 Gift Ideas for the Elderly

The ones you can click on art available from Golden Carers

Some of the others are home made
The rest you can find online or at a store
Susan 20th May 2020 Activity Director

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We are glad you joined also
I am sure you will find many great ideas
Feel free to ask questions because we have many folks who would like to help
Susan 20th May 2020 Activity Director

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Let us know how it goes
Susan 20th May 2020 Activity Director

Tennis Word Search

Thank you Ann
Yes this is a great word search
Susan 20th May 2020 Activity Director

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Hi Carolyn thank you for that information
I think poetry can be a great idea also and I am all in favor of animation in your face and voice because it adds so much to the reading and I think it makes the residents pay more attention to what we’re doing
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Andrea this sounds lovely thank you for sharing
Susan 19th May 2020 Activity Director

Fashion Show

Hi Ann
There are many short stories and golden Carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/short-stories/
I hope this helps you
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Jean sing sway and clap can be what you want it to be
For example you can sing if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
Usually in the song The participants clap their hands stamp their feet and shout horsy but you can add sway back-and-forth
I like to ask resident what else we can do such as wave to your neighbor
March in place etc. it’s totally up to you whatever the residents like to do
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First thank you Jennifer and Melissa
Your ideas sound great
Of course it’s up to Jean as to what she wants to do
Susan 19th May 2020 Activity Director

20 Activities for the Visually Impaired

Hey Ronda
Kids are adaptable
I do not know where you are from but in the US there is the commission for the blind that is very helpful but it may take a while for them to get to you
If your grandson likes to read there are books on tape and also there are many programs on the Internet for reading books
In fact there are computers and other devices for the blind that use the Internet
Good luck to you
It sounds like your grandson is a real fighter
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