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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 11th May 2020 Activity Director

15 Ways To Encourage Residents Who Are Lonely or Sad

Hi Sharon
Here are some suggestions you might be able to use
https://www.goldencarers.com/bunker-bingo/6374/
https://www.goldencarers.com/19-ways-for-residents-to-socialize-in-isolation/6335/
Make sure to read the comments because there’s some good information there
Good luck to you I know you’re doing a great job and it’s not easy
Susan 9th May 2020 Activity Director

How to make Twiddlemuffs

Sheri Lynn
I think this would work as long as you attach the items on the legwarmers or gloves very securely
If you can send us a picture of what you have created because it might give others ideas
Thank you in advance
Susan 9th May 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Sandra
I think this comment will help you
https://www.goldencarers.com/forum-search/?searchterm=Nursing+home+week
I would love to hear from others as well
Let us know what you finally decide on
Susan 9th May 2020 Activity Director

Forum

I would be very careful about doing this
It’s probably best to call them on the phone or have their family call them on the phone
Susan 9th May 2020 Activity Director

15 Ways To Encourage Residents Who Are Lonely or Sad

Glenda
Thank you for this information
It is good to know what some facilities are doing
Thanks again for sharing
Susan 8th May 2020 Activity Director

15 Ways To Encourage Residents Who Are Lonely or Sad

Thanks so much for your input
It is greatly appreciated
I am glad we will be able to help you
Susan 8th May 2020 Activity Director

Relaxing Chair Exercises For Upper Body

You did it again Gwyneth
What a great exercise routine that also relaxing
Susan 7th May 2020 Activity Director

Create your own Word Search!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Julie
Susan 7th May 2020 Activity Director

Bunker Bingo

Good thought Robert
Thanks for taking the time to share with us
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